Did you know…?
The dangers of social media and litigation.
Going through litigation is difficult. It is an expensive, lengthy and stressful process for all involved and it is tempting to want to vent your feelings in public, whether to sway public opinion or just to feel like you are keeping friends, family, and acquaintances informed. This can especially be true if you feel your opponent has treated you unfairly. However, if litigation is in your future, do yourself a favor and keep your thoughts about your case and your opponent between yourself and your lawyer. Public statements in forums like Facebook, can end your case before it even gets started. In the heat of litigation, or potential litigation, tempers can flare and posting comments about your thoughts can make you feel better in the short term, but if you wish to avoid the risk of damaging your case – mum is the word.
In a series of short blog posts we will explore some things about our work here at Bergmann Law that many of our clients were surprised to learn. Maybe you’ll be pleasantly surprised as well.
So… did you know…hiring a good real estate attorney means you might not have to attend closing?
Closings can be tough. Often scheduled in the middle of the day, it can take a lot of time on a day when things are already hectic and stressful. Perhaps it’s also moving day and your furniture, new house or storage unit are all that’s on your mind. Maybe you are moving in and just want to get your keys already!
This isn’t possible for all clients, especially buyers whose lenders often require attendance at closing, but in the event of a smooth transaction and a cooperative team of real estate professionals, the number of clients we have been able to close through the mail is on the rise.
We can often have closing documents sorted and in the hands of the title company in advance, meaning you don’t have to sit at the closing table drinking bad coffee, eating stale cookies and making painful small talk.
So, are you closing on a property and want to find out how we can make the process as painless as possible? Give us a call.
It takes a unique person to strike out on their own and no small amount of risk to dive head first into a new endeavour. Helping new business owners is one of the best parts of what we do here at Bergmann Law because starting your business out on the right foot is so important.
Thanks to the internet, it has never been easier or faster to get your business up and running. The IRS and many state governments have online portals allowing you can register your new company with the state and federal governments and eliminating eliminates many of the old delays in formation like long processing times, postage fees, and delays as old copy files were shuffled from desk to desk.
Unfortunately, these new electronic filing systems make it easier than ever to make a mistake. A mistake that can be costly to unwind and cost you precious lost time.
Since the registrations have come online, an increasing number of clients reach out after attempting to set up their new business online and instead are left with a partially formed company. Clients who believe the new entity is registered, when it is not or worse, not reserving the intended name only to find out it is not available after paying a web developer for a website. Clients who were once hesitant to spend the money for help with initial set up always spend much more to undo, redo, or fix incorrectly filed paperwork.
For example, a client came to us with a registered EIN, the federal employer identification number, but no business formation documents. It turned out the name was not available in New Jersey meaning the business formation could not be completed. Instead we started over with a new name and EIN as well as work with the IRS to retire the unusable EIN.
Another client created an LLC in New Jersey, but did not register for an EIN and did not register with the state for tax purposes. To complete the process, phone calls to the state to confirm what part of the process was complete and what wasn’t had to be made and the filed forms had to be updated to include proper information that the client missed.
Save yourself both time and money. Give us a call to help you set up your business quickly and painlessly- just as it should be!