My name is Jillian Ivey Sidoti. I use my maiden name not to be one of those hyphenated jerks, but because if you were to search the California Bar website for my name under "Jillian Sidoti", alas, you will not find me.
I am an attorney in California. Like most attorneys, I think I am very important and like to use big words as to confuse those around me. Also like most attorneys, I am an attorney because I can't hack it as a doctor. (I was never good at the "sciences" if you will, and I don't like the sight of blood.) If you will notice, I am located in California - this makes me even more of a pariah....fun!
I am also a professor at the University of Redlands. I teach business, finance, and accounting. I am not sure why they won't let me teach law...maybe it's because they don't have a law school...at least I am hoping that's the reason. This designation of "professor" allows me to be even more pompous.
So why am I here? Well, so I can bestow all of my wonderful knowledge on you, silly! Isn't that exciting? I knew you would be excited! And guess what? It's all FREE! I am going to give you FREE information. Hopefully you will find it as useful as the folks who pay me for it....
However, before I go on, here is the legal disclaimer that you must expect from an attorney:
"The materials on this web site have been prepared by Jillian Ivey Sidoti, Esq. for information purposes only and are not intended as legal advice. This web site is not an offer to represent you. Our transmission of this information and your receipt of this information is not intended to create and does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Internet subscribers and on-line readers should not act upon this information without seeking advice from professional counsel. Jillian Ivey Sidoti, Esq. does not maintain and is not responsible for the information, contents, accuracy, completeness, usefulness or adequacy of any resources that can be accessed with hypertext links from this site.
"Jillian Ivey Sidoti, Esq. articles and publications should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts or circumstances. Their contents are intended for general information purposes only and may not be quoted or referred to in any other publication or proceeding without the prior written consent of Jillian Ivey Sidoti, to be given or withheld at our discretion. "
Now, I would have been an awful attorney if I did not write that....
So with that out of the way - enjoy reading. I hope you find something useful here!