This is the second of a multi-part series of blog posts which will introduce the concept of Business Continuity Planning and explain the elements that go into making a typical Business Continuity Plan.Read More

Common estate planning misconceptions, as well as a lack of focus on legacy planning, have resulted in a number of common myths which have led people to believe that an estate plan is unnecessary. With 2021 well-underway, it is important for individuals, families, entrepreneurs, and estate holders to reevaluate the untruths...Read More

Most organizations are woefully unprepared for an inevitable interruption to normal business activities. Often, the difference between a company of great value that survives for generations and those that are merely a passing concern is the ability to plan for, adapt to, and survive the unexpected.Read More

Florida’s ports are critical to the state’s economy and development - serving as the focal point for the movement of goods and people into and out of the U.S., generating well-paying jobs, supporting business and recreation, and contributing to state and local tax coffers. Notwithstanding the importance of Florida’s...Read More

Agricultural classification of land under the Greenbelt Law affords property owners substantially lower real property taxes compared to taxes on property classified for other purposes. Given the potential for abuse of the Greenbelt Law by speculative developers, property owners must adhere to specific requirements in...Read More

Although changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have been under consideration for some time in order to bridge the gap between premiums and expenditures, new rates for all NFIP-insured properties will go into effect on October 1, 2021 pursuant to a major overhaul of the NFIP referred to as “Risk Rating 2.0.”Read More

The government's suspension of residential evictions due to nonpayment of rent has crippled multifamily landlords who continue to incur taxes, insurance, maintenance fees and other expenses related to their properties. However, landlord stakeholders can consider the following options in an effort to minimize the...Read More

A review of the post-COVID effects plaguing the real estate market, and the expected trends we can prepare to watch unfold in the interim adjustment period.Read More

As the 2020 presidential and congressional elections approach, individuals should consider taking proactive steps in their wealth management by strategically aligning their financial goals with the incentives currently available.Read More

When considering real estate in your estate plan, it is important to determine the best form of ownership for each type of property, which may vary depending on the type of real estate you own.Read More

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