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How to Avoid Guardianship?

As you age, it is essential to consider the avoidance of guardianship. Avoiding guardianship rests solely on your intent as an individual and then your capability to draft those crucial documents that relay your wishes regarding who you want to take care of and make decisions for you on financial and medical matters.    Two […]

How to Mitigate Intellectual Property Infringement

When it comes to Intellectual Property, it is essential to consider your options and legal protection. There are many ways individuals can intentionally or unintentionally interfere with your Intellectual Property.  Helpful hints to avoid interference by others:  Have a Trademark registered for your desired brand’s name, logo, or design to ensure they are secured and […]

Successful Business Basics: Why You Should Consider Hiring a Lawyer

When you start a business, there are many things that you need to take into consideration, but often the last one on the list is whether your business will need a lawyer. There are two professionals that every single business should have from the start – a trusted accountant and a lawyer who understands your […]

How a Florida Land Trust Can Help Investors Buy Properties When Taking Over Mortgage Payments

Florida real estate investors have long used land trusts as a versatile legal tool with multiple benefits too numerous to discuss in detail here.  The basic framework of a land trust is as follows.  The property owner conveys title through a deed to the new owner, the trust.  The trustee of the trust holds legal […]

Nine WM Attorneys Named 2022 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce nine of the firm’s attorneys have been selected to the list of 2022 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than 5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected to appear on the list of Florida Super Lawyers, and no more 2.5 percent are selected to […]

Navigating the Proposal for Settlement Statute in Your Business Dispute

Under the American rule, each party to a lawsuit is required to pay its own attorney’s fees and costs unless a contract or statute states otherwise. One creature of statute that is available to shift attorney’s fees is the Proposal for Settlement. Another facet of the Proposal for Settlement is that it provides a way […]

Five Classic Examples of Trademarks

What is a trademark? “A trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design, or a combination of these that identifies your goods or services.”  A trademark is how customers recognize you in the marketplace and distinguish you from your competitors. There are many different types of marks that can function as a trademark.  It could […]

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

We would like to take a moment to introduce you to the recently renamed, but same passionate attorney, Jessica Honeycutt! Our “formerly-known-as” Jessica Page focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation and civil matters. She works with individuals and companies to protect their brands and businesses against trademark, copyright and patent infringement, so they can […]

Common Estate Misunderstandings

People often wonder what they are entitled to see after a family member passes away or sometimes before, whether it is a power of attorney, living will, will, financial documents, etc.  So what are you entitled to and when?  The answer, like many legal answers is, it depends.  On what?  Well, is the person alive?  […]

Why are Patents Important? Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Many people ask, “Are patents worth getting and what substantial benefits do they offer?”  The answer is unequivocally, yes.  The advantages of obtaining a patent almost always outweigh the potential complications that may arise if one is not secured. Especially if you plan to manufacture and sell your product on your own, a patent helps […]

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