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The Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, is a corporation consisting of several private business franchises of local BBB organizations based in the United States and Canada, which work through their parent corporation, the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB). The Better Business Bureau, through local chapters, invites businesses to become members. In return, … Read more

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A judge is questioning whether a suspended California lawyer who has advised some clients to break into their foreclosed homes and is now facing criminal prosecution is competent to stand trial. Judge Runston Maino appointed counsel for attorney Michael T. Pines, 59, who is defending himself pro se and scheduled a hearing later this week … Read more

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Why apply to the U.S. Department of Commerce for an export license? There are many restrictions on exports, including the destination country and materials that can be exported. Exporting certain materials or to certain countries or entities can lead to criminal prosecution. Last week an Iranian national was sentenced to just over four years in … Read more

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expanded its Self-Check system. The USCIS started its Self-Check system in March 2011 in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Self-Check system is an online system offered through E-Verify. E-Verify allows participating employers to check the status of workers before they are … Read more

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Everyone has heard of something being copyrighted or trademarked. However, people often use these terms synonymously when in fact they mean very different things and have very different implications. Although I explain the difference between a trademark and copyright, most of my focus is on explaining a copyright. Let us begin with defining a trademark. … Read more

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  Boyer Law Firm knows how difficult it can be to receive a favorable arbitration award. We also understand that having such an award enforced can be a troublesome process. There are a number of Conventions, Acts and treaties that may apply to the enforcement of such awards. In the U.S. alone, when attempting to … Read more

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No matter what your net worth is it is important to have an estate plan in place to ensure your family and financial goals are met after you pass away. There are several elements to an estate plan such as a will or trust, power of attorney, and but not limited to a health care … Read more

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A foreign investor in the United States enjoys the same flexibility in financial arrangements as U.S. citizens: • There is no need to obtain formal approval from governmental authorities to set up a company. • Foreign exchange controls are generally absent. • The foreign-owned company may freely transfer U.S. profits abroad, and its owners may … Read more

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When a property is foreclosed or a short sale closed, the net sale price is applied toward the debt, but it doesn’t satisfy the entire obligation. The rest is usually either forgiven or written off. The number reported on the Form 1099 is the amount of the loan that was not repaid, not the total … Read more

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