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Although California produces stellar wine vintages year after year, there has been relatively little production of anything new or positive for California trusts. But the 2021 landscape has changed significantly, the conditions are ideal, and the time is ripe. A recent crop of legislation and cases, including California’s new Uniform Trust Decanting Act and the Paula Trust case, as well as the potential for significant tax changes at both the state and federal level, might make 2021 a vintage year for reviewing (or creating) your estate/asset protection plans with the attorneys at Johnson Fistel. CA Decanting The California Uniform Trust Decanting Act (“CUTDA”),
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Since 2012, the Untied States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has awarded $676 million to 108 individuals, known as whistleblowers, who have reported instances of securities fraud at their respective companies to the SEC.  Recently, the SEC paid $114 million to an anonymous whistleblower.  According to Jane Norberg, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, “[a]fter repeatedly reporting concerns internally, and despite personal and professional hardships, the whistleblower alerted the SEC and the other agency of the wrongdoing and provided substantial, ongoing assistance that proved critical to the success of the actions.”  Traditionally, SEC whistleblower awards range from 10
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Where were you born and what makes that city special? I was born in New York City – a city that needs no introduction. What makes New York City special to me is that it Is truly an international city where visitors can find anything – from enjoying exotic cuisines from all over the world to world class museums, New York City has it all. Although I grew up primarily in the DC Metro area, New York City has something for everyone. What activities or hobbies do you enjoy the most? I enjoy spending time with my family, trying out
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