If you’re like 1000’s of other Arizonans, you’re in danger of shedding your house to a lender foreclosure. Fortunately, several are discovering the resolution in what may seem the unlikeliest of locations – bankruptcy. Shedding every thing you personal is just a single of many Arizona bankruptcy myths encountered by Arizona Bankruptcy Now authorized counsel around the past 15 a long time. In reality, with the assist of an knowledgeable AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer who understands the regulation, you’ll probably maintain your house, as effectively as your car and other prized belongings as well! In most instances, homeowners dealing with potential Arizona foreclosure have been tough hit by adjustable charge loans. They began out with reduced repayments they can manage, only to see the cost of their month to month house loan rise past their attain. For quite a few, the issue is multiplied by credit history card consumer debt and healthcare charges. As soon as they’ve exhausted all their choices, hundreds of hardworking Arizonans just like you arrive to the very same conclusion each single month – they have to have the help of an Arizona bankruptcy lawyer. The bankruptcy approach can be difficult and tense. That’s why it’s essential you seek out the counsel of an knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyer who’s carried out it a great number of times – not just anyplace, but here in Arizona in which you dwell, as bankruptcy legal guidelines fluctuate by state. First, your lawyer will assist you make a decision which kind of bankruptcy may possibly be right for you. Chapter seven removes considerably of your consumer debt, which includes credit history card and health-related expenses, freeing up further dollars for you to make your month-to-month mortgage loan and car repayments. Chapter 13 needs you to pay again what you owe around a specified interval of time. It may also remove more sorts of debt than Chapter 7. Only an experienced bankruptcy lawyer will know which alternative is finest for your unique situation. When it will come time to document your bankruptcy petition with the court docket, your lawyer is equally important as paperwork errors indicate revision and resubmission. It is essential to supply the courtroom with a routine of your property and liabilities inside of fifteen days of submitting the petition. Miss this deadline, and the ct dismisses the situation. If you are previously in the center of a financial institution foreclosures on your residence, be confident to document your petition with the ct just before the foreclosure sale date on your house. That indicates consulting with an lawyer as quickly achievable to allow ample time for preparation. When it arrives to keeping the house you’ve labored so challenging for, your hardest selection could also be your smartest. Within months of your bankruptcy’s completion, you can begin rebuilding your credit history again. You can get the refreshing start that bankruptcy legislation is supposed to provide. To uncover out which kind of bankruptcy may possibly be right for you, contact an skilled AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer for a free consultation.
You are selling your own home because you think you’re up to the task, that it can’t be that difficult? You’re right of course; however you want to make sure you abide by some basic common sense guidelines to help ensure your success. It’s not all about putting a sign on the lawn and an advert in the paper. Your first step should be calling a lawyer. If you don’t have one you will need to find one. A good bet is to get a referral from friends or family. A lawyer at this stage of your sale will give you all the legal information you need to enter into the sale with a confidence that would be lacking otherwise. Your lawyer can do a title search on your home to make sure it’s free of encumbrances that may only turn up on closing i.e. an encroachment. Do you have an up to date survey? These can be deal killers at the last minute you want to avoid. You’ll need a search done anyway to close your sale. Lawyers can also advise you on any new by-laws or regulations you should be aware of for your home and area. Every jurisdiction seems to have rules that need to be followed when preparing an offer to purchase form. A lawyer can make sure these special clauses are written into your offer to purchase form. Have your lawyer provide you with copies of the offer to purchase in hard copy format and also on disk so you can print them off your home PC when needed. Ask your lawyer how he would prefer to see your offer set up. Ask your lawyer to give you any information you will need to make the closing of your sale timely and without any surprises. If there is anything that will hold up or quash your deal you want advance notice so you can take care of the problem now. Count on being charged for your lawyers’ services but it’s the old adage pay me now or pay me later. Ask your lawyer to give you some insight into your mortgage situation. He can give you details and options based on your current loan that perhaps will help your sale. At the very least the lawyer can give you questions to ask at your lending institution i.e. is your mortgage assumable? If the interest rate and terms are attractive the purchaser may want to assume your current mortgage. All good stuff to know in advance of your sale. Likewise your mortgage may need to be removed so the purchaser can arrange their own financing. What are the ramifications with this, will it be expensive to remove? When you recruit a real estate agent to help you sell your home, the good ones know all this information in advance. Any information they don’t have that can create problems generally surfaces at closing thanks to the lawyers. Your agent acts in your best interests along with your lawyer to sort out these problems at closing and many issues are usually dealt with to either parties’ satisfaction one way or another. Not having an agent working for you means your chances of having a problem sometime during the process of trading your real estate is a real probability. The best way to mitigate your chances of potential headaches is to spend the money up front for a legal professional to sort through the landmines before you step on one and your deal disintegrates at the worst possible time. You’ll be investing a great deal of time selling your home. Make sure you are prepared. It is fairly simple to sell your own home. Closing that sale cleanly is another matter entirely.
FINRA Rule 6490, recently enacted in September 2010, requires issuers of securities not listed on exchanges to provide timely notice to FINRA of certain corporate actions. These corporate actions include name changes, forward stock splits, reverse stock splits, distributions of cash or securities such as dividends, stock splits and other actions, and rights and subscription offerings.
Rule 6490 codifies Rule 10b-17 of the Securities Exchange Act. The new rule will impact both SEC reporting and non-reporting issuers if they enact corporate changes including issuers who go public direct and conduct underwritten or direct public offerings and those who pursue reverse mergers with public shells. Complying with this criteria is often an unexpected legal and compliance cost for many issuers not familiar with the rule. Failure to comply could lead to suspension of services from Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) resulting in a global lock or DTC chill.
Rule 6490 requires issuers to complete and file a document with FINRA at least 10 business days prior to the record date of the corporate action. FINRA approval must be received prior to the corporate action becoming effective. In addition, FINRA may request additional documents, conduct detailed and selective reviews of the issuer submissions and cause the issuer to delay the announcement of its corporate action.
A FINRA review will be triggered if any of the five factors set forth in Rule 6490 are thought to be present:
•FINRA believes the forms are incomplete, inaccurate or filed without the appropriate corporate authority;
•The issuer is not current in its reporting obligations with the Securities and Exchange Commission;
•Persons involved in or related to the corporate action are the subject of pending or settled regulatory action or are under investigation by a regulatory body or are the subject of a pending criminal action related to fraud or securities law violations;
•Persons related to the corporate action are likely involved in fraudulent activities involving securities or may pose a threat to investors;
•There is significant uncertainty in the settlement and clearance process for the issuer’s securities.
Issuers will be charged fines for failure to comply with the rules. Some of these fines include:
•Timely Rule 10b-17 Notification 10 business days before the Action – filing fee $200
•Late filing, but filing at least 5 calendar days before the Action – $1,000
•Late filing, but filing at least 1 business day before the Action – $2,000
•Filing on or after the Action date – $5,000.
After FINRA clearance of corporate actions under Rule 6490, issuers should expect a full review by Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) and to provide an opinion from their SEC lawyer as to the tradability of shares held in CEDE & Co. It is during this review that many reverse merger issuers find themselves losing DTC eligibility and subject to the DTC Chill list.
This memorandum is provided as a general informational service to clients and friends of Hamilton & Associates Law Group and should not be construed as, and does not constitute, legal and compliance advice on any specific matter, nor does this message create an attorney-client relationship. For more information concerning the rules and regulations affecting the use of Rule 144, Form 8K, FINRA Rule 6490, Rule 506 private placement offerings, Regulation A, Rule 504 offerings, Rule 144, SEC reporting requirements, SEC registration on Form S-1 and Form 10, Pink Sheet listing, OTCBB and OTC Markets disclosure requirements, DTC Chills, Global Locks, reverse mergers, public shells, go public direct transactions and direct public offerings.
You have three options when considering access to public court records.
The first , and most common means of gaining free access, is to personally visit the court house in your city or town and inquire. It will only be difficult if you are going for the first time. The whole process might take you several hours or even several days if you are not familiar with their step-by-step procedure. There are written steps to follow posted on the walls of some court houses. However, for most others, they do not have such guidelines.
Although free public access may be available, be reminded that if you live quite far from the court house, you would do well to consider travel time and cost. If you do not live inside the state, a personal visit may not be cost effective. Consider other means of accessing the record.
Your second option is to hire someone to get the records for you, maybe a lawyer or private investigator. The disadvantage with this is that their professional fees could be quite expensive. Lawyers and investigators usually charge hundreds or even thousands of dollars to retrieve records for you, and it could take them a few days to find information you need. However, an advantage is that, given their professions, they usually earn the respect of the staff in a court house, and this gives them an advantage in gaining access to court records.
A third option may be the best and the fastest method among the three. It involves going online and using any one of various websites dedicated to such searches. This online service does not come for free . You will be charged a certain amount, ranging from $35 to $50. This amount depends on how simple the information you are requesting. These search sites work quite accurately and fast, producing results in a matter of hours, sometimes in just a few minutes. These advantages are well worth the expense.
Choose a search website that is able to access records from other states. For a few dollars you have to pay, it will save you a lot of time and effort. This is perhaps the best and most commonly used method of getting public access to court records.
Who should use or employ such an important and useful tool ? It is the norm for companies and business firms to use public records of employment as an initial basis of considering an applicant for possible employment. Marriage and divorce history are also popular subjects for searches. Births ,death and criminal records are among the many searches used to gather information on individuals.
If you are a bird, please stop reading this right now.
OK. Assuming all birds now have turned the page, it can be told: The WhirlyBird is NOT a peregrine falcon.
But birds that don’t know better apparently mistake a WhirlyBird’s wobbly twirling, reflected light patterns and oscillating, clacking sound patterns for the predatory falcon, according to the device’s co-inventor, Charleston attorney Rob Turkewitz.
Turkewitz, 50, of James Island and friend Bud Doty of Edisto Island, created their first “simple, safe and effective repellers of nuisance birds” about two years ago by cutting up plastic juice bottles. They experimented with a number of prototypes mounted atop poles, settled on a design and patented it. Turkewitz has since bought out his partner and has sold 2,000 WhirlyBirds locally and worldwide.
Now manufactured in Mount Pleasant and consisting mostly of clear, UV-resistant custom-made plastic bearing multiple images of falcon eyes, the WhirlyBird sells for about $50. Turkewitz said his wife, Deborah, includes a small bag of candy in Whirlybird shipments “because customer service is really important.”
WhirlyBirds are popping up all over the Lowcountry, on Coast Guard docks and private piers, and in vineyards and other crop fields. The device requires only the wind and sunlight to persuade birds to take their droppings and their appetites elsewhere, Turkewitz said.
“It’s very simple. The slightest breeze gets it going,” he added.
He said he tested the device’s durability by driving his car 75 mph with a WhirlyBird held out a window.
Turkewitz said the WhirlyBird came about from his and Doty’s efforts to repel unwanted birds from their docks. Fake owls and scarecrows and devices that emit sounds all eventually fail to work because “birds become accustomed to them,” he said.
The WhirlyBird wobbles somewhat as it spins, discharging ever-changing patterns of sound and reflected light. “It’s almost like a kaleidoscope,” he explained.
Some 50-60 WhirlyBirds are used to protect the 11 acres of grapes cultivated at Irvin-House Vineyards on Bears Bluff Road on Wadmalaw Island, according to vineyard manager Jay MacMurphy.
WhirlyBirds, he said, keep away crows and other birds and even raccoons that would feast on the grape crop. “We put them up every 40 feet, in a grid pattern,” MacMurphy said of the WhirlyBirds.
He said WhirlyBirds are mostly held out of the vineyards until mid-August, when the grapes begin to ripen, because the vineyard benefits in spring and most of the summer from bluebirds. The business provides homes for bluebirds, which eat lots of insects that can damage the crop, he explained.
MacMurphy called the WhirlyBird “ingenious,” especially considering it “started from a Gatorade bottle.”
“They are very effective, or we wouldn’t spend the time putting them up if they weren’t,” he added.
MacMurphy said he uses WhirlyBirds at home, where he has ponds, and the devices “keep the egrets from eating the fish.”
Arthur Jenkins, senior pastor at St. James Episcopal Church on Camp Road on James Island, said a WhirlyBird has been the answer to the church’s ministry center’s prayers. For almost five years, he said, crows and other birds had been regularly flying into a large panel of glass panes near the top of the center.
“It had been very distracting, especially during prayer or singing,” Jenkins said.
Since a WhirlyBird was installed recently outside the glass, few birds find their way to it, he said.
And birds aren’t the only creatures that should be concerned.
“I’ve got something in the hopper for squirrels and deer,” Turkewitz said.
For information, visit whirly birdrepeller.com or call 762-3154.
Reach Edward C. Fennell at email@example.com or 937-5560.
If you’ve been quite interested in legal issues as well as legal occupations, you might have thought of proceeding to law education to help you to achieve your ideal to become an attorney. Times goes by and life proceeds along. In case you woke up at some point and recognized that the particular desire becoming an attorney has passed you by because of household commitments, you may still find vocations you could contemplate that will not demand near the actual purchase or time to check out law school. In reality, you are going to find that a paralegal salary, as an example can easily serve you quite nicely though it does not really come near to exactly what lawyers can make during the duration of their particular career.
A paralegal profession can certainly be considered a terrific substitute for someone who has an interest with the legal profession. Another advantage may be the simplicity of which you can acquire your paralegal certification, often even from the convenience of your family household through a popular online education plan.
To be a paralegal is much more than getting just a glorified helper to an attorney at law. You will possess a chance to be employed in the concept of law each day and this can certainly be described as a wonderful training ground if you need to get your feet wet within the legal arena of work. You will probably find yourself digging up information relevant to cases, interviewing possible witnesses and also numerous critical obligations which can be linked to a significant court case.
Lots of people benefit from the function of a legal assistant as the every day responsibilities fluctuate a great deal from week to week, according to the present caseload of the lawyer you are dealing with. You’ll find that you can have a choice of working for just one legal professional at her or his private law practice or possibly a bigger law firm is exactly what you’re striving for. No matter where you wind up doing the job, your current instruction in the paralegal area may prepare you effectively for either circumstance.
A medical malpractice lawyer has a number of clients. Most of the clients are doctors. This is because doctors often make mistakes and need representation. Other times their clients are people who have been injured by doctors and are looking for some kind of compensation. Another type of client of a medical malpractice lawyer may be an organization like a hospital or drug company.
A medical malpractice lawyer is essential to a doctor seeking representation in a medical malpractice suit. These lawyers help doctors by defending them in court and in private meetings. They look out for a doctor’s best interests. It is very easy for doctors to make mistakes while practicing. Anyone who is familiar with television shows like House or E.R. knows that practicing medicine is not an exact science. The human body does nothing itself to help doctors figure out how to treat patients. The symptoms for illnesses and diseases can all be the same. Also it is very easy to just make a mistake in general. One can very easily unintentionally invert numbers or write the wrong word down. A medical malpractice lawyer is needed as insurance for when these sorts of accidents happen.
Another type of person that would look for a medical malpractice lawyer is an injured patient. Although it is very easy for a doctor to make a mistake, this does not mean that nothing should be done. On the contrary, doctors have medical malpractice insurance to cover them for just such times. Oftentimes cases do not even go to court. A doctor’s insurance pays a claim and the former patient gets some kind of compensation. This compensation is so important because oftentimes patients cannot pay their bills when something has gone very wrong. Sometimes things even go so badly that a patient cannot afford to do things like pay their living costs because they have also missed work or have lost their job. A medical malpractice lawyer is very important to these people.
A medical malpractice lawyer can aid more than just a single person. A hospital or a drug company might also need their aid. Sometimes people choose to bring their suits against hospitals. This can be very unfortunate for a community that relies on that hospital for care. Also if a company gets sued and goes under, a community can be affected by the loss of jobs. With how bad the economy is right now the loss of a job can be devastating. Not only does the loss of an entire company affect the people working there but also as people have seen with the large auto corporations, there is a trickle affect and other businesses in the area also suffer. A local diner for instance would get less customers and their business would also suffer. A medical malpractice lawyer affects all of these people.
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What Makes a Private Attorney Better Than a Public Attorney?
By Colin Daives
Mar 4, 2010
Many people are unaware of what the difference between a private criminal lawyer and a public defender is. The explanation is rather straightforward. A public defender is the legal representation that is provided to a person who is unable to afford one. The public defender is thus charged to protect the interests of the clients whilst being paid by the government. But before a public defender is awarded to the affected individual, an eligibility test is carried out involving an assessment of a person’s assets and income. Although public defenders come freely many people question the devotion and dedication that a client will get from such representation.
Public defenders are very efficient criminal lawyers, as they handle many cases every day. Many have an area of specialty; in this area, they will be one of the most highly qualified attorneys around. For example, there are public defenders who work specifically as DUI lawyers. Additionally, many public defenders develop good rapport with judges. As a result, your representation by a public defender may be very effective.
Of course, if you’ve got the cash to hire yourself legal representation, it’s recommended that you do so. Why? It’s thought that private attorneys will put in the hours needed to make a case strong. While you may need to talk with family and friends for help in retaining a private lawyer, studies show it’s the best investment you can make. Returns with these lawyers generally yield you a lesser charge and/or sentence.
A better way to see the difference between being represented by a private lawyer and one provided by the government is to take a look at statistics that have been accumulated over the years. These results clearly show that amongst people being tried for similar crimes, the majority of those who were represented by public defenders ended up serving longer jail terms. For people who plan on pleading guilty and wish to receive a shorter or softer sentence, hiring a private attorney will provide a better guarantee of this.
Public defenders in most jurisdictions have a case load several times that of private lawyers. Because public defenders may be overworked, they may simply not have the necessary time to devote to your case. If you go with the public defender, you may have little or no access to your lawyer except during the court hearings themselves because they simply don’t have the time to meet with you outside of these scheduled appearances.
It’s been said that public defenders will press their clients into accepting plea bargains because it takes less time than going through a trial process. However, a private attorney will take on your case and devote his/her time to it, making sure you get the best outcome possible. They’ll research your case entirely, which is the biggest reason they have stronger defenses than public defenders. Of course, you’re paying for your attorney where the government is paying the public defender.
Legal representation is extremely important if a person requires legal assistance or is being charged with a crime. For people who are unable to afford an attorney, seeking the counsel of a public defender creates a welcomed and effective idea. Such people will however be required to first qualify by passing a strict screening process. However, for those who are able to afford hiring a private attorney, resorting to this option will prove a far more effective choice.
Criminal defense attorney are those lawyers who are specialized deal with the criminal cases like drunk and drive, murder, theft etc. The main objective of these kinds of lawyer is to analysis the series of evidence and prepares efficient defense strategy. A criminal attorney works as defense advocate or prosecutor. A criminal defense lawyer will present the offender in the court, suggests his client on various legal issues and he helps to prepare the various legal dossiers like contracts, will etc. Criminal defense lawyers with specific expertise in a specific field have the competence to grill the prosecution witness and prove his client’s innocence. But in any extreme cases a professional attorney can also negotiate with the prosecution legal representative to mete out charges or sentence on a fair manner.
A prosecutor also works on behalf of government in many criminal proceedings. In this kind of proceedings a defense or a prosecution lawyer have the right to use any official documents at any phase of the case. It is advocate’s office responsibility to fix an appointment with client, arrange court dates and do research on case.
When you think of hiring an attorney make sure you hire a private lawyer not public defender. Because public defenders are not specialized people they deal with those cases that come to their way. They are not the specialized in any particular area where as a private defenders are experts of a single area. Here are more advantages of hiring a private attorney then on a public defender.
* A private attorney aware with the laws of precise area in depth.
* He has rich experience in handling a particular case and hence knows the tracts of the case very well.
* Private advocates focus his whole attention on one case only and review the proofs in depth and present a strong case.
* Juvenile private lawyers are aggressive and go all around defending his client.
* A private advocate covers all the essential statements and papers that help to construct a strong defense.
A public advocate or “presenting you” are not good choice and it will further put in future risk. Also book a state lawyer like an individual is a resident of Kansas City then only chose Kansas City criminal lawyer. Deploying a personal attorney is expensive one but it is a matter of your freedom. So don’t think for few bucks. KC criminal lawyer are the best and competent. So before you think to deal with the laws make sure you have best attorney.
After an arrest, if not given a Desk Appearance Ticket, a criminal defendant will appear before a judge to determine the amount of bail or whether the defendant should be held in jail without bail. This can be done at a bail hearing or combined with an arraignment where a formal reading of the charges is made.
The judge will usually release a defendant on bail and set the amount of bail which must be posted. The judge will also decide if the bail must be posted in cash or if the defendant will be allowed to post a bail bond.
Most criminal defendants who retain a private criminal lawyer, will use the public defender to represent them at the bail hearing/arraignment. Should you take advantage of free representation provided by the public defender, when it may cost you a few hundred dollars for a private lawyer to represent you?
Each case is different and it is not possible here to provide advice as to what to do. In fact, legal advice for your specific case can only be provided by a lawyer licensed in your state and only after consulting with you directly. However, generally if a criminal defendant has a prior criminal history or if the charges are a serious misdemeanor or felony it may be worth calling a private criminal lawyer to represent you at the bail hearing.
An experienced criminal lawyer knows what information to ask a client and what needs to be presented to the judge to have their client released ROR (without bail) or with an affordable bail. The public defender is a licensed attorney who is charged with zealously representing the defendant and since the public defender represents many defendants at bail hearings everyday, it can be said that the public defender is very experienced.
So, what’s the difference between a public defender and hiring your own criminal lawyer? Time and attention. The public defender represents many defendants at the same time, while a privately retained criminal lawyer is concentrating on you. With many defendants to represent, the public defender simply does not have the same amount time available for personal attention as a private lawyer will have.
How much time is necessary? In only 15-30 minutes, a private lawyer can obtain enough information from you and family members, if present, to provide the judge with a picture of you in the best light. Unfortunately, the public defender usually cannot afford to spend that much time with every defendant.
What is the difference in the end result? There may be no difference. However, the additional time and attention that a private lawyer can provide may result in a defendant being released “ROR” (without bail) or with a substantially lower bail. A lower bail bond can be the difference between immediate release or staying in jail for a few days or longer and a higher cost for the bond. The savings on the cost of a lower bond can be greater than the cost of a private lawyer at your bail hearing.
Additionally, because of the additional time a private criminal lawyer can spend to obtain information, a private lawyer may be better able to obtain more favorable conditions of release.
If you have a prior criminal history, have been arrested for a serious misdemeanor or felony, will simply feel more comfortable knowing that you have the undivided attention of your own criminal lawyer, or will be retaining a private lawyer later, consider retaining a private criminal lawyer to represent you at your bail hearing/arraignment.