Professional License Defense

Professional Licensing Bills

California state legislators recently proposed a trifecta of bills intended to allow Californians with prior convictions to obtain professional licenses. If approved Assembly Bills 2138, 2293, and 3039 would lessen and potentially remove the obstacles Californians with criminal histories face when applying for a license.   Simas & Associates, Ltd. Read more…

By simas, ago
Accountants

2018 CPA Exam Will Have Changes

The 2018 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam will feature a number of content changes and a new and improved user interface effective April 1, 2018. This PDF document from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA ) details all of the AICPA blueprint changes, that went into effect earlier this year. The Read more…

By justin, ago
Administrative Law

Four Fatal Mistakes in B.A.R. Hearings

Simas & Associates receives phone calls from potential clients all the time. But recently a theme has developed among Bureau of Automotive Repair ("B.A.R.") shop owners which motivated us to write this blog. This blog addresses the four most frequently occurring flaws received and how regularly we automotive repair shops Read more…

By justin, ago
Administrative Law

Grounds for License Denial, Discipline for Cannabis Licenses with Department of Food and Agriculture

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is one of three agencies that will be overseeing California's regulation of medical marijuana and cannabis. CDFA's responsibility is to create the "Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program" (Program) for implementing the commercial medical cultivation regulations and develop and manage a cannabis track-and-trace system. To Read more…

By justin, ago