The Loftin Firm, P.C. is proud (and humbled) to announce that the firm has been nominated by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce as a finalist for the 2016 Small Business Awards in the following categories: (1) Excellence in Professional Services, (2) Employee Development, and (3) Women-Owned Business (Sue Loftin, Managing Shareholder). We owe these honors to our hard-working staff whose contributions make it possible for us to provide excellent services to our clients. Also, a big thank you is owed to our amazing clients and colleagues here in North County San Diego who make these awards possible.
The Loftin Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce it received an Excellence Award as one of the Top 20 Real Estate Firms in San Diego County for 2016 from Expertise. The award is made possible by the work of the entire Loftin Firm team - thank you!
We're once again excited to partner with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and Savvy Women Wealth Management to celebrate women-owned businesses and professionals at "Glamour, Glitz, Hats & Heels, an afternoon tea and social." This second annual signature afternoon tea and business social will be hosted by the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa on Friday, May 20 from 2pm to 5pm and will feature former NBC anchor, Susan Taylor and a fashion show that shouldn't be missed. We hope you'll join us at this event and celebrate women-owned businesses in Carlsbad. Don't miss out -register today!
The City of Carlsbad recently announced that it's launching a first-of-its-kind program to decrease the processing time for coastal development projects. In particular, the city will provide funding for additional staff resources at the California Coastal Commission over the next thirty (30) months. By adding another coastal program analyst to the Coastal Commission's staff, the public and private projects within Carlsbad's coastal zone will received expedited review.
After a hard-fought campaign fraught with controversy, Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso has conceded defeat in the special election held in Carlsbad on February 23. The special election was regarding a Caruso Affiliated proposed real estate development adjacent to the Agua Hedionda Lagoon (near I-5 and Cannon Road), which was intended to decrease "visitor-serving commercial development" from 48.3 acres to 26.7 acres and increase the amount of land designated as "permanent open space" from 155.1 acres to 176.7 acres.
The Firm wants to congratulate Founder and Managing Shareholder, L. Sue Loftin, for being selected as a winner of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Woman-Owned Business Award.
Check out Ariel Bedell's most recent article, "Things to Consider When Buying and Selling Commercial Real Estate" published in the August 2015 edition of the Carlsbad Business Journal.
Why should a Carlsbad Estate Planning Attorney prepare your will and trust rather than simply go on line and prepare it yourself? Many commentators suggest that legal services are becoming a commodity and, while this may be an emerging trend, the San Diego County estate planning attorneys at The Loftin Firm P.C. never advise clients to rely on a document preparation service for their vital estate planning documents. Like a recent Florida Supreme Court case highlighted, the omission of a pertinent clause in an individual's Last Will and Testament can drastically affect the distribution of the assets after death. See Aldrich v. Basile, Case No. SC11-2147 (Fla. S.Ct. Mar. 27, 2014). In contrast, the experienced estate planning attorneys at The Loftin Firm can specifically tailor your estate planning documents to help you proactively plan for the future. An online document preparation service cannot provide this service. As Florida Supreme Court Justice Piente noted in Aldrich, when a testator's will is ill-prepared, the ultimate cost will far exceed the cost of a personalized, comprehensive estate plan prepared by a skilled estate planning attorney. Id. at 18 (emphasis added).