Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Lessons Learned from the Robin Williams Litigation

Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014, and it did not take long for litigation to be filed over his estate, or more specifically, his living trust. Mr. Williams last rewrote his trust in January 2012, not long after marrying…more
| Civil Procedure, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

California Transparency in Supply Chain Act Update

On April 13, 2015, California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued “A Resource Guide” for companies subject to California’s Transparency in the Supply Chain Act (the “Act”). This resource guide was published in conjunction with…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

A Trust May Be Subject to California Income Taxation if the Trustee Resides in California

California aggressively taxes non-grantor trusts. A non-grantor trust with a California resident trustee may be subject to California income taxation even if none of the assets of the trust are located in California, none of the…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Don’t Get Scammed by the “IRS”

Many people have either received, or know someone who has received, a phone call or an e-mail from someone claiming to be the “IRS” threatening the recipient with all kind of horrifying consequences if he or she doesn’t…more
| Taxation

Reach Out And Designate Someone?

The seemingly staid world of retirement plan beneficiary designations was surprised by a recent federal appeals court decision suggesting that a new beneficiary could be designated by a telephone call…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

It’s Here: H-4 Spouse Work Authorization is Now A Reality (For Some)

For some time now, H-1B workers and their families have been waiting for the government to announce that certain H-4 visa holders are eligible for work authorization. The long-awaited announcement came today, as US Citizenship…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

President Obama Issues Executive Order Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing

On Friday, February 13, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order, Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing (the “EO”), designed to encourage private companies to share information regarding threats to…more
| Elections & Politics, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Speaking Ill of the Dead

Maligning the memory of the deceased has been viewed as a reprehensible act since antiquity. The Latin aphorism “de mortuis nihil nisi bonum” – roughly translated as “speak nothing but good of the dead” – has been traced back to…more
| Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury

Labor And Employment Law 2014: A Year-End Review

I. New Laws and Regulations - A. Federal - President Obama Signs Executive Orders to Ensure Federal Contractor Compliance with Labor Laws. On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces…more
| Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Government Contracting

California Supreme Court to Review Controversial Documentary Transfer Tax Case

The California Court of Appeal recently held, in 926 North Ardmore Avenue v. County of Los Angeles, that a documentary transfer tax is triggered when a transfer of an interest in a business entity that owns real property results…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Ring in 2015 with New California Notary Forms

Effective as of January 1, 2015, California notary forms, such as acknowledgements and jurats, must contain special language in an enclosed box at the top of the form. This change impacts all documents that receive a notarial…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Cuba Regulations Change – Round 1

In today’s Federal Register, both the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published the first revisions to the U.S.’ Cuba economic sanctions. As expected, those changes consisted…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Customs Is Again Getting Overly Creative

In late October 2014, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a guidance message in which it laid down new rules regarding post-importation/post-entry claims for duty preference and duty reduction programs – see CSMS re…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

President Approves One-Year Extension of Charitable IRA Rollover

On December 19th, President Obama signed H.R. 5771, known as the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014.” Among other things, this legislation extends the favorable charitable IRA rollover rule to gifts made in 2014…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Obama’s Reboot of U.S.-Cuba Relations: What Does It Mean?

Last Wednesday, President Obama announced the most sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuban relations in half a century, in effect beginning normalization to a relationship fractured by the pressures of the Cold War. Only baby steps have…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
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