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Applied Economics: Business, Personal and Complex Litigation

Applied Economics: Business, Personal and Complex Litigation

When Steven Sanchez was a senior at Stanford University he had two forward paths from which to choose. He could use his degree in Economics to attain an MBA followed by entry into any number of business ventures. He also had the opportunity to further his education in another direction—earn a J.D. from the Boalt […]

How to Protect Your Private Practice From a California Payroll Tax Audit

How to Protect Your Private Practice From a California Payroll Tax Audit

Did you know you can be held personally liable for payroll taxes if the California Employment Development Department (EDD) reclassifies your independent contractors? Yes, you read that correctly. Most taxpayers and business owners—including those that own your own private law practice—are unaware of this fact. But because of a recent case ruling—Dynamex Operations West, Inc. […]

Are You Suffering From Solo / Small Firm Imposter Syndrome?

Are You Suffering From Solo / Small Firm Imposter Syndrome?

Until recently, practicing law in the private realm pretty much came down to two pathways: joining a Big Law firm, or becoming a solo practitioner/starting a small boutique law firm. Most attorneys who opt for the solo practitioner route do so because they want more control over their career. They want to determine how much […]

The Lateral Attorney Transition Two Tips To Make Your Next Hire a Good One

The Lateral Attorney Transition Two Tips To Make Your Next Hire a Good One

Anyone in the legal community knows that a popular method for growing business is to acquire laterals— successful attorneys who already have built a significant book of business. The idea is simple and straightforward: find a lawyer or group of lawyers with millions in business and acquire the business they control. This is a proven […]

6 Reasons Why Content Is too Important for Lawyers to Write

6 Reasons Why Content Is too Important for Lawyers to Write

Content is about the music, not the words. That’s why it is too important to be written by lawyers and other professionals. It’s not that you don’t know your stuff; rather, it’s that you know it too well. As a result, few attorneys understand how to explain something simply in a blog, article or even […]

California Case Summaries ADR™ Organized Succinct Summaries of New California Civil Cases

California Case Summaries ADR™ Organized Succinct Summaries of New California Civil Cases

CALIFORNIA COURTS OF APPEAL Arbitration Uber Technologies v. Google (2018) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2018 WL 4658745: The Court of Appeal reversed the superior court’s discovery order (in favor of Uber) that overruled an arbitration panel’s discovery order (in favor of Google). The case arose from an arbitration proceeding by Google against its former employees […]

Amp up Your LinkedIn Profile With These 10 Tips for Lawyers

Amp up Your LinkedIn Profile With These 10 Tips for Lawyers

The new year is approaching fast and amidst the last-minute holiday shopping, you can be thinking of your professional goals for 2019. One of the best networking sources available is LinkedIn. Unlike other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is geared towards professionals, which makes it ideal for lawyers. It connects you […]

Community News – December 2018

Community News – December 2018

Vanst Law recently opened its virtual doors. At this modern law firm, all attorneys are partners with their own book of business. They set their own rates and decide when and how many hours they work. There is no centralized office, which significantly cuts down overhead costs. Attorneys in traditional firms often must work harder […]

From Confusion to Clarity for Dentists and Physicians

From Confusion to Clarity for Dentists and Physicians

San Diego’s Attorney for Dentists and Physicians Earns a Position on the Leading Edge of Two Industries The leading edge of any industry is occupied by “few and far between” people and organizations, yet Matthew W. Odgers has staked out a leadership position in the legal profession and as a counselor and advisor to the […]

5 Tips for Young Lawyers How to Find Your Way in a Crowded Arena

5 Tips for Young Lawyers How to Find Your Way in a Crowded Arena

Young lawyers can face some uphill battles out of law school. The dream of defending the innocent, prosecuting the guilty or triumphing for the little guy is quickly overshadowed by the crowded practice of law. Recent articles such as Huffpost’s “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lawyers” and CBS News’s “5 Reasons […]

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