As a Sole Practitioner you have enough on your hands with court appearances and client consults.
And chances are you do not have the staff to complete other tasks.
At PSA, the task of document prep, SSUF, Discovery, ex parte Motions and Document Production requests are just a few of the tasks we can assist you with.
Case Law research and background material are specialty fields that I am an expert in. Recently, in a Civil Case, the Plaintiffs had hired a Private Investigator on the same matter five times! Over $12,500 in fees paid to receive less than 12 pages of short paragraphs of information that had simply been obtained in online searches. The PSA in depth research located evidence that could impeach the Defendant's Deposition testimony.
My office completed the exhaustive background review for the Chronos Class Action lawsuit, substantiating the initial Plaintiffs complaints which has now evolved into a Class Action lawsuit.
My familiarity with corporate structure, taxation and corporate codes, corporations, providing compliance and licensing services.
Over the past 15 years I have organized and formed over 500 non-profit corporations for our clients and appeared as an Expert Witness in civil and criminal proceedings.
Business Disputes among partners or business associates is not uncommon and besides the enormous cost of filing suit and seeing civil cases drag on in the court for many years. There are civil cases in the Los Angeles Superior Court system that have been waiting for trials and hearings for over 2 to 3 years.
Most people truly thought that the dispute could be resolved in a relatively short time frame.
Mediation is a tool available to resolve business disputes in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.
In so many situations, each parry feels they have been wronged and wants the other party to suffer for causing that harm. But unless we are talking hundreds of thousands of dollars in possible recovery, business disputes can sometimes be resolved with Mediation that results in compromise on behalf of each party.
Many times, business disputes are emotionally charged and being able to assist the parties in putting the emotions aside, can lead to a mutually agreed upon settlement.
Mediations can be conducted in-person or virtually.
Mediation fees are $125 per hour with a two-hour minimum retainer paid in advance.
With the multiple levels of taxation within California, problems can and do arise.
One client's audit that resulted in over $750,000 in taxes due, was settled for less than $10,000.
First and foremost, accurate record keeping, and reporting is your best defense.
Currently the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration is allowing taxpayers with balances less than $50,000 to enter in to a one-year installment plan.
Audit Appeals require an intensive approach but saving hundreds or thousands of dollars in taxes makes everyone happy!
For years we have provided defense attorneys with services including, research, Expert Witness Declarations and Testimony. for years. Expert Witness services have been provided for notable criminal defense attorneys including, Bruce Margolin, Allison Margolin and Meital Manzuri. As well as background and discovery for Attorney Patrick Hough in a dispute over the true ownership of a Cannabis corporation.
As of August 8, 2021, PSA has provided a variety of services for a planned 120,000 Cultivation Project in Banning, CA. This project when in full production is projected to generate over $30 million in legal Cannabis profits annually.
November 24, 2021, Pacific Wellness in Sherman Oaks, CA. after a four year licensing battle received its Non-Storefront Retail license. Originally operating as a Dispensary in August 2017, in a prime location on Ventura Blvd. they were denied a Retail License when it was discovered that the 2017 BTRC taxes were filed late. The licensee plans to operate a Delivery Service and is seeking a Retail licensee to merge with at the current location.
Q: Is the City of Los Angeles still accepting license applications?
A: Other than Social Equity Partner applications for Distribution, Delivery and Manufacturing, all other applications are pretty much on hold The City Council and DCR are taking bold steps to alleviate a backlog of applications from Phase 2 and 3. New Store Front applications are not expected to be available until Jan 2025. There is the possibility of Public Convenience Necessity applications in the near future.
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