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All Original Wills Must Be Filed When Someone Dies
James W. Martin

Everyone knows that it’s the “last” will that someone makes before they die that counts. But it’s really the last “valid” will that counts. So who’s to say what’s the last valid will? The probate court gets to decide that. And for the probate court to decide, it needs to have all the wills that…

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Social Purpose Corporations and Benefit Corporations may be Formed in Florida
James W. Martin

On June 20, 2014, the Florida Governor approved a new law to allow the formation in Florida of social purpose corporations and benefit corporations. These organizations fall between for-profit corporations and nonprofit corporations by allowing the boards of directors to consider public benefit goals in addition to making profits. There are occasions when real estate…

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What are Some Entity Choices in Florida?
James W. Martin

There are many kinds of entities. Partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies (LLC) are the most common. There are also limited partnerships (LP), limited liability partnerships (LLP, and limited liability limited partnerships (LLLP). Let’s start with the common and work up to more the complex. But before doing that consider this: is an individual engaged…

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