June 28

Homestead – Introduction

HOMESTEAD When confronted with planning issues for homestead real property, a Florida attorney must proceed with caution. Often, a client’s primary residence makes up a large portion of the client’s estate. Second marriage planning issues, estate tax considerations, the client’s desire to avoid probate, and a variety of other issues force the planner to address.

June 21

The Probate Process From Start to Finish

Jeffrey S. Goethe will be one of several speakers during a continuing education seminar for attorneys, accountants and other professionals on July 22nd, 2016. Click here for more information about the seminar: “The Probate Process From Start to Finish”. You can see an overview of the course below: Your Fundamental Guide to Probate Course Content.

May 12

Preventing FIRPTA Pitfalls

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently made changes in its procedures that affect how buyers and sellers comply with the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). Unfortunately, these changes make FIRPTA compliance more difficult, and therefore create a greater risk that FIRPTA issues could get in the way of a successful closing..

April 27

THE NOW VERY DANGEROUS MARKETING SERVICES AGREEMENT … AND THE INCREASINGLY RISKY JOINT VENTURE

Marketing Services Agreements Many real estate brokerages and large Realtor® teams have Marketing Services Agreements with title companies that, in exchange for a monthly rent and/or marketing fee, allow the title companies to exclusively market their services to the brokerage’s or team’s Realtors® and to have access to the brokerage’s or team’s offices for the.

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