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  • FTC Adopts Rule Banning Most Non-Compete Clauses

    By: Kristin Goulet, Esq. April 27, 2024 On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule that bans non-competes nationwide. According to the FTC, this final rule would result in people having greater freedom to change jobs, start new businesses, or even bring new ideas to the market. In essence, the […]

    US Supreme Court Addresses Real Estate Issue Related to Permit Fees

    By: Laura Ferret, Esq. April 19, 2024 Introduction: The United States Supreme Court recently issued its ruling on a case that originated in our own backyard of El Dorado County in Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, California. Stemming from a dispute between a property owner and our local El Dorado County government, this case […]

    Rain and Failure to Disclose Claims

    By: D. Keith Dunnagan, Esq. February 6, 2024 You look for that new home, maybe it is your starter home and you stretched financially to get that first home. Maybe, it is your “dream” home; or maybe it is your retirement home. Any way you look at it, you expended significant sums of money to […]

    The Uniform Directed Trust Act in California

    By Debbie B. Jones, Esq. January 30, 2024 California joins 46 other states by enacting the Uniform Directed Trust Act on January 1, 2024. The new statute adds Probate Code sections 16600¬–16632. The California Act will apply to any decision or action occurring after January 1, 2024, regardless of the date the trust was established. […]

    Get a Fresh Start to a New Year

    By Debbie B. Jones, Esq. January 16, 2024 January is a good time to check your financial situation. Make sure all of your investment accounts, 401ks, IRAs and Life Insurance policies have designated beneficiaries. It is also a good time to create your Estate Plan or review your existing Estate Plan with an Estate Planning […]

    Looking Forward to 2024

    By: D. Keith Dunnagan, Esq. January 9, 2024 Every year we take an opportunity to look forward to the New Year and 2024, promises to be an interesting year. A main question will be focused on how will the real estate market perform this year? 2023 saw higher interest rates and significantly reduced number of […]

    Happy Holidays – 2023

    On behalf of all of us at the BPE Law Group, P.C., we wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season and a memorable New Year.

    2023 – A Year in Review

    2023 – A Year in Review By: D. Keith Dunnagan, Esq. December 21, 2023 As I look back on 2023 – I do so with mixed emotions. 2023 was a year of both tremendous difficulty and incredible highs. Many of you know that for me personally, 2023 started off with the passing of my father […]