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California Just Made This Picture of My Daughter Illegal (AB 2571)

California just enacted AB 2571 to restrict the ability of gun owners to transmit gun culture to their kids. This blatantly unconstitutional act bans advertising that may attract minors to firearms and the penalties for violation are huge, up to $25,000 per...

Supreme Court Sends Back Gun Cases that Upheld Bans on Open Carry, Magazines, Assault Weapons

The Supreme Court today (order list) issued "GVR's" -- granted certiorari, vacated judgment, and remanded to lower courts for reconsideration in light of NYSRPA v Bruen -- in four cases that had upheld bans on open carry, magazines, and assault weapons. The order...

California AG Ditches Good Cause, Pitches Moral Character for CCW Denial (What is Bonta Smoking?)

Last Friday, one day after the Supreme Court's landmark NYSRPA v Bruen decision (analyzed fully here), California's Attorney General Rob Bonta rushed out a bizarre letter offering inept guidance to various state officials involved in issuing concealed carry licenses,...

NYSRPA v Bruen Exceeds Expectations, Dicta Strongly Favors Open Carry

Now that I've read the full majority opinion and concurrences, I have a few comments and predictions to make regarding NYSRPA v Bruen (I've omitted citations, so please just go to the actual opinion and use CTRL-F if you need to find something). I ignored the dissent...

Supreme Court Strikes Down Restriction on Right to Bear Arms in Public – NYSRPA v Bruen 6-3 Decision for 2A!

In a blockbuster decision released minutes ago, the Supreme Court of the United States has held with a solid 6-3 majority in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen, that New York's statutory restriction against bearing arms outside...

This Month SCOTUS Will Recognize Your Right to Bear Arms – Are You Ready?

This month, June of 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of NYSRPA v Bruen, will hold that you have a fundamental individual right to carry a firearm for self-defense outside of your home, in public. Not that you don't already have that right --...

Why You Should Consider Putting Your LLC into a Trust

The limited liability company (LLC) is a popular business structure that offers liability protection and avoidance of double taxation. Trusts are popular asset transfer vehicles that allow you to avoid probate and keep assets out of the hands of creditors. By placing...

Use a Grant Deed to Fund Your Trust (NOT a Quitclaim)

Even simple estate plans can fail if the revocable trust is not properly funded, especially with all real estate owned by decedent. If the decedent's real estate is not properly transferred to trust, then unless there are other viable options (like an expensive...

Critique of “California Gun Laws” (2022 edition)

This critique of the 2022 (9th) edition of "California Gun Laws" by C.D. "Chuck" Michel and Matthew D. Cubeiro is not a critique of the entire book, but only a small portion consisting of two sections, Section 3 ("Operation of Law" Transfers Other Than Transfers...

Firearm Training is Main Gun Trust Benefit

Check out our radio ad! Click here: Script: Ronald Reagan warned us: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Your family can beat the odds...

Recoil Magazine Cut Out the Main Point of My Article!

 The well-respected Recoil Magazine published an article of mine in their latest issue, which went on sale last week. Whoopee! Except they cut out my main point (!) and since i wrote the entire article submission to support that point, it reads like a jumbled...

Mortgage Lenders Stop Funding Loans in Trust

 UPDATE: After a week of turmoil, looks like the mortgage bond market has stabilized a bit and mortgage loans on properties held in trusts are again saleable in the secondary market. Sanity has returned for now, at least while the market is taking whatever it's...

PENA V. DEY – a warning to avoid handwritten trust amendments

 Our clients are warned not to make handwritten changes to the trust instrument, and the recent case of Pena v Dey illustrates why: Summary: Where the trust expressly required that amendments be made by a signed writing, handwritten interlineations on a trust...

Gun Trusts are Back!

 Enactment of AB 1292 has made estate planning much easier for California gun owners. Read our in-depth article here before access is restricted to members only.

Return of the Gun Trust: AB 1292 Eases Estate Planning for California Gun Owners

 When Governor Newsom approved AB 1292 on July 12, he made estate planning easier for California gun owners. Why would Sacramento Democrats make death easier for us? I can only speculate, but I’m guessing it’s because the confusing state of the law put non-gun...

Share Your Cryptocurrency Passwords

  For years, cryptocurrency owners have focused on coin security. Many of our clients protect their coins and accounts from online hackers through offline storage and complex passwords that are memorized but never written down. A recent Canadian bankruptcy filing...

Insolvent Estates of Wealthy Decedents

  Insolvent estates happen and are full of minefields for all involved: Begin With a Plan When faced with such an estate, the advisor should meet with the executor and together they should set out a plan for success. The plan should include a beginning inventory...

Rev Proc 2017-34 simplifies getting extension for portability election

  Rev. Proc. 2017-34 SECTION 1. PURPOSE This revenue procedure provides a simplified method for certain taxpayers to obtain an extension of time under § 301.9100-3 of the Procedure and Administration Regulations to make a “portability” election under §...

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