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Like kind exchanges and vacation properties

Generally, Internal Revenue Code section 1031 provides that if you sell property held for productive use in a trade or business or held for investment and you acquire replacement property…

Problems with Diamond Walnut’s conversion from cooperative to stockholder-owned corporation continue to rock company

A frustrated group of Diamond Foods walnut growers has filed a lawsuit claiming Diamond Foods, Inc. significantly underpaid them and other growers for their crops. In a class-action complaint, the…

Local views on Wall Street’s role in financial situation

How do all the pieces of the puzzle fit together in the nationwide credit crisis? And why are the smartest and brightest on Wall Street finding themselves with their fiscal…

What Slowdown? Local Mortgage Brokers busy

You wouldn’t know it to listen to most media, but local mortgage brokers are very, very busy making loans.     “We are so busy,” said Colleen Stewart, Branch Manager of…