Fiscal Cliff Agreement Impacts Gift and Estate Taxes

February 7, 2013

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (HR 8) was overwhelmingly passed by the U.S. Senate on January 1, 2013, and similarly approved by the House the same day. This much- anticipated agreement reached by Congress included not only income tax relief for many taxpayers, it also extended a historically generous gift and estate tax […]

Two A to Z Partners Named Who’s Who in Professional Services

October 30, 2012

A to Z law is proud to announce that Dennis LaRochelle, a Partner in the Civil Litigation Group and Kendall VanConas, a Partner  in the Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration Group were named Who’s Who in Attorneys by the Pacific Coast Business Times.  The Times produces this special report once a year to highlight […]

Helping bereaved children navigate grief’s journey by Kendall VanConas

June 21, 2012

While many adults do a great job of getting their affairs in order, especially as they get on in years, few people are ever prepared emotionally for the loss of a loved one. We accept that each person’s journey through grief is individual. For children, the journey is especially difficult and often obscured, and childhood […]

Free Seminar The Fundamentals of Estate Planning

March 20, 2012

A to Z Law partner Kendall VanConas will present “Legal Preparation for Aging and Incapacity: The Fundamentals of Estate Planning” at 8 a.m., March 27 at the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce, 200 N. Tenth Street, Santa Paula. Designed as an introduction to estate planning, the free seminar will cover trusts, wills, powers of attorney for […]

Kendall VanConas is New Bench-Bar Committee Co-Chair

February 25, 2012

Kendall VanConas, a partner with A to Z Law, was appointed co-chairperson of the Ventura County Bar Association’s Bench-Bar Committee in January. She and co-chair Michael D. Planet, the court’s executive officer, will lead the committee, whose work is to strengthen the relationship between the judges and attorneys by opening the lines of communication. Other […]

A to Z Law Attorneys Present Free Legal Seminars

October 8, 2011

A to Z Law and the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to present a series of legal seminars this Fall.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

July 7, 2010

There are few of us over the age of 8 that actually take the summer off. Apparently, the world has realized what I have known for years – it’s really hard to relax! This seems to have become especially true for students. If high school students aren’t working a summer job, they are looking for things to fulfill their community service credits for school, or things that will enhance their college applications. Undergraduate and graduate students are also interested in gaining work experience in preparation for graduation, and in today’s economic climate you can pick up some remarkable talent for virtually nothing.

Sharing the Balance

June 1, 2010

Life is a delicate balance. “They” constantly inundate us with dos and don’ts, and it seems impossible to make the right decisions to maintain the balance: Eat healthy, but red wine and dark chocolate are OK; get plenty of exercise, but don’t overdo it; a good night’s sleep is good for you, but too much is linked to diabetes and heart disease. Keeping the proverbial balls in the air is an acquired skill, and one that increases in difficulty as we take on more in life.

President’s Trivia

May 24, 2010

Thanks to a technical error, the teaser in the President’s Message of May’s Citations – designed to get you to support VLSP – failed to print. But not to fear!

The New Phonebook’s Here, The New Phonebook’s Here!

May 3, 2010

As I sit down to write this column, I have just finished reviewing the new VCBA website. This has been a work in progress for many months, and there are probably dozens of metaphors I could use to describe the feeling I have about the launch of the new site. But I’ll spare you. As […]