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You didn’t go to law school to be a salesperson. But, for solos and small firms, every new client is technically a sale. Clients need to choose you to represent them and you need to convey to them why you are the right lawyer for the job. Thankfully, selling yourself as the right lawyer for the job isn’t like selling cars.
Written by Anya Van Veen • July 31st, 2015 • Probate Litigation, Probate Administration, In Fiel v. Hoffman, the Florida appellate court decided that the Florida Slayer Statute and the Florida probate code statute regarding the effect of undue influence on the validity of a will mean what they say.
As a lawyer, there are certain things we can and can’t do or say. The state rules of professional responsibility dictate how lawyers must conduct themselves in practicing law. We can offer legal advice. We can represent clients in court. We can’t tell our friends and family confidential information about our clients, even if it’s really really interesting.
Buy-Sell Agreements and Getting Out of Business When people go into business, they rarely think of how to get out. Even so, it’s one of the most important things they should consider. Sometimes the business owners have an agreement between them in place; many times, however, they don’t. Avoid the anguish and headaches of a long, drawn-out corporate break-up and have a buy-sel ...
What Happens If I Am Partially At Fault for My Car Accident? by Anthony Bruning | Jul 31, 2015 | Auto Accident | Auto accidents are often a complex matter. They can involve negligence or recklessness on the part of a driver. There are also accidents which are the result of driver error on the part of more than one driver.
On June 16, 2015, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) hearing officer issued a decision against KCD Financial, Inc. following a hearing in connection with Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2011025851501. The thrust of FINRA’s initial complaint centered around KCD and its representatives’ misleading advertisements for a CD-finder or CD-locator service, as well as the sal ...
Fiat Chrysler faces record fines of up to $105 million; the second major automaker this year to face accountability under the new leadership at the Transportation Department. The $35 million fine assessed against General Motors, for failing to deal with its faulty ignition switch set an all time high in 2014.
The US Senate Passed a Resolution Designating July 30 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day The House of Representatives is in recess. The Senate is finishing up debate on a cyber security bill and everyone is racing to leave Washington D.C. for the August recess. But some long overdue recognition was finally forthcoming today – passage of Senate Resolution 236, A R ...
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JP Turner Cleans House – Firm to Close JP Turner’s new owner is doing what the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the SEC should have done long ago. They are shutting the place down. Long plagued by regulatory problems and allegations of investment fraud, new owner Cetera Financial Group has invited about half of JP Turner’s stockbrokers to join another ...
Victims of St. Louis automobile accidents are often left struggling to pay for medical and repair bills due to their inability to return to work. Car accidents can be extremely tragic, resulting in serious injuries to the driver and passengers. The victims are often left struggling with huge medical and repair bills.
If you are a battered spouse, child or parent, you may file an immigrant visa petition under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). As a Miami immigration attorney, I have helped several clients seek relief under VAWA. The VAWA provisions in the INA allow certain spouses, children, and parents of U.S.
This week, attorney Jorge Pereira, in conjunction with Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, was successful in having the Berks County District Attorney dismiss felony charges against a client in relation to him putatively providing false information on an application to purchase a firearm as a result of a prior conviction, which the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) erroneously contended was related to .
What is a Chapter 13 confirmation hearing? You probably know that in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you as a debtor propose a plan to set out how creditors will be paid over a minimum of three years to a maximum of five years. The plan sets out specified monthly payments the secured (examples are cars, house or furniture) or priority (examples are taxes or child support arrears) ...
By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You’ve been served was a summons and complaint or discovered that you have a default judgment entered against you. You’ve been sued by a debt collector on an old debt. You filed your answer to the lawsuit or filed an order to show cause to vacate the default judgment and the court has scheduled a court date.