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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 »

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Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against Google Concerning Health Care Privacy

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

A new consumer fraud lawsuit has been filed against Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center, alleging that healthcare providers failed to protect the privacy of hundreds of thousands of patient medical records. The lawsuit is linked to the companies partnering in research linked to hospital readmissions and, in doing so, allegedly allowing… Read More »

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Foreclosures Spike in Florida

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

According to recent reports, Florida is now experiencing a significant spike in foreclosures (including bank repossessions, default notices, and scheduled auctions). Just in the month of May 2019, there was a 23 percent increase in foreclosures compared to May 2018; with one in every 1,200 homes experiencing a foreclosure filing, reflecting the third highest… Read More »

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Walmart Sued for Consumer Fraud Practices

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In June, corporate giant Walmart was sued for consumer fraud; specifically, for selling homeopathic medicines right alongside medicine that had been tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The lawsuit alleges that, in doing so, Walmart is engaging in fraud that risks customer health. According to the National Capital Poison Control Center, approximately… Read More »

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Why Updating Your Estate Plan Is Absolutely Necessary

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

A will and estate plan that is not regularly reviewed and updated can not only become useless, but could in fact result in dangerous consequences that the testator did not intend. Below, we discuss some of the most important reasons you should update your will and estate plan: Has Anyone Named Passed Away? For… Read More »

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Where Consumer Fraud, Protection, & Estate Planning Meet: Protecting Florida’s Elderly Population

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Consumer fraud committed against the elderly is the “crime of the 21st-century,” especially here in Florida. A number of elderly individuals are taken advantage of every year; completely unbeknownst to their families. According to researchers, one of the biggest challenges in preventing financial exploitation of the elderly has to do with being able to… Read More »

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Florida Couple Turns the Tables and Forecloses On Bank of America

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

A foreclosure action that was brought in Florida against Bank of America  after the bank mistakenly attempted to foreclose on them demonstrates how  homeowners  can defend themselves when it comes to wrongful foreclosure actions taken by banks. The couple paid cash when they purchased their home, which was owned by Bank of America. The… Read More »

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How Businesses Can More Effectively Work with Outside Counsel

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As Sarasota business litigation lawyers, we regularly work with successful businesses on legal issues that cannot be handled internally. In that endeavor, part of our role involves advising businesses on whether litigation will be successful based on the company’s overall goals and objectives. In this manner, outside counsel can play a very effective role… Read More »