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Can You Leave Your Business to Just One Heir?

If you’re thinking of passing on your family business, the process can get complicated. Maybe you have four children, and you’re dividing everything you own evenly. But what about the business? Perhaps you have someone in mind who you think can carry on your legacy at...

Did a Trustee Violate Their Fiduciary Duty?

Your parents or grandparents put a trust in place for you because they wanted to protect the wealth (and you) from grasping fingers. What if they put the wrong person in charge of it? Trustees are tasked with managing the assets within a trust in a way that preserves...

3 ways a commercial real estate investment can go wrong

Investing in commercial real estate can be highly lucrative. Yet, if things do not work out as you hoped, it can be a surefire way to burn through millions of dollars. The key to ensuring your investments are profitable lies in the groundwork. While there is never a...

Can You Break a Lease When Your Business is Struggling?

Finding the right commercial space to lease out may feel exceedingly difficult. When you finally do locate it, you may quickly sign a multi-year lease just so that you can get started.  But what if a space turns out to be less perfect than you assumed? You know that...