Preserving Digital Evidence

When a business owner suspects fraud by an employee, it is natural to want to search that employee’s computer, but doing so could fundamentally weaken the integrity of the evidence discovered. Properly retrieved, digital evidence can be critical to building a legal case against an alleged wrong doer. A Certified Digital Forensic Examiner is specially […]

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Prop. 39 bonds continuing disclosure compliance

Is your district required to meet continuing disclosure requirements? If your district has outstanding bonds, Certificates of Participation (COPs), bond anticipation notes, Tax Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs) or other public debt issues with durations greater than nine months, the answer is yes… Read the full article

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Save Money on Business Taxes — Credits available for business owners who create new jobs

Even though times are tough, businesses still need employees, and those employees come at an expense. The Federal and California governments have established valuable tax credits for businesses that are creating jobs for the unemployed and paying insurance premiums for their employees. Small and large business owners alike are eligible if they meet the specific […]

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Overpaying the auditor? New Senate bills clarify Prop. 39 audit requirements

California School Business News (CASBO), July 26, 2011 Contributors: Renée S. Graves, CPA, CGFM – Partner and Frederick E. Harris – Assistant Vice Chancellor of College Finance & Facilities Planning, California Community Chancellor’s Office “Confusion over the requirements for Proposition 39 has led to larger scope and more expensive audits than may be necessary….” Read the […]

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Avoiding Costly Pitfalls in Buy-Sell Agreements

Riverside Lawyer, February 2011 “…Let’s look at some of the frequent pitfalls in buy-sell agreements that can happen and, with proper drafting, can be avoided. Some of the different types of buy-sell agreements are fixed-price, formula, and process.…” Read the full article

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Vicenti Makes San Gabriel Valley Tribune, November 17, 2010

Column entitled: “Manager named to fraud agency” by Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune “We’re living in a climate of fraud. Sometimes it’s massive in scale, involving corporate wrongdoing and the loss of millions of dollars. Other times the abuses are smaller, or even unintentional. But they are abuses just the same. And Jenny Dominguez is […]

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Are You Ready If a Business Partner Dies?

The Business Press, November 8, 2010 “No one wants to receive a call that a business partner has died…The question facing every multi owner business today — Are you prepared to make things right regarding value for the surviving spouse? Will your spouse and family be made right? How do you truly know?” said Collins. Read […]

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