International Legal Collaboration: Focus on Dubai

Boyer Law Firm specializes in international law, practicing in Florida and New York. To better serve our clients, we have expanded our legal service through international legal collaboration. These firms assist us in effectively providing our clients with cross-border coordination of legal needs.  This week, we are excited to introduce our international partner in Dubai—Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants. We’ll explore how this cross-border collaboration is a tremendous benefit to our clients living and working in Dubai and around the world. The Emirate of Dubai Located in the Middle East, Dubai is the smallest in area of the seven Emirates that make...

What Legal Expenses Are Tax Deductible For Your Business?

Corporations paid over $230 billion in tax in 2019. That figure doesn’t include taxes paid by sole proprietorships and other small businesses. Savvy business owners are always looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. The good news is that there are plenty of tax deductions you can take advantage of. If you’ve had to engage legal services for your business, you might be asking, “Are legal expenses tax deductible?” Keep this guide handy as you prepare for tax season. It includes general guidance, as well as a review of specific tax deductible legal expenses. Tax Deductible Legal Expenses Explained So, can...

Impact of Child Support Obligations on a Second Marriage

According to the APA, between 40 and 50 percent of all marriages in the United States end in a divorce, which makes second marriages very common as well. As you prepare to enter into a second marriage (or if it is your fiancé’s second marriage), there may be some extra things for you to talk about. Communication is key to successful relationships, and now is the perfect time to take a look at these obligations and begin to craft an approach as a team. When you get married, you combine financial lives, and you need to decide how to do...

Problems with having a Second Passport

People end up with dual citizenship, and therefore a second passport, for many different reasons. Some inherit dual citizenship from birth. Others obtain it because of their ancestry. And, some people get it when they marry a foreign national. There can be many advantages to having a second passport, most notably the ability to travel visa-free to more countries. You may also be able to work in both countries. But there are disadvantages as well and people aren’t always aware of that. So, knowing what second passport problems you could encounter ahead of time will save you trouble in the long run. ...

Luck in Business Success

Did you know that 62% of US billionaires are self-made? Becoming an entrepreneur is an exciting prospect. If you play your cards right, you can enjoy incredible success, often far beyond what you could achieve in an employed position. However, achieving business success as an entrepreneur isn’t a guarantee. Statistics also show that 22.5% of ventures go out of business within the first year of operation. This begs the question, what is it that defines successful entrepreneurs from those who fail? Is it luck? Or hard work? In this article, we look at some of the available research on luck and what goes...

Protect Confidential Information and Trade Secrets with a Non-Compete Agreement

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has led employers and business owners across the country to make difficult decisions to terminate or lay off employees to cut costs and prevent additional losses.  it’s worth noting that these layoffs have more to do with the current economic crisis, owing to the wave of uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus, and less to do with the performance of these employees. Some of the employees that have been let go are subject to a non-compete agreement.  It goes without saying that enforcing non-compete agreements against employees that have been laid off is...

Florida Consumer Privacy Law Legislation

If your website or online business services Florida residents, then you might have heard about a new consumer privacy legislation that’s similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). But, Florida’s version of the act is different in some respects. There are some important points to take note of to ensure your customer’s privacy is protected. What Consumer Privacy Legislation Is Being Proposed The proposed legislation will require the owner of a website or online service to provide their consumers with a notice on how their personal information gets collected. They must also give customers the opportunity to opt-out of...

Florida Annual Report & Registered Agent Requirement

Did you know 99.8% of businesses in Florida are small businesses? (That’s 2.5 million!) They employ 3.4 million people across the Sunshine State, so it’s not only important but necessary to keep them properly maintained.  What Is the Florida Annual Report? Each year, Florida businesses (LLCs, corporations, nonprofits, LPs, and LLPs) need to complete an annual report between January 1st and May 1st. The information submitted to the Florida Secretary of State ensures you remain authorized to do business in the state of Florida. Requirement to File an Annual Report Every year, beginning in January, The Florida Secretary of State requires all Florida businesses to file...

Consequences of Divorce on Your Estate Plan

No one likes to get divorced. Even worse is getting divorced when it hurts your estate plan. To learn about this one (of the many) consequences of divorce, keep reading. Estate Planning When Divorce Is Pending So, you’re on the brink of divorce. It’s more common than it used to be, but it does have consequences, including for your estate plan. A divorce doesn’t automatically do away with an estate plan. Your marriage may be about to end, but your estate plan doesn’t have to. You’ll have to keep your future ex-spouse out of your estate by taking action. Do...

Celebrating an International Family Law Success Story

Whenever we’re able to help a family utilizing our experience in international family law, we count it as a success. Our team is proud to have recently been able to guide our client through a difficult time and to shoulder the burden of returning children to their rightful place. In today’s spotlight, we’ll highlight the situation and show how we achieved the desired solution for our client.   A Heart-Wrenching Situation for Any Parent to Imagine Our client and his wife and children are native Brazilians who entered the United States on a valid tourist visa in 2016. Our client was...