Why you should choose an attorney to close your Real Estate transactions

Norton Hammersley Real Estate Law

Buying or selling a home is one of life’s most significant transactions for many, and being presented with stacks of paperwork and columns of numbers when it is time to close the deal can be daunting. Many people are not aware that–for virtually the same cost as a title agency–an attorney capable of providing legal advice about what serves their …

Real Estate Disclosures: Avoid the money pit

Norton Hammersley Real Estate Law

A flourishing real estate market not only produces a bumper crop of “for sale” signs, but also sparks a corresponding increase in disputes between buyers and sellers over property defects. While caveat emptor–let the buyer beware–no longer is the norm under Florida law, both buyers and sellers have obligations that must be met to avoid a dispute. A landmark decision …

Thirty Deeds for Thirty Needs

Norton Hammersley Firm News

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

Norton Hammersley Business & Corporate Law, Firm News

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

Norton Hammersley Firm News

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, …

Operation Patriot Support

Norton Hammersley Firm News

Operation Patriot Support is an all-volunteer organization, with minimal overhead expenses, that is dedicated to supporting our country’s veterans, law enforcement, first responders, and their families that have been wounded, injured, or are otherwise in need. Our very own Peter Skokos is one of the founders and CEO of the organization and recently appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune to …

Norton Hammersley welcomes Ally Glauser

Norton Hammersley Firm News, Real Estate Law

Norton Hammersley is proud to announce and welcomes Alexandra “Ally” Glauser as our latest addition to the firm and a member of our real-estate practice group. She handles matters concerning real estate as well as business law and corporate transactions. As a native of Sarasota, Mrs. Glauser is a graduate of Pine View School and is actively growing her involvement in the …

Luxury Sales still going strong in Sarasota

Norton Hammersley Real Estate Law

While home sales in the Sarasota, Bradenton and surrounding areas have cooled in recent months, the luxury market has remained strong. Home sales declined by 8 percent earlier this year and sales of single-family homes and condominiums failed to keep pace with the prior year.. However, in the Sarasota luxury housing market — properties priced over $1 million — single-family …

Lakewood Ranch community expands to Sarasota County

Norton Hammersley Real Estate Law

The Lakewood Ranch community continues to expand and this time into Sarasota County.  Waterside will be Lakewood Ranch’s first village in Sarasota County, and will have a Sarasota address. With the introduction of its newest village, Waterside will have an eventual 5,144 homes set on 5,490 acres—nearly 4,100 acres of it made up of seven large lakes with more than …

Can a large Inheritance be too big?

Norton Hammersley Estate Planning

Receiving a large inheritance can be an unexpected windfall or curse to your beneficiaries. If you share these concerns, what are your options? Are there alternatives to a large, lump-sum inheritance that are worth considering? To avoid a negative outcome, it is not uncommon for individuals to evaluate alternative methods to transfer wealth to their beneficiaries. According to a recent …