Blalock Walters Welcomes Tayler Uselton and Connor McMillan as 2018 Summer Clerks

Blalock Walters is pleased to welcome two summer law clerks to the firm. Tayler Uselton grew up in Manatee County and graduated from Palmetto High School. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing at Florida State University.  She is entering her 3L year at Stetson Law in Gulfport, Florida. At Stetson, she serves as […]

Mark Barnebey Selected to 2018 Florida Super Lawyers

Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida (June 18, 2018) – The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Mark P. Barnebey has been selected to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to […]

Matthew Lapointe Appointed Chariman of Manatee Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee

“We look forward to Matt’s leadership as chair of our healthcare committee, which addresses business priorities related to healthcare in our community,” said Jacki Dezelski, President and CEO of the Manatee Chamber. “From the opioid crisis to employee well-being, the Committee explores policy and program development with a business perspective.” Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida (June 12, 2018) […]

The Basics on Qualified Business Income Deductions

While partners, members and shareholders of pass-through entities were provided a potential tax reduction in the 2017 Tax Reform Act in the form of a 20 percent Qualified Business Income Deduction of their pass-through earnings, determining an owner’s eligibility for and the calculation of the deduction is not so simple. Here are some of the […]

Five Practical Things I’ve Learned About Social Security and Medicare

Five Practical Things I’ve Learned About Social Security and Medicare: Set up an online account with Social Security and get an annual statement of your future benefits each year as soon as you start earning any income. A close friend of mine years ago had a tax return preparer transpose numbers in his social security […]

New Partnership Audit Rules: Why You May Need an Updated Partnership or LLC Operating Agreement

In 2015, the Bipartisan Budget Act completely overhauled the IRS audit rules for partnerships, which include limited liability companies (LLCs) taxed as partnerships and their partners. Those rules will go into full effect for tax returns filed for the 2018 tax year. While there is uncertainty on the application of these rules until we receive […]

Conducting Employee Performance Evaluations

Most supervisors would say that conducting employee performance evaluations is not an area of their job that they look forward to. However, there are many benefits to conducting timely evaluations of employees. Furthermore, evaluations do not have to be time consuming or complex. Most employees would like feedback concerning how they are performing in a […]

New Direct Primary Care Models for Florida

The new Direct Primary Care (DPC) model law will take effect July 1, 2018. DPC practice models eliminate the fee-for-service payment structure and instead accept one monthly flat fee intended to cover all of the comprehensive primary care needs of the patient for the month. Advocates of the DPC practice model tout the model as […]

Exit Planning: A Tale of Two Companies

Estella Havisham and Abel Magwitch each founded construction companies as C corporations in the mid-1980s, in similar but non-competing markets. In the early 2000s, Estella and Abel each decided that they wanted to retire and exit their businesses by 2010. In 2002, Estella and Abel each hired a well-respected business valuation firm to appraise their […]

Real Estate Attorney Greg DeMeuse Appointed to Artists Guild of Manatee Board of Directors

Bradenton-Sarasota, FL (May 21, 2018) – Blalock Walters, P.A. real estate attorney Gregory S. DeMeuse, Esq. has been appointed to the board of directors of The Artists Guild of Manatee, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a community where artists live and work while enhancing quality of life and creating a harmonious environment. The Guild is […]