In Avrahami v. Commissioner, U.S. Tax Ct., Aug. 21, 2017, 149 F.C. No. 7, the Avrahamis incorporated a captive insurer, Feedback Insurance Company, Ltd. Feedback elected to be treated as a domestic corporation and to be taxed as a small insurance company, IRC 831(b). After Feedback was organized, premiums deducted by the Avrahamis increased significantly.
Partner Erin Tenner and Associate Michelle MacDonald spoke on the panel “Sexual Harassment Law in the #MeToo Era: What Attorneys Advising Auto Dealers Need to Be Thinking About” at the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC) Fall Conference 2018. This session examined sexual harassment law, trends, and risks. Panelists reviewed case studies with detailed facts and video snippets; led a discussion on perceptions, biases, and stereotypes; and reviewed best practices on policies, training, investigations, and accountability (how to have fun without crossing the line). The conference was held October 7 – 9 in Chicago.
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What we are seeing across the country is “a tale of two cities.” In some communities, policymakers and regulators embrace new technology and competition. In these communities, consumers and the local economy have seen job creation and growth. Unfortunately, in some other communities, policymakers and regulators have put up roadblocks to consumer choice and competition. In these areas, the community is worse off when arbitrary barriers are placed on new entrants. Competition is stamped out, growth is stifled, and opportunities are lost. Continue reading.
Katie is a second generation member of the California State Bar and the San Mateo County Bar Association. She works closely with her father George Camerlengo, a Gray·Duffy partner who specializes in employment matters, and with Partner Richard Williams on defense matters.
Katie recently achieved dismissal for a client in a trip and fall accident case. The Plaintiff, a minor, sustained a leg injury while running unaccompanied and unsupervised through a Hooters restaurant. Rick, Katie and Associate Nathan Lee defended Long Beach Wings, LLC vigorously throughout this litigation matter, aggressively engaging in discovery motions, seeking and obtaining court orders compelling the Plaintiff to provide discovery responses, and ordering the Plaintiff to pay monetary damages to Long Beach Wings, LLC. At trial, the case was resolved in favor of Long Beach Wings, LLC after Plaintiff agreed to dismiss the case.
Katie earned her J.D. from Lincoln Law School in San Jose and her B.A. from the University of California at Riverside, where she was a four-year starting scholarship athlete on their D-1 women’s soccer team.
When she’s not in the office, Katie loves to be outdoors and active with her two dogs. You can also find her cheering on the Golden State Warriors.
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Please Note: These articles are necessarily general in nature and do not substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular case. Readers should consult with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.
Please Note: This article is necessarily general in nature and is not a substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular case. Readers should consult with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.
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