One Liners Sarasota and Manatee: Shumaker, Bank of America and more

► Shumaker Partner Brett Henson has been appointed to the legislative subcommittee co-chair of the Florida Bar real property, probate and trust law sections construction law committee and to the steering committee for Division 1: litigation and dispute resolution of the American Bar Association’s forum on construction law. ► Baldwin Risk Partners, a Tampa-based firm,

What you need to know about the Marchman Act

By Benjamin Older, Esquire, founding partner of Older Lundy Koch & Martino Substance abuse (whether of alcohol, legal and/or illegal drugs) can be referred to as an “equal opportunity offender” for it knows no boundaries of race, color, creed, religion, education, age, social status, financial status, or business prowess.  Many incredibly powerful, successful, and intelligent

One Liners Sarasota and Manatee: The Ritz-Carlton, Suncoast Credit Union and more

► The Realm Restaurant Group announced the reopening of Sage Restaurant, at 1216 First St., Sarasota, after being closed for over a year for COVID-19. (Pictured above) ► Firmo Construction, a commercial construction management firm headquartered in Sarasota, is expanding its operations in southwest Florida with the opening of a new office in downtown Fort

Coparents and the 2021 Child Tax Credit

By Jaime R. Girgenti, Esq. and Frances E. Martinez, Esq., OLDER LUNDY ALVAREZ & KOCH On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  Part of that $1.9 trillion dollar plan is a change to the IRS child tax credit, which could have an impact on divorced parents

One Liners Hillsborough: Next Level Brands Holdings, ChappellRoberts and more

► Led by Jeff Gigante, Next Level Brands Holdings will open its first restaurant, Union New American, at Westshore City Center at 1111 N. Westshore Blvd. (Rendering above) ► Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Salesforce Ventures, the investment arm of business software giant Salesforce, are among the investors in a $12.25 million round

The enforceability of prenuptial agreements

By Jennifer Murphy, Older Lundy Alvarez & Koch Congratulations, you have survived the dating phase of your life (hopefully forever) and you are now engaged! Whether your blessed union is the result of an awkward set up by your mother, or a well-intentioned friend, that has blossomed into true love; or the result of a

One Liners Pinellas: Bayfront Health, KnowBe4 and more

► St. Petersburg City Council voted to approve $700,000 in funding for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, which is being designed by New York City-based Huff and Gooden Architects and local firm Wannemacher Jensen Architects. ► Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped St. Petersburg lawyer, and businessman, James Holton for a seat on the

One Liners Hillsborough: Buddy Brew, CI Group and more

► Buddy Brew Coffee opened a new café, at Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave., in the Heights Public Market. ► The University of South Florida board of trustees voted unanimously to elect Will Weatherford as its new vice chair.    ► Franklin Street arranged the sale of Georgetown Apartments and Cynthia Gardens, two adjacent

One Liners Hillsborough: Fresh Kitchen, Valley National Bank and more

► Haiku, a Japanese fusion restaurant, opened at 808 N Franklin Street, Tampa. (Pictured above)  ► ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ: SFBS), promoted Jonathan Zunz to senior vice president, commercial banking. ► Following the 2019 acquisition of Impluse, OPSWAT retained its leadership team, and its office space, at 5650 Breckenridge Park Drive,

Accounting & tax for law firms

By Brian Leidel, CPA, CFP, PFS, shareholder with Kerkering, Barberio & Co. On the surface, establishing and operating a law firm seems like any other business: hang a shingle, perform services for clients, bill and collect, pay staff and overhead, and share profits among the owners. However, many important accounting and tax issues need to

Asset preservation – AKA asset protection – what is it and why should you do it?

By Harry Teichman, Attorney at Older, Lundy Alvarez & Koch Your 15-year-old grabs your keys and takes your car out for a spin.  She drives through the side of the neighbor’s house on the way home and does $250,000 worth of damage.  She has no license, and it’s the 5th time she’s done it, your

One Liners Hillsborough: BTI Partners, Metropolitan Ministries and more

► Fort Lauderdale-based BTI Partners, a real estate development firm, secured a $92 million construction loan for phase one of Marina Pointe, a waterfront development along Tampa Bay. (Pictured above)  ► Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co. named Stephanie Bisogne executive chef and Ivan Puente director of food and beverage at the Sal y Mar Rooftop Bar,