J. Caleb Donner and Lori Donner

J. Caleb Donner is an attorney and a partner in the law firm DONNER & DONNER (Legal Warriors sm). He can be reached for questions at (805) 494-6557 or e-mail: donner@lawyer.com. Check out their web site at http://www.donnerlaw.com.

New Requirements for Tax-Exempt Entities

The Internal Revenue Service has recently announced new requirements for tax-exempt organizations. These new regulations became effective June 8, 1999 and apply to all exempt organizations other than private foundations. Basic Requirements for Tax Exempt Entities Most people have a basic understanding that non-profit entities can obtain exemptions so that the entity does not have to pay any… Read More »

Restructured IRS Helps Businesses

SMALL BUSINESS CAN CELEBRATE IRS RESTRUCTURING. With the recent passage of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, many new taxpayer rights provisions now allow businesses to function more smoothly despite IRS audit or collection efforts. The new law expands, clarifies, and fine-tunes many of the most significant small-business oriented provisions in the Taxpayer Relief Act of… Read More »

Save money by filing your tax return even if you cannot pay the tax

Let’s face it, we all hate to pay taxes. Filing our tax returns is often painful and time-consuming, not to mention expensive. Unfortunately, many people encounter some type of tax problem during their lifetime. Whether it is failing to file their taxes on time, not having the money to pay taxes that are owed, or failing to file… Read More »

Have you chosen the right type of business to protect your assets?

Article written based on California Law As small business owners are well aware, we live in a time where anyone who feels that they have been wronged files a lawsuit. Now, more than ever, it is important that small businesses examine their options to determine the correct type of business entity in which to operate. Choosing the right… Read More »

Strong Public Relations to Help Avoid Lawsuits

I have had many business clients come to me after a former client or employee has sued them. Their question always seems to be, “How could I have avoided this lawsuit”? I have also had many inquiries from individuals who want to know if they can sue a business for incidents that range from defective products to rudeness.… Read More »

Are Non Compete Agreements Enforceable?

Despite what most high-tech employers think, California courts are extremely reluctant to enforce a non-compete agreement that an employee signs as a condition of his/her employment. California Business and Professions Code Section 16600 provides that subject to certain limited exceptions “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade or business of any… Read More »