Blalock Walters Sponsors Tidewell Hospice Signature Luncheon Featuring Speaker Will Reeve

Blalock Walters is proud to sponsor Tidewell Hospice’s 9th Annual Signature Luncheon on February 9, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida. This year’s keynote speaker is Will Reeve, Ambassador and Board Member of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Director of the Reeve Foundation Champions Committee and ESPN broadcaster.  Since August 2014 when Reeve joined ESPN, he […]

Cliff Walters Honored as Inaugural Robert P. Bartz Award Winner for Outstanding Leadership

Business and community leader Cliff Walters was honored with the inaugural Robert P. Bartz Award for Outstanding Leadership at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s 55th Annual Dinner on January 31, 2018 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. Created to recognize and inspire community leaders, the Bartz Award celebrates the legacy of the late Bob Bartz, […]

Blalock Walters Broadens Tax Law Practice Area, Hires Attorney Kristen H. Ehrlich

Bradenton-Sarasota, FL, December 11, 2017 ––The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to welcome attorney Kristen H. Ehrlich to its firm. Ehrlich practices in the areas of estate planning, including trust and estate taxation, as well as business tax planning and Florida sales tax. She works with individuals and families together with corporations, […]

Tax Reform 2017: What You Need to Know

Table of Contents Corporate and Business. 2 Individuals. 7 Estate/ Gift Tax. 12 Charitable Contributions/ Non Profits. 13 Other. 14 Real Estate. 14 Depreciation. 14 2017 Tax Reform On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the bill previously known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law.  The final bill removed the name “Tax […]

Exit Planning for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Many business owners have only a vague idea of how they will exit from their current businesses. They have a general notion that when the time is right they will sell their business and retire or that their children will take over the business someday. Many business owners don’t realize that they need to plan […]

Tax Certificates and Tax Deeds: Real Estate Roulette

Floridian property owners can count on a real estate tax bill, every year in November, and most dutifully pay those bills.  Even more responsible property owners may pay before December 1, to take advantage of a four percent discount afforded to those who pay far in advance of the March 31 deadline.  But what happens […]

Non-compete Agreements and Protection of Referral Relationships

It is not uncommon for employers to require employees to sign agreements that contain non-competition provisions prohibiting employees from engaging in certain activities post-employment. The ability of an employer to enforce such provisions is not entirely clear under Florida law and is usually fact specific. Recently, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in White […]

Civility in Business Litigation

  My wife has a saying that goes like this: “Everything is personal.”  She means that for our family, in all things in our lives, we aim to interact with people on a genuine level.  Our firm culture at Blalock Walters reinforces this notion for me, because we, as a firm, strive to develop relationships […]

Blalock Walters Earns ‘Best Law Firm’ Ranking by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

BRADENTON-SARASOTA, November 2, 2017 – Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that for fourth consecutive year, the firm has been ranked as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®.  For 2018, the firm earned the recognition in the following areas: Sarasota – Real Estate Law, Litigation, and Trusts & Estates Law. Firms included in the 2018 […]

Blalock Walters Expands Real Estate Practice Area, Hires Attorney Gregory S. DeMeuse

Bradenton – Sarasota, FL, October 17, 2017 ––The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to welcome attorney Gregory S. DeMeuse to its firm. DeMeuse focuses his practice in real estate, land use and local government law. His real estate practice focuses on commercial and residential transactions, commercial leasing, and residential real estate. In the […]