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Real Estate Investment: Part III – Structuring the 1031 Exchange

This is the third and final part of our discussion regarding the use of a 1031 Exchange to defer tax on real estate investments. Used correctly, real estate investors might even defer tax indefinitely—or at least during their lifetime.

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: Part II – Structuring the 1031 Exchange

Pitfalls of the 1031 exchange

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

REAL ESTATE: Buying a Home in Someone Else’s Name

Dangers of using someone else’s name when purchasing real estate

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 PRACTICES: LIMITING PERSONAL LIABILITY (Part III)

This is the final part to our discussion aimed at helping owners and officers avoid personal responsibility for the obligations and liabilities their companies take on in the course of doing business. The first part provided an overview of the key issues related to corporate liability. The second part focused on what not to do. Here, we get to proactive techniques for guarding against personal responsibility.

BUSINESS PRACTICES: LIMITING PERSONAL LIABILITY (Part II)

This is a continuation of our discussion regarding the breakdown of liability protection afforded to owners and officers as a result of the economic crisis and business scandals in the US and around the world. It is true the American legal system is set up to shield owners/officers from corporate liabilities, but nothing draws public outcry like an executive who fills his pockets through misdeeds and then hides behind the corporate skirt.