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To avoid the unintended consequences of an outdated estate plan you should consult on a regular basis with your trusted estate planning professional to make sure your plan is ready in the event it's needed.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

Wait…That’s Not My Signature!: The Need For Specific Denials

August 28, 2015
A person's signature can hold tremendous power.  The buying and selling of corporations are finalized with signatures. Wars are waged and alliances are created with just a stroke of a pen. In today's world of rapid technological advancements, the importance given to one's signature has remained incredibly high. Whatever the reason for this, one thing…

Ladybird Deed: An Enhanced Life Estate

February 9, 2014
How can I change title to a piece of real property to affect my estate plan and avoid probate, yet still maintain complete control over it during my lifetime, including the ability to un-do the transfer, and not just the right to occupy for as long as I am alive? Florida recognizes an enhanced life…