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5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Tax Attorney Review Your IRS Notices

Receiving a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be a source of stress and confusion for individuals and businesses. These notices, often filled with complex language and intricate legal details, can have significant implications for your financial well-being. That’s where a tax attorney comes in. Enlisting the expertise of a tax attorney to […]

Understanding Copyright Protection: Your Guide to Safeguarding Creative Works

In today’s modern age, where creativity has no bounds, protecting your intellectual property is of paramount importance. Copyright protection grants creators exclusive rights to their original works, ensuring they can reap the rewards of their creativity, time, and effort. Whether you’re a writer, photographer, artist, musician, or any other creative professional, here’s a summarized guide […]

Mason Williams Recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Congratulations to J. Mason Williams IV for his recognition in the 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America. He’s been highlighted for his work in: Commercial Litigation Litigation – Construction Litigation – Trusts and Estates Lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America are divided by geographic region and practice areas, and […]


The world of business is complex, and when it comes to forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Florida, there’s more to consider than just filing the necessary paperwork. Having an Operating Agreement in your Florida LLC is extremely important, even though Florida law does not mandate it. Here’s why it is crucial: Clarifying Organizational […]

Changes to Florida’s Defect Statute of Limitations and Statute of Repose

Earlier this year, there was a significant change to Florida’s construction laws that may have a bigger impact on property owners than initially anticipated. The statute of repose, which was previously set at 10 years, has now been reduced to 7 years with the passing of Senate Bill 360. The statute of limitations, along with […]


A tax deficiency, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is a discrepancy between the amount of taxes you have reported on your return and what the IRS calculates you owe. This discrepancy often arises when the income you reported on your tax return differs from the income reported to the IRS by your […]

Service Animals v. Emotional Support Animals – Part 1

What is a service animal? Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog [or miniature horse] that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. Examples of tasks that service […]

Trademark Renewal Solicitation Letters – Are They Scams?

Without a doubt, I get close to two or three calls/emails a week from clients telling me that they received something in the mail telling them that they have to pay a fee in order to keep their trademark registration alive, to renew their trademark registration or, my personal favorite, to “monitor” their trademark application. […]

Starting a Nonprofit? Learn the Basics and Take the First Step Towards Making a Difference

Have you considered starting a nonprofit but don’t know precisely what that means or where to start? The following is a brief overview of what constitutes a nonprofit organization and how to start one. This is a basic overview and is not intended to cover every matter of concern if you’re considering starting a nonprofit. […]

New Doctors Beware: The Importance of Carefully Reviewing Employment Contracts

Employment contracts can be intimidating, especially for new doctors entering the workforce. These legal documents can be complex, with various clauses and stipulations that can impact the doctor’s employment and future career prospects. As such, it is crucial for new doctors to carefully consider the terms of their employment contracts before signing. 8 Terms of […]

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