Peter Skokos named to The Gulf Coast CEO Forum board of directors.

Norton Hammersley Firm News, Real Estate Law

The Gulf Coast CEO Forum has named attorney Peter Skokos to its 2020 board of directors. Peter will be representings developers and landowners in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of commercial, industrial, condominium and residential properties. He will also represent national, regional and local lenders in preparing loan documentation and closing commercial and residential loan transactions, as …

Twelve Days of Christmas supporting these great Sarasota charities

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As the build up to Christmas continues Norton Hammersley would like to highlight 12 of our favorite local charities and non-profit organizations that we have donated to 1 Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County The Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential …

Norton Hammersley welcomes Daniel L. Tullidge

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Daniel is a member of our estate planning, estate administration and asset-preservation group, as well as the business and tax-law group. Daniel focuses his practice primarily on corporate and estate planning, tax and business succession planning, and estate and trust administration. His experience also includes advising international clients, charitable planning, and multi-generational trusts for high net worth families. Daniel received …

ESTABLISHING FLORIDA DOMICILE FOR INCOME AND ESTATE TAX PLANNING—NOT SO SIMPLE

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Changes to the federal income tax law that limit deductions on state and local taxes have fueled a mini real estate boom in Florida, particularly for higher-end properties. Florida is attractive to residents from higher tax locales because it is one of only seven states that have no income tax, and it also has no estate or inheritance taxes. However, …

Selective Enforcement Jeopardizes Associations’ Ability to Apply the Rules

Norton Hammersley Firm News, Real Estate Law

Choosing to live in a neighborhood governed by a condominium or homeowners association means residents live within “the rules”, which can govern everything from pets and plantings to paint colors and porch enclosures. Whether you love the rules or hate them, legal issues can arise for both residents and boards of directors when those rules are ignored or enforced inconsistently. …

Erik Hanson wins Sandies Award

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The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance announced the 9 winners from the annual Sandies Members’ Choice Awards at its luncheon on Friday, November 16, at the Ballroom at Grove. Over 325 LWRBA members and guests were in attendance. The Sandies honor LWRBA volunteers who strive towards the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, devote time and energy to our community, …

Thirty Deeds for Thirty Needs

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Norton Hammersley celebrates 30 years of success by giving back to the community with Thirty Deeds for Thirty Needs. The firm will be choosing 30 different charities throughout the year. So far this year we have the following deeds committed to: Deed #1 – For Pets In Need – HSSC is dedicated to the health and welfare of each animal …

Overview of Provisions Affecting Individuals

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The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is a sweeping tax package. Here’s a look at some of the more important elements of the new law that have an impact on individuals. Unless otherwise noted, the changes are effective for tax years beginning in 2018 through 2025. Tax rates. The new law imposes a new tax rate structure …

Fundraising effort gets diabetic student closer to independence

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Our very own Peter Skokos is one of the founders and CEO of the organization and recently appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune Led by Peter Skokos Operation Patriot Support met its goal of raising $25,000 to get Sophia Helme one step closer to take the biggest step of her life — going to college and living independently. Helme, 18, …