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'Business Connection' features Title Boxing Club
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The Naperville location is one of 19 franchises across the country. TITLE Boxing Club specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Pete Gilfillan came on set to promote his business FranChoice. Want to start your own franchise but don't ...more »

SBIA: Correcting course starts with accountability
San Bernardino SunFebruary 1, 2012

Could it be the owner of the local franchise of Million Air, an upscale refueling facility for private aircraft at San Bernardino International Airport, worried he might not be in business once allegations of fraud were made public?more »

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Asset Protection
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Show Me the Money: Helping Clients Find and Protect Assets in a Divorce
ABA JournalFebruary 6, 2012

I'm Stephanie Francis Ward, and today we're discussing family law assets recovery with Randall M. Kessler, an Atlanta, Georgia lawyer; and Ira Freedman, who practices in Beverly Hills. Stephanie Francis Ward: Let's start this out–I have a question for ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Fla. man adopts his 42-year-old girlfriend
CBS NewsFebruary 2, 2012

A West Palm Beach air conditioning fortune heir has adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend, turning an on-going legal battle into a tricky law-bending situation. John Goodman, who also founded the Wellington polo club, is being charged for the death of ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Charitable troubles
Washington PostFebruary 4, 2012

Andy Colwell / AP The multi-billion-dollar Hershey charity fund came under scrutiny in February 2011, when a former official involved with the charitable trust claimed, in a court filing, that trust officials were drawing on the funds assets to pad ...more »

Book Review: Top Suspense - Favorite Kills by The Top Suspense Group
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)February 6, 2012

Next story is by Paul Levine and entitled "Solomon & Lord Drop Anchor," featuring the wackiest married couple in crime fiction since Nick and Nora. Naomi Hirahara gives us "Number 19", a dark tale proving that no good deed goes unpunished.more »

Living Trusts
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Better Business: You don't need to be rich to benefit from an estate plan
Memphis Commercial AppealFebruary 4, 2012

An estate plan can be as simple as drafting a will or as complex as setting up a trust and a living will. At the very least, anyone who has assets they would like to pass on to specific individuals should create a will. A will can also establish ...more »

Estate Administration
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Victoria couple reflect growing national trend of living together without marriage
Victoria AdvocateFebruary 12, 2012

New Hampshire recognizes common-law marriage for purposes of probate only, and Utah recognizes common-law marriages only if they have been validated by a court or administrative order. Some states even have anti-cohabitation statutes making ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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TurboTax Review: PC Software for Easing Your Tax Burden
Notebook ReviewFebruary 1, 2012

With your signed power of attorney, a CPA, attorney, or enrolled agent can actually conduct all audit-related or other contact activities for you. You don't even need to be present at a hearing. Other kinds of tax preparers can accompany you to an IRS ...more »

ANOTHER VIEW: Recalling Whitney Houston's greatest love songs
The Westerly SunFebruary 20, 2012

I knew he had studied law and passed the bar before he decided to enter the music industry based on his musical gifts and social skills. He was reputed to be exacting and a perfectionist. Like Webb and Burt Bacharach (who was of a somewhat older ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Seven Questions Begging to Be Answered Before a Foreclosure Settlement Is Reached
Huffington PostFebruary 2, 2012

Recently, new allegations have emerged that suggest these activities were actually the back-end of even greater malfeasance involving tax evasion, the failure to comply with basic rules in securitizing mortgages, and an attempt to avoid high ...more »


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