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...

Avoiding Commerial Lease Issues During the Coronavirus

As we all see on the news every day, the Coronavirus epidemic is rapidly spreading. This virus not only impacts our health, but our wealth, as well. Recently, the American president has severely restricted travel to the United States from Europe. In today’s spotlight series, we’ll explore some tactics businesses and landlords can use to help lessen the severity this pandemic will have on bottom lines. Travel and Gathering Restrictions Hurting Local Economies This lockdown decision is not without consequences for the United States. Florida, for example, depends on tourism for a considerable portion of her annual revenue and many...

International Law Specialist, Francis M. Boyer

For International Law, why trust anything less than a Board Certified Expert like Francis M. Boyer? According to the Florida Bar, International Law includes dealings between states and international organizations, as well as issues that can occur between nationals of different countries. These issues could include business immigration, international business transactions, international litigation, international taxation, and customs laws. Evaluated for Professionalism, Tested for Expertise. Earning his International Law Board Certification was no small feat. The Florida Bar requires Board Certified Specialists (B.C.S.) in International Law to meet each of several rigorous requirements both for initial certification, as well as very...

Green Card Rule in Effect February 24, 2020

Last week the Supreme Court ruled to uphold one of President Trump’s immigration reform policies that may affect many green card applicants. The “public charge” rule will be implemented on the 24th of this month. This rule does not currently apply to applications originating from outside the United States. Green Card applicants currently in the United States must prove they are not likely to become a “public charge.”  This primarily affects adjustment of status applicants, interviewing in the United States. This could be a family petition What is the “public charge” rule? The “public charge” rule has been in effect...

Fake Trademark Application for “Fake News?”

What does “fake news” mean to you? The first thing that usually comes to mind is President Donald Trump, right?  His opponents say this term only comes out when he is the subject of an unflattering news story.  No matter what side of the political aisle you stand, we can all agree there is an inordinate amount of over-hyped and inaccurate information disseminated across social media and news outlets. One Canadian advertising agency, Wax Partnership (WP), along with the Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) are working to bring this issue into the forefront. The WP ad...