Category Archives: BUSINESS LAW

Labor Law: Unpaid Training

There is a presumption that time spent by employees attending Training should be paid in order to comply with the FLSA. However, the presumption can be overcome if the four relevant factors above are met.

Labor Law: Unpaid Interns in Florida

There are a lot of good things to be said about doing business in the US. Many Americans don’t realize how much easier things are here, as compared to some other parts of the world. There are a few notable exceptions, however, and using unpaid interns may be one.

TAX CONTROVERSY–PART III: TAX COURT

When we say “tax controversy,” most people think of audits, which is not wrong.  However, the process can go beyond just an examination of your return.

Foreclosure Lawyer

Harrington Recognized by Thompson Reuter as Expert in Foreclosure Law

Litigation & Mitigation, by Jeff Harrington, published by Thompson Reuter

ASSET PROTECTION: Offshore vs. Domestic Trust (US Persons)

Ours is an international law firm, so offshore work has always been part of our practice. Lately, however, we have been moving away from recommending offshore to our US clients.

ASSET PROTECTION: Offshore vs. Domestic Trust (Int’l Persons)

This is a continuation of the discussion in Part I of this series regarding the advantages and disadvantages of two common asset protection techniques: offshore entities/accounts, and the US asset protection trust.

BANKRUPTCY: Before, During, or After Divorce

The last time I checked, divorce was the number two reason people file for bankruptcy (medical bills is number one).  Bankruptcy and divorce go together because divorce causes financial strain, and sometimes bankruptcy is the only (or best) way to get through the ordeal.  So, what are the particular concerns and what can you do to prepare if you are READ FULL POST

BANKRUPTCY: FROZEN BANK ACCOUNTS (Wells Fargo)

Most people probably know that filing for bankruptcy is often the most effective way of getting out from under a judgment garnishment of their bank account. That continues to be true.  What my office has seen in recent times, though, is a trend towards making things more difficult for Debtors — such as Wells Fargo’s policy of freezing the account READ FULL POST

BUSINESS LAW: Contracts, Disputes, Labor & Collections

It is no exaggeration to say the art of drafting, interpreting, and enforcing contracts is the foundation of all business law.

Offshore

Taxation of Canceled Debt: Foreclosure Backlash

So, you’re having trouble keeping your head above water with the mortgage payments on your home. You start to slip behind and find that your home is now being foreclosed. What’s next? You can now expect a Form 1099-C from your bank or lender stating that they are forgiving a portion of your debt that remains unpaid. Great news, right? READ FULL POST