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Is there a renaissance in Florida retail centers

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | Aug 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-08-10 It's no secret that the popularity of online shopping has traditional brick and mortar retailers completely rethinking their target markets. Since millennials comprise such a large portion of the buying public, owners of malls and shopping centers owners have had to adjust in order to ...

Another confusing tax form for executors

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | Jul 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-07-20 Who thinks about tax season in July? The answer is likely no one outside of an accountant's or tax attorney's office. But the confusion over how to complete tax forms may not go away for executors tasked with administering an estate. Obscure and dense tax forms can be vexing; especiall...

To robocall or not to robocall

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | Jun 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-06-30 The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) allows consumers to sue companies who call via an automatic dialing system without prior consent. Many lawsuits against creditors and collection agencies revolve around the specific issue of consent when it comes to “robocalls.” A recent cas...

How serious is serial adverse possession in Florida?

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | Jun 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-06-23 Is it possible for anyone to take over your property. The answer is an alarming, yet qualified “yes.” Under the right circumstances, it is legal through a process known as adverse possession. Adverse possession has allowed unauthorized property seizure for decades. Essentially, someone...

Shopping malls and their bleak business future

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | Jun 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-06-08 Shopping malls once attracted consumers looking to make purchases under one roof. However, this common destination boasting convenience and climate control may become all too uncommon. Mall business that once boomed faces dire predictions of a bust. Credit Suisse, a leading financial s...

A business partnership ends before it begins

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | Jun 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-06-02 While internal disputes can put a business' future in questions, equally serious conflicts can sabotage pending partnerships. Power struggles can occur before power is even secured, especially when millions and billions of dollars are at stake, The unlikely duo of former Florida Gov. J...

Florida’s “Liquor Wall” survives

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-05-25 Walls have been the subject of political conversations for decades. Back in the mid-eighties, former President Ronald Reagan implored Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down that wall.” During his campaign and in the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump promises to, “...

Locking horns over a trademark

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-05-19 In December of last year, The End, a trendy Brooklyn café located in New York City's Williamsburg neighborhood, created yet another beverage in their long line of healthy drinks. They saw potential in a drink made with a litany of natural ingredients (dates, ginger root, cashews, dried...

Another day. Another airline controversy.

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | May 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-05-09 As an industry, commercial aviation is taking a beating. Airlines are not the only one on the receiving end of a pummeling. The most recent public relations disaster captured by the always-handy smart phone involves a brawl that undermined another carrier's reputation, not to mention t...

A real estate drama spanning two continents

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | May 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-05-04 Being a Russian oligarch is not all that it's cracked up to be. In fact, two native billionaires are involved in a serious, “soap-operatic” dispute. The trans-continental intrigue involves a friend of Vladimir Putin and an ex-partner thousands of miles away in a Moscow jail. The story ...

What to expect financially when you’re expecting

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | Apr 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-04-06 The last thing expectant spouses expect while anticipating the birth of their child is planning that goes beyond the décor of the nursery. However, taking proactive steps can help lessen the impact of increased expenses and plan for a financially secure future. No Crying Over Cost Cont...

Another brick out of the “Liquor Wall”

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | Mar 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-03-30 While prohibition ended in 1933, a different kind of ban in Florida has continued since the Great Depression. Liquor sold in the Sunshine State cannot share shelves with groceries and other retail goods. While the effort towards the building of “a wall” rises, the “Liquor Wall” may com...

When do young people need an estate plan?

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | Mar 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-03-26 It is never too early to start an estate plan. However, it can become too late. Misconceptions exist about estate planning. Having wills and trusts are for the rich. Old, not young people need to document their wishes before they die. Assumptions aside, being young and broke does not b...

Reverse mortgages: facts over rhetoric

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | Mar 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-03-18 Countless sitcom stars of the seventies and eighties once entertained television audiences on a weekly basis. Their characters are burned into our memories because of the outfits they wore and the catch phrases they uttered. Decades later, Fonzie has traded in his leather jacket while ...

Miami’s Airbnb quagmire

Posted by Charles S. Liberis | Mar 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017-03-11 As Airbnb continues to grow in prominence throughout the nation, battle lines are being drawn over these online temporary home and apartment rentals in Florida. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado is waging his own war with Airbnb over Florida property owners illegally renting out homes and apa...

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