Be Careful Designating Your Trust as the Beneficiary of a Retirement Account

Making informed investment and savings decisions is crucial for achieving and maintaining financial security and success late in life and in death. Making the proper choices today in managing your retirement funds not only benefits you during your retirement years but, if handled correctly, can also significantly benefit your heirs as part of your estate plan. We often work with people in California who have made the Read More

Understanding the California Homestead Exemption

The people of California deserve the peace of mind of having a place to call home. Preserving the security of these homes is an effort undertaken by the state government to protect long-time residents who are facing legal action such as lawsuits or creditors that seek to liquidate the value of their homes in order to satisfy a debt. The Homestead Exemption is a crucial safeguard for California homeowners, providing a Read More

California Strengthens Its Non-Competition Law

California has recently escalated its efforts to regulate non-compete agreements through two significant legal changes – Senate Bill 699 and Assembly Bill 1076. These reforms signify an important development in California's employment laws. The state is firmly committed to creating an environment where workers can find employment and build new California businesses without being legally restricted by their current Read More

California AB5 Explained: Classifying Employees as Employees or Independent Contractors

With the evolving landscape of employment across the United States, the government has taken a more diligent approach to the way companies classify the people who work for them. Are companies hiring actual employees or are they bringing on independent contractors to fill gaps and produce work for the company? Earlier this year, we took a wider view of this issue when considering how the federal government approaches Read More

Dahl Law Group Brings Legal Services and Partnerships to the People of San Diego

The team at Dahl Law Group is thrilled to expand to our latest venture – the opening of a new office in San Diego, California. This expansion is a testament to our commitment to serving the evolving needs of business owners and families not just in our current Sacramento community, but across the greater San Diego area. With this move, we're excited to bring our renowned legal services to the people and businesses Read More

Contract for Deed: Good for the Buyer, Bad for the Seller

When exploring ways to buy or sell property in your California real estate portfolio, the contract for deed is often a consideration, particularly when buyers are facing challenges with traditional financing methods. This approach simplifies the buying process, avoiding the need for mortgage lenders. However, while it presents clear benefits—especially for the buyer—it introduces specific risks and disadvantages for Read More

Your Business Needs to Know the Difference Between Confidential Information and Trade Secrets

Distinguishing between confidential information and trade secrets is an essential element of operating a business trying to corner a market. This distinction is not merely theoretical; it plays a significant role in how organizations handle their data, defend their legal rights, and strategically outmaneuver their competition. How a business manages and secures its intellectual property will significantly influence Read More

Federal Court Rules Against the Corporate Transparency Act. What’s Next?

In recent months, Dahl Law Group has extensively covered the enactment and implementation of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), a new law that, starting January 1, 2024, mandates qualifying businesses to disclose beneficial ownership information to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The aim of the new law, according to the federal government, is to cut down on financial crimes such as money Read More

What is “The Freeze Partnership?”

Your estate plan needs to execute the transition of wealth from one generation to the next in a tax-efficient manner. Attempting to just force all assets through a simple will without consideration of more money-conscious actions fails your legacy and those you are passing this legacy onto. The Freeze Partnership is one such technique that stands out because of its unique approach to transferring wealth while Read More

The 6,000-Pound Vehicle Tax Deduction

Navigating tax season can be a challenge for business owners because they must account for various deductions and credits to reduce their taxable income. As we help you come up with an effective tax strategy, one option you may not have heard about or don’t fully understand is the deduction for vehicles weighing over 6,000 pounds. This deduction is a tool for businesses that rely on large vehicles—decreasing taxable Read More