San Francisco Estate, Business, and Investor Immigration Law Blog
Special needs trusts (SNT) are administered for the benefit of persons with disabilities or other impairments. If drafted properly, a SNT does not jeopardize a beneficiary's eligibility for means-tested government benefits including Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California).
An H-1B visa is a work visa used by aliens who will be employed temporarily in a specialty occupation. Specialty occupations are occupations that require highly specialized knowledge and usually, at least a bachelor's degree. Sought after specialty occupations include engineering, information technology, mathematics, medicine, and physical sciences.
A Delaware Series LLC (SLLC) allows for sub companies or series where each series is treated as a separate entity. That means the liabilities of one series cannot be enforced against another series of the LLC, or against the LLC as a whole. As an example of how this could be used, real estate investors may find these useful in setting up separate series for particular real estate holdings. The concept is similar to that of a segregated portfolio company or a protected cell company. However, California does not recognize SLLCs.