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News & Analysis
Latest legal news and recent law changes.

News & Analysis

Burton Law Firm analyzes recent legal news and emerging trends

Planning For Your Family’s Future: One-Size Plans Can Never Fit All

Every Estate Planning attorney will have several stories about various families that came to them after their parent/grandparent died, and how the Decedent either didn’t leave a Will or Trust, or decided to get a discounted one, perhaps online, where it is causing more harm than good. This is because even the best Estate Plans will not work for every family.

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The Burton Law Firm Welcomes Connor Deleuze as an Attorney

California has one of the lowest bar passage rates in the United States of America. For July 2022, only 52.4% of applicants passed the California Bar Exam [Source]. As such, we are proud to announce that our former Summer Associate and Law Clerk, Connor Deleuze has passed the July 2022 California Bar Exam, and now joins our team as our newest associate attorney.

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The Good News of Inflation

Inflation, aka increased prices on the items and services we all need and desire is bad news, right? Well, bad news and good news are usually intertwined when tax law touches reality, and inflation is no different. The Internal Revenue Service published its annual inflation adjustment to over 300 different thresholds and limitations across more than 60 tax provisions for the following year.

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California May Owe Pedestrians $1,000.00

California is adding a $1,000.00 carrot with its bundle of sticks in the State’s efforts fight pollution. Recently, the legislature passed SB 457, which may give pedestrians a sizable refund. This change comes after California recently made national news for passing legislation that phases out new gasoline-fueled cars by 2035,

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California’s “Pet Project” Becomes Law

On September 2, 2022, Governor Newsom signed SB 971 into law, therein adding new Section 50466 to the Health and Safety Code. The law guarantees tenant’s rights to own “one or more common household pets within the resident’s dwelling unit” to prevent discrimination against domesticated pet-owning tenants by landlords.

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Operating A 501(c)(3) During an Election Year

As elections are near, it is important for 501(c)(3) organizations to remember that they must adhere to numerous rules if they choose to engage in non-partisan activities. Developing an internal policy for staff to reference during election season can help to ensure that your 501(c)(3) organization maintains its tax-exempt status.

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