Protecting Your Best Investment

The video below is a great video to watch as it explains the important of a closing and Owner’s Title Insurance Policies when purchasing Florida Real Estate.

Protecting Your Best Investment: Knowledge is Power

This video also explains why it is so important to have a Closing Title Agency, that does a clear thorough title search to clear title, cutting corners can be burden once the property is in your name as it creates issues with title.

At Boyer Law Firm, we are dedicated to perform your closings in a efficient and timely manner. If you need help as a Buyer or Seller, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Do You Need a Contract When Going Into Business With a Friend or Family Member?

The safest way to do business with a friend or family member and to ensure your relationship lasts even if the business does not, is if you follow these simple guidelines.

Do You Need a Contract When Going Into Business With a Friend or Family Member?

Well the answer is definitely YES. Not only will the contract protect your relationship if the business goes sour but it will protect your immediate interests that you come up.

There are many things to think about when thinking about what to put in the contract, like how will the profits and losses be distributed, who will have rights to the intellectual property, will the business be dissolved if a member or partner leaves, are my personal assets protected, etc?

If you are thinking about going into business with a family member or friend, please do not hesitate to contact Boyer Law Firm, we have helped many successful business flourish with our well designed contracts and business formation strategies. We will be happy to help you.

How To Avoid Infringing on Someone Else’s Trademark

It is important when thinking about trademarking your business, logo, product or any other trademark-able item, that you make sure you do not infringe on someone else’s trademark.

There are some simple steps to take to protect yourself from the costly mistakes of infringement. Four simple steps that Boyer Law Firm recommends are as follows:

1. Search the USPTO Federal Database,
2. Conduct a detailed internet search of the item desired to trademark,
3. Begin to use the item desired, as this will create trademark rights, and
4. Call Boyer Law Firm, as we can help guide and protect you when filing your trademark.

 

Foreign investors flock to U.S.

This fiscal year the State Department expects to issue over 6,000 “investor visas” to qualifying investors.

According to Bill Wright a spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, their “goal is certainly job creation, and that’s what this program is all about,”

Under the government’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor program, foreign investors can get conditional visas that allow them and their families to live, work and attend school in the U.S. To qualify for the visa, investors must invest at least $1 million in a new or recently created business, or $500,000 for businesses in rural or high-unemployment areas.

 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services states that, in the U.S., the immigrant investor program has been responsible for at least 46,810 jobs and more than $2.3 billion in investments since its inception in 1990.

If you are an investor looking to invest in the United States, call Boyer Law Firm to discuss an option that would suit your needs.

Be Careful What you Post on Facebook, It May Just be Discoverable

Facebook is a huge new era for social networking that may have a number of positive aspects for certain social networkers, however it also carries with it significant risks, especially in litigation.

It is very important for clients to realize that the content they share, even if hidden by privacy filters, may very well used against them in litigation.

A majority of courts have required the party seeking to introduce the private content placed on Facebook, to make a threshold showing that their adversary’s public Facebook profile includes content relevant to the case. See, McMillen v. Hummingbird Speedway, Inc. and Zimmerman v. Weise Markets, Inc. (http://www.applieddiscovery.com/ws_display.asp?filter=Case%20Summaries%20Detail&item_id={B3128D78-A35E-4A01-8E98-CFA7259C892F})

If you are involved in any litigation matter you should be careful what you write, how much you write and what kind of pictures you post on your social network.