Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance name Darren Inverso as Chairman for 2016

Norton Hammersley Business & Corporate Law, Firm News 0 Comments

Norton Hammersley is proud to share that Darren R Inverso, has been appointed as the new board chairman of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. The announcement was made at the organizations annual luncheon event on January 20th 2016. The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance’s focus is to help grow the community through networking with local area business and ensuring all businesses …

Exciting new commercial and residential developments in Sarasota

Norton Hammersley Business & Corporate Law, Real Estate Law

In previous blogs we reported on the exciting new commercial and residential developments that show the economy is strengthening and the Sarasota Bradenton area is thriving. Most people welcome the development and the business and commerce it brings along with it, however there is always that voice that worries about what impact it will have on the area we all …

Tax Compliance – A Global Perspective

Daniel Tullidge Business & Corporate Law, Firm News

The U.S. government claims authority to tax its citizens on their worldwide income, however earned, and wherever derived.  This obligation to pay tax on worldwide income includes any interest or dividends earned from foreign bank accounts.  In addition to paying tax on any income earned from foreign accounts, U.S. citizens with a financial interest in or signature authority over foreign …

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Darren Inverso Business & Corporate Law, Litigation

EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR? YOU MAY BE ONE OR THE OTHER AND NOT KNOW IT Employers all across Florida have looked at the cost benefit analysis when either hiring an employee or deciding to contract with an independent contractor to perform services. On the surface, it’s an easy analysis based largely upon dollars and cents, costs of an employee, insurance, …

Keeping Your Business Assets Safe from the Competition

Norton Hammersley Business & Corporate Law

Hear the  words  non-compete,  non-solicitation  or  trade  secret  agreement,  and  many of us think of huge multinational corporations embroiled in expensive lawsuits over the protection of a secret formula or trying to keep key employees from being lured away to other companies for their insider knowledge. Yet, as any entrepreneur knows, you don’t have to be a corporate giant to …

UTC Mall arrives in Sarasota along with new Business

Norton Hammersley Business & Corporate Law

The UTC Mall has arrived and all the angst that accompanied it from traffic concerns to diverting business seems to have tapered. This may be due in part to the exceptional preparedness of the Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch community. Instead of throwing our hands in the air and bracing for doom, the local think tank has contingencies in place to ensure the …

Navigating Your Small Business Through a Dispute

Norton Hammersley Business & Corporate Law

Successful small business owners, with skills ranging from carpentry to computers to the art of deal-making, share a willingness to shun the 9 to 5 routine and create an enterprise built on their unique skills and a lot of hard work. They also share a determination to get the job done and a willingness to wear many hats from accounting …

FMLA and ADA Additional Leave Requests Could Be Costly to Employers Unless Handled Appropriately

Derrick Maginness Business & Corporate Law, Litigation

Employers often fall into the trap of believing that employees who have exhausted their twelve weeks of leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”)[1] are not entitled to additional leave, and may be terminated if they fail to return to work immediately.  However, failing to consider the Americans With Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (collectively …

“Stand Your Ground” Gone? Not Yet – 2013 Legislative Update

John Compton Business & Corporate Law

While the controversy over Florida’s “stand your ground” law continues to swirl, there were almost 200 new laws that took effect July 1, 2013.  Undoubtedly, none of these new laws have grabbed the attention that “stand your ground” has (except for maybe the law that allegedly outlawed computers and smart phones in Florida), there are a few that are worth …