Business & Law

The Amazon Phenomenon

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“Human behavior flows from three main sources; desire, emotion and knowledge.” ~ Plato Several weeks ago we addressed growth trends for online shopping and the impact on consumer behavior. Today we’ll continue that conversation. The online shopping experience is typically a more cost-efficient proposition for companies when compared to a traditional brick and mortar (B&M) retail space model. This led […]

A Taxing Ordeal

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“The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream.”                     ~ Bill Murray, Comedian The last column mentioned that today we’d examine how online shopping and the internet are influencing retail space. Since that time I’ve received questions regarding income tax preparation. Today […]

Real Estate Sale Under IRC 1031 Defers Tax


The real estate market has certainly improved and with it profits for investors. Many investors like to turn over their money, which means they buy property, hold it until it can be sold at a reasonable profit (usually at favorable long term capital gains tax rates) and reinvest the proceeds in other property they believe positioned for future gain. Sometimes, […]

Equitable Distribution, or How to Split the Marital Pie in Divorce


William G. Morris Florida is a no fault divorce state. Under Florida law, there are two grounds for divorce: the marriage is irretrievably broken or mental incapacity of one of the parties. If one of the parties claims the marriage is irretrievably broken, that is enough for the court to grant a divorce. Determining a marriage is irretrievably broken is […]

Makers, Takers, and Stuff


“The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.” ~ Saint Augustine China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI) or One Belt One Road (OBOR) was introduced in the last column with a promise to expand on the concept in this issue. As a refresher, the purpose of China’s OBOR project is to provide expanded and […]

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