The Impact of the Coronavirus On E-2 Visas

E2 visas are a great way for foreign nationals to come to the United States for extended periods of time. They’re much easier to obtain than green cards and don’t require a large investment. Also, E2 visas allow the business owner to bring along their family. The coronavirus pandemic has caused travel bans to the United States. Further immigration rules change on a daily basis, so it’s important to speak to an experienced immigration business attorney to discover the best legal options available. How Will The Coronavirus Impact E2 Visa Businesses? If you already have an E2 business in the...

How to Probate Florida Property from Afar

When surviving family members need to probate Florida property from another state, it is vital to understand that, unless the personal representative is the sole interested party, they must hire a Florida probate lawyer to represent the mater in probate court. Survivors do not have to be in Florida to probate assets, although they will need to supplement the matter with formal documentation. For specific legal advice, speaking with a probate attorney in Florida is best. However, the information below is helpful from a general perspective. Physical Presence Is Not a Requirement For most probate matters, surviving families or the personal...

How to Protect Your Business During a Pandemic

Coronavirus has disrupted markets and roiled small business owners while jeopardizing the world economy. COVID-19 is causing companies to address a host of challenging issues about how they should transact business and manage employees amid a global pandemic. There are a few considerations that businesses may want to consider to help them navigate uncharted waters. While the information presented below is general, speaking with a Florida business lawyer will help company owners handle industry-specific concerns. 1. Furloughs and Layoffs Furloughs and layoffs are alternative work arrangements that allow employers to reduce their labor costs. A furlough is mandatory time off...

What If You Have to File a NY Probate During Coronavirus?

Like other governments, New York’s Surrogate’s Courts are working to respond to operating during the Coronavirus outbreak. In light of the pandemic, the New York State court system is doing its part to reduce contact exposure between and among employees and the general public. If a family member passes away during the coronavirus pandemic, there are a few administrative changes that survivors should know about regarding New York’s Surrogate’s Courts. Surrogate Courts are responsible for matters involving the probate of wills and the administration of estates. However, the personal administrator of the estate should always discuss complex questions with a...

Can Barter Agreements Help Your Business?

Bartering is the act of trading goods and services for something of value in lieu of money. While it is generally thought of as an extreme, alternative form of payment, it may be an idea that is going to become a reality amid the recent coronavirus outbreak. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic places business owners in a position where they need to get creative in generating income. Bartering is one strategy worth considering. However, small business owners should understand that having the right bartering agreement in place is critical to ensuring a documented transaction is available in case a conflict arises...

4 Estate Planning Tools to Prepare for Coronavirus

The entire world has changed dramatically over the past several weeks in light of the coronavirus pandemic. As more people see loss of life occurring every day, many cannot help but wonder what they can do to tie-up their end-of-life affairs if COVID-19 finds its way to them. The most effective and practical form of legal protection is by creating a comprehensive estate plan with a Florida estate planning lawyer. Doing so ensures that affected individuals have a carefully designed set of instructions that they can provide to their survivors in case the unthinkable happens. Now is the right time...

Business Relief During the Coronavirus

Every business in the world has been impacted by the worst health crisis since 1918 when the so-called Spanish Flu decimated the planet. Eventually, the pandemic from a century earlier claimed between 50 and 100 million lives. As of March 27th, 2020 the coronavirus has caused almost 30,000 deaths worldwide. These tragic and terrible epidemics affect everyone. They especially disrupt businesses around the world. How the Virus is Affecting Businesses Worldwide Even if your business hasn’t been shut down by government order, it’s probably suffering from supply chain disruptions, absenteeism and slowed consumer spending. Supply chains have been disrupted worldwide...

Should a Business Furlough or Layoff Employees Amid Covid-19?

Business owners are looking for ways to mitigate revenue losses during the coronavirus pandemic, including how to handle their workforce. Some are considering furloughs and layoffs. It goes without saying that furloughs are the best option for those who have cash flow availability. For others, layoffs are inevitable. However, establishing a practical strategy during the coronavirus pandemic is essential to long-term growth and operations continuity. Speaking with an experienced Florida business attorney, who has experience in business disasters, will help forward-thinking business owners make the right decision. Furlough vs. Layoff: What Is the Difference? Furloughs and layoffs are actions that employers...

IRS Defers Tax Payments Due to Coronavirus

It’s not often that we receive good news regarding federal income taxes.  In the current state of global pandemic crisis, we all could use a little good news. Thanks to the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Treasury, we are happy to share bit of good news. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury have deferred the payment deadline from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.  Although the payment of estimated tax has been extended, the filing deadline of April 15, 2020 for corporate tax returns, individual tax returns,...

Coronavirus: U.S. Bans Travel for Euorpeans

Since President Trump’s announcement to ban Europeans from traveling to or from the United States, the country is preparing for the consequences of the spread of the Covid-19 virus. This border closure has several consequences: Delays for immigration Financial losses Legal ramifications The consequences in terms of immigration Immigration concerns both non-residents seeking entrance to American territory and those who wish to leave the US. Currently, there are many confusing situations for which one may need an immigration attorney. The Boyer Law Firm specializes in many aspects of immigration law. Entering the United States: Regarding this situation, the President’s speech...