California Expands Prohibitions on Noncompete Restrictions

California Expands Prohibitions on Noncompete Restrictions It is settled law in California that contracts in which a party is “restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void.” [Bus. & Prof. Code Section 16600.] The three narrow exceptions to this restriction on noncompete agreements are (a) […]

The Most Important Things to Consider When Gifting Real Estate to Your Children  

The Most Important Things to Consider When Gifting Real Estate to Your Children Gifting real estate property to children is a significant financial and legal decision that requires careful consideration.     Here are some important things people need to know when gifting real estate property to their children:     TAX IMPLICATIONS  Gifting real estate property […]

Lagerlof LLP Partner, Vanessa Terzian, Named Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women’s Leadership Symposium Nominee 

Lagerlof LLP Partner, Vanessa Terzian, Named Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women’s Leadership Symposium Nominee PASADENA, CA – Lagerlof, LLP’s, Vanessa Terzian, was honored as a nominee at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women’s Leadership Symposium & Awards event held on Wednesday June 28 at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown. Vanessa was nominated as an Executive […]

Joshua Driskell Voted Top 100 Lawyer

Lagerlof Managing Partner, Joshua Driskell, Voted Top 100 Lawyer of Los Angeles Business Journal PASADENA, CA – Pasadena law firm Lagerlof, LLP’s Managing Partner, Joshua Driskell, was named one of the 2023 Top 100 Lawyers by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The Los Angeles Business Journal names the Top 100 Lawyers in the Los Angeles […]

Pros and Cons of a Conservatorship in California

What Are Pros and Cons of a Conservatorship in California? Most people have heard the term conservatorship, but what does that mean? Furthermore, why would a conservatorship be necessary? A conservatorship is a legal arrangement in California where a court appoints a responsible person, the conservator, to care for an adult, the conservatee, who is […]

Joint Tenancy vs. Living Trust

What are the pros and cons of owning real property in joint tenancy versus in a living trust? Owning real property in joint tenancy and through a living trust are two common ways to hold property. Each option has its own pros and cons, but which one would be best for you? Here are some […]

WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN GIFTING REAL ESTATE 

What You Need To Consider When Gifting Real Estate When gifting real estate to beneficiaries, owners should understand the potential for post-gift legal disputes, the property tax implications, and the income tax consequences of the change in ownership. If the property is gifted during the owner’s lifetime, the owner must consider the major legal issues […]

The Gift Clock is Ticking

The Gift Clock is Ticking: Tax Changes to Expect in 2026 Federal tax laws are changing on January 1, 2026. What does this mean? It means the amount that you can give away without gift or estate tax will be cut in half. With that in mind, here’s what you need to know… CHANGES IN […]

Lagerlof Cares Holds Food Drive to Donate to Friends in Deed Food Pantry

Lagerlof Cares Holds Food Drive to Donate to Friends in Deed Food Pantry PASADENA, CA – Pasadena nonprofit, Lagerlof Cares, partnered with Friends in Deed Food Pantry to donate food and canned goods to low-income and no-income families in the local community.   Friends in Deed serves roughly 500 families weekly, providing them with food, […]

Pasadena Non-Profit, Lagerlof Cares, Donates $15,000 to Local Charities

Pasadena Non-Profit, Lagerlof Cares, Donates $15,000 to Local Charities Previous Next PASADENA – Pasadena non-profit, Lagerlof Cares, donated $15,000 to two local Pasadena charities. They donated $7,500 to The Foundation for Living Beauty and $7,500 to Hillsides after hosting their second annual golf tournament fundraiser event.     Lagerlof Cares partnered with both The Foundation for […]

Kubiak v. County of Ravalli

Kubiak v. County of Ravalli Once a party makes a settlement offer in the form of an offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68, they cannot withdraw it!  In Kubiak v. County of Ravalli, 32 F.4th 1182, 1187-92 (9th Cir. 2022), the Ninth Circuit recently held that a Rule 68 offer of […]

Pasadena NonProfit, Lagerlof Cares, Donates School Supplies to Families Forward Learning Center

Pasadena NonProfit, Lagerlof Cares, Donates School Supplies to Families Forward Learning Center PASADENA, CA – Lagerlof Cares, a Pasadena nonprofit, held a school supply donation drive to support Families Forward Learning Center in Pasadena. Families Forward Learning Center is a nonprofit that prepares families living in isolation and poverty to succeed in school and in […]

Encino Law Firm and Pasadena-Based Law Firm, Lagerlof, LLP, Merge

Encino Law Firm and Pasadena-Based Law Firm, Lagerlof, LLP, Merge ENCINO, CA – The Law Office of Marc J. Schwartz, an Encino based law firm, and Lagerlof, LLP, the largest law firm in Pasadena, are pleased to announce they have merged, effective July 1, 2022. The combined law firms will operate under the name Lagerlof, […]

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