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California Real Estate Likely To Slow

Posted January 20, 2018 by Jerri Hemsworth

We’re probably around the peak, so say many in real estate. Low rates and low inventory have made for high prices, but with rates increasing, changes in tax laws, and questionable future scenarios, experts think we’re likely to see a pull back. “Home sales will likely continue to struggle as we enter 2018, slowing the […]

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Warning! Your Trademark is Expiring. Or Is It?

Posted January 10, 2018 by Dana Delman, Esq.

A lot of time and expense are put into registering trademarks. Here are some best practices for registering and protecting your business from scammers. For small business owners and start-ups, registering a trademark is fairly straightforward if you do your due diligence before filing and meet generous trademark office deadlines. However, there are minor nuances […]

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As California Goes, So Goes U.S.

Posted January 20, 2018 by Jerri Hemsworth

The New York Times recently reported interesting data. In a nutshell, California’s recent years of prospering has led the country in many economic ways. The state accounts for 12% of the population, but has outperformed that (percentage-wise) in almost ever economic metric. Coming out of the great recession, in the years 2012 to 2016, California […]

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One-On-One With Jeff Munjack

Posted January 18, 2018 by Jerri Hemsworth

Jeff Munjack is the founder and president of JDM Financial Group. He has more than sixteen years of experience in working with family-owned businesses, successful professionals and multi-generational families. His unique expertise integrates leading edge fee-only wealth management with long-term financial planning to optimize financial advice and overall results for clients. Jeff established JDM in […]

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Why Successful People Are Not Happy

Posted January 15, 2018 by Mark Jaffe

The ladder of success leads rung by rung to merely more success, not happiness. Fatherhood has a way of forcing us to reexamine our views in a way that is always not so easy. I always felt that, as a father, part of my role was to try to put my son’s newfound experiences into […]

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Favorite Business Hotels for Southern California Professionals

Posted January 1, 2018 by Brian Hemsworth

A survey of some of the best places to stay when doing business in Southern California! Some like it. Some hate it. It can be lux and wonderful, or fast and furious. But we all do it—business travel! Each year, more than 40 million visitors come to the greater Los Angeles area. San Diego gets […]

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Ensuring Litigation Success

Posted January 10, 2018 by Brian Hemsworth

Raised in Northern California, Ian Corzine has helped create a fast-growing insurance and business law practice in Southern California with clients nationwide. Ian Corzine, of West Corzine, LLP is not your stereotypical insurance litigator, nor is he your stereotypical attorney. For those following him on social media, you’d think he’s a friend of an adventurer […]

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The Alpha Brand

Posted January 16, 2018 by Brian Hemsworth

Why some businesses are destined to be market leaders. HP, Dell, and Lenovo make great computers. But Apple is a great brand. Adidas and Converse are excellent shoes. But Nike just does it. BMW and Toyota make amazing hybrid cards. But Tesla? Well, they’re Tesla. Some brands seem to be born leaders. Forged in the […]

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What’s An NFL Move To Los Angeles Worth? Billions!

Posted January 20, 2018 by Jerri Hemsworth

The Rams had a big turnaround year in the 2017–18 season. Standout performances by Jared Goff and Todd Gurley led the team to an amazing reversal of fortune, with a 4–12 sea­son a year back to 11–5 this just finished season. Financially, what does this mean? We that remains to be tallied, but ESPN has […]

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Weed Workers Burning Out

Posted January 20, 2018 by Jerri Hemsworth

With pot hitting the shelves this past January 1 in California, pot shops are not the laid back shops one might have expected. In fact, they’re crazy busy. January saw long lines outside new dispensaries, extended hours, and shortages. Weed business is definitely booming in the golden state. The Marijuana Business Daily recently reported on […]

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One-On-One With Vikki Stone

Posted January 17, 2018 by Jerri Hemsworth

Vikki Stone is a veteran of the insurance and risk management industry, with more than 30 years of experience placing commercial and personal lines for middle market companies, manufacturers, distributors, property owners, technology firms, individuals and families. She was previously President of Stone, Harris & Stone, which was acquired by Poms & Associates in March […]

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Not Your Father’s Office Space

Posted October 1, 2017 by Sheryl Mazirow

Welcome to the brave, new world of office space in the Los Angeles market. It is comprised of neighborhoods, communities, huddle spaces, hoteling, benching, pathways, and—above all—collaborative space. Oh, and let’s not forget the ability to bring man’s best friend, our beloved dog, to work. Today’s office space landscape is far different than it was […]

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