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Building Your Business Legacy with a Great Succession Plan

Be a Hero to Your Business A Tale of Two Businesses: Milton Ferrell was a successful Miami attorney. Under his leadership, his firm grew from a single Miami office in 2000 to a 17 office worldwide boutique firm by 2003. This full-service practice included some of the most prominent names in the South Florida legal [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Estate Planning for Parents with Children on the Spectrum

Planning for the future of your children Parenting involves much planning. The simplicity of making your own plan, or one for you and your spouse or significant other, disappears when kids come into picture. Parents quickly realize that their role is more of logistician for the children than anything else. Indeed, when my children were [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Planning is Key to Survival

Why now is the best time to implement your hurricane plan Planning for a natural disaster is never easy. In South Florida we usually get notice of an impending hurricane. Unlike the earthquakes of the West Coast and the tornados in the Midwest, hurricanes are tracked from the time they form. With proper planning, some [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Estate Planning|0 Comments

How Legal Planning Helps Build a Strong Blended Family

In our house, we always refer to ourselves as a modern family. We joke that the post office must get confused because we have three last names in the house. No, we have not taken in renters. We are a blended family. When I married my lovely wife, I was immediately blessed with step-fatherhood because [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Estate Planning, Legal Strategy|0 Comments

Ten Common Money Pits Even Brilliant Entrepreneurs Fall Into

If you’re relying on your top line to grow your wealth, you could be missing out on easy opportunities to save money and improve profits, independent of your revenue. Florida continues its economic growth through 2017. More and more entrepreneurs are setting up shop in the Sunshine State. Many of these new business owners are [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Why You Should Never Buy Your Will From Living Social or Groupon

Of the handful of major life events that require your serious consideration, few are as emotionally charged as how to leave your assets for loved ones at the time of your death. This often complex process is accomplished via testamentary documents such as wills and trusts, which have recently become available for purchase online as [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Wills & Trusts|0 Comments

Brand or Bust Why Branding Is Essential to the Longevity of Your Business

A strong, identifiable brand is an invaluable asset to any company. Many businesses can reap major rewards by building a brand image that accurately reflects the strength of the company. And in today’s business world, branding is necessary for businesses looking for longevity and growth. So, what do small businesses need to know about branding [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Writing Off Start-Up Costs

In South Florida, startups are booming. The Kauffman Foundation ranked the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area #1 for startups out of 40 metro areas across the country. For some people, starting their new business is as simple as registering a domain name and building out a website. For other entrepreneurs, there are greater expenses incurred to establish [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Business, Finances|0 Comments

Mentorship Matters: How to Learn From Leadership

Early in my Marine Corps career, one of our instructors told us “watch the leaders above and below and pick out the tools you believe would work for you. Discard those that are ineffective or not part of your style. In this way, we work to put leadership errors into the past.” Watching others perform [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Business|0 Comments