Publications

Family Secrets: Filial Support and its Impact on California Law Impact on California Law - By Diana P. Zitser and Brandon Johnson

Family Secrets: Filial Support and its Impact on California Law Impact on California Law - By Diana P. Zitser and Brandon Johnson

By Diana Zitser Diana Zitser

WHILE “HONOR THY father and thy mother” is a central tenant in many faiths and societies, very few people know that, in California, filial piety can be enforced under the law. Most people in California already know that California law can require a person to pay child support for the...

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When Divorces Go Grey - By Diana P. Zitser and Tyler C. Vanderpool

When Divorces Go Grey - By Diana P. Zitser and Tyler C. Vanderpool

By Diana Zitser Diana Zitser

“Grey divorces” have seen a significant amount of growth due to an aging baby boomer population. In 2010, after forty years of marriage and to the shock of friends and family, former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper Gore announced that they were divorcing.

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Til Death, We Divorce - By Diana P. Zitser and Brandon Johnson

Til Death, We Divorce - By Diana P. Zitser and Brandon Johnson

By Diana Zitser Diana Zitser

When we elect to exchange wedding vows promising each other “’til death do us part,” most of us hope that we will blissfully spend the rest of our lives together with our chosen partners. However, with two out of every four couples who exchange these vows will be filing for a divorce,...

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Costly Divorces: Third Party Liability for Attorney Fees and Costs - By Diana P. Zitser and Brandon Johnson

Costly Divorces: Third Party Liability for Attorney Fees and Costs - By Diana P. Zitser and Brandon Johnson

By Diana Zitser Diana Zitser

Recent decisions from the California Court of Appeals have made it easier for a party in a divorce proceeding to seek attorney fees and costs from a third party. Attorneys should take note of these recent developments when reviewing their court strategy to better safeguard their...

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Virtual Round Table Series 2018 - Tax Efficient Inbound Investment

Virtual Round Table Series 2018 - Tax Efficient Inbound Investment

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

Tax Efficient Inbound Investment: 
Tax Structures for Cross-Border Acquisitions

Anyone considering an inbound investment into another country or jurisdiction must give serious thought to taxation. Issues such as privacy, accurate asset valuation and liability protection are...

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Virtual Round Table - Intellectual Property 2018

Virtual Round Table - Intellectual Property 2018

By Florence Atuluku Florence Atuluku

Intellectual Property 2018 considers the ramifications of the new GDPR regulations in
the EU, discusses noteworthy case studies from Nike to Converse, and provides useful
insights into protecting your intellectual property across borders. Featured countries are:
China, Japan,...

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Getting the Deal Through: Patents 2018 – Nigeria

Getting the Deal Through: Patents 2018 – Nigeria

By Florence Atuluku Florence Atuluku

Florence Atuluku of Aliant® Nigeria discusses the Patents in Nigeria. The article includes questions such as:

- Lawsuits and courts

What legal or administrative proceedings are available for enforcing patent rights against an infringer? 
Are there specialized courts in which patent...

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Obtain Patient Permission Before Using Video

Obtain Patient Permission Before Using Video

By Suzanne Natbony Suzanne Natbony

Video production is increasing at an exponential rate. Once mainly the domain of television, video footage can now be seen on websites, tablets, phones and an array of social media sharing. Increasingly, people who are appearing in videos are not actors or television personalities....

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The FDI Age: Leveraging International Investment Opportunities in a Global Economy

The FDI Age: Leveraging International Investment Opportunities in a Global Economy

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

Foreign direct investment has increased in the last few decades as the desire for global trade and international influence increases among coorporations, and trade barriers fall away. Once preserved for western conglomerates, Foreign direct investment is now practiced by businesses of...

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