Don’t Neglect your Estate Planning

Discussions around estate planning often begin with taxes and how to avoid paying estate. In reality, only a small percentage of estates are subject to federal estate taxes. The new federal tax law enacted by congress earlier this year greatly reduced the number of estates subject to such taxes by essentially doubling the amount of money that is automatically exempt … Read More

Address Yourself!

Just a friendly lawyerly reminder to update your address of record with the Medical Board of California, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, or the Board of Registered Nursing.  Most licensing agencies require that licensees register an address where they can be reliably contacted for professional purposes. The agencies will use the address you provide when they send relevant licensing … Read More

Pedestrians at Risk: Humboldt’s Road Problem

Humboldt County not only has the dubious distinction of having one of the highest auto collisions rates in California, but also leads the way in pedestrian/vehicle collisions, which often lead to serious personal injuries or death to the pedestrians. The Eureka Times-Standard (“Times-Standard”) reported in 2017 that between 2009 and 2014, Eureka ranked among the top three spots for pedestrian … Read More

Successful Trial Results in Mendocino County Easement Case

Toward the end of 2017 Janssen Malloy LLP attorney David Nims represented a longtime client of the firm in Mendocino County Superior Court in a civil case. Recently, Judge Jeanine Nadel issued the decision of the court in favor of the client, the owner of a significant amount of timberland in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties. The case was brought by a … Read More