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Attorney Highlight  

Brian Francis

Where did you go to school/obtain your degree?
Northeastern University and Vanderbilt University Law School.  

What is your primary focus(es) in the practice of law?
I focus primarily on estate planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships, guardianships, and trust and estate litigation.  

What has been your most fulfilling or rewarding experience in the practice of law?
I am most fulfilled when I am able to educate my clients and empower them to make meaningful, informed decisions about their future. I especially enjoy seeing clients find peace of mind after creating a custom-tailored estate plan that ensures financial stability for their loved ones in all contingencies.   

Where are you originally from and which MOBO Law office to you based out of?
I was born and raised in a small town near Poughkeepsie, New York, and I am based out of MOBO’s Sacramento office.  

Why did you undertake the practice of law?
Music was my first passion. Before practicing law, I worked briefly in the music business, but quickly realized that my love of music did not equate to a love of the business of music. I wanted a more challenging career, and law school was a natural choice given some of my other passions: problem-solving, writing, and debate.  

What made you choose MOBO Law?
I came to MOBO because of its people-first approach, both in the office and with the public. Professionally, MOBO’s collaborative culture helps me to continually grow and excel as an attorney and, personally, I am proud to work at a firm with a conscience and sense of duty to its community.  

What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is working with a group of extraordinary people who I learn from every day.  


Expansion in Family Leave for Workers under the California Family Rights Act


Pursuant to SB-1383 regarding unlawful employment practices under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), effective January 1, 2021, the minimum employee restriction is significantly reduced for employees to be granted up to 12 weeks of unpaid protected leave during any 12-month period to bond with a new child of the employee or to care for themselves or their family. Previously, the CFRA allowed employers with less than 50 employees within a 75-mile radius of the employee’s worksite to deny this leave to employees that would otherwise be eligible for the same under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). However, SB-1383 expanded the CFRA to now make it an unlawful employment practice for any employer to deny such requested leave when the employer has only 5 employees or more. 
Accordingly, as of January 1, 2021, employees previously deemed ineligible for this 12-week protected leave due to minimum employee restrictions are now able to take family and medical leave under CFRA so long as the employee has 1,250 hours of service with the employer in the previous 12-month period. 
Additionally, under the previous CFRA rules, as well as under current FMLA rules, an employer could limit leave for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement when both parents were employed by the same employer, such that the two parents were granted a combined total of 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period. However, as of January 1, 2021, the CFRA no longer allows employers to impose this limitation and both parents employed by the same employer will be entitled to a full 12 weeks of bonding leave. 
For further information regarding recent changes to the California Family Rights Act, please visit: If you have questions regarding these new CFRA provisions, or any other employment-related matter, please contact MOBO Law, LLP. 


Attention Contractors – Updated CA and NV Contract Packets

MOBO has just completed a significant overhaul of our California and Nevada contractor packets to meet the new state and federal requirements for this year. They are also easier for you and/or your staff to complete.
We are strongly encouraging our clients to update their contractor packets this year. The flat rate to update your existing packet with a whole new suite of documents costs $695 for the first state packet and $495 for the second state. If you or another contractor needs to purchase the packet for the first time, we charge a flat rate of $1,995 for the first state and $995 for the second state. Whenever an update is needed or requested in the future, you will then benefit from the reduced rate we charge for updates.
If you need a new or updated contract packet for California and/or Nevada, please contact MOBO paralegal, Shell Cook at (530) 214-8700 or We can generally have them to you within a couple days. Thank you for your business. 


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