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, […]

Pending Tax Reform 2017: What You Need to Know

As of December 8, 2017 Table of Contents: Business. 2 Individuals. 8 Estate/ Gift Tax. 16 Charitable Contributions/ Non Profits. 17 Other. 19 Real Estate. 19 Depreciation. 20 Bonds. 21   2017 Tax Reform Moves Forward: On November 16, 2017, the US House of Representatives passed H.R.1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with a […]

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 […]

Blalock Walters Sponsors 10th Annual Manatee County Rural Health Services Foundation Lifetime Achievement Awards

Blalock Walters is proud to continue our support of Manatee County Rural Health Services Foundation’s annual Edgar H. Price Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner. The event honors individuals who have positively contributed to the health and welfare of our community. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Bradenton Area Convention Center. […]

Blalock Walters Named 2017 Small Business of the Year by Manatee Chamber of Commerce

The 2017 Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon was held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill. This program annually recognizes small businesses for “quality and excellence” as exemplified by growth, productivity, customer service, job creation and overall contribution to the community. The Manatee business community is supported […]