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Last Thursday’s “Women Empowering Women” panel hosted by the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Referral Group was a huge success. Our partner, April Glatt, was one of the ten featured panelists and spoke estate planning do’s and don’ts to a packed house.
When deciding to hire someone to do small renovations or major construction at your home, you should always carefully select who you choose to be your contractor. The Contractors State License Board (CSLB), a part of the Department of Consumer Affairs, approves and issues contractors’ licenses. The law requires contractors to be licensed so that homeowners are protected from individuals without the requisite credentials from providing you with contracting services. Pursuant to California Business and Professions Code section 7028, it is a misdemeanor for a person to engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor within this state without having a license. Any job totaling $500 or more, the individual is required to have a California contractor license.
Ron Chauvel, a seasoned estate planning attorney at Chauvel & Glatt, LLP., has assisted clients with various family and health situations. Over the years, Ron has received requests from clients who are interested in creating their estate plan but as a result of medical conditions, were unable to travel to the law firm to discuss their needs. Naturally, Ron did what he could to accommodate the clients’ needs, including visiting the clients in their home.
The topic of intellectual property comes into play with the start of every new business. Specifically, when your products or services are identified by a word, symbol, design or even a sound, your trademark or service mark can be protected under trademark laws.
Change is inevitable. In terms of your estate planning, change is often unavoidable. Over time a number of things can happen: your assets may increase; you have more children; you divorced and want to change your Trustees or the guardians for your children. When changes occur to your estate planning, you may need either an Amendment, Restatement, and/or Codicil.