Legal Newsletters

IRS Tax Settlement Options to Consider

Fletcher H. Rush | July 2014

Have you received a collection letter from the IRS? You should be aware of other viable options available to you other than payment in full or agreeing to a payment plan. If you have questions about your situation you should speak with your tax attorney.

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No Tax, No Filing; Annual Gifting Strategies

Fletcher H. Rush | April 2014

Worried About Federal Estate Taxes or Filing a Gift Tax Return?   Whether you are worried about federal estate taxes or simply want to pass assets to someone without the hassle of filing a gift tax return, this article explains several options that you should consider. This year, the unified federal estate and gift tax […]

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Jack O. Hackett II

1031 Exchanges That Go Beyond The Basics

Jack O. Hackett II | March 2014

This 1031 Exchanges newsletter addresses three situations which occasionally arise and how they can be dealt with while still taking advantage of the tax-deferral offered by Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Farr Trusts and Estate Attorney Dorothy L. Korszen, Serving Punta Gorda, Venice, Englewood and Southwest FL. Call 941.639.1158. (image)

Your Estate Plan: The Legal Rights of Surviving Spouses

Dorothy L. Korszen | March 2014

Under Florida law, a surviving spouse is entitled to certain rights in the property of his or her deceased spouse. Although these rights can be waived by executing a valid pre- or post-nuptial agreement, legal rights of surviving spouses should be considered when developing an estate plan, especially with second marriages.

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Farr Law Trusts and Estate Planning Attorney Brett H. Sifrit, Serving Punta Gorda, Englewood, Venice and Southwest FL. Call 941.639.1158 (image)
daVinci Robotic Surgery Lawsuits

da Vinci Robot Surgery – Latest Isn’t Always the Greatest

George T. Williamson | January 2014

As the da Vinci robot gains in popularity, the FDA warns that an increased number of adverse events have been associated with the device, including perforations, lacerations, tears, and electrical burns of surrounding organs leading to thousands of patient injuries and well over 100 deaths.

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Attorney Charles T. Boyle | Farr Law | Serving Southwest Florida (image)

The Urban Legend of 50/50 Time-sharing

Charlie T. Boyle | January 2014

More and more often people come to my office with the notion that courts will almost always order that each parent will have one-half of the overnights during the year as far as contact with their children. Essentially, the determination of what the time-sharing shall be is extremely fact-driven.

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Jack O. Hackett II | Farr Law | Serving Southwest Florida (image)

Important Changes Florida LLC Businesses Should Know

Fletcher H. Rush | December 2013

Earlier this year, Florida’s legislature revised Florida’s limited liability company law. The Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act (“New Act”), becomes effective on January 1, 2014 but existing LLCs will not be subject to the New Act until January 1, 2015 unless they affirmatively elect to be subject to it earlier. LLCs created on or after January 1, 2014 are subject to the New Act. This newsletter highlights some of the most critical features of the New Act.

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Attorney Roger H. Miller III | Farr Law | Serving Southwest Florida

Flood Insurance: Your Home May Be Underwater in More Ways than One

Roger H. Miller III | October 2013

In July of 2012, Congress enacted the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12). The law effects major changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Florida has approximately one-fourth of the nation’s 1.2 million subsidized flood insurance policies. So, the law has the potential to affect approximately 300,000 properties across the state.

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