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For those firms with over 50 employees, this advice is still valid but there are other major legal requirements that the larger employer must consider to be fully compliant with the labor codes, such as state and federal leave laws and sexual harassment training for your managers.
In addition to his experiences in private practice, Andrew also brings several years of service in the Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Division as a law clerk for the Honorable Mitchell L. Beckloff, Honorable Reva G. Goetz, and Honorable Michael I. Levanas.
Mr. Erickson's practice areas include business and commercial contract negotiations, entity formations and transactions, real estate CPA acquisitions, sales, construction, land use planning and development, estate planning, employment law and internet law.
In fact, he's written 20 books on the subject, ranging from "When You Can't Pay Your Taxes — How to Deal with the IRS" to "How to Do Business with Today's IRS." He's also lectured at New York University's Institute on Federal Taxation and at University of Southern California's (USC) Annual Tax Institute, and is a retired professor of IRS Practice and Procedures at USC Graduate School of Accounting.
As a taxpayer, your responsibility is to ensure that all of your finances, assets, and income comply with the tax law, including the rules of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the California State Board of Equalization (SBE).
Attorneys will focus not just on forming an entity you have ordered them to, but in taking a step back, assessing your overall business plan and goals, and making sure the legal structure takes into account your particular circumstances, rather than assuming you and your business are exactly the same as the next guy and his business.