BPE Law

4 kinds of contracts that most new businesses could use

Some people will tell you that a contract is the lifeblood of a business, while others will tell you it is your first and only line of protection against the misconduct and failings of others. Regardless of how you view contracts, there's little question that they are...

5 things you need to know about trusts

When people start to think about an estate plan, they may consider the will. While a will is fairly easy to establish, it behooves some individuals to set up and fund trusts. Assets held in trusts are passed down to the beneficiaries without having to go through the...

Can you retire early if you run a business partnership?

Perhaps the doctor recently diagnosed your spouse with cancer, or maybe the business has just been more financially successful than you originally anticipated. There are countless reasons why you may realize several years into a successful business partnership that...

Estate planning milestones to look out for

When you look back at your past, you recall milestone events that shaped who you are today. Such events as weddings, divorces, births, deaths, new careers and retirement will continue to add to your story for the rest of your life. Besides making up your and your...

3 ways to appeal an HOA decision

Many homeowners in California live in neighborhoods that follow strict precedents set by a Homeowners’ Association (HOA). An HOA works to maintain common areas within a community and enforce rules and regulations in the interest of all homeowners. The association may...

Is your estate vulnerable to taxation after you die?

Thinking about who receives which assets from your estate can be pleasant in some ways. You may reminisce about your favorite memories with different people and assign them different property based on your experiences with them and their current life circumstances....