Business Networking Mixer Prior to the TALK
Presented by: Harrington & Harrington
*See Introduction of the Lecture Series Below*
Speaker: David Lee Rice of David Lee Rice APLC
What: (1) Business Networking Mixer (6:00pm - 6:55pm)
(2)CLE Presentation (7pm-9pm):
"Domestic Partnership and Tax - A Trap for the Unwary"
When: August 11, 2010 (2nd Wednesday of the month)
* The office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service just announced that they are accepting California law for purposes of classifying the types of property held by Domestic partners.
* This Seminar will cover everything you wanted to know and more about the most recent tax consequences of being in a Domestic Partnership. This is an extremely timely program for anyone who advises clients who are about to enter or about to terminate a domestic partnership.
Where : Cardinal Pacific Escrow Education Center
6621 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90803
(Located on the corner of PCH & Second Street/
/Westminister, at "The MARKETPLACE".
Building 6621 is both directly behind building
behind building 6615, and is faced by the front of
the United Artists Long Beach Marketplace 6
Cost: Complimentary for all attendees; Free & Ample Parking
CLE/CPE SPONSOR: HARRINGTON & HARRINGTON
CLE/CPE CREDIT For Attorneys, CPA's & Enrolled Agents:
2.0 hours of MCLE credit for Attorneys
2.0 hours of MCLE TAX SPECIALIZATION CREDIT
2.4 hours of TAX CPE credit for CPA's & EA's
(1) State Bar of California, Tax Specialization Provider 15203
(2) Harrington & Harrington is an IRS Approved
Education Provider - No. 672
Questions? Call Curt Harrington at (562)-594-9784 (562)-594-9784
Future Mixer and CLE/CPE Programs:
Date Program Speaker
September 08, 2010 TBA TBA
October 13, 2010 TBA TBA
November 10, 2010 TBA TBA
December 08, 2010 TBA TBA
Check back with the website: http://www.patentax.com/CLE , for any last-minute updates!
Educational Facilities Sponsor: Cardinal Pacific Escrow
History and Benefits of the PATENTAX® TALK SERIES:
This lecture series began October 2009 to meet several needs:
1. In the current economy where CLE/CPE rates for tax
specialization talks average $30 per hour, a low-cost alternative
is needed. Anyone who has knowledge of a PATENTAX® TALK
can confer a significant benefit upon anyone able to attend.
Please pass this information along to others who can attend.
2. The Long Beach Area has traditionally lacked a tax discussion
Forum and has lacked the local availability of tax specialization
CLE/CPE credit for CPA's, Attorneys, & Enrolled Agents.
3. Members of the Public are too-often offered a "commercial"
concerning a variety of legal topics. The are usually given scant
information and are not often given a chance to hear talks
of the type that practitioners attend for continuing education.
The PATENTAX® TALK has content in sufficient depth to
justify continuing professional education credits from both the
State Bar of California & IRS, and yet is also open to the public.
4. The PATENTAX® TALK was designed as an experiment to
determine if non-"super technical" tax topics could be selected
to draw equal amounts of attendance from tax specialists (tax
practitioners including tax lawyers, CPA's & Enrolled Agents)
and non-tax specialists (general attorneys and members of the
public), especially if the talks were offered for free to everyone.
5. What is PATENTAX® ; Who is Harrington & Harrington?
Our objective is protection of the client's technology & business,
and taking advantage of tax provisions in the client's startup &
ongoing business, licensing, & end of business cycle. We
recommend asset protection where possible, and the purchase of
insurance for patent infringement where applicable (which can help
to put the client on a more substantial defensive stance). We are
generally not an IP litigating firm, as we are focused upon helping
clients conserve & preserve their holdings rather than simply cause
litigation drainage, as well as positioning for more advantageous tax
treatment. We want to talk with people who need help in creating
and protecting intellectual property and in helping the client take
advantage of tax provisions benefiting them.
Technical areas include electrical engineering, chemical engineering, & mechanical
engineering, tax problems, intellectual property tax problems relating to patents and
trademarks. We try to help every client start business the right way by selecting the
proper trademark which is not descriptive of the goods and services, preferably not a
dictionary term, no last names, no geographics and neither scandalous nor closely related
to another mark. Why? Because such a mark will: (1) maximize goodwill. (2) Reduce the
probability of trademark lawsuits, the cost to you of which are generally NOT
DEDUCTIBLE, (3) Reduce the probability of confusion and having the return from
advertising expenditures end up in your competitors pockets, and (4) Maximize the tax
effects and the control effects at the end of your business life so that a low tax rate sale
(capital gains if possible), or a more secure sale (owner financed if need be) is achieved.
If you pick a bad mark, the litigation and loss of the advantages that could have been
had are difficult to overcome. Our objective is all of these things, as well as a smooth
trademark application process.
Patent & Tax Attorney
Harrington & Harrington
2300 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90809-1719
Phone (562) 594-9784