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Whether you are just getting your business started or a seasoned business owner, Francine’s 30 years of experience in business and intellectual property law will provide the expertise necessary to give you peace of mind by protecting your content, your brand, your business structure, and your estate.

Francine is Of Counsel at Monty White, LLP, a full service law firm in San Rafael, CA. She heads its Business and Intellectual Property Law Group, as well as managing its Palm Desert, CA office. Francine is a 1989 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia.

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Whether you are just getting your business started or a seasoned business owner, Francine’s 27 years of experience in business and intellectual property law will provide the expertise necessary to give you peace of mind by protecting your content, your brand, your business structure, and your estate.
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A professional speaker since 1995, Francine has engaged audiences large and small with her compelling story of triumph over insurmountable odds. Her authentic, impassioned message motivates and inspires audiences no matter what industry or background. Francine is also the author of two Esteemable Acts self-help books.
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A professional speaker since 1995, Francine has engaged audiences large and small with her compelling story of triumph over insurmountable odds. Her authentic, impassioned message motivates and inspires audiences no matter what industry or background. Francine is also the author of two Esteemable Acts self-help books.
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Dead or Alive: The Internet

Dead or Alive: The Internet

I'm not into conspiracy theories, but this one is worth the read. As an Intellectual Property lawyer, I'm always keeping an eye on the evolution of Artificial Intelligence and how that impacts the world of law. Enter "The Dead-Internet Theory"....

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Estate Planning Myths

Estate Planning Myths

One reason estate planning is such a difficult process is because most of us don’t want to think we won’t live forever. And sometimes we buy into an assortment of estate planning myths. Here are just a few: Estate Planning Myth #1: Only the Rich...

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