Estate Planning 101

Estate Planning 101

Estate is a rather grand word when you consider than most everyone, including a minor, has some form of an estate that can be passed on to someone at the time of their death. Anyone who has something of value that they hold in their own name has an estate that can be bequeathed or otherwise transferred to someone else upon death. The law has already taken this fact into account and has set up a process by which the estate of someone who does not have a […]

Starting a Non Profit in Florida

Starting a Non Profit in Florida

Starting a Non-Profit in Florida?  Start here.             Do you have a cause for which you are supremely devoted and want to start a non-profit organization to educate the world about it? There’s a corporate entity for that.  If you want to Save the animals or nature, it is worth considering starting your cause as a non-profit organization.  Florida grants non-profit status to charitable, religious, educational, veterans, and scientific organizations.  Note, however, that non-profit status does not grant federal tax exempt status aka 501(c)(3) status. What are the […]

Negotiate Licensing Agreements

Negotiate Licensing Agreements

Negotiate Licensing Agreements Like a Pro with these Tips Licensing is an important part of many business relationships and is often a great way for toe-dipping in an area without full commitment.  Franchise agreements are a classic example of licensing agreements because one party is allowing another party to use their property, but not have ownership or control over that property.  When someone purchases a franchise of his or her favorite fast food venue, he or she are not sold the trademarks or rights to use those marks […]

Contracts are for Big and Small Businesses

Contracts are for Big and Small Businesses

Contracts are for Big and Small Businesses If you were to come to me about a business dispute you were having with another party, one of the first questions I will ask you is, “Do you have a contract?”  The question is not an academic one for dissection by first-year law students.  It is a vitally important question to know the answer to as that will likely determine how the dispute will play out.  This is because a contract contains the rules the parties are going to play […]

The Important Legal Details of a Food Truck Business in Florida

The Important Legal Details of a Food Truck Business in Florida

Operate a Food Truck in Florida the Legal Way You have chosen a food truck rather than a traditional brick and mortar restaurant to get your unique flavor to the masses and maybe also because you want to stand out from the crowd.  With food trucks, however, one way you do not want to stand out from the crowd is by operating a food truck outside of the legal requirements.  Illegal operations rank at the top of the list for reasons why your food truck can get shut […]

Buying and Selling a Small Business

Buying and Selling a Small Business

If You are Thinking of Buying or Selling a Small Business, Here’s What You Need to Know Buying and selling businesses is not something most people will ever contemplate let alone undertake.  Knowledge and understanding of how the process works are vital to ensuring that you do not find yourself on the receiving end of a bad bargain.  This is true if you have never bought or sold a business before and even if you have.  There is always room for a refresher course.  Here is what you […]

IP Contracts

IP Contracts

Contracts Are Your Friend Because Intellectual Property does not Protect Itself The word “contract” is often enough to send the listener into a snooze of boredom or a spasm of panic.  For an owner of intellectual property – and for their attorney – neither reaction is appropriate.  This is because when intellectual property rights collide with contracts, it is like peanut butter and chocolate.  They are meant to be together. What is it about intellectual property that requires protection in the first place?  To start, here’s a refresher […]

The Basics of Being a Personal Representative in the Probate Process

The Basics of Being a Personal Representative in the Probate Process

The Basics of Being a Personal Representative in the Probate Process Whether you are chosen by a Will or appointed by a probate court, being the Personal Representative of an estate is a major responsibility that is not to be taken lightly. You are tasked with allocating, administering, and distributing the assets of someone else after they have passed away. Fulfilling such an important role should not be done without the expertise and experience of a Jurado & Farshchian probate attorney. My team and I have an established […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investing

The Beginner’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investing

The Beginner’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investing Commercial Real Estate offers significant opportunities for investors of all backgrounds. With a vibrant and diversified economy, South Florida is a major market for Commercial Real Estate Investing, offering a wide variety of commercial properties that suit almost every portfolio. However, like any investment, the risks can be as great as the rewards if you do not work with qualified real estate attorneys who have experience in this area. My team and I have helped investors from all over the […]

Setting up a Durable Power of Attorney for Your Estate

Setting up a Durable Power of Attorney for Your Estate

Setting up a Durable Power of Attorney for Your Estate In the event of an unexpected accident or medical emergency, or when you are otherwise rendered incapable of making sound decisions, not everything can be put on hold: there will still be bills to pay, businesses to run, and other crucial matters that must be addressed. With a Power of Attorney (POA), you can appoint an individual or organization – known as your “agent” or “attorney in fact” – in advance to make crucial decisions on your behalf, […]

Understanding L-1 Visa Requirements

Understanding L-1 Visa Requirements

Understanding L-1 Visa Requirements It is becoming increasingly necessary for business owners to look abroad for dynamic new markets that will help their enterprise grow. The L-1 Visa allows both American and foreign companies to expand or establish operations in the United States, thereby linking the world’s largest economy with the wider global market. Take a moment to learn why the L-1 Visa may be the best choice for your burgeoning enterprise and how Jurado & Farshchian can help you meet all the requirements. Why You Should Consider […]

Seven Common Questions About the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa

Seven Common Questions About the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa

Seven Common Questions About the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa is one of the best ways for entrepreneurs and business owners to gain entry into the world’s largest and most vibrant economies. However, given the complexities and procedures of the U.S. visa system, you may be wondering if this visa is the ideal choice for your commercial goals and interests. That is why we have put together a list of the seven most common questions we get from clients about the requirements of E-2 […]

The Authoritative Guide on Food Truck Licenses and Permits

The Authoritative Guide on Food Truck Licenses and Permits

The Authoritative Guide on Food Truck Licenses and Permits Ever since they first rolled out in 2008, food trucks have become a national sensation and an exciting business opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs. Miami offers one of the biggest and richest markets for mobile food service, though you will not get far without meeting the various regulatory requirements and compliances that must be cleared before you take to the road. Fortunately, our team at Jurado & Farshchian is familiar with all the Food Truck Licenses and Permits you will […]

Launch Your Miami Real Estate Brokerage With Qualified Real Estate Attorneys

Launch Your Miami Real Estate Brokerage With Qualified Real Estate Attorneys

Launch Your Miami Real Estate Brokerage With Qualified Real Estate Attorneys South Florida’s large and booming real estate market makes it the ideal place to launch a brokerage. However, to ensure that your Miami Real Estate Brokerage comes out ahead in this highly competitive market, you need attorneys who have a firm grasp on both the legal and business side of real estate. Jurado & Farshchian has the experience, knowledge, and dynamism you need to grow your Miami Real Estate Brokerage. The following are just a few of […]

LLC Management and Voting Basics

LLC Management and Voting Basics

What You Need to Know about LLC Management and Voting An LLC management can be set up as a member managed or manager managed as stated in its operating agreement. A member managed limit liability company Can be one that functions much like a partnership where the owners of the LLC, also run the company. It can also be one that functions more like a corporation where the members act as the Board of Directors, Officers or both. A manager managed limited liability company is one where some […]

Transfer of LLC Member Interests

Transfer of LLC Member Interests

Transfer Restrictions on LLC Member Interests LLC Statutes permit members to place restrictions and conditions on the transfer of membership units. LLC Member Interests Permitted transfers We will need to discuss whether or not you want to require approval of the membership before permitting a transfer of LLC Member Interests. Be mindful of not drafting an overreaching provision that places unreasonable restrictions on the transfer of member interests as they may be narrowly construed by the Courts. Transfers for the benefit of the member’s estate are typically permitted. […]

What Happens to an LLC When a Member Dies?

What Happens to an LLC When a Member Dies?

Considerations for When an LLC Member Dies Nobody enjoys talking about what happens to an LLC when a member dies. It’s not a happy subject, nor is it easily brought up. However, as a limited liability owner, you need to know what happens to your business when you die. Also, what would happen to your business if one of your business partners dies? However, death isn’t the only issue that can affect a limited liability owner. What happens if someone retires? Or becomes disabled? Or gets divorced? Controlling […]

Will Probate Stop a Property Tax Sale?

Will Probate Stop a Property Tax Sale?

Even as the real estate market and economy continue to recover and strengthen, many individuals face difficulties fulfilling the obligations of home ownership. One common scenario people may face is being unable – or in some cases, unwilling – to pay property taxes on their Florida real estate holdings. Some individuals may simply be unable to pay or they may be in a dispute over ownership of the property and responsibility for the payments. Whatever the reason for failing to pay these mandatory taxes, the consequences remain the […]

How to Open a Business in North Miami Beach

How to Open a Business in North Miami Beach

Opening a Business in North Miami Beach This blog will guide you in what you need to start a Business in North Miami Beach. In addition, numerous individual professionals, such as lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, and mortgage brokers obtain a Business Tax Receipt to practice at an existing business in the city. You Must Obtain a Business Tax Receipt for your Business in North Miami Beach At the core of the process of opening a business is applying for a Business Tax Receipt at the Business Tax […]

If I Want My Property Split Evenly Between My Children, Do I Still Need a Will?

If I Want My Property Split Evenly Between My Children, Do I Still Need a Will?

  Comprehensive estate planning is not always a pleasant topic, but it is important to understand the options available to you. One such option is the creation of a will that dictates how your assets will be distributed after your death. It is common practice for individuals to leave their assets to their children when that time comes, and families with multiple children may simply want to split their assets evenly among the kids. However, just because you may determine that an even division of your assets is […]