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The San Clemente Downtown Business Association provides the "Ask the Expert" webinar series to support the San Clemente local business owners during the COVID19 pandemic. The webinars are free to the public and presented by Members of the DBA and moderated by Chris Aitken, SCDBA Chair & Partner of Aitken Aitken Cohn. Listed below is our library of recorded Webinars "Ask the Expert" to provide helpful information to our community during these unclear times. To register for an upcoming webinar, please visit our events page.


May 11, 2020

In anticipation of the modification of the Stay-at-Home orders approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors, SCDBA Board member and Employment Law attorney, Javier Rivera Carbone, has prepared a reopening plan checklist for employers that will be necessary as they plan "to transition back to a normal state of activity".

May 7, 2020

We're pleased to welcome Jennifer Elliott, Attorney at Law, who will share her legal expertise regarding asset protection, financial obligations, and the necessary medical documents and estate issues that that we must be aware of should a family member become ill, and why handling these matters yourself could be a costly mistake.

  • How to be sure your finances are taken care of if you become sick
  • The legal document the hospital will ask for if you're ill
  • How to make sure your wishes are carried out and avoid unnecessary taxes upon death
  • Why doing it yourself is your most costly mistake

April 30, 2020

Brand Strategist Dan Schonberg, will explore the risks and rewards among online selling tools such as Amazon, Ebay, Google, Shopify and more. In part one, Dan will examine available navigation tools, integration into an existing website, and transactional security.

April 23, 2020

We are happy to welcome Jim Wynne and Cindy Santos from Kidder Mathews, one of the largest real estate firms on the west coast. Jim and Cindy will discuss the rules and restrictions that have been put into place to protect against evictions (both commercial and residential).

  • tips for navigating the rental market
  • provide resources related to property management and Covid-19

April 16, 2020

Taxpros+ Take on Your Questions about Stimulus Checks, SBA Loans & More!

With Brenda Yecke and Vicky Wilson

  • Stimulus Check Questions
  • SBA Loan Questions
  • Tax changes for Filing Dates, 401k’s, RMD’s, Payments and Penalties

April 9, 2020

Our guest expert, Javier Rivera-Carbone is an employment law litigator, workplace investigator and labor relations consultant. Javier is dedicated to workplace fairness and represents carefully chosen employers or employees.

  • California’s “Stay at Home” Order N 33 20
  • Who is (and is not) part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure not subject to the Order.
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
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