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Founding partner Rita Holder is a regular contributor to newspapers, blog posts and other publications. Listed below are some older articles we’ve published you may find interesting . . .

What BART Wanted

Contracts with BART’s five labor unions expired on June 30, 2013.

Need for negotiation of a new four-year contract.

It’s been 16 years since the last BART strike …

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Taxation Of Same-Sex Marriages

The law of taxation of employee benefits for same-sex couples is complicated …

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Defined Contribution Plans In A Post-Pension Protection Act Environment

The Pension Protection Act (PPA) opened the door to new features that enable employers and employees to manage their retirement savings risks.

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Evolution Of The Taxation Of Air Pollution

Air pollution control laws date back to medieval times. King Edward I of England banned the burning of newly discovered coal by blacksmiths in 1273, because of its foul odor…

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2014 Delta Vision Report Card

An evaluation of efforts to implement the Delta Vision Strategic Plan

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2014 Delta Vision Actions Status

This appendix describes the status and progress of the 85 actions recommended in the
Delta Vision Strategic Plan.

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  • Holder, R. Presentation “Financial Guidance for Women.” St. Vincent de Paul fundraiser, August 13, 2019.
  • Holder, R. Parental Alienation After Divorce: Twisting A Child’s Love, Diablo Gazette, Feb 2019.
  • Holder, R. What’s Equitable Subrogation? Blog Post-ritaholderlaw.com, Feb 20, 2019.
  • Holder, R. Tax Consequences Of Life Insurance, Blog Post-ritaholderlaw.com, September 2018.
  • Holder, R. Setting Up a Conservatorship for Your loved One, Diablo Gazette, March 1, 2018
  • Holder, R. Top 5 Reasons Why You Need an Estate Plan, Diablo Gazette, July 30, 2017.
  • Holder, R. Divorce and Taxes – Who Gets The Dependency Deduction And Why Do We Care? Contra Costa Bar Association Journal and Presentation to Tax Section, June 2017.
  • Holder, R. The Problem of the Missing QDRO, Contra Costa Bar Journal, October 2014.
  • Holder, R. and Edralin, S. Taxation of Same-Sex Marriages, Towers Perrin Client Update, October 2011
  • Holder, R. Evolution of the Taxation of Air Pollution, Contra Costa Bar Journal, June 2011
  • Holder, R. Defined Contribution Plans in a Post-Pension Protection Act Environment, International Pension Journal, First Quarter, 2009
  • Holder, R. and Edralin, S. Webcast: “Improving Returns on 401(k) Plans,” November 30, 2008.
  • Holder, R. Ray, M. Co-Presenters. “Recent Developments and Trends in Health & Welfare Plans,” Western Pension & Benefits Conference, Fall Conference, October 28, 2008.