What is a Donor Advised Fund?

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving vehicle that allows donors to make charitable contributions and receive an immediate tax deduction. Donors can then recommend grants from the fund to their favorite charities over time. DAFs are often established at community foundations or commercial sponsors, such as banks or brokerage firms. The benefits of using a DAF […]

Choosing the Right Entity for Your Side Gig

One of the most important roles a business lawyer plays in helping small businesses is helping to establish them as the right entity. These entities define a business and allow them to comply with local and state laws. Additionally, the right entity will yield a variety of tax benefits. With the rise of gig culture and operating side businesses, many […]

How to Mitigate Cybersecurity Threats

Cybersecurity threats have grown in the last few years to a variety of businesses ranging from major companies to governmental divisions. They have been heavily publicized and embarrassing for the offended parties. This has caused a resurgence of enhanced cybersecurity for businesses both big and small. Listed below are some of the most common techniques used by businesses: – Use […]

Is It Legal to Post Fake Reviews Online?

Online reviews are the lifeblood for many businesses. Small businesses, in particular, rely on acquiring real reviews from customers that get visibility from other people who later turn into customers. Without the ability to get reviews for a product or service, it’s difficult for a new customer to commit to a business. But what happens when a business is spammed […]

What Is Vehicle Smogging in California?

Most states have requirements for vehicle registration that you must do every year or every few years depending on your vehicle make and model. Vehicles are required to pass a state emission and inspection test, as well as a safety examination. Failure of either test requires a vehicle owner to correct the issues and then perform a re-test. Until a […]