Archive | October, 2012

Best Strategies for Managing Different Age Groups in Your Workplace

30. October 2012

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Today’s workplace managers face different challenges than the managers before them because today’s workplace is more diverse than any other generation. Sometimes the range of diversity leaves managers wondering, “How do I Manage My Diverse Workplace?” However, America was born of diversity–so we are up for the challenge. There are many types of diversity in […]

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Foreign Citizens and Bankruptcy

25. October 2012

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Bankruptcy does not just happen to U.S. citizens. Sometimes foreign citizens living in the U.S. need to file bankruptcy also. The United States generally allows foreign citizens to file bankruptcy as long as they own some sort of business, home or property in the United States. This is what Title 11, Chapter 1, Section 109, […]

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Customer Service Skills—Does Your Attorney Have Them?

20. October 2012

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Many discount the importance of good customer service practices. However, good customer service can make or break a business relationship. This applies to all types of businesses—from traditional business relationships to doctor/patient or attorney/client relationships. Attorneys that lack customer service skills, or fail to foster this in their office staff, are seriously underestimating the impact […]

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and the Creditors’ Committee

15. October 2012

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Chapter 11 bankruptcy is primarily for businesses, although attorney Christopher D. Smith (with SmithLaw in Sarasota, Florida) has seen it filed by individuals from time to time. What is Chapter 11 bankruptcy? Chapter 11 bankruptcy (for businesses) allows for reorganization of the business. It is filed in the hopes of keeping the business alive long […]

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My Homeowners Association and Condo Fees Go Away in Bankruptcy—Right?

10. October 2012

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Wrong. Sadly, many homeowners are under the impression that their homeowners association fees or condominium association fees will easily go away with bankruptcy. This is simply not true. Your commitment to the homeowners association or condominium association continues until you both mutually end it. Many people buy a home with a homeowners association or condominium […]

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Short sale, foreclosure, or bankruptcy: Which is best for you?

5. October 2012

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Today’s tough economy has forced many people into a financial corner that they feel they cannot escape. Job loss, long-term unemployment, under-employment, and rising costs have created a tough decision for many homeowners: How do I deal with a mortgage I can no longer pay? Attorney Christopher D. Smith with SmithLaw in Sarasota, Florida is […]

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How will a bankruptcy affect my commercial lease?

3. October 2012

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Attorney Christopher D. Smith with SmithLaw in Sarasota, Florida is often asked about how a commercial lease will be handled during bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a stressful time for anyone. Debts have mounted and business owners are not sure how they will handle everything involved with the bankruptcy. One of the biggest concerns might be a […]

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