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Landlord and Tenant disputes are hardly rare in the legal system, and many times the issues are the result of a poorly drafted lease agreement in which the tenant or landlord did not know their rights and responsibilities. Language in a lease agreement is of the utmost importance. One of the best examples of this … Read more

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Tags: Florida Real Estate

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On March 16, 2013, the America Invents Act (AIA) will go into effect. The main change in this act is that right to patent an invention will go from a “first to invent” rule to a “first to file” rule. This means that the first person who files for the patent will be entitled to … Read more

Tags: Business Law in Florida

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As the United States and the European Union continue talks of a free-trade agreement, Turkish professionals are debating how this agreement can increase trade between Turkey and the US in a way that benefits Turkey. There has been a swift, noticeable increase in trade volume between the US and Turkey over the last 10 years, Turkish … Read more

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Tags: Import/Export | International Law

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Holographic Wills: A Bad Idea

Posted on February 25, 2013 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

A holographic will, or handwritten will, is valid in Florida only if it meets specific requirements set forth by law. These requirements include that the will meets specific execution standards, is properly witnessed, and names beneficiaries. If the document does not meet these standards, the will cannot be used in the probate process, giving the … Read more

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Tags: Estate Planning for Florida

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In 2008, St. Joseph’s London hospital was named one of the top 100 cardiac hospitals in the country by Thompson Reuters, but that reputation has quickly taken a turn for the worse. Nearly 400 people are suing St. Joseph’s London hospital in Kentucky, and 11 of their cardiologists, claiming the hospital conspired to perform unnecessary … Read more

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Tags: Florida Civil Litigation

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Jim Roberts, one of the top editors at the New York Times, recently quit the Times and the debate ensued as to who owned his 75,000 Twitter followers. Roberts accepted a buyout for the followers, but the issue has still come under debate and speculation. Twitter followers are a commodity in today’s social-media-obsessed society. One … Read more

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Tags: Intellectual Property

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Estate Tax

Posted on February 20, 2013 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

Now that the American Taxpayer Relief Act has been passed, the federal estate tax exemption is set at $5 million per person, indexed for inflation. The index for 2013 is at $5.25 million. If a person dies and their estate is valued over this indexed amount, then the must pay a 40% tax to the … Read more

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Tags: Estate Planning for Florida

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Business piracy is the unauthorized use of intellectual property owned by a business. Business piracy is stealing. Theft of intellectual property costs businesses in Florida and throughout the United States billions of dollars per year, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). On their website they state that intellectual property theft is the top … Read more

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Tags: Florida Civil Litigation | Intellectual Property

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Fake Attorneys

Posted on February 18, 2013 by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.

With the invention of the internet, it is very easy for people to misrepresent themselves as lawyers. In Arkansas, Anthony Calderon is accused of defrauding non-English speaking immigrants and taking their money. In New York, Terence Kindlon Jr. was indicted for practicing law without a license and filing false documents while unlawfully representing a criminal … Read more

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Tags: Boyer Law Firm -- a Florida firm | Florida Civil Litigation

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Visit Florida, the state’s tourism agency, began its new ad campaign, “Must be the Sunshine,” with a commercial spot during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. The ad follows in the footsteps of Florida’s recently released business brand, introduced by Enterprise Florida and Rick Scott. The agency is attempting to make Florida the number one tourism spot … Read more

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Tags: Business Law in Florida | U.S. Immigration

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