January 20, 2022 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Shareholders Versus Members of a Business


Business owners have the obvious interests in a business, but others do as well. The type of business entity determines the possible involvement. Some interests include the right to a portion of the profits and the right to make business decisions. There are members and there are shareholders.
January 13, 2022 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Owning a Business – Pros and Cons

Small businesses are a mainstay of our economy. Going into business for yourself is a big decision with many pros and cons.
January 06, 2022 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office
December 28, 2021 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

It's Not Too Late, Deduct Your Charitable Donation Without Itemizing.

Charities are struggling particularly as the Covid pandemic persists. Demand is higher and fewer people are in a position of being able to donate. As December and the year closes, many people donate to their charities of choice. Last year and again this year, through a special provision enacted through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, more individuals are able to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities. Married couples filing jointly are able to deduct up to $600.
December 16, 2021 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Closing on a Home – The Seller's Responsibilities

Closing on a home is the final step in selling one's home. It is then that ownership legally transfers from the seller to the buyer. There are several steps to take for the closing or settlement to take place. The closing typically takes place four to six weeks after the purchase and sale agreement has been signed.
December 14, 2021 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Showcasing Small Business. BOLTON Power Equipment.

Bolton Power Equipment offers the "Listeroid", a truly serious system for "Off Griders" and "Preppers", or anyone who wants a reliable and independent power source...
December 09, 2021 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire

Benefits of a Trust

There are many components to an estate plan. A very beneficial component can be a trust. A trust enables the assets of a grantor to be transferred to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary. There are several different kinds of trusts with different ones applicable to different situations. Trusts can help direct who will receive your assets and in what manner.
December 02, 2021 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire

Reduce Taxes Through Your Estate Plan

Estate planning is so important for so many reasons. It lets your voice be heard after you die or should you become incapacitated. It allows your minor children to be cared for by guardians that you have selected and passes your assets on to people and organizations you wish. It helps to make medical, legal, and financial decisions should you become incapacitated. Your estate plan can also help avoid taxes.
November 23, 2021

Freya Allen Shoffner, Esq.
Presenting at the Women Songwriter's Hall of Fame 2021 Winter Songwriting Mixer.

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Protect Your Legacy: Estate Planning For Your Intellectual Property.

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November 18, 2021 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire

Multigenerational Households.

The number of multigenerational households has been increasing over the past several years. A multigenerational household is one in which two or more generations of adults live under the same roof. In the U.S. in 2016 approximately 20% of Americans were in multigenerational households. This is a sharp increase over a low of 11% in 1980 and is close to the 21% of 1950. The number is still on the rise now. Multigenerational living can also include extended family. In fact, homes are now being built specifically for multigenerational households.
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