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Offshoring U.S. Services After the Pandemic

This article explores traditional challenges of offshoring services, and how ICTs have addressed those challenges in response to the Pandemic, as well as potential implications to the U.S. workforce if service-based companies follow manufacturers offshore.

BUSINESS: Company Formation (Florida)

One of the great things about doing business in the US is how quick, easy and inexpensive it is to form a company.  As one of the States that has good weather and no income tax, Florida has become a target destination for entrepreneurs, both domestic and foreign. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the company formation process in Florida for first-timers.

BUSINESS: Where to Set Up your Company?

Just because you intend to do business primarily in one particular state does not mean that you necessarily have to set up your company in that state.  On the contrary, you can organize your company in any state (or even foreign jurisdiction) and then register that company to do business in the state where you do most of your business.  

BUSINESS: What is “General Counsel” and When Does it Make Sense?

Some attorneys offer general counsel services. In this scenario, the attorney continues to have his outside practice, and you will not be the only client, but you will get preferential service.

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Business: Electronic Signatures

E-signing technology is becoming more and more prevalent, and there is no denying the convenience.  Affixing your signature with a simple tap on your phone screen is a beautiful thing.  After all, the alternative is to print the document, sign it, scan, and then email the scanned copy.  Sometimes you have to go find witnesses, and, if notarization is required . . . well, now you really have yourself a project.

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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: LLC vs. Land Trust

Investors are generally comfortable with LLCs, so they often miss out on the benefits of a land trust just because of unfamiliarity. This articles compares the two entities side-by-side, showing the similarities and differences.

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Estate Planning: You have Your Estate Docs. Now what?

Executing your will and/or trust are the first steps to your estate planning. This article focuses on a few loose threads that you need to be aware of after you have your basic planning in place.

Real Estate: FIRPTA

Investors that come to us early can structure their US holdings to avoid unnecessary complications, such as withholdings under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA).  If you did not plan ahead, then this article is for you.

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ESTATE PLANNING: Trusts

This is a straightforward, question and answer style article designed to provide a basic understanding of the key advantages to using a trust as part of your estate planning.

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.