California State and Local Taxation
For three decades, we have been helping to resolve sales, property, franchise, and income tax disputes at the audit or administrative appeal level, and litigating at the trial and appellate levels when necessary. As the California tax structure continues to change, our experienced SALT team provides guidance through the increasingly complex tax maze. For more information, please see our California state and local tax practice page.
Commercial Real Estate
We represent the owners of multiple premier Southern California shopping malls and office buildings, including The Irvine Company, Segerstrom, Regency Centers, Donahue, Schriber, Festival, Inland and various other owners with respect to all aspects of leasing, sales and acquisitions.
Established clients regularly seek our advice and representation on payment and performance bond claims, contractor disputes, and other topics which commonly arise in construction.
Estate Planning and Probate
A well-prepared estate plan will cover how your estate will be distributed when you pass away, as well as how your personal and financial affairs will be managed in the event you become incapacitated. Our attorneys carefully craft comprehensive estate plans, including revocable living trusts, wills and other estate planning documents. Each document is specifically tailored to the needs and goals of our clients. We are particularly sensitive to tax considerations in estate planning, and counsel our clients regarding transfer tax implications, including estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes.
Issues of mental or physical incapacity can make a person legally incompetent to manage his or her own affairs. Advance health care directives and durable powers of attorney can be drafted in advance to allow others to fulfill your wishes with regard to medical procedures, end-of-life decisions and financial matters, should you become unable to express those wishes and carry them out yourself.
General Business Law and Litigation
Complex legal transactions and disputes are a daily fact of life in the business world. Our attorneys assist corporations and business owners with everything from business formation to contract disputes or sale agreements. For more information, see our general business law and litigation page.
California healthcare facilities are subjected to a complex array of regulations from a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels. Aside from regulatory hurdles, healthcare facilities are coming under increasing pressure from an increase in uncompensated care, and lower reimbursement from payor.
Our extensive background in this area of law gives us the legal and practical experience to keep our healthcare clients operating efficiently and in compliance during these times of shrinking revenues and growing medical needs. Among our healthcare clients, we have long served as general counsel to PIH Health, a regional comprehensive integrated delivery network, with a direct focus on its regulatory, contracting and governance needs.
Labor & Employment Law
Labor law has been an important element of our firm’s practice from its earliest years. Our practice encompasses all areas of the employer/employee relationship, which are governed both by federal and California law. Experienced attorneys are always needed to protect the rights of employers and employees alike. We are experienced, aggressive, and knowledgeable in all areas of labor and employment law.
Contact our legal team in Whittier, CA today
Contact the attorneys at Bewley, Lassleben & Miller today for assistance with your business and commercial legal needs.