By R. Zebulon Law, Esq. LL.M., CPA & Christina M. Chan, Esq. On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.   Part of the law concerns the estate tax exemption limit, which has doubled from $5.6 million to $11.2 million per person.  The new estate tax exemption limit is effective…

  By R. Zebulon Law, Esq. LL.M., CPA This morning (December 22, 2017), President Trump signed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  This is the most significant tax legislation in 30 years, and we wanted to share some of our initial impressions and observations with our clients and friends. Probably the most signification…

  Law & Stein, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Christina M. Chan, expanding the firm’s estate planning, business, trust administration, probate, and trust litigation practice groups. Christina is an associate attorney with the firm, contributing over nine years of experience in law. Before joining Law & Stein, LLP, Christina was an…

Dear friends, family and clients: We wanted to make you aware of a recent legislative change that will go into effect in the new year. The California State Senate passed the Building Homes and Jobs Act (SB-2). The bill’s purpose is to provide funding for affordable housing in California, it will be funded by an…

Law & Stein, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Michael H. Luong, expanding the firm’s estate planning and tax planning strategies practice groups. Attorney Luong is an associate attorney with the firm, contributing over nine years of experience in estate planning. Prior to joining Law & Stein, LLP, Michael focused on probate administration,…

by Megan A. Moghtaderi, Esq. & Christina B. Yee Bunny ears and cotton tails, the iconic symbols of Playboy and its founder Hugh Heffner.  Heffner passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2017 at the age of 91 at the famous Playboy Mansion.  The Mansion was both his personal home, and the center of Heffner’s empire…

by Megan A. Moghtaderi, Esq. LUKE: Hey, some people go their entire lives without having these kinds of conversations. My parents didn’t discuss a damn thing my entire childhood. Worked fine for them. Of course, when my mom died she had to tell my dad where the coupon drawer was. Took him ten years to…

by Megan A. Moghtaderi, Esq. Sock! Pow! Zok! Cue music. Going through probate is much like getting sucker punched by Batman. Probate is a court procedure wherein the assets and liabilities of a decedent, the person who has passed away, are established. While the results of the probate of a decedent’s estate differs depending on…

by J. Adam Barker, Esq., LL.M. The sudden passing of Prince left many questions surrounding his death. Weeks later, one of those questions was answered when the autopsy report revealed that Prince had died from an accidental overdose of the opioid painkiller fentanyl. A year later, another question remains – and it could take years…

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