Most Brevard County residents understand the importance of both tourism and Orlando to our region. When people in the city an hour to our west talk about broadening their economic base, we know it will affect us as well.We read recently an op-ed in the Orlando...
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Month: July 2017
Ownership of famed photos is not black and white
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 21, 2017 | Wills & Trusts
When she died at age 73, her name was as unknown to the public as her black and white photographs of the people on the streets of Chicago. Today, Vivian Maier is widely hailed in the art world as a brilliant photographer and artist whose talents were unappreciated...
A proposal to boost the start-up survival rate
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 20, 2017 | Business Formation & Planning
It is so easy to shop online. You don't have to get into your car or brave the heat or traffic of a Brevard County summer day. You don't have to walk the aisles of enormous stores and you don't have to stand in line to make your purchase.Add it all up and there is...
Is SBA the Way to Go?
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 19, 2017 | Commercial Real Estate, Lending
Our practice closes a number of SBA-backed loans and represents many commercial borrowers who use this federal government-backed program. The two types of SBA loans typically made are either an SBA 7(a) or an SBA 504 loan.The SBA 7(a) is for primarily commercial...
My father is incapacitated: I need to establish guardianship
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 18, 2017 | blog
When the natural process of aging takes its course, there comes a time in all of our lives when we are no longer able to take care of ourselves. For this reason, everyone should set up a power of attorney that gives permission to a trusted person to take care of your...
Tips for Avoiding (Big) Legal Expenses
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 17, 2017 | Legal Tips
We often see clients who, with some prior planning and effort, could have either avoided or reduced the size of their legal issues and fees. Here are a few tips for you:(i) Get "it" in writing. Whatever the "it" is, be it a service or item, get the terms in writing....
Care and Feeling of Commercial Lenders
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 14, 2017 | Lending
Our office has been privileged to work with many different commercial lenders and loan offices these many years. Most are intelligent, caring people who want you, the client, to receive the best loan terms, and service outcome possible.I think the borrower's first...
“Giving is good, but a well-deﬁned gift might be better”
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 14, 2017 | Wills & Trusts
When people sit down to plan a gifting strategy, they have the entire world to pick from, of course. But we tend to choose to give to people and places and organizations close to us.While most people making estate plans leave some assets to their children and other...
Florida business lawsuit began at tailgate party, ended in court
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 12, 2017 | Business Litigation
The dispute began innocently enough, it seems, with a conversation between a real estate broker and an executive with Florida Power & Light Co. The conversation wasn't in an impressive corporate boardroom; it took place instead during a Florida State University...
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 11, 2017 | Real Estate Transactions, Title Insurance
I think most people know to organize important papers such as estate planning documents, life and health insurance policies, and car and boat titles. Of equal importance is the title insurance policy issued upon the purchase or refinance of your home or investment...
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