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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.

Introduction to Sweepstakes Law

Gambling is again on the forefront of the public conscious as a number of states have recently taken notice to the proliferation of fantasy sports – and daily fantasy sports in particular. Many of the states are staking their position on the lack of skill required to prevail in fantasy sports as the reason for […]

80th Anniversary of First Public CSLB Meeting

Eighty years ago today, on November 18, 1935, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) held its first public Board meeting. The meeting took place at the State Office Building in downtown Sacramento. CSLB was not always a Board. A bill to create the Board did not pass in its original form. Instead, the Contractors’ License […]

Importance of Employee Background Checks

If you own your own business, you have a duty to your company and your employees to conduct background checks before you hire new people. Conducting background screening is quickly becoming standard practice in many workplaces and businesses – even all across the world. Every type of organization is mitigating their risk by conducting a […]

Steven Simas to Present before SLO County Bar, Criminal Law Section

On November 12, 2015, Steven L. Simas will be presenting before the Criminal Defense Law Section of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association. The topic of the presentation is “Between a Rock and a Hard Place – When Criminal Law Overlaps Administrative Law.” Mr. Simas is the founding member of the firm and graduated […]

Higher Fines for Harming Fido

Harsher laws may be in store for violating the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act.  The Veterinary Medical Board (the “VMB” or “Board”) is proposing to amend the Civil Penalties for Citation (Section 2043 of Article 5.5, Division 20, Title 16, California Code of Regulations), to impose higher fines and penalties in order to better protect California’s […]

A Change in the Veterinary Practice Relationship – Part 2

This blog entry is the second of a three-part series of entries regarding issues that Veterinarians face when there is a change in the practice relationship. This can be a veterinarian leaving a practice, a clinic selling a practice, or a practice that is closing. The series examines the following questions: Who owns and is responsible for […]

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