Florida Construction Defect Proposal Unfair To Homeowners

Article Courtesy of  LAW 360 By Nick Vargo and Greg Demers Published April 4, 2021 Typically, the most important, and largest, purchase in a person’s life is their home. Due to negligence in the construction industry, many homes are built …

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will prevent COVID-19 vaccine ‘passports,’ signs liability bill

Article Courtesy of Channel 4 JAX News By Christine Sexton Published March 21, 2021 TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to privacy concerns, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will issue emergency rules this week that prevent businesses from requiring customers to …

Biden Administration May Spell Changes to Estate Tax and Stepped-Up Basis Rule [2/27/2021]

President Biden’s administration will usher in, two possibilities are that it will propose lowering the estate tax exemption and eliminating the stepped-up basis on death. The first would affect only multi-millionaires, but the second could have an impact on more modest …

If My Condo Association Hasn’t Kept the Grounds Maintained, Can I Sue?

You love your condo. It is a place of comfort and refuge. One of the great things about living in a condominium is the many services that are provided to you. If you are part of an association of condo …

Serving on Your Community Association’s ARC, ACC, or ARB? Take Note to Whom Your Fiduciary Duties Are Owed [2/21/2021]

Article Courtesy of  The National Law Review By Allen N. Trask and Amy H. Wooten Published February 21, 2021 Residents of planned communities often must obtain approval prior to making any modifications to their homes and lots. Through their declaration …

Why Financial Planners Need to Understand Modern “Irrevocable” Trusts

By Bakalar & Asociates, PA Many financial planners have been ill advised regarding the modern benefits of Irrevocable Trusts.  Traditional Irrevocable Trusts pose several historical problems which include: 1.         Requirement for a new EIN number from the IRS for income …