1. How to Transfer Assets at Death

    Many people are faced with uncertainty when they have to handle another person’s affairs. My clients often want to know the best way to transfer assets at death.  Assets can be transferred in different ways depending on how they are titled.  Assets that need to be distributed at death often include real property, vehicles, bank accounts, retirement accounts, life insurance and stocks and bonds.   Read More...

  2. SB 879 Eases Rules on Seller-Financing of Residential Property

    SB 879 Eases Rules on Seller-Financing of Residential Property   Read More...

  3. U.S. Supreme Court: 2nd Mortgages on Underwater Homes Not Voided in Bankruptcy

    U.S. Supreme Court Says 2nd Mortgages on Underwater Homes Cannot be Voided in Bankruptcy  Read More...

  4. Follow the Process to Expand Bend’s Urban Growth Boundary

    Follow the Process to Expand Bend’s Urban Growth Boundary  Read More...

  5. Transactions Involving Residential Mortgates

    Transactions Involving Residential Mortgages   Read More...

  6. Are Employees Pre and Post Shift Activities Compensable?

    Are Employees Pre and Post Shift Activities Compensable?   Read More...

  7. Help Shape Bend’s Future!

    Be part of the decision-making about the expansion of the City boundaries.  The City has a fun and interactive survey where you can give input.  Tell the City what goals are important to you, highlight examples of how you think the City can best meet those goals, and show where you would like to see different kinds of housing, businesses and natural areas. Click on the link for the easy-to-use, online survey, found at www.bendoregon.gov/bendugb. Spend anywhere from two minutes to two hours – your choice.  Help shape Bend’s future!  Read More...

  8. Tax-Exempt Status for Small Organizations

    Authored by Sharon Smith  Read More...

  9. $1.5 Million in Grants to Finance Deschutes Basin Water Study

    Bend, Oregon – The U.S. Department of Interior announced on June 9th a $750,000 WaterSMART grant to the Deschutes Basin Board of Control (seven irrigation districts) working with a broad coalition of interests, called the Deschutes Basin Study Work Group (Basin Study Group), for the development of a “Basin-Study.” The federal grant, coupled with a $750,000 State of Oregon grant, will enable this broad coalition to manage $1.5 million for an evaluation of the potential effects of climate change on water supplies, and constructive steps to address the future water needs of cities, farmers, and fish and wildlife in Oregon’s iconic Deschutes Basin. This is one of only three comprehensive river basin studies funded in the U.S.  Read More...

  10. Defining A Lawyer’s Practice Style

    Authored by John Berge   Read More...