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July 2016 Archives

Should immigrants apply for DACA in this election year?

Immigration has been a topic of much debate on the presidential candidacy trail this year. With mounting anti-immigrant rhetoric, many are wondering if it is even worthwhile to apply or renew their DACA status. As of now, DACA is still a viable option for many immigrants.

Legal problems continue to mount for popular burrito chain

It's been a difficult year for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., the ubiquitous burrito chain long known for its dedication to using fresh and healthy ingredients. That's because in the wake of a food safety scandal that saw customers across the nation sickened by norovirus and E. coli traced to contaminated foodstuffs, the company's stock price fell by almost 50 percent.

Understanding who can serve as a personal representative - II

Last time, we began discussing the basic requirements that a person named as the personal representative of an estate must be able to satisfy in order to serve in this vital role, and how those people found by a circuit court judge to meet these basic requirements are vested with the necessary authority via "Letters of Administration."

Understanding who can serve as a personal representative

When a loved one passes, there are seemingly innumerable questions that must be answered once the funeral arrangements are complete and sufficient time for mourning has passed. Indeed, chief among these inquiries is who has been appointed to serve as the executor of the estate or, as Florida law calls it, the personal representative.

Understanding the fiduciary duties of directors, corporate officers - II

In a previous post, we began discussing how the business entity of choice for many entrepreneurs is the corporation owing to its provision of limited liability to directors and officers. In other words, these parties cannot be held personally liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation, such that their personal assets are protected.

What kind of entity formation is right for my start-up business?

Up and down Highway 1 and the A1A along the Space Coast, we've all seen businesses with a variety of legal entities attached to the sign; Smith & Sons, Inc., Johnson & Jones, P.A., Wilson Law, PLLC and Anderson Manufacturing Co., just to name a few. But what do those business suffixes mean and how did the owners decide which type of entity was right for them before they opened their doors.

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