Understanding the Fresh Start Initiative from IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has implemented a new “Fresh Start” program that helps taxpayers pay outstanding debt and avoid implementation of tax liens. Individuals who owe back taxes on personal income tax, corporate income tax, and payroll tax may all be eligible for the Fresh Start program. But, How does that work? The IRS [...]

2017-10-09T19:29:08+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Blogs|

Can you Short Term Leasing or Subleasing your apartment?

Many individuals and businesses who rent a home/apartment or a location at one point have come across the opportunity or have at least contemplated the idea of renting/leasing a room/office in the leased premises to either make some extra money or reduce their overhead costs this is called short term leasing or subleasing.  However, while [...]

2017-05-24T20:23:33+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Blogs|

Is A Power Of Attorney Any Good?

Many individuals have heard the term power of attorney or POA for short.  However, most do not fully understand what it is and how the document functions.  A POA is a document used to give another person the authority to handle some responsibilities on your behalf (limited power of attorney) or all responsibilities on your [...]

2017-05-25T16:17:09+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Blogs|

Crowdfunding for Investment: How Does it work?

Crowdfunding the new thing. Up until recently, funding for business boiled down to getting a loan, private investment such as angel investors or venture capitalists, or the stock market.  However, beginning on May 16, 2016, a new method of obtaining funding for business will commence.  The method involves the crowdfunding market specifically using the crowdfunding [...]

2017-08-18T16:07:00+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Blogs|

DBA v. Opening a company

When opening a business, most owners are excited to get the business off the ground and running.  However, as most have become aware, how the company is setup legally will be important in protecting the business owners.  With this being said, many have considered using a fictitious name or DBA (doing business as) to start [...]

2016-03-10T03:32:59+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Blogs|

Real Estate – Commercial Leases

  One should obtain professional legal assistance for either drafting or reviewing every contract they enter, but commercial leases are particularly important. Commercial leases will benefit or burden a tenant for the length of lease term depending on what is included in the lease and how it is drafted. Here are a few special legal [...]

2016-03-31T18:37:56+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Blogs|

Real Estate- Residential Leases

Residential leases can be complicated. Residential leases contain conditions such as what the renter can do with the home as well as who can be in the home. Other examples of clauses within a residential lease include renters requiring prior written consent before altering the home, either verbally or in writing. The reason for these [...]

2016-03-31T19:29:03+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Blogs|

Why is Important a Lease Review?

Why reviewing your lease? A Lease Review is something to really think about. Entering into lease agreement can be both exciting and nerve-racking for both sides. Are you getting a good deal?  What should I do to make sure the tenants are good?  Is the property safe?  These are just some of the questions that [...]

2017-07-20T18:27:12+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Blogs|

Security Deposit

What is a Security Deposit? Many of us have heard the term security deposit and know it has to do with renting.  However, there are some rules regarding security deposits that you should be aware of.  First, the purpose of security deposits is to repair the property for damage caused to the property after the [...]

2017-10-13T18:36:50+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Blogs|

How Should I Enforce a Contract?

So, you have a valid contract with all the essential terms in it.  You expect everything to work out fine but the other party is not living up to your expectations and, most importantly, their part of the deal.  What options do you have?  Well, being in this situation can be stressful as most individuals [...]

2017-06-13T15:45:10+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Blogs|