Hopkins & Carley

2014 Tax Update Letter

Dear Clients and Colleagues, This letter is an update on the most recent gift and estate tax developments, including new provisions applicable to same-sex couples, and presents our current thinking regarding wealth…more

| Civil Rights, Finance & Banking, Family Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & ...

Guarantor's "Sham Guaranty" Defense Harder To Prove

A recent case has reaffirmed lenders’ ability to require personal guarantees from principals of borrowing entities. In California Bank & Trust v. Lawlor, a California appellate court considered the enforceability of guaranties…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

A Workplace Run Amok: Richie Incognito and the Miami Dolphins

For the past week, our national news has been filled with reports about the decision by Miami Dolphin football player Jonathan Martin to leave the team as a result of hazing and harassment to which he was subjected by teammates,…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Agreements for Sale of Portions of Parcels may be Invalid

A recent decision by the California First District Court of Appeal serves as a useful reminder of the importance of properly documenting any agreement to sell a portion of a legal parcel…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate -...

Reconsidering Disclosure: Will the SEC Shake Up the System?

Summary: Directors and officers bear potential liability for their company’s failure to comply with disclosure requirements. These required disclosures have become more and more complex – to the point where they are almost…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking,...

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