If your phone rings today, chances are, it’s probably spam. New research suggests you’ll get more than one robocall inthe next 24 hours. If you do decide to pick up, you’ll more than likely be greeted by a familiar computerized voice playing a pre-recorded message. These automated calls, which can end up in your voicemail box, usually contain official-sounding, personal, and even alarming instructions. Watch out, because often, these spam calls claim to be a company, insurer, or bank you do business with. You’ve probably noticed you’re getting way more of these spam calls now than at any time in recent years — a trend that will unfortunately continue. A new report from the telecommunications firm First Orion says that by next year, half of the mobile phone calls we get will be spam.
Join Martinson & Beason, PC attorneys Will Pylant and Morris Lilienthal for a discussion on small business law, formation, governance and succession on Thursday November 1st at 5:30 PM (CST). Through an interactive question and answer format, Morris and Will will be discussing what to expect in forming a small business, which business entity is right for you, and how your business will pass to your heirs. Get your corporate law questions answered as Morris and Will will be seeking questions from viewers.
If you are thinking about starting a business, you may be asking what is required and what is the process like? How much does it cost and how long does it take? By knowing the legal ramifications in starting a small business, you can increase your chances of success.
While no one enters a business relationship with the expectation of a future dispute between co-owners, the reality is a buy-sell agreement and other precautions can prevent controversies from occurring. It’s also important for small business owners to anticipate their potential legal and tax liability and plan accordingly.
The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, October 10th at 3:00 PM Central Time and will feature Johnnie Finch attorney and author of the new book Black Lawyer Confidential – Keys to Success. Morris and Johnnie will be discussing his new book, Johnnie’s legal career, what inspired him to go to law school, and what he hopes readers will get out of the book.
Johnnie Finch is a North Carolina attorney and has been practicing law since 2013. He practices in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Johnnie went to law school out of his passion for advocating for others. After college, Johnnie counseled teens who had been charged with crimes while working for the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.
In Black Lawyer Confidential, Johnnie highlights situations and learning experiences that many students encounter in and after law school, such as time management, student interaction, race relations, and coping with heavy pressure. Johnnie also provides insight on what it’s like to practice as a minority lawyer.
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney, created a firestorm when he recently stated he had recorded Trump when the two discussed potential payments to buy the rights to former Playboy model, Karen McDougal’s claim of an alleged affair with Trump years earlier. (President Trump not only denies the affair, he also denies he and Cohen were discussing a cash payment to McDougal). In a tweet (predictably), Trump blasted Cohen, asking “What kind of a lawyer would tape a client?” Trump also claimed via tweet that the tape mysteriously stops right before he said “positive things”.
According to court filings, federal prosecutors have a dozen recordings from Cohen, who has done an about-face after first professing his steadfast support for President Trump. Cohen is now facing criminal prosecution for his personal financial transactions, including a payment allegedly made to Stormy Daniels on behalf of President Trump. While Cohen initially stated he would “take a bullet” for the President, he now says his “family and country” come before his loyalty to Trump. Cohen has also reportedly told friends that he does not believe Trump would pardon him if it came to that. Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s new attorney, confirmed the existence of the tape recording. [Read more…] about Laws Related to Recording a Private Conversation Between Two Parties
With the Huntsville & North Alabama real estate market red hot, the Martinson & Beason, PC real estate department is excited to announce a new closing quote system designed to simplify the process and provide prospective clients with a rapid response. In fact, Valley MLS reports an average sale price of $187,000 with nearly 1,400 active listings.
Closing on your home just got easier thanks to the new closing quote system and iPhone and Google Play apps. The new system launched in June of 2018 and simplifies and shortens the process for obtaining a closing quote. Buyers, Sellers and Agents can now visit the M&B real estate portal for an express quote.
Simply answer a few short questions and select whether the transaction will occur with financing or cash. Those looking to refinance their property can also take advantage of the new system. Prospective clients select from a set of options, such as the Alabama county of the property they are buying, selling, or refinancing, the title needs, the property type, and whether the buyer will live there. Upon submitting, the fee estimate is based on the information provided, and has an itemized description. While the new quote system is intended to provide greater access and rapid response, quotes can still be obtained by emailing email@example.com.
It’s always exciting when it’s that time of year to set off a spectacular ball of exploding colors. Fireworks are undeniably beautiful to look at. But did you know that fireworks cause over 20,000 fires per year? This is why we want you to be prepared during this holiday season. Take a look at our infographic on firework safety and be sure to contact us if you have become victim to a burn injury.