Although Marshall Law is predominantly known for providing legal services related to estate planning, trust administration, probate and guardianship, there are additional areas of law we practice as they are incidental or ancillary to the areas of law we are known for addressing.  The following areas of law are merely a synopsis of the majority of issues we address, although this is not an exhaustive list.  We always welcome your inquiries in the hope we can build an attorney-client relationship that will be to your benefit for years to come.

Residential real estate issues can be quite complex – especially if it involves property deemed “homestead” under the Florida Constitution.  Having an attorney who understands Florida’s unique laws is key, and to better serve our clients we provide the following real estate legal services:

  •  Representing sellers or buyers in real estate sales transactions;
  • Preparing residential real estate sales contracts;
  • Drafting lease agreements;
  • Representing parties in eviction proceedings;
  • Representing parties in partition actions;
  • Drafting deeds to address various real estate issues; and
  • Preparing loans and ancillary documents for self-financed real estate transactions.

The term “Business Law” is quite broad, but at Marshall Law we are primarily focused on providing legal services to small family-owned Limited Liability Companies or closely held Corporations.  The legal services we provide include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Serving as Resident Agent for an LLC or Corporation owned by a non-Florida resident;
  • Preparing and submitting documents to form an LLC or Corporation with the State of Florida;
  • Drafting operating or shareholder agreements;
  • Preparing and filing deeds conveying property into an LLC or Corporation;
  • Drafting loan contracts and related paperwork;
  • Preparing UCC listings, Documentary Stamp Tax returns and other state filings; and
  • Drafting contracts and ancillary documents for the purchase or sale of an existing business.

It is said there are two constants in life: Death and Taxes.  Knowing I wanted to practice estate planning, I obtained a Master of Taxation degree to better assist my clients who would be facing estate taxes.  Even though our federal estate tax laws have changed significantly since 2011, people continue to face tax issues that require the assistance of an attorney.  The issues Marshall Law most often assists taxpayers address include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Abatement requests seeking reduction in penalties and related interest;
  • Private Letter Rulings;
  • Challenges to calculated taxes when incorrect values are used or an exemption has not been properly applied;
  • Innocent spouse relief;
  • Payment plan negotiation;
  • Transcript requests; and
  • Obtaining Employer Identification Numbers for businesses or estates.

Dealing with the IRS or the Florida Department of Revenue requires a special level of skill and patience; having the right attorney by your side can make all the difference.

I strongly believe attorneys should focus on managing a few areas of law exceptionally well versus trying to practice everything thrown their way with mixed results.  I am always happy to listen to your situation and, if I believe I can provide competent (and exceptional) legal services I will offer to take your case.  Nonetheless, if I do not feel I can provide the best legal counsel to meet your needs then I will decline your case while also providing you a referral to an attorney who can.

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Whether you are starting a new business or expanding a current one, dealing with tax matters that may be unjustly calculated and collector or needing an advocate to work out a payment plan, buying or selling a home, creating a lease agreement or needing tenants evicted, the use of a skilled attorney can make all the difference between having issues addressed effectively or seeing them spiral out of control.  It never hurts to speak with an attorney to understand what needs to be done and how best to accomplish your objectives.  Contact Marshall Law today at (352) 432-8859 to discuss your particular legal needs and learn how we can provide the legal services your require.

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