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Attorney Highlight:   

Robin D. Shofner

Where did you go to school/obtain your degree?
I began my college career at Sacramento City College where I obtained an Associates Degree in Psychology.  Thereafter, I attended the University of California Davis where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Law and Society.  Finally, I attended UCLA School of Law where I obtained my Juris Doctorate.  

What is your primary focus(es) in the practice of law?
I am licensed to practice in both California and Nevada as well as in several federal and bankruptcy courts.  I primarily practice civil litigation in a wide range of areas including real property, construction, business, personal injury, ski area defense and wills and trusts litigation.  

What has been your most fulfilling or rewarding experience in the practice of law?
It is incredibly fulfilling to assist my clients obtaining the outcomes that they desire and deserve.  Those outcomes come in many forms including financial judgments and orders prohibiting troubling conduct.  I have also been able to craft creative settlements for clients that enable them to save homes from foreclosure and reduce their mortgage balances, which has been incredibly gratifying.  

Where are you originally from and which MOBO Law office to you based out of?
I was born in Anchorage, Alaska but grew up in Sacramento, California.  I was grateful for the opportunity to open and manage MOBO’s Sacramento office, which was the second office that MOBO opened nearly eight years ago.  

Why did you undertake the practice of law?
I have always had a competitive spirit and strong desire to learn as much as I possibly can.  Those two passions led me to the practice of law after I joined the Debate Team at Sacramento City College and had the good fortune to be accepted to UC Davis’ King Hall Outreach Program, which is a program designed to transition college students into law school.  

What made you choose MOBO Law?
The primary reason that I chose MOBO is because of its focus on collaboration.  I have learned throughout my career that collaboration produces the best outcome for clients, and I desired to work for a firm that shared that perspective.  Since coming to MOBO, I have had the good fortune to collaborate with many talented attorneys and support staff and that collaboration has been crucial to the many successes that we have had for our clients.  

What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is being part of the MOBO Family.  MOBO fosters a sense of community not only amongst attorneys and staff but with clients as well.  We genuinely enjoy working with each other and share MOBO’s ideals of community and giving back.  I truly love coming to work every day.  

Modification to Tax Deductions for Business Meals in 2021 and 2022


Pursuant to the COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill executed by former President Donald Trump on December 27, 2020, business owners are now permitted to deduct 100% of business meals for the 2021 and 2022 tax years to provide additional stimulation to the country’s restaurant industry. The expenses, which were previously only deductible by 50%, include the following: 

  • Meals provided for the convenience of the employer if the meals are provided by a restaurant. 
  • Meals included in charitable sports packages. 
  • Meals in office during meetings of employees, stockholders, agents, or directors if the meals are provided by a restaurant. 
  • Meals during business travel. 
  • Meals at a seminar or conference. 
  • Client business meals. 
The following expenses have historically been and will continue to be 100% deductible: 
  • Meals included as taxable compensation to an employee or independent contractor. 
  • Meals sold to a client or customer. 
  • Food offered to the public for free. 
  • Office holiday party or picnic. 
  • Team-building events.

This increased percentage of allowable business meal deductions went into effect January 1, 2021 and will continue through December 31, 2022, so make certain you are tracking these expenses to be included when it comes time to file your 2021 and 2022 taxes.
More information about the provisions of the COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill can be found online at: If you have questions regarding your business or this newsletter, please contact MOBO Law, LLP. 

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