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June 28th, 2018 | Main

You REALLY Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

Existing law (Business and Professions Code 4830.7) requires a veterinarian, if he or she has reasonable cause to believe an animal under his or her care has been a victim of animal abuse or cruelty to promptly report it to the appropriate law ...

June 21st, 2018 | Main

Happy 5 Year Anniversary BeldenBlaine!

Our firm just celebrated our 5th anniversary.  We generally advise clients who are forming new businesses to avoid partnerships like the plague.  But, like most lawyers, we broke our own rules. However, I have identified some factors that really ...

June 14th, 2018 | Main

Random Thoughts on the North Korea Summit

Disclaimer: These are my satirical rantings. They are not political commentary. They are not treasonous. Or heretical. Or Democratic.  Or fake news. Opposing opinions are not necessary or encouraged. Well, that was a quick but entertaining ...

June 8th, 2018 | Main

Why do some people have to ruin it for everyone else?

A day doesn’t go by without an employee claiming to one of my clients that he/she is “disabled.”  The Americans with Disabilities Act has a pretty good, common sense definition of disabled. California, as usual, had to make it is so broad ...

June 1st, 2018 | Main

Someone thought this was a good idea?

I’ve always paid attention to advertising and marketing slogans because they can be really entertaining. In San Francisco, there’s a Chinese restaurant off of Geary Street. with the slogan “Five Coins Happiness.”  No idea what it means but ...