What is Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate?

  WHAT IS “DUE DILIGENCE”? The purpose of a due diligence investigation is to enable the buyer to discover as much as possible about the property before he or she is obligated to buy it.  This includes discovering information that the seller may not want the buyer to know or perhaps information of which the […]

Small Practices Not Immune from HIPAA Enforcement

Small medical practices who think they don’t need to worry about HIPAA privacy and security compliance had better think again.  A 6-physician practice in the Chicago area recently paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services $31,000 to settle alleged violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rules. The Center for Children’s Digestive Health, a pediatric […]

How Can You Increase Workplace Civility?

True or not, a common perception is that our society is one that is becoming less respectful and less courteous. This perception is especially true in the workplace where study after study cites examples of rude behavior in the workplace and the accompanying worker dissatisfaction. In fact, legislation has even been proposed to combat perceived […]

US Department of Justice Publishes ‘The Guidance’ to Help Set Standards for Corporate Compliance Programs

Earlier this year, the Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) published its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (the “Guidance”).  The Guidance set out important standards for corporate compliance plans.  The Guidance also provides a checklist for corporations’ compliance programs.  The DOJ recognizes that compliance plans are not a “one size fits all” […]

Litigation and the Baby Boomer Wealth Transfer

Over the next several decades, up to $30 trillion in assets will transfer from the baby boomer generation to their Gen X and Millennial children, and the baby boomers’ favored charities. Change of this magnitude, and of such immense wealth, will most assuredly precipitate many changes in the lives of those affected. These huge wealth […]

Ann Breitinger Elected Chair of Realize Bradenton Board of Directors

Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit organization that brings people together, recently elected three board members to officer positions on Board of Directors. Elected to the three-year positions are Ann Breitinger (Chair), Sue Revell (Vice Chair), and Melodie Rich (Treasurer). The Board of Directors take action on critical issues and opportunities from a mission-based perspective to build […]

Boy Scouts Honor Bob Blalock With 2017 “Good Scout” Award

Robert G. Blalock, one of the area’s most respected community leaders, has been named the 2017 Distinguished Citizen “Good Scout “of the Year by the Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council. The award was presented at its annual community gala event on Thursday evening, May 4, 2017 at The Manatee Performing Arts Center. The […]

Real Estate Practice Group Awarded “Circle of Excellence”

The Blalock Walters Real Estate practice group is the proud recipient of the Fidelity National Title Group 2016 Circle of Excellence Award, Fidelity National’s highest achieving award. Congratulations to our Real Estate group for making a difference and being honored with this great recognition. Pictured left to right: Matt Plummer, Amanda Tullidge, Fidelity National’s Barry Mazer, and Will […]

Mark Barnebey Receives Board Recertification in City, County and Local Government by The Florida Bar

Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida (March 23, 2017) – The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Mark P. Barnebey has earned board recertification in city, county and local government from The Florida Bar. Barnebey has been board certified since 1996 and is one of only 251 attorneys certified in city, county and […]

Mote Marine Presents 9th Annual Party on the Pass, Blalock Walters is Corporate Sponsor

Blalock Walters is a proud sponsor of Mote Marine Aquarium’s 9th Annual Party on the Pass. The event’s theme is a “Hot Night in Old Havana” and will be held at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. The evening will feature great food, good fun and goodwill supporting Mote’s Dolphin, Whale & Sea Turtle Hospitals. Festivities […]