SCBA Business Hours:

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MCLE Classes & Events

By Video Conference:Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Family Law Disclosure Overview

NEW DATE TBD Wednesday, April 15, 2020: Pension, Division, Malpractice & QDROs

NEW DATE TBD Friday, April 17, 2020: LPS Conservatorships

Monday, April 27, 2020: Sports Law

Thursday, April 30, 2020: Qualified Opportunity Zones

EVENT -Friday, May 1, 2020: Rex Sater Award Dinner

Monday, May 4, 2020: Sexual Harassment Training for Law Firms

EVENT -Friday, May 15, 2020: Judges’ Jubilee

Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Divorce & Taxes

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Divorce & Taxes

Top Issues with DissoMaster and Taxes in Divorce

Presenters will discuss tips and tricks for using DissoMaster, understanding the new tax forms and changes in tax laws, and mistakes to avoid.

Topics will include:

~ DissoMaster input review ~ Reporting community property income ~ Phantom Income ~ Tax projections ~ Dependency exemptions and tax credits ~ QBID (Qualified Business Income Deduction) ~ New personal income tax forms ~ Income Available for Support ~ Marital Standard of Living ~ Innocent spouse relief ~ Tax filing status

And more? Email Darlene ( or Catherine ( in advance about questions you have

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Qualified Opportunity Zones

~ Qualified Opportunity Fund ~ Qualified Opportunity Property ~ Qualified Opportunity Zone Business ~ Structuring Trends and Alternatives ~ Direct vs Indirect Ownership ~ Exiting Scenarios ~ Fee Structures and Carried Interest ~ Details of the Deal—Not Everyone Qualifies for One Reason or Another ~ The 180 day period

Chris Paris, CPA, Partner, Moss Adams

Mr. Paris is a tax partner in the Santa Rosa and San Francisco offices of Moss Adams. He has 20 years of experience in public accounting, specializing in partnership taxation, including complex partner allocations resulting from property and partnership

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Hemp Law 101 – New Date TBD

This seminar will go over the current federal, state and local laws and regulations governing industrial hemp and hemp-derived products. Particular focus will be given to the 2018 Farm Bill, the USDA’s Interim Final Regulations for Hemp Production, the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act, and Sonoma County’s industrial hemp ordinance. The differences and similarities between hemp and cannabis will also be discussed, in addition to hot topics such as intellectual property protection, CBD, and the vaping crisis.

Lauren A. Mendelsohn, Law Office of Omar Figueroa

Ms. Mendelsohn is a Senior Associate Attorney at

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