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When is “Realty Sold?” Documentary Transfer Tax May be Due When Control of A Legal Entity Changes October 13, 2017

It is common for owners of commercial real property to hold title through a separate legal entity.  By doing so, owners can generally maintain their Proposition 13 tax basis and avoid an increase in property tax – notwithstanding changes in the ownership of the entity – until a transfer of ownership occurs.  A transfer may occur […]

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Legalize It: Mayor and Supervisor Sheehy Introduce Regulations for Non-Medical Cannabis Businesses October 5, 2017

Last November, Californians and 74 percent of San Francisco voters approved Proposition 64, which decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis by adults over the age of 21 and set up a state-level licensing and taxation system for non-medical cannabis businesses. The proposition immediately decriminalized recreational use but gave the state a grace period before it […]

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