Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Keeping Multi-national Families Together - The Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage Confirms the Federal Government’s Continued Recognition of the Right to U.S. Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage under the 14th Amendment (“equal protection under the law” and the right to “due process of law”), striking down…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Immigration Law

Labor Commissioner's Uber Decision: A Reminder of Misclassification Dangers

On June 3, 2015, the California Labor Commissioner ruled that a San Francisco-based driver for the popular ride coordination service Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”), was an employee rather than an independent contractor. This…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

What Happens to Your Digital Life After Death? Planning for the Transfer Of Digital Assets

Most people do not think about the large digital footprint that they have created. More importantly, they do not think about how their digital assets might pass (or not) at death. Since these assets may have value, either…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Be Careful What You Wish For!

This oft-stated warning is certainly true for those who engage in international trade. For many years, industry has complained to government about different agencies wanting different information at different times in the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

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
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