Pass It Down — Keeping The Tax Basis In The Family

A change in ownership in real property will, unless an exception applies, trigger a reassessment by the County Assessor’s Office.  The property taxes will be recalculated based upon the appraised (and most likely increased) value of the property.  There are exclusions to the rule, however, including the Parent-Child Transfer Exclusion.  You may qualify for this Read More…

LGC Partner Tom Lincoln To Host Webinar

LGC Partner Tom Lincoln will be hosting a webinar on Using Trial Objections.  Mr. Lincoln is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has tried numerous jury trials throughout California and Nevada.  His presentation will focus on the most important trial objections, how to use trial objections most effectively, and Read More…

Recent California Supreme Court Decision May Affect Discoverability Of Crawford Invoices

In the landmark decision  of Crawford v. Weather Shield Mfg., Inc. (2008) 44 Cal.4th 541, the Supreme Court of California held that a contractual indemnitor incurs a duty to defend its indemnitee as soon as the indemnitee tenders its defense to the indemnitor.  The decision had a significant impact on construction defect lawsuits, which typically Read More…