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Business Guide to Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Tax Breaks

This article is meant to help you understand the tax breaks under the CARES Act intended to help your business or non-profit survive the Coronavirus crisis.

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Business Guide to Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Business Loans

Business owners and executives need a clear, concise explanation of how the Coronavirus Stimulus Package affects the company. There are several, overlapping Acts that apply, and new developments emerge daily, but this guide should be enough to start strategizing.

Labor Law: Overtime Pay (FL)

As long as an non-exempt employee does not work more than 40 hours in a week, the employer is not required to pay overtime even if (i) the employee works more than eight (8) hours in one day, or (ii) the employee works on a holiday, a Saturday, or a Sunday.

REAL ESTATE: LAND USE LAW

Every city and county in Florida is required to adopt a comprehensive plan that provides “the principles, guidelines, standards, and strategies for the orderly and balanced future economic, social, physical, environmental, and fiscal development of the area that reflects community commitments to implement the plan.” Section 163.3177(1), Florida Statutes.

REAL ESTATE: OCWEN CLASS ACTION IN FLORIDA

Ocwen has been one of the biggest offenders what comes to servicing mortgages. It is time to fight back.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Florida Land Trust

I have always been fond of trusts generally and, when it comes to real estate investment, a land trust can be an ideal solution in many situations. The only real drawback is that a lot of people are unfamiliar with trusts and it takes a good deal of explaining to get them to the necessary comfort level. The purpose of READ FULL POST

Premium Processing – Business Visas

Premium processing is a expedited service offered by the USCIS for certain visa types.  There is an extra charge, which adjusts from time to time (currently $1,440).  The advantage of premium processing is that you will get a response to the application within 15 days. 

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ROAD MAP: Spousal Petition

Here is an overview of the spousal petition process that we provide our clients. Hopefully, you will find the step-by-step explanation helpful, and maybe even become a client yourself. : ) Document Preparation The first step is collecting documents and information from you, so we can prepare the various forms involved.  In a typical spousal petition, the following forms will READ FULL POST

IMMIGRATION: Change of Status from B-1/B-2 to F-1

Readers interested in converting their B-1/B-2 visa to an F visa in order to study in the US should read this article first.

BUSINESS LAW: What is “General Counsel” and When Does it Make Sense?

Some attorneys offer general counsel services. In this scenario, the attorney continues to have his outside practice, and you will not be his/her only client but you will get preferential service.