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What Is a Shareholder Agreement and Do I Need One?

Having a solid foundation is crucial to any business, and in the context of enterprises that have shareholders, one of the key components of that foundation is a shareholder agreement. In short, yes, you need one. A shareholder agreement is a voluntary and consensual contract among and between those individuals who hold shares in the […]

How does my divorce or divorce proceeding affect my tax filing?

From the perspective of the IRS Your marital status is determined by the status of the marriage on the last day of the taxable year.  In other words, if you are not divorced by December 31, 2018 then in the eyes of the IRS, you will still need to file as married either jointly or […]

Widerman Malek sponsors National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) 2019 “Block Kids” competition

Widerman Malek is proud to be the Breakfast Sponsor for the 2019 “Block Kids” competition sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). The Block Kids Program is a national building competition sponsored on the local level by the Space Coast Florida Chapter, NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction). The program introduces […]

Three Widerman Malek Attorneys Become Partners

Attorneys Kelly G. Swartz, Eric L. Hostetler and J. Mason Williams IV have become partners at the firm! Kelly, as an equity partner, is board certified in intellectual property law and practices in the areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets and unmanned systems.  Kelly serves as chair of the Board […]

Ask the Question – Avoiding Bid Protest and Contract Disputes

Based on my 25 years of experience in practicing federal procurement law, the single biggest cause of bid protests and contract disputes is the failure to “ask the question.”  While I can’t tell you what the question is because it’s never the same, I can tell you that by “asking the question” you can save […]

Ed Kinberg Presents Webinar on Small Business Joint Venture Agreements

On November 7, 2018, Widerman Malek attorney Ed Kinberg presented a webinar for the Florida 8(a) Alliance on new SBA rules for small businesses and the legal requirements for contracting with the United States Government as a qualified small business through a joint venture or Mentor Protégé agreement with a large business.   Mr. Kinberg is […]

Widerman Malek Obtains Victory at Trial

On November 2nd, 2018, Widerman Malek obtained an order granting its client’s motion for involuntary dismissal with prejudice.  This remedy is granted less than 0.1% of the time state-wide at the county level. This was a matter in which our client would have lost his business, and likely ended in financial ruin to himself and […]

Widerman Malek Joins the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium

Widerman Malek, PL has joined the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC), a global network comprised of approximately 125 large companies, law firms, software companies, and universities that have joined together to develop standards to govern the use of blockchain technology in the law. The consortium enables experts in both legal requirements and industry needs to […]

Primerus Attorneys Volunteer at The Greater Boston Food Bank

Mark Malek of Widerman Malek, PL volunteered with fellow attorneys from the Primerus International Society of Law Firms on October 18 at the Greater Boston Food Bank.  50 attorneys from among the Primerus Member Firms attended the event.  At the packing event, the group of attorneys packed 7,468 meals.  The staff at the Greater Boston […]

Seven Obstacles You’re Likely to Encounter When Divorcing After Decades and What to Do About Them

The rate of “gray divorce”–couples aged 50 and older choosing to end their marriages–has just about doubled in the last 25 years. The reasons for this sharp increase are many, but certainly include the fact that divorce is no longer a social stigma as it was even a couple generations ago. No matter when a […]

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