Tax Uncertainties Cloud Financial Picture, Charity Outlook

TAXES: Advisers Offer Insight on Various Options

The looming of the “fiscal cliff,” a combination of tax increases and spending cuts, scheduled to go into effect in January 2013, also brings lots of uncertainty for the local financial and tax advisers of San Diego’s wealthiest residents.

Foundations Bring Energy, Effort and Money to Many Causes

San Diegans who want to support nonprofits, schools and programs in their communities don’t have to look very far for like-minded neighbors: Members of two philanthropic organizations, The San Diego Foundation and San Diego Women’s Foundation, are actively involved in making their communities a better place.

Executive Profile: Sharon Lawrence

Sharon Lawrence is president and CEO of Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to foster children throughout the region to ensure their needs are met in the courtroom, classroom and community.

The Other 'Military Spending'

DEFENSE: Sailors’, Marines’ Salaries Help Support Local Business

With 20 years of retail experience on Mission Avenue, Rick Wright knows the lay of the land in Oceanside.

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Executive Profile: George Brown

George Brown is the executive director for the Armed Services YMCA, at Camp Pendleton, a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide programs and services to active duty military and their families with a focus toward the junior enlisted ranks to increase their quality of life, reduce stress, and strengthen families.

Changing the Scientific Properties

REAL ESTATE: Limited Space, Competition for Talent Drives Renovations

The task of equipping today’s life-sciences corporate campus has moved well beyond installing the right number of lab centrifuges and test-tube racks.

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Expanding Footprint of Some Life Science Firms is Welcome Event

REAL ESTATE: Market Must Wait for Effects of Other Recent Acquisitions

Despite a history of mergers and acquisitions that have shrunk local life-science real estate footprints, several large companies in the sector are now boosting their San Diego County presence.

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Tenant Improvement Market Continues to Be a Challenge

BUILDING: Top Companies Keep Building on Reputation

The 13 companies on the San Diego Business Journal’s 2012 Tenant Improvement list generated just under $324 million in projects in 2011, a 10.3 percent decline from revenues in 2010.

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Executive Profile: Jack Giacomini

“Jack” Giacomini is a third generation hotelier with a record of achievement as hotel manager, owner, and chairman of Hotel Managers Group LLC. with headquarters in San Diego which operates more than 20 hotels throughout the western U.S.

Working Within the Law

LAW: Social Media and New Rulings Complicate Employee Policies, Practices

Salaries and wages are usually one of, if not the, largest expense lines on a company’s income statement.

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Four Important Questions Answered By Four Expert Attorneys

Attorneys who do employment defense work get a lot of interesting questions, particularly about alternate workweeks and flexible work schedules.

Home-Grown Law Firm Rises to No. 1 Spot on 2012 List

For the first time in the last five years, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is No. 1 on the San Diego Business Journal’s list of Law Firms.