FinCEN GTO Expansion

July 27, 2016
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently issued an expansion to their Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) that will temporarily require certain U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind companies used to pay all cash for high-end residential real estate in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. This is an expansion of the previous…

Broward Probate Rules Update

January 25, 2016
Broward County Probate division recently announced new filing requirements for all testate and intestate petitions for administration.

Change the Responsible Party with the IRS

January 13, 2016
When you apply for an employer identification number (EIN) you, or the person applying, needs to provide the "tax responsible party" contact information consisting of a name, phone number and business address. Things change over time. People come and people go. There are numerous reasons to need to update this information. Updating used to be…

Your Estate Plan Needs a Checkup

January 13, 2016
To avoid the unintended consequences of an outdated estate plan you should consult on a regular basis with your trusted estate planning professional to make sure your plan is ready in the event it's needed.

Due Diligence for that Assignment of Lease

September 1, 2015
A portion of our practice includes business transactions and frequently involves buying and selling businesses and other asset sales which include the assignment of a leasehold interest. In fact, for many businesses the leasehold interest (the lease) is one of the most valuable assets being sold. Everyone assumes that if the asset sale involves the conveyance of…