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Blog Posts in 2012

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  • When the Estate Plan Destroys the Asset Protection Plan
    When the Estate Plan Destroys the Asset Protection Plan

    A recent case in Florida highlights the importance of having an Estate Planning attorney who also understands the rights of creditors to attack assets of a decedent. In Morey 2004 v. Everbank , and ...

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  • Deducting Business Start-Up Expenses for Federal Taxes
    Deducting Business Start-Up Expenses for Federal Taxes

    While the decision of the U.S. Tax Court in McPartland v. Commissioner is not groundbreaking or surprising, it is a reminder to business start-ups. Without going into a great deal of detail, what led ...

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  • Online Yellow Pages Scams
    Online Yellow Pages Scams

    Businesses be warned that the online Yellow Pages scams appear to be back. This letter ( Online Yellow Book Scam ) is going out from our office today in response to one rather egregious scam artist ...

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  • Why did the Supreme Court Need to Frame the 'Obamacare' Individual Mandate as a Tax?
    Why did the Supreme Court Need to Frame the 'Obamacare' Individual Mandate as a Tax?

    I intentionally waited for some of the political debate to die before writing about the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the ...

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  • Buying or Selling a Business - Asset Deal v. Stock Deal
    Buying or Selling a Business - Asset Deal v. Stock Deal

    We often have clients looking to buy or sell a business. It is not uncommon for the parties to negotiate the basic terms of the deal before involving our firm, or the accounting and financial ...

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  • Corporation v. LLC for Asset Protection - the Jonas Case
    Corporation v. LLC for Asset Protection - the Jonas Case

    There is often discussion among business attorneys as to which entity provides the best protection against creditors, the corporation or the limited liability company (LLC). When there is one owner of ...

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