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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.

Don’t Lose S Corporation Status Because of Community Property Laws

If you live in a state with community property laws, your spouse may be an owner in your corporation, even if he or she doesn’t actually have in stock by name. (IRS Reg. Section 1.1362-6(b)(2)(i); provides that when stock of the corporation is owned by husband and wife as community property (or the income from the […]

Physicians Beware! Part 2: Unforeseen Consequences of Meeting with Medical Board Investigators

Back in 2012, Simas & Associates published a blog entitled Physicians Beware! Unforeseen Consequences of Meeting with Medical Board Investigators. Since that time, our legal team continues to attend numerous interviews with investigators from the Department of Consumer Affairs ("Department") on behalf of the Medical Board of California ("Board"). It is time to provide an update and […]

Judge Recommends that PG&E Lawsuit to be Overseen in San Francisco

In a nine-page recommendation issued last week, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow said that although factual details of each of the fires may vary, the lawsuits filed against PG&E in wake of the "Northern California Firestorm" share legal issues making it necessary to organize them in one court, avoiding delays and the possibility of […]

Happy Legalization Day! 400+ Legal Cannabis Operators in California

Temporary licenses issued by the Bureau of Cannabis Control for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and event organizers are now in effect and businesses can begin operating in California’s newly-legal commercial cannabis market. More than 400 Cannabis operators, from Shasta Lake to the City of San Diego, now hold state licenses in the largest cannabis […]

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