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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

Graceful Goodbyes: 10 Tips to Ensure Smooth Employee Transitions

Terminating employment, no matter the reason, is usually not fun for anyone. However, if poorly executed, it has the opportunity to be an extraordinarily unpleasant situation that is damaging to all parties involved. With a bit of finesse and a good plan, a company can relieve an employee of their post gracefully. Being in the […]

Don’t Be a Mark – Avoiding Scams Targeting Attorneys

Internet fraud schemes are prevelant and diverse.  Lately, they have been increasingly targeting lawyers and law firms – and more importantly, the banks where lawyers have their client trust accounts. While most are pretty obvious, there has been documented cases where attorneys have fallen victim.  And as a result, thousands of dollars out of trust accounts […]

Smog Check Shops Alert – Pay a Citation and Lose Your STAR Certification

STAR Certification On January 1, 2013, the Bureau of Automotive Repair (“BAR”) replaced its former “Gold Shield” program with STAR certification.  The STAR program is the Bureau’s certification program that applies to a Registered Automotive Repair Dealer that is also a licensed smog check test-and-repair station or a test-only station that meets specific requirements under […]


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