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Developing Juror Trust with Integrity and Personality: By Attorney William E. Frazier September 24, 2007, in Redwood City, California, I found myself trembling in my Florsheims before twelve jurors and two alternates with a stack of neatly printed index cards and a new appreciation for trial lawyers. I was a fourth-year associate starting my first jury trial and had the benefit of having our firm’s founding partner, Steven R. Bangerter, at counsel table with me.
Wills & Trusts in Plain English Estate Planning Attorney
Wills and Trusts:  In Plain English Everyone has heard of wills and trusts. Most articles written on wills and trusts often presume that everyone knows the basics of these important documents. In reality, many of us do not. Many of the legal concepts are rooted in complicated, centuries-old law. Not knowing how these documents work causes some people to not do them at all. If you are not an estate planning attorney, these concepts may
What is Asset Protection? Do I need it? Hand turning a safe dial. Estate Planning
When you hear “asset protection planning,” you may think of people like Jeff Bezos or Warren Buffett. Many believe that only wealthy families and people in high-risk professions need asset protection planning. In reality, everyone is at risk of being sued. A car accident, foreclosure, medical crisis, or business failure could result in a judgment, endangering your finances. Some view the idea of asset protection planning skeptically. In reality, the U.S. justice system is an
Estate Administration
My Loved One Has Died – What Do I Need to Do? An Estate Administration Checklist provides peace of mind. There are several practical and legal estate administration considerations that a person named as the personal representative or executor of an estate or successor trustee of a trust should address in the initial weeks following the death, but prior to the administration of the estate or trust.  During this stressful and emotional period, you may
FFCRA Covid-19 Business Info
FFCRA and Other Covid-19 Info for Businesses. Governmental Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 (FFCRA) (EFMLEA) (EPSLA) (CARES) Overview Families First Coronavirus Response Act Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) Small Business Administration Disaster Loans State/Municipality Small Business Relief Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) On 3/18/20, the FFCRA was passed and signed into law. (96-0 in Senate)  The act contains two important laws to