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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 […]

What Is Probate and Should You Avoid It?

For many families, avoiding probate may be a worthwhile endeavor in which to invest time and money. Estate planners, wealth management advisors and attorneys have built an industry helping people bypass probate. However, there are also common misconceptions about probate and the need to avoid it. To help give you a better understanding of the […]

Bankruptcy Pre-Filing Debt Discharge Decision by Bankruptcy Court: Was It Bad Faith or Good?

At what point in time does acting in bad faith cause a pre-filing bankruptcy debt to be precluded from discharge? That issue was recently addressed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. In Frost Bank v. Rivera (In re Rivera), 2020 WL 4018986 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. July 16, 2020), Judge Grossman […]

Resolving Shareholder Disputes

Shareholder Disputes Unfortunately, shareholder disputes are a common part of business, but they don’t have to be debilitating to your enterprise. If you have a shareholder agreement in place, you’re already in a more positive position to resolve issues, but whether you do or not, you still may face the decision on whether to institute […]

Join Us for the Upcoming Webinar “Navigating Bankruptcy for Businesses”

Please join us on Thursday, September 24, 2020, for the webinar “Navigating Bankruptcy for Businesses: What Are Your Options?” co-presented by Widerman Malek and Withum. This is the second webinar in the series. There is no cost to attend this event. Event Details Navigating Bankruptcy for Businesses: What Are Your Options? Thursday, September 24, 2020 […]

Real Estate Investors & Bankruptcy: SARE and Economic Crisis Impacts

Economy and Real Estate Market The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program expired at the end of July, which likely will cause economic impacts on housing and the real estate market. Recent statistics may be an indicator of the direct effect that federal unemployment compensation has had on the economy. The National Multifamily Housing Council reported […]

Is Your Commercial Property Value Appraised too High by Your Local Property Appraiser?

August is approaching, and along with everything else that is currently impacting our lives, that means your local property appraiser will be mailing out proposed property taxes (TRIM Notice). Last year, I wrote an article about the process for challenging the property value appraisal of your property before the Value Adjustment Board. Last month, the […]

Join Us for the Webinar “Pathways to Keeping Your Business Alive”

Please join us on July 30, 2020, for the webinar “Surviving the Pandemic Pain: Pathways to Keeping Your Business Alive,” co-presented by Widerman Malek and Withum. There is no cost to attend this event. Event Details Surviving the Pandemic Pain: Pathways to Keeping Your Business Alive July 30, 2020 | 1:00 PM EDT Join us […]

What Is a Holding Company and How Does It Work?

In essence, a holding company is formed to control something. Often that means it holds the control of assets that may be utilized by a subsidiary company of the holding company. The subsidiary operates the assets as part of its business and is referred to as the operating entity. The assets, which could include land, […]

IRS Provides Tax Relief for Qualified Opportunity Zone Investors

More Time to Reinvest Capital Gains for Deferral or Exclusion In December 2017, Congress enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”). The Act added Qualified Opportunity Zones (26 USC § 1400Z-1, et. seq.). Congress enacted QOZs to foster investment in an economically distressed area to spur further investment in those areas and job […]

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