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BUSINESS: Where to Organize your Company

This article provides an overview of key considerations for determining the domicile of your company. 

REAL ESTATE: COMMERCIAL LEASE DISPUTES

The purpose of this article is to make both landlords and tenants aware of the common considerations after default on a commercial lease. 

BUSINESS: Company Formation (Florida)

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the company formation process in Florida for first-timers.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund

We are in the middle of the 2022 tax season, but it is not too late to shelter your capital gains from last year.  The  Opportunity Zones Program allows investors to defer, or entirely eliminate, federal taxes on capital gains (and 1231 gains) from qualifying investments.

Capital Gains for QOZF

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Funds that Qualify for an Opportunity Zone

The Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund program offers some incredible incentives for all investors.  But, there are limitations to the kind of money that qualifies for the special tax treatment. 

Eligible Investors in QOFs

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Who can Invest in an Opportunity Zone?

Opportunity Zones extend generous tax incentives to investors who place their qualified capital gains in Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds (QOZF).  But, is the program open to ALL investors?

Projects in a QF

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Opportunity Zone Projects

There is no question the Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund program provides investors with amazing tax benefits.  But, where are these «Zones» and what kind of projects will you be investing in?

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Opportunity Zone vs. 1031 Exchange

As more investors become aware of the Opportunity Zone program, there is a notable migration away from 1031 exchanges. This article compares the two programs side-by-side.

Business: Costs of Litigation (State Court)

It is essentially impossible to tell a client just how much a lawsuit will end up costing.  However, that does not mean you cannot have some idea of what to expect.   That is the purpose of this article. 

BUSINESS: LIMITING PERSONAL LIABILITY

This is the final part to our discussion aimed at helping owners and officers avoid personal responsibility for the obligations and liabilities their companies take on in the course of doing business. The first part provided an overview of the key issues related to corporate liability. The second part focused on what not to do. Here, we get to proactive techniques for guarding against personal responsibility.