April 2011

Advantages of a Family Owned Business

When business and estate planning professionals discuss family businesses, discussions usually center on the challenges faced by the typical family business.  In addition to the estate tax and income tax considerations, determining who should succeed to the ownership and management of the business, and when that succession should occur, we are also often discussing the potential for family conflicts within the business.


W. Timothy Needham Nominated

Janssen Law Firm partner W. Timothy Needham has been nominated for the 2011 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year award through the American Association for Justice (AAJ).  The nomination stems from Mr. Needham’s tireless efforts on behalf of the plaintiffs in the Lavender v.  Skilled Healthcare nursing home understaffing class-action case that was tried in Humboldt County Superior Court in 2010.