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Buying a Business in Florida

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In the work that we do with commercial businesses here at Urban Thier & Federer, we regularly work with clients who seek to buy a business in Florida. Obviously buying a business in Florida, as in any other state, is not like buying a new or used car. Business purchasing is a complex multi-step affair that will require the services of a lawyer, and we are available to help you in the process.So how do you buy a business in Florida? The first step in buying a business is finding a business that you want to buy. This can be...

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Trends in International Law – German Lawyer Christian Thier Publishes Online Course

trends in international law - german american law

International Legal Trends Course - German-US, Swiss-US, and Austria-US IssuesAttorney Carl-Christian Thier published a continuing legal education course outlining current trends in international law. He focuses primarily on US-German, US-Austrian and US-Swiss legal issues. U.S. companies are often not aware of the legal landscape in Europe and law practices may be called on to give them guidance as they establish themselves abroad. Attorney Thier discusses domestic and foreign litigation, international laws that should be considered in each situation. He also covers how U.S. judgements are handled internationally. Other important factors such as double taxation and treaties that impact legislature and taxation...

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Buying Real Estate in the United States, Part II: Closings

Buying Real Estate in the United States, Part II: Closings Part II: Closings on residential propertiesOnce a potential buyer located a property in the US which he/she wishes to buy, the next step is to enter into a contract. If the purchase is for example to take place in the state of Florida, the Florida Bar and Florida Board of Realtors have prepared a standard form contract for residential property which is widely used and which contains clauses which are generally considered more balanced than other sample forms of contracts. ...

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Recent Amendments to the Law: Alimony and Child Support, Military Personnel and Child Abduction

Recent Amendments to the Law: Alimony and Child Support, Military Personnel and Child Abduction You will see significant changes in the law affecting both alimony and child support in 2010 and 2011. Many of these changes may affect your child support and alimony claims, and may also warrant modification of existing orders affecting your rights and obligations to pay support into the future....

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Legal Pitfalls in Distributing Marital Property

Legal Pitfalls in Distributing Marital Property What is marital property?Generally speaking, Florida law defines the marital estate as any asset or debt accumulated or incurred during the marriage, and there is a presumption that the marital estate should be equally divided between the spouses. The title to the property or debt does not determine to whom it is distributed. Sounds simple, but many difficult legal issues arise in equitable distribution litigation. It is crucial for spouses going through a divorce to obtain competent legal advice regarding who is necessary to join as a party to the divorce action, exactly what constitutes...

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The Basics of Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases in the United States

The Basics of Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Cases in the United States Personal injury and wrongful death cases focus primarily on liability (who was at fault) and damages (how severe is the injury and what are the financial consequences of the injury or death).Liability: Liability is the determination of who is at fault for an injury or death. Many times more than one party is at fault. For example, in an automobile accident case, the client/injured party, another driver, vehicles owners, and others may all be at least partially liable or at fault for an accident. As another example,...

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Damages and Compensation in United States Based Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases

Damages and Compensation in United States based Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases The law cannot heal injuries or bring back a deceased loved one. However, in the United States the law can and does provide financial compensation to those who have been injured or killed due to the negligence or fault of another. Once liability has been found, the law seeks to compensate the injured person, or deceased’s estate, for all aspects of damages, both to property and person....

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Liability in United States Based Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases

Liability in United States based Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases At its basic level, liability means that someone (or an entity) is answerable or responsible to compensate or provide restitution to another. In most cases, a defendant will have insured against this liability or risk by paying an independent insurance company to provide insurance coverage. As a result, most personal injury and wrongful death cases are defended by attorneys who are paid in full or in part by the insurance company, not the liable party/defendant....

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Foreclosure Defense in Florida – Basics

Foreclosure Defense in Florida – Basics Defending Homeowners in Foreclosure Lawsuits Throughout Central FloridaIf you have been served with a foreclosure lawsuit or have otherwise been made aware that a foreclosure lawsuit has been filed against you, Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. can defend you and your property. Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. has represented hundreds of purchasers in Central Florida courts to enforce their legal rights as they relate to real estate matters....

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Foreclosure Defense in Florida – Defenses

Foreclosure Defense in Florida – Defenses Defenses to Florida Foreclosure LawsuitIf you have been sued in a foreclosure action (meaning you have been served with a summons and foreclosure complaint), or are threatened with a foreclosure lawsuit, Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. can represent and defend you and your rights. From the filing of the foreclosure lawsuit complaint to the time that the foreclosure case reaches the final judgment stage can take up to one or two years and, in some cases, even longer. During that time you can usually remain in your home while the lawsuit is pending....

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Florida Corporate Entities

Florida Corporate Entities Florida offers many types of business entities that can limit the liability of its principals. The three main types of business entities are partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies.A General Partnership is an unincorporated business owned by two or more persons who share assets and liabilities. In order to limit liability, owners may choose to enter into a limited liability partnership, a limited partnership, or a limited liability limited partnership. ...

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