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Benefits of Hiring a Florida Attorney to Review Your Business Contracts

By Larry E. Bray |

If you own a business, you will undoubtedly have countless contracts drafted or presented to you for signature. Especially if you are a small business owner, it’s important to consider using an experienced West Palm Beach business attorney to draft and review your business contracts before they potentially become legally binding. At the Law… Read More »

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4 Important Items to Include in a Final Accounting for a Florida Probate

By Larry E. Bray |

Being a personal representative of someone’s Florida estate is a huge responsibility. You cannot take your duties lightly or you could open yourself up to personal liability and financial risk. And, even if you do everything right during the course of the estate administration, you cannot close the estate until the final accounting is… Read More »

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4 Common Mistakes Executors (Personal Representatives) Make with a Florida Probate

By Larry E. Bray |

First off, Florida doesn’t use the term “executor.” Rather, an executor is referred to as a “personal representative.” Secondly, Florida law requires anyone possessing an original will to file it with the court within 10 days following the date of death. Being appointed as a personal representative in someone’s will is a huge responsibility…. Read More »

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Common Causes of Commercial Real Estate Disputes in Florida

By Larry E. Bray |

Disputes involving real estate can be complex and expensive. When they involve commercial disputes, the issues can be even more problematic to resolve. It doesn’t matter whether you are an investor, manage properties, or are even leasing space for your own business, it’s imperative that you understand the documentation that supports the transaction. Because… Read More »

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6 Reasons Young People Should Have a Florida Estate Plan

By Larry E. Bray |

For many years, there has been a misconception that estate planning is something you do when you are older or when you have amassed a number of assets. This actually couldn’t be further from the truth. The younger you start your estate plan the better. If you have questions about developing an estate plan,… Read More »

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What Happens If You Die Without a Will in Florida?

By Larry E. Bray |

Dying without a last will and testament is known as dying “intestate.” What property is inherited by your family members will be dictated by applicable intestate laws and what type of property you had at the time of death. If you don’t want to leave things to chance, it’s best to have at least… Read More »

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The Use of Family Limited Partnerships in Florida Estate Planning

By Larry E. Bray |

If you’ve never heard of a Family Limited Partnership, or FLP, it is one option to help preserve your family business for future generations. It can also offer a way to help shelter your assets and reduce your overall gift and estate taxes. If you want to know more about family limited partnerships and… Read More »

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Tips for Preventing Your Florida Business from Being Sued

By Larry E. Bray |

As a business owner, you likely already recognize the importance of minimizing risk. However, many business owners aren’t doing enough to protect their companies from being sued for disputes that likely should have been prevented. If you own a business, it’s important to speak with a skilled West Palm Beach business attorney who can… Read More »

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Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Business in Florida

By Larry E. Bray |

When you purchase a business, especially if it is your first time as a business owner, it’s imperative to seek legal guidance. You need to ensure you understand the terms of the purchase as well as your legal obligations. No matter whether you are buying a small business or a large enterprise, we recommend… Read More »

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What is the Process of Contesting a Will, a Deed or a Trust in Florida?

By Larry E. Bray |

Each year, Florida courts process a large number of probate claims — over 122,000 cases to be more specific.  There are also a myriad of trusts and deeds signed. The bulk of these matters include documents that provide the court with some guidelines on how the deceased individual wanted their property and assets to… Read More »

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