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Florida’s Significant Foreclosure Spike will Bring New Wave of Foreclosure Defense Cases

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

According to a report recently released by Attom Data Solutions, cities throughout South Florida (Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach) are experiencing an alarming increase in foreclosure starts, with filings up almost 30 percent over the previous year. Overall, Florida, as a state, is up 35 percent in foreclosure starts, representing the highest… Read More »

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Simple Steps to Avoid One of the Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

There is one major mistake that every level of wealth seems to make when it comes to estate planning, and it has to do with how they allocate assets amongst their beneficiaries and any charities they’d like to donate to, and whether that wealth comes from their IRA or other assets, such as a… Read More »

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How to Avoid Business Litigation When Hiring Employees from Competitors

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

While agreements between companies not to hire each others’ employees are increasingly receiving more and more scrutiny, companies also have to be careful about hiring employees from a company that then turns around and accuses it of stealing customer or trade secrets. In sum, avoiding business litigation when it comes to employees moving from… Read More »

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Federal Court Says Landlords Must Actively Protect LGBTQ Tenants from Harassment

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In late August, a federal appeals court ruled that landlords must protect LGBTQ tenants from harassment by other tenants under the Fair Housing Act (Act). The case involved a 70-year-old living in a senior living center, who suffered both verbal and physical harassment from other residents, who proceeded to hurl homophobic slurs, spat on… Read More »

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Businesses Coming Under Scrutiny for “No-Poach” Agreements

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

“No-poach” agreements—or agreements entered into by companies who agree not to hire each other’s employees—are currently facing a lot of scrutiny. A number of class action and multidistrict lawsuits have been filed against companies, accusing them of enacting practices that violate the Sherman Antitrust Act and striking deals with other companies to prevent employees… Read More »

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Is Anything Missing From Your Estate Plan?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In our experience as estate planning attorneys, there can be a number of dangerous misconceptions and assumptions out there when it comes to the field of estate planning. Some of them involve who does and does not need to engage in estate planning, as well as figuring out who should be named as guardians… Read More »

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Estate Planning Dos and Don’ts

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Unfortunately, there are a number of things that can go wrong during estate planning, particularly when you are trying to do it without consulting with a professional estate planning attorney. Below, we discuss some of these potential disasters, and how to avoid them: The Trap of Joint Ownership Many elderly couples engaged in estate… Read More »

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Common Mistakes Made When Selling Your Business

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

There are many considerations to take into account when selling your business, including the timing and valuation of the business. And, in fact, there are many things that can go wrong and frequent mistakes that people make when selling their business. Below, we discuss some of these potential mistakes and pitfalls. You always want… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Case Could Determine Future of Foreclosure Defense Cases

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

A new Florida Supreme Court case that involves foreclosure defense and the ability for attorneys to collect attorneys’ fees is gaining widespread attention, as well as concern from those who bring these types of cases if/when lenders are quickly (and possibly mistakenly and/or in bad faith) foreclosing on property. Not only could the case… Read More »

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Estate Planning For Digital Assets

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Because so many transactions in our lives are conducted ‘electronically’ today, estate planning is, of course, affected by this transition. This is especially relevant when it comes to ‘digital’ assets, or any electronic items that have monetary value–like cryptocurrencies–as well as any other transactions conducted online, including any conducted by email. However, because electronic… Read More »