CLIENT ALERT: Backlogs in Florida Courts Could Take Years to Undo

Because of Covid-19, Florida, like most states, suspended jury trials and closed the courthouses. Yesterday, Judge Patricia Stonebridge of the Ninth Circuit (which covers Orange and Osceola Counties), told an audience of attorneys that the court closings and suspensions of trials is already resulting in cases being postponed to 2022. With…
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Medicaid and Homestead Protections

In Medicaid planning, protecting the family assets is one of the primary goals. It is important to preserve as much wealth as possible, as many people want to be able to pass everything down to the next generation. Equally important, however, is to ensure that the non-Medicaid spouse can maintain…
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CLIENT ALERT: Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program Incoming

Late Wednesday night, the US Senate passed a House-led bill to make changes to the Paycheck Protection Program. The new rules modify the forgiveness guidelines to attempt to make it easier for business owners. The new rules, which have not yet been signed into law by the President, do several…
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CLIENT ALERT: Florida to Enter Phase 2 on June 5, 2020

On Friday, June 5, 2020, all of Florida, with the exception of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties will move to Phase 2. Here is what this means: Bars can reopen at 50% capacity inside and full capacity outside. Only seated customers can be served. Restaurants can seat patrons at…
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Separating Fact from Fiction about Covid-19

By Debo Ofsowitz Covid-19 and the self-isolation it has imposed has seemed to trigger a rise in the sharing of misinformation as to both the causes and the treatment of one of the world’s deadliest pandemics. As a result of all the memes and rumors populating social media, even the news,…
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Estate Planning for LGBTQ+ Individuals

Not so long ago, estate planning for LGBTQ+ clients was more cumbersome, as the federal government and most states did not recognize the relationships of all their citizens. Following Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015, the federal government now recognizes same-sex marriages, and with that, allows for the same types of…
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A Succession Planning Primer

When you build up a business, it is more than just a job. When you build up a business, you’re planting a seed, but also nurturing it to grow and creating something special. But not everyone who builds a business is looking to die in their office, and that is…
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Loan Forgiveness Under the PPP

When a loan is received from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), obviously a key benefit is the loan forgiveness component. It is important to remember that for the loan to be forgiven, the funds must be properly used. It is useful to look at the name of the program “the…
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