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Don’t Let Your Estate Plan Fall Prey to These Deadly Tax Issues

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

While there are a number of tax issues that can cause serious problems for your estate plans, there are several in particular that are worth elaborating on in order to ensure that you are prepared for your annual checkup with your estate planning attorney and any other advisers you have. Family Limited Partnerships and… Read More »

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The Most Important Tax Issues to Consider When Managing a Loved One’s Estate

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

It can be stressful enough dealing with the loss of a loved one without also having to worry about all of the tax issues associated with being the executor of the estate. Below, we cover some of the most important considerations to take into account when you are managing a loved one’s estate to… Read More »

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If You Are Involved in A Business Purchase, Make Sure You Are in Compliance with Immigration Laws

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

If you are considering purchasing a company that employs foreign national employees, it is important to ensure that the company is in compliance with the relevant immigration laws. Specifically, you must ensure that you are aware of any impacts the business In order to properly do so, it is wise to work with a… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Makes Major Decision Concerning Foreclosure Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In late March, the US Supreme Court made a major decision concerning who qualifies as a “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“the Act”). Specifically, the Court decided that a law firm representing a lender in foreclosure proceedings did not qualify as a debt collector under the Act. This decision will… Read More »

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What Are Payable On Death Accounts, And How Do They Fit into My Estate Planning?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Transfer on death accounts—also known as Payable on death accounts in states like Florida—allow a couple to designate who receives their accounts and assets after the second person (with joint accounts) passes on as part of their estate planning. These accounts are governed by state law and are part of the account custodian (for… Read More »

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Estate Planning Strategies for Singles Without Children (And Why They Are So Important)

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As attorneys who regularly counsel clients on creating and maintaining their estate plans here in Florida, we see a lot of couples with children interested in estate planning, while also noticing that a number of single individuals without children haven’t really given the topic much thought. However, for a number of reasons, it is… Read More »

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Rampant Consumer Fraud With Seafood Products Found

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

CBS News recently covered a shocking new consumer fraud investigation involving businesses selling mislabeled seafood. According to the expose, one in five fish samples tested at grocery stores, small markets and restaurants turned out to be mislabeled, possibly due to the U.S. importing (and failing to vigorously track) 90 percent of its seafood from… Read More »

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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 »