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Review Your Power of Attorney for 2021

Review Your Power of Attorney for 2021

Estate Planning
A new year offers a great opportunity to take a step back and review your current estate plan and make any necessary changes. This certainly applies to any powers of attorney that you have in place. In the event that you do not have a power of attorney, a new year is a great chance to determine whether you need one and, if so, execute one. To learn more, call a Boca Raton estate planning attorney today. What is a Power of Attorney? Powers of attorney allow you to designate a person to make decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to do so yourself. When you execute a power of attorney, you are referred to as the principal, and the person authorized to act on…
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Did You Suffer Injuries on New Year’s Eve?

Did You Suffer Injuries on New Year’s Eve?

Personal Injury Attorney
When you think about New Year’s Eve, you likely think about celebrating with family and friends, parties, and maybe a champagne toast at midnight. Unfortunately, for some, New Year’s Eve also involved injuries because of someone else’s negligence. If your New Year’s Eve involved a preventable accident, there’s a good chance that you are entitled to compensation. To learn more, call our office today to speak with a personal injury lawyer in Boca Raton. New Year’s Eve Injury Risks Revelry often involves an increased risk of injury, regardless of how safe you are being. You can never fully account for the negligence or carelessness of others, especially when there is alcohol involved. Some examples of common New Year’s Eve accidents include: Crashes caused by drunk drivers Slip and falls caused…
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Assistance with Business Compliance Issues

Assistance with Business Compliance Issues

Business Law
Every business has complex sets of laws with which they must comply, and these laws can vary widely depending on your industry, operations, workforce, location, and more. Noncompliance with even one regulation can result in penalties, liability, or even the closure of your business. So how do you stay on top of it all, especially when you are already busy running your business? Having a business compliance attorney in your corner can make all the difference. Many large companies have an in-house general counsel who has the full-time jobs of addressing legal matters, including compliance. These lawyers know the corporations and relevant laws inside and out, which helps keep the operation in line with the law. However, most small businesses do not have the resources - nor the need -…
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Stay Safe this Holiday Season

Stay Safe this Holiday Season

Personal Injury Attorney
As the holidays kick off with Thanksgiving, we could all use some cheer and time with family to end 2020. While this holiday season might look different than those in the past, most families are trying to make the best of it. Unfortunately, for too many households, an accident and injuries disrupt their holidays, possibly causing additional stress and struggles well into the future. There are steps you can take to keep your family safe during the 2020 holidays while still enjoying yourselves. Watch for Drunk Drivers The holidays and festive drinks go hand-in-hand for many people, and too many people get behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink. If you are hit by a drunk driver, you can sustain serious injuries and incur extensive…
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Is Arbitration Right for Your Case?

Is Arbitration Right for Your Case?

business law FAQ
When disputes arise between parties to a contract, business partners, or other parties, there are different ways to resolve them. Sometimes, informal negotiations or communications between attorneys is enough to reach an agreement with arbitration. In other situations, the matter might escalate to litigation, which can be costly for everyone involved. Resolving disputes as efficiently as possible should be a priority, and this is why alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a commonly-used option. One form of ADR that is common in business disputes is called arbitration. What is Arbitration? Arbitration is often compared to trial in court, though it is a less formal and drawn-out process. Both sides (through their attorneys) present their arguments before one or three arbitrators, and they make the decision on how to resolve the issue.…
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Are You Considering the Sale of Your Business?

Are You Considering the Sale of Your Business?

Business Law
In 2020, many business owners have faced struggles, and simply operating can require significantly more effort and resources than before the pandemic began. Some owners are deciding to pass the torch by selling their business, so they can retire or take a different route that might be less stressful. You should carefully consider the pros and cons of selling your company at this time, and some factors to weigh include: How is your industry performing in general? Has your company performed well in the market? How do your future financial forecasts look? What are the current interest rates? Are you personally ready to bow out of your company? You should discuss the big picture with a business attorney who can help advise you on the best course of action for…
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Who Should You Choose to be the Personal Representative of Your Estate?

Who Should You Choose to be the Personal Representative of Your Estate?

Estate Planning
Your last will and testament is a critical part of your estate plan. You might be aware that your will allows you to instruct how your property and assets should be distributed after you pass away, which should be carefully considered. Another important consideration when it comes to drafting a will is who you will designate to be the personal representative of your estate. The personal representative is in charge of many tasks when it comes to administering your estate. These include: Locating and notifying beneficiaries named in your will Taking inventory of all property and assets Pay necessary bills as needed during probate Notifying creditors and paying debts Filing taxes Closing accounts Distributing your estate according to your will Closing your estate With the right personal representative, the probate…
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Drunk Driving Increases on Halloween

Drunk Driving Increases on Halloween

Auto Accidents
Halloween is often associated with children in costumes collecting candy from neighbors. However, adults hold plenty of celebrations for Halloween, and many of these involve alcoholic beverages. While many revelers make the responsible choice to take an Uber home, others might decide to drive their cars after having too many drinks. Law enforcement agencies often increase enforcement efforts on Halloween and other holidays, but they cannot identify and arrest every drunk driver before they cause harm. There is usually an increase in drunk driving crashes on Halloween, and innocent people can have their lives changed in an instant. Holding Drunk Drivers Liable If you sustain injuries in a crash caused by an intoxicated driver, it is expected that you want to hold them accountable for all the harm and expenses…
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Slip and Falls While Shopping

Slip and Falls While Shopping

Slip and Fall
We visit retail establishments on a regular basis, and we do not expect that our shopping trip or errands will end up with a visit to the emergency room. However, millions of people slip and fall down each year across the country, and slip and falls can result in surprisingly serious injuries. Many stores have a high risk of slip and falls, including: Grocery stores Big box stores, such as Walmart Clothing shops Department stores Hardware stores Wholesale stores Shopping malls All of these establishments have a duty to make sure the premises are reasonably safe for customers. After all, they are inviting customers inside to shop, and those customers should not have to worry about the risk of injuries. Unfortunately, many store owners and managers fail to abide by…
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Resolving a Contract Dispute

Resolving a Contract Dispute

Contract Disputes
Both businesses and consumers enter into contracts on a regular basis. Contracts can involve purchases of products or services, business-to-business transactions, real estate matters, and much more. One thing that most contracts have in common is that a dispute regarding the contract can be costly. Contract disputes often arise when one party accuses another party of breaching the contract. A breach can involve a lack of promised performance or the failure to abide by the terms of the agreement, among other allegations. Contract disputes can result in losses or liability for parties, and it is best to resolve the conflict as efficiently as possible, often allowing the contract to proceed. A business litigation lawyer in Boca Raton can help you do just this. Methods of Resolution Not every contract dispute…
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