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As Florida Readies Itself for New Hemp Market, Businesses Scramble To Work with Attorneys on Business Formation

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Now that hemp has been reclassified and legalized on a federal level (i.e. no longer technically considered a “controlled substance”), a number of Floridians are looking to enter the $22 billion market; buying, selling, and otherwise starting related businesses to make “CBD oil” and other hemp-based products, such as clothing, paper, plastic, and rope…. Read More »

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Why You Must Have an Estate Plan in Place, Even If You Do Not Have Children

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

It is very important to note that, even if you do not have children, it is crucial that you have an estate plan in place—not only so that your assets do not pass  to individuals you’d rather they not—but so that you do not find yourself in trouble, without assistance, should you become incapacitated…. Read More »

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A Closer Look into “Service” Animals in Landlord-Tenant Contexts

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

A common issue that comes up in landlord-tenant disputes involves pets in rentals. We’ve previously discussed what minimum requirements laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act generally cover, however, we have not gone into depth on what, exactly, this means, especially for landlords with a no-pet policy who are specifically approached about an… Read More »

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Protecting Foreign Assets in Estate Planning

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As attorneys who regularly practice in estate planning, wills, and probate here in Florida, we work with a number of clients who have to take extra precautions in planning for their global assets. It is extremely important to take extra precautions and steps when you own foreign assets, especially when it comes to structuring… Read More »

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How to Go About Incorporating Charitable Giving Into Your Estate Plan

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As attorneys who regularly advise clients in the area of estate planning, we regularly receive a number of questions about charitable giving, especially as it overlaps with estate planning and donating at the time of death. Incorporating charitable giving into your estate plan can become complex under some circumstances. Below, we discuss some of… Read More »

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Making Your Florida Estate Plan “Doomsday Ready”

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Florida has unfortunately seen its fair share of devastation from Hurricane Michael and other hurricanes, resulting in absolutely terrible losses. Truthfully, losing everything in an instant can happen to anyone, at any time. Because of circumstances like these, everyone should have a plan in place in case they are suddenly forced out of their… Read More »

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Selling Tenant-Occupied Property & Associated Business Transactions

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Selling rental properties involves a number of areas of the law, including business transactions and landlord-tenant issues. Below, we discuss the importance of balancing your  right to sell your property with ensuring that you also abide by the terms of the lease and any tenant agreements you entered into, and discuss other options you… Read More »

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Is It Necessary To Hire A Probate Attorney?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Too many people do not give a thought to consulting a probate attorney, or putting together an estate plan, for that matter, until there is a sense of urgency and it is arguably too late. However, it is best to look into these issues as early as possible so that you are not rushed… Read More »

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Wells Fargo Consumer Fraud & Unfair Deceptive Trade Practices Payments to Floridians

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In what might be one of the biggest consumer fraud/business litigation cases to date, in late December, Wells Fargo agreed to pay $575 million to resolve unfair/deceptive trade practices and state consumer protection claims, which includes a payment of approximately $28.3 million to Florida. The settlement is linked to Wells Fargo activities involving opening… Read More »

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Data Privacy Abuses Scream Consumer Fraud Abuses as FTC Stands By

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

While evidence of consumer fraud abuse piles up against tech companies, many experts strongly feel that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been too complicit in the process. In particular, while a number of consumer advocates and lawmakers have called for the agency to take action against Facebook, specifically–arguing that it has blatantly violated… Read More »