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The Difference Between Corporate Law And Business Law

While corporate and business law may sound like they are the same, they are quite different. In simple terms, business law handles sales and distribution matters of a company while corporate law, a subset of business law, oversees aspects such as formation, rights, and acquisitions. To better understand the differences and how they pertain to…

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What Can The Money In A Special Needs Trust Be Used For?

As an estate planning attorney, I have been instrumental in setting up a wide variety of trusts for my clients. Having practiced law since 1969, I’m experienced in setting up trusts, including Special Needs Trusts for children and adults with disabilities. As part of setting up a trust, I counsel and educate the trustees regarding…

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Ask A Probate Attorney: Is Probate Required If There Is No Will?

As an Estate Planning and Probate attorney, I can’t overemphasize the importance of having your Will in place when you die. A properly prepared Will is a blueprint for how you want your assets to be distributed and to whom. Being human, however, we tend to procrastinate. This is especially true when it comes to…

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Navigating Florida’s HOA Laws

If you live in a community operated by a Homeowners Association, it is important to understand what authority an HOA has and the effect they have upon the current homeowner and/or a potential homeowner. At the Law Firm of Gary I. Handin, P.A., we understand the HOA laws and know how to successfully navigate through…

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Facing Foreclosure? Deed In Lieu Of Foreclosure vs. Short Sale: Know The Options

Homeowners who have defaulted on their mortgage payments may want to avoid the process and impact of foreclosure if possible. Two other options are deeds in lieu of foreclosure and short sales. Foreclosures can be lengthy and costly for both the lenders and property owners. These types of agreements can be beneficial for both parties,…

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Estate Planning: Separate Property vs. Community Property

Approximately 39% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. Florida currently has the seventh-highest divorce rate in the country. If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, it is important to understand the procedure – especially when it comes to property. Here we explain the differences between separate and community property and…

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Buying Commercial Property? Talk To An Experienced Commercial Real Estate Lawyer

Choosing to invest in real estate property for your business is a big decision and one that can seriously affect the profits of the company. Whether you’re investing in commercial space for your own company’s use, or to lease as a form of income, it’s always a wise business decision to first speak to a…

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Do I Need A Loan Modification Attorney?

Choosing to buy a home is no small commitment. In fact, a conventional mortgage can take up to 30 years to pay off. A lot can happen during this time, and it’s not unusual for homeowners to find themselves in a sticky financial situation. During these tough times, a loan modification attorney can make a…

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Real Estate Attorney Discusses How To Handle Liens

So, you have found your dream home and it is even for sale. There is just one minor problem, there is currently a lien against the home. For many, this may sound more like a nightmare but if you understand how to handle liens against the property you want to buy, it is much easier…

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Business Attorney Discusses Sales Tax For Out Of State Sales

With the advances in modern technology, especially the internet, it has become much easier for Florida businesses to sell their goods. This is true not only throughout the State of Florida but also in other States.  This raises a question of who is responsible for paying the sales tax on those out of state sales,…

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