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10 07, 2019

Residential Leases – An Owner’s Guide

By |2019-07-10T20:17:09+00:00July 10th, 2019|The Advisor, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Residential Leases – An Owner’s Guide

May 2019   Perhaps you’ve invested in an apartment building as a source of retirement income.  Maybe you inherited a second home from a relative, and are debating whether renting the property is worth the trouble.  No matter the size of your property, or the specifics of your goals or circumstances, the most important thing [...]

1 04, 2019

Simplify Your Estate Planning Trust

By |2019-04-01T17:43:37+00:00April 1st, 2019|Estate and Tax Planning, The Advisor, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Simplify Your Estate Planning Trust

Simplify Your Estate Planning Trust March 2019   The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 raised the federal gift and estate tax exemption substantially. The Unified Gift and Estate Tax Exemption is now $11,400,000.00 per person for 2019 (for a total of $22,800,000.00 when combined for a married couple). This means that most revocable [...]

14 12, 2017

Legal Alert: Your business has been affected by the Thomas Fire. Here are 5 things you can do now.

By |2018-08-20T01:39:49+00:00December 14th, 2017|Business, Corporate and Venture, Legal Alerts, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Your business has been affected by the Thomas Fire. Here are 5 things you can do now.

Donning our N95 masks for another day in smoke-filled Santa Barbara, we watch in awe while more than 7,000 firefighters do battle with the Thomas fire as it continues to threaten our communities. Western Ventura County has been devastated by the loss of more than 900 homes (and counting). Neighborhoods at the east-end of Carpinteria, [...]

18 09, 2017

Redefining a Sale for California Real Property Transfer Tax

By |2018-08-20T01:39:50+00:00September 18th, 2017|Land Use and Real Estate, News, The Advisor, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Redefining a Sale for California Real Property Transfer Tax

When real property changes hands, California imposes two separate taxes – the annual real property tax and a documentary transfer tax. The annual real property tax is reassessed to fair market value when a property changes ownership.  The transfer tax allows a county or city, or both, to charge a tax when real property is [...]

13 03, 2014

BFAS Expands Litigation Team With New Associate

By |2018-08-20T01:41:58+00:00March 13th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BFAS Expands Litigation Team With New Associate

Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray is pleased to welcome Shannon DeNatale to the firm’s litigation practice. She was brought on to continue growing the firm’s already experienced business litigation team. Ms. DeNatale has a strong background in litigation, having focused primarily in this area since she graduated law school. “Shannon’s energy and creativity bring a [...]

2 08, 2013

Naomi Dewey’s Successful Seminar

By |2018-08-20T01:43:31+00:00August 2nd, 2013|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Naomi Dewey’s Successful Seminar

Naomi Dewey recently had a successful seminar on “The Risks (and Benefits) of Having Help in the Home: New Laws on Caregivers, Housekeepers, & Domestic Staff” on July 30, 2013 at our office on 820 State Street. The seminar had over 20 attendees who were either directly affected by the new legal updates or were [...]

15 07, 2013

Trevor Large Featured In Pacific Coast Business Times

By |2018-08-20T01:43:31+00:00July 15th, 2013|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trevor Large Featured In Pacific Coast Business Times

BFAS partner, Trevor Large, was recently interviewed and quoted for an article in this week’s  Pacific Coast Business Times. The article entitled ObamaCare Delay Complicates Outlook For Small Businesses discussed the recent delay in ObamaCare’s employer-provided insurance mandate. Mr. Large also spoke recently at a seminar in Ventura with Tolman and Wiker regarding the same [...]

12 07, 2013

Naomi Dewey to present free breakfast seminar

By |2018-08-20T01:43:32+00:00July 12th, 2013|Events, News, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Naomi Dewey to present free breakfast seminar

 We will be having a free breakfast seminar on "The Risks (and Benefits) of Having Help in the Home: Legal updates on caregivers, housekeepers & domestic staff" presented by Naomi Dewey.            

5 07, 2013

Healthcare Law Update – What Do We Know?

By |2018-08-20T01:43:32+00:00July 5th, 2013|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Healthcare Law Update – What Do We Know?

As you have likely heard by now, the United States Treasure Department has indicated that it will delay the employer mandate portion of the Federal Healthcare Law. In short, that law provided that by Janurary 1, 2014, large employers (with over 50 full-time or full-time equivalent employees) must provide healthcare to their employees. Now, however, [...]

25 06, 2013

Trevor Large To Present Affordable Care Act Seminar

By |2018-08-20T01:43:32+00:00June 25th, 2013|Events, News, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Trevor Large To Present Affordable Care Act Seminar

Seminar on "How to Make the Affordable Care Act More Affordable" at the Ventura Beach Marriott presented by Trevor Large, Debra Matlock, and Nadine Nelson. This event is to take place on July 11, 2013 from 10:00am-12:00pm.