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Estate Planning Documents Necessary to Protect Your College Student

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

When people think of estate planning, they think of the elderly planning for  the time after they have passed. However, estate planning isn’t just for the aging; it is also for those who might benefit from having a plan in place when it comes to important decisions, such as someone who can make health… Read More »

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Florida Court to Tackle Important Copyright Question Involving Embedded Tweets

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Copyright law and deciding what does and does not fall within the fair use doctrine is an increasingly important and ever changing area of law in business litigation, especially in an age of social media and constantly sharing information via the process of “embedding” one thing in another. Now, a case that has been… Read More »

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What Is Legacy Planning, And How Does It Relate to Estate Planning?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

When most people think of “estate planning,” they think of ensuring that major assets – like the family home – as well as investments, etc. are passed onto their loved ones. However, there are a number of other additional concerns involved, especially for those who want to ensure that a particular legacy is left… Read More »

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Setting Up a Special Needs Trust the Right Way Is Imperative

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

When it comes to setting up a special needs trust, it is imperative that families work with an attorney who not only knows about the complex federal, state, and local laws and rules surrounding the specific type of estate planning required for the specific type of circumstance, but also all of the many programs… Read More »

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FTC Lawsuit Against Match for Shady Subscription & Other Business Practices Brings a Number of Corporate Practices into Question

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In late September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it was suing the Match Group for issues related to fraudulent business practices and consumer fraud and protection. The Match Group is the owner of most of the notorious dating apps; not just including Match, but also Hinge, OkCupid, PlentyofFish, Tinder. According to the… Read More »

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Creating Estate Plans for Musicians & Musical Works

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As estate planning attorneys here in Florida, we talk a lot about planning for assets, but what happens when those assets are song lyrics and recordings? These types of assets (i.e. intellectual property items—copyright, name/likeness, trademark, etc.) are incredibly important, and present an entirely different type of challenge than physical property (like jewelry or… Read More »

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Injunctive Relief in Consumer Fraud Cases

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Consumers have long been able to sue for damages in connection with consumer fraud, but what about injunctive relief? Courts have recently issued split decisions on whether, in addition to collecting damages,  a consumer can also force the manufacturer to change a label.. Specifically, the Ninth Circuit recently held that the consumer who was… Read More »

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Estate Planning for Land & Heirs’ Property Loopholes

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As Florida attorneys who assist clients with estate planning, we talk a lot about planning for the future when it comes to your income, assets, and accounts. But what about land? Land that is passed on without a will face as a number of complications; it becomes what’s known as heirs’ property, whereby your… Read More »

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Estate Planning for Your Business

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

We have previously discussed estate planning for your personal property, but what about estate planning for your business? Many people do not realize that having an estate plan in place for your business (to plan for when you pass) is absolutely essential, and this plan should be “living,” i.e. adaptable as circumstances change. Taxes… Read More »

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Should You Register Your Business?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As attorneys who work with clients here in Florida on business formation, one of the common questions that we receive is whether a business has to be registered with the Florida Secretary of State’s Office and, if so, how to do that. There are some questions, especially from small independent contractors, who may be… Read More »