The E2 Treaty Investor Visa!

1- What is an E2 visa? The E2 visa is available to residents of treaty countries entering the US for the following reasons: i) Develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which they have invested, or are actively in the process of investing a substantial amount of capital; ii) Invest substantially in an already-established US enterprise; iii) Develop and direct investments from the treaty country. No matter how much time is spent is the US, a Treaty Investor visa will not lead to permanent residency. This categorizes the E2 visa as a non-immigrant visa. 2- Nature of the...

How to Maintain Your Attorney-Client Privilege

How to Maintain Your Attorney-Client Privilege: The attorney-client privilege is a sacred thing. It provides protection to the matters you discuss with your attorney that relate to your case. However, there are ways that you as the client can break the attorney-client privilege that can be detrimental to your case. It is important for a client to be candid with their attorney so that the attorney can develop a strategy that will best help the client. This means that communication between the attorney and client is highly encouraged. Whether the communication is on the phone, in person, or via text...

Do you need a contract?

Whether you are entering into an agreement with a private party to buy or sell a vehicle, creating an employment contract with a contractor or subcontractor, a contract for the maintenance for your boat, or any number of things, it is wise to have a written contract. While any person can legally write a contract and have all parties to the contract sign and date it, it is wise to enlist the help of a practicing attorney. The sequence of words, the placement of a comma, and the structure of each sentence can create an obligation or liability that one...

How a Debt Collection Attorney Can Help Me

How a Debt Collection Attorney Can Help Me: Debt collectors are required to abide by strict rules under both Florida Law and Federal Law. Those rules are designed to protect both the consumer and the integrity of the American credit system. What are my rights under the debt collection laws? Within five (5) days of the first communication by a debt collector to a consumer, the debt collector must give the consumer a 30 day notice of the right to dispute the debt. If the consumer provides written notice of her intention to dispute the debt, then the debt collector must...

Francis Boyer as Advisory Council Member of the Banner Center

The Banner center’s goal is to positively impact Florida’s economy by collaboratively engaging industry, education and Florida’s workforce to address the current and future workforce needs of the Financial & Professional Services industry. Employ Florida’s Banner Centers are a commitment from the State of Florida’s Workforce Florida and Florida’s colleges and universities to help employees remain prepared to do their jobs well now and in the future. This effort aims to ensure that Florida’s employers have a qualified, capable, highly trained and certified workforce to help make companies more competitive; and to retain and attract companies to Florida. Mr. Boyer...

We Are in the National Association of Realtors

We Are in the National Association of Realtors: Not only is Mr. Boyer an attorney but he is also a licensed real estate agent meaning he is a member of the National Realtor Association which assists in the practice of the real estate closings. We Are in the National Association of Realtors The National Association of Realtors was founded on May 13, 1908. NAR’s membership is composed of residential and commercial real estate brokers, real estate salespeople, immovable property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate (immovable property) industry, where a state license to...

Employment Contract Liability

As an employee of a company in the United States, you are entitled to a number of rights. It is important to obtain a written employment contract to ensure that your rights are understood by you and your employer, and to ensure that your rights will be protected. As an employee with an employment contract, subject to your specific contract, you are most often protected from such things as wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and other harmful practices by employers. Employees are also afforded certain rights in terms of sick pay/leave and maternity rights, any of which can create liability if...

Boyer Law Firm Joins Better Business Bureau

Boyer Law Firm Joins Better Business Bureau: The Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, is a corporation consisting of several private business franchises of local BBB organizations based in the United States and Canada, which work through their parent corporation, the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB). Boyer Law Firm Joins Better Business Bureau! The Better Business Bureau, through local chapters, invites businesses to become members. In return, the BBBs allow their member businesses the use of their logo, mediation services, and access to their compiled information. BBB has determined that Boyer Law Firm, meets BBB accreditation standards, which...

Criminal Judge Questions Competency of Lawyer

Criminal Judge Questions Competency of Lawyer: A judge is questioning whether a suspended California lawyer who has advised some clients to break into their foreclosed homes and is now facing criminal prosecution is competent to stand trial. Judge Runston Maino appointed counsel for attorney Michael T. Pines, 59, who is defending himself pro se and scheduled a hearing later this week on whether to require a mental evaluation, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Statements: Criminal Judge Questions Competency of Lawyer “They’re trying to get more time because they realized they have no case,” Pines told the newspaper today, calling the...

The Necessity of Obtaining an Export License

Why apply to the U.S. Department of Commerce for an export license? There are many restrictions on exports, including the destination country and materials that can be exported. Exporting certain materials or to certain countries or entities can lead to criminal prosecution. Last week an Iranian national was sentenced to just over four years in federal prison for illegally exporting items to Iran. Iran, like many countries, is an export destination that is heavily restricted by the U.S. government. The Iranian national did not have and did not apply for an export license and also did not apply for approval...