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Estate Planning During COVID – The Importance and What It Entails

Throughout 2020 and into 2021, 2.04 million Floridians have contracted COVID-19. Sadly, over 33,000 residents have died from the disease, while over 83,000 Floridians have required hospitalization for the virus. Even if the first two numbers weren’t tragic enough, that last number alone should give all of us pause. While mere exposure to COVID means […]

How Permanent Insurance Fits Into Your Game Plan to Build and Protect Wealth

Permanent Insurance: Using the Two-Way Player Game Plan The pandemic caused me to watch more football this past season than any other. The game has changed much over the years. One remnant of a bygone era is the “two-way player,” who played both offense and defense. With a few rare exceptions, the two-way player is […]

USCIS Announces H-1B Visa FY 2022 Schedule – Registration Begins March 9

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the dates for the fiscal year 2022 Cap-Subject H-1B visa registration period. Please note the following: Registration Period: USCIS will start accepting registrations for cap-subject H-1B’s for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 on March 9, 2021, through noon ET on March 25, 2021. Registration Completion: Representatives and […]

Buying or Selling a Business: Asset Purchase vs. Stock Purchase

When buying a business, should you structure the transaction as a purchase of the assets of the business or as an acquisition of the stock of the selling corporation? Most transactions involving the sale of a business can be structured either as an asset purchase or a stock purchase. Asset Purchase An asset purchase is […]

USCIS Reinstates DACA Program in Response to Court Order

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has reinstated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and resumed the acceptance of first-time applications effective December 7, 2020, in accordance with a recent U.S. District Court order. In addition, USCIS will: Accept DACA Renewal Requests; Accept applications for advance parole (travel document); Extend one-year of […]

Ensuring Your Temporary Injunction Is Not Too Temporary

Recently, the Fifth District Court of Appeal delivered a decision that will affect how parties obtain a temporary injunction from the trial court after a default judgment. In Howell et al. v. Orange Lake Country Club, Inc., the trial court granted a default judgment against the defendants after striking their pleadings. After the default judgment, […]

Joseph Biden’s Tax Proposals and Potential Financial Impacts for Taxpayers

Our Widerman Malek team is focused on explaining issues pertaining to tax, bankruptcy, wealth transfer and preservation, as well as trusts and estates in plain language. Today, the focus is on President-elect Biden’s tax proposals and the potential comprehensive changes. Given the possible impacts, we are urging our clients and friends to contact us now. […]

Holiday Schedules for Children in Shared Custody: Why a Parenting Plan Is Important and Issues to Consider

Holidays are emotional times of the year, but that’s even more so this year when COVID has already disrupted so many plans and will continue to limit family celebrations well into the New Year. It also means that separated or divorced families should come up with a solid parenting plan – i.e., a child custody […]

Small Business Reorganization Act: What It Means for Businesses in Current Economy

Timing is everything as the saying goes. It is unlikely Congress had the foresight of COVID-19 to enact legislation on August 23, 2019, with an effective date of February 19, 2020, that would make it easier for a “small business” to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.1 The goal of the Small Business […]

Mason Williams Named to Board of Directors of Promise in Brevard

Promise in Brevard recently named Widerman Malek attorney Mason Williams as a member of its board of directors. Established in 2009, Promise is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to provide affordable, independent housing for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities utilizing public and private partnerships to develop a model community. When announcing the […]

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