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Berliner Cohen Recognized as a Top Corporate Philanthropist by the Silicon Valley Business Journal

December 7, 2022 |

At the 2022 Corporate Philanthropy Awards hosted by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Berliner Cohen received recognition as one of the top 50 corporate philanthropists in Silicon Valley. Since our founding, we have built our culture on supporting and giving back to the communities which we… Read More

Introducing Maysa Saeed to Our San Jose Office

November 30, 2022 |

We are pleased to welcome Maysa Saeed to Berliner Cohen’s Labor & Employment department in our San Jose office. Maysa's practice focuses on litigation and general advice and counsel in all aspects of employment law. Her litigation practice includes, but is not limited to, Private… Read More

Definition of Family Is Expanded Again Under CFRA

October 12, 2022 |

California has been steadily redefining the definition of family under the California Family Rights Act and the California’s Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act (HWHFA) over the last three years. In the last three years, CFRA was amended to expand who is eligible for leave while removing… Read More

Introducing Jace D. Lynch to Our San Jose Office

October 6, 2022 |

Berliner Cohen is pleased to welcome Jace D. Lynch to the Business and Tax department in our San Jose office.  A bay area native, Jace received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Santa Clara University. After graduating, he returned to SCU to work… Read More

Berliner Cohen Announces The 2022 Small Business Grant Winner!

September 30, 2022 |

We’re excited to announce our 2022 Small Business Grant winner! Congratulations to Nirvana Soul Coffee Purveyors on being this year’s recipient of the small business grant for local, minority-owned businesses. Jeronica Macey and Be’Anka Ashaolu, co-founders of Nirvana Soul, started… Read More

Intro to Privacy: Do Privacy Laws Apply to Your Business?

September 28, 2022 |

If you are a for-profit business that does business in California and meet any of the following three criteria: (1) annual gross revenue in excess of $25 million; (2) annual purchases, receipt or sales of the personal information of 50,000 or more California residents, households, or devices; or (3)… Read More

Shareholders’ Rights to Corporate Records

September 14, 2022 |

The California Corporations Code affords rights and protections to shareholders of a corporation. One of the major protections afforded to shareholders is their right to corporate records. This article briefly addresses what records a corporation must keep and provide to its shareholders,… Read More

U.S. Taxation of Foreign Estates Owning U.S. Stock: The Long Arm of the IRS

September 7, 2022 |

The American satirist, H. L. Mencken, once said “injustice is relatively easy to bear, what stings is justice.”  Perhaps no case more aptly illustrates Mencken’s view than a 2009 United States Tax Court case called Charania Estate v. Commissioner, 133 T.C. 7 (September 14,… Read More

Berliner Cohen Attorneys Recognized as “2023 Best Lawyers in America”

August 26, 2022 |

Congratulations to our attorneys named as top attorneys in the 2023 Best Lawyers in America list! Andrew L. Faber - Litigation (Land Use and Real Estate) Samuel L. Farb - Real Estate Steven L. Hallgrimson - Real Estate Thomas P. Murphy - Appellate Peggy L. Springgay - Real Estate Frank R. Ubhaus -… Read More

§1031 Exchange Options for Partnership Split-Ups

August 24, 2022 |

It is common for investment real property to be owned by co-owners. Many of these co-ownership arrangements are partnerships for tax purposes, sometimes even if the co-owners do not realize it.[1] While the tax partnership may be structured as a general partnership, for liability protection… Read More

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Latest Events

Webinar: Leaves of Absence: The Interplay of FMLA, CFRA, PDF, ADA and COVID PSL

December 8, 2022

Join Berliner Cohen Partner Christine Long and the California Restaurant Association for a complimentary webinar on Dec 13th, discussing leaves of absence and how to navigate the leave "maze". This seminar will go over hypothetical situations and what types of leave may apply to those different… Read More

Webinar: 2023 Employment Law & Benefits Update

November 10, 2022

Over the course of the year, we do the research, we monitor the court decisions, we analyze the new laws, and then we educate employers. The legislature and the courts had a robust year in 2022, instituting new rules and regulations regarding COVID-19, in addition to legislating business as usual.… Read More

Webinar: How to Manage Leaves of Absence and Other Time Off When It’s not Related to Disability

October 21, 2022

Join us for a webinar with Berliner Cohen Partner Susan Bishop and the Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council about How to Manage Leaves of Absence and Other Time Off When It’s not Related to Disability. This webinar will review various State and Federal leaves and other time off… Read More

Partner Eileen Kennedy To Speak at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

August 25, 2022

Berliner Cohen Partner Eileen Kennedy will be speaking at the California Restaurant Association's Legal Center Live panel at the 2022 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. The panel will be held on Monday, August 29th from 12:30pm - 1:15pm. Join Eileen and her fellow speakers for… Read More

Webinar: Tip Pools – Do’s and Don’ts

July 19, 2022

Join Berliner Cohen Partner Christine Long and the California Restaurant Association for a complimentary webinar on July 27th, discussing the do's and don'ts of tip pooling. This seminar will cover the essentials around tip pooling to ensure restaurants stay in accordance with California… Read More

Webinar: Navigating Leaves of Absence: Recent Developments and Trends

April 21, 2022

Join us for a webinar with Berliner Cohen Partner Susan Bishop and the Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council about Navigating Leaves of Absence: Recent Developments and Trends. There are multiple laws protecting employees who request time off and working through them can be extremely… Read More

Webinar: Employee Onboarding

February 7, 2022

Join Berliner Cohen Partner Christine H. Long with California Restaurant Association and Workstream to cover the essential forms and documents you need to ensure you are onboarding your employees in accordance with California law. Our team will go over the following: • Job Applications and… Read More

Webinar: Employee Handbooks – What do you need to update for 2022?

January 3, 2022

What employers do in practice often varies what they put in writing. California has very specific requirements about what information must be disclosed to employees via the employee handbook, and recent changes to California law require that these handbooks be updated. This webinar will cover the… Read More

Webinar: 2022 Law Updates presented by Berliner Cohen’s Labor & Employment Team

November 8, 2021

Over the course of the year, we do the research, we monitor the court decisions, we analyze the new laws, and then we educate employers. The legislature and the courts had a robust year in 2021, instituting new rules and regulations regarding COVID-19, vaccine mandates and the workplace, in… Read More

Webinar: To Mask or Not Mask? That is the Question.

August 11, 2021

Do you have questions about the return of the mask mandate and when masks must be worn in the workplace? Berliner Cohen, LLP’s experienced attorneys will walk you through masks and vaccination status in the workplace, and answer your specific questions in this live webinar, in partnership with… Read More

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