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June 04, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Protecting Your Digital Affairs




A lot of our personal and business lives are now spent online. We pay our bills, shop, watch movies, bank, manage our investments, date, engage in social media, and so much more online. Our digital lives need to be managed and planned for in the event of our disability or death. This should be done within our estate plan as well as outside of it.
May 28, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

The Basics of Being a Trustee




It is an honor to be appointed as a trustee for a trust. It is also a big responsibility. There are basic guidelines to follow to being successful.

The first thing you should do is to read...
May 22, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Health Care Directive, The Missing Component

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Covid-19 is a reminder of why you need a health care directive. It is a vital component of your estate plan that appoints someone on your behalf if you become incapacitated. Unfortunately the Covid-19 pandemic highlights the need for this very important component. A large number of Americans don't have health care directives as part of their estate plans.
May 19, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Spooner Group at Morgan Stanley

QUARTERLY MEMO
TO CLIENTS AND FRIENDS
SPRING 2020.*© Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.

This is long. So please be patient.
I've written these quarterly memos for many years, in good times and bad, in bull markets and bear markets. In all the panics I've worked in and through, each time,commentators have trumpeted that society would be changed dramatically and perhaps forever.
This time is different. Because every corner of American life will be transformed. In many cases however, the changes may very well be beneficial and transformative in positive ways. Before we get to those many changes, let me back up a bit and talk about previous
panics that I've observed...


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May 18, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

COVID-19 and Your Estate Plans

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The Coronavirus has brought to light so many necessities. The pandemic has also reminded us of the fragility of life. That combination emphasizes the need to have a complete and current estate plan. This article reviews just what makes up your estate plan.
May 15, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Bankruptcy ZoomINAR Video and Slides

During our one-hour presentation, Freya Shoffner busted the myths about bankruptcy demonstrates the truth about small business bankruptcy options.


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May 06, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Bankruptcy ZoomINAR

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The Covid-19 pandemic caused a crisis that could affect our economy for generations and many small businesses are desperately waiting for their federal stimulus act funds to arrive before they decide the fate of their companies. But all the indicators point in the same direction, more than 40% of small businesses could fail as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Don't let your business be a casualty!. Learn how you can use the bankruptcy process as your business' power tool to reorganize, restructure, gain control over creditors, and set your business on a course for future success.

During our one-hour presentation, Freya Shoffner will bust the myths about bankruptcy and you'll learn the truth about small business bankruptcy options.
Don't wait. Register now. Space is Limited.
May 05, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

PPP Loan Forgiveness Traps




Many businesses have applied for and received PPP loans. The loans are extremely helpful but you also want to be careful so they are forgiven.

The Paycheck Protection Program loan or PPP loan is equal up to 2.5 times your monthly payroll. For the loan to be forgiven you must spend the money on payroll, rent, interest and utilities over the eight weeks that followed your receiving the loan. Be careful! There are other parameters as well. Following are traps to be aware of that may impact your loan forgiveness:
May 05, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office
Taxes and PPP Loan Forgiveness

The PPP or Paycheck Protection Program gives loans to small businesses for payroll, rent, interest and utilities. These loans can be fully or partially forgiven. Debt forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program will not count as taxable income. Expenses that are paid with the portion of the PPP loans that are forgiven are not deductible.


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April 27, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Considering Filing for Bankruptcy? Do's and Don'ts


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More and more people are considering filing for bankruptcy. They have debt they are having trouble paying and are looking for a fresh start. There are actions you may or may not take which will greatly affect the outcome of your bankruptcy filing.
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