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The Latest Legal News in Nonprofit, Business, and Estate Planning
Nonprofit Fraud

Nonprofit Fraud

How to Protect Your Nonprofit from Fraud and Embezzlement Tens of thousands of nonprofit organizations across the United States fall victim to fraud and embezzlement every year. According to a study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the median...

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How to Name a Business

How to Name a Business

Steps to Take Before Naming Your California Business or LLC Starting a new business in San Diego is always an exciting time. However, before you can begin reaping the rewards of your hard work, you need to give your organization a name. You will use your business name...

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501(c)(3) Election Rules

501(c)(3) Election Rules

Navigating Election Season and Following 501(c)(3) Election Rules In the run-up to Election Day, it is almost impossible to avoid seeing yard signs, billboards, and television commercials endorsing an assortment of candidates running for local, state, and federal...

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Business Bankruptcy

Business Bankruptcy

Understanding the Three Types of Business Bankruptcy When you open a restaurant or auto repair shop in San Diego, you expect it to grow steadily and turn into a thriving company. After all, if you didn't believe in its potential, you probably wouldn't start it at all....

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Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs trusts are an important, but often overlooked, area of estate planning.  As a parent, you work tirelessly every day to provide for your special needs child. But what happens after you pass away? Will your son or daughter have access to the money they...

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Disaster Relief Nonprofit Setup

Disaster Relief Nonprofit Setup

Expediting Disaster Relief Nonprofit Setup to Respond to a Crisis When tragedy strikes, it is human nature to want to help out in any way possible. Quite often, the best way to provide support to those in need is through dedicated disaster relief nonprofits. However,...

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How to Avoid Losing Tax-Exempt Status

How to Avoid Losing Tax-Exempt Status

Obtaining tax-exempt status for a nonprofit organization can take months of hard work and dedication. So, once the IRS grants you this designation, it is essential that you do everything in your power to keep hold of it. The following tips explain how to avoid losing...

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Nikki Semanchik

Nikki Semanchik

Founding Attorney

Nikki has been practicing law since 2011.  She founded SLG in 2017 with the goal of assisting Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists & Families realize their dreams.