So When Can You Stop Taking That Lemon Back In For Repairs

The California Lemon Law requires that consumers present their vehicle for repairs a “reasonable” number of times, before invoking the Lemon Law. The attorneys at our firm have talked to thousands of consumers throughout our years of practice. A recurring theme is the question: “what constitutes reasonable” or, in other words: “when is enough enough?”… Read more »


California Lemon Law and Negative Equity in Your Car

More and more consumers are facing the situation where they have a good claim under the California Lemon Law which they cannot effectively pursue, because they have too much negative equity rolled into the financing. As 2018 gets under way, lenders are reporting a sharp increase in consumers trading in vehicles where they are “upside down”… Read more »


Three Tax Strategies For The End of 2017

By: Gregory L. Cartwright Now that the The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Act”), has been signed into law, we are beginning to get a clearer picture of what 2018 will look like for many of our clients who are small business owners or self-employed.   And, while much more analysis will need to be… Read more »


What Is A Pass Through Entity?

By: Gregory L. Cartwright There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about Pass Through Entities and their proposed tax treatment, and some of the information surrounding these entities – even in the financial press – is at best confusing and at worst inaccurate.   To bring some clarity to the topic, I’ll lay… Read more »


Employee or Independent Contractor?

By: Gregory L. Cartwright One of the areas where employers can go easily astray is the mischaracterization of their workers as independent contractors when they really should be treated as employees. Making this common mistake can expose the employer to civil lawsuits as well as costly governmental enforcement actions and penalties. And, it is a… Read more »