When Should I Write a Will?

When Should I Write a Will? Here are 7 life events that should trigger it. When should you write up a will? Understandably, nobody wants to think about their own death, let alone plan for it. But uncomfortable as the exercise may be, clarifying what will happen to your belongings can be rewarding, leaving you… Read more »

Should Those Holding Office in North Carolina or South Carolina be Forced to Proclaim Their Belief in “Almighty God”?

Should Those Holding Office in North Carolina or South Carolina be Forced to Proclaim Their Belief in “Almighty God”? Raise your hand if you knew that the Constitution of North Carolina states that you “shall be disqualified for office” if you “deny the being of Almighty God.” I’m not seeing too many hands raised. How… Read more »

Why does your Corporation or Company Need a Registered Agent?

Why does your Corporation or Limited Liability Company Need a Registered Agent? In this video, business law attorney Jason McGrath explains what a registered agent is, what it does, and why it’s legally required. This discussion  focuses on registered agents in North Carolina, but most of this information will *generally* apply to other states –… Read more »

NC Home Foreclosure Hearings – Should the Borrower Attend?

In this video attorney Jason McGrath explains why a borrower should attend the foreclosure hearing in a home foreclosure occurring in North Carolina.   If you are facing a foreclosure situation in North Carolina please fill out our confidential client intake form for legal assistance. McGrath & Spielberger, PLLC provides legal services in Florida, Georgia,… Read more »

Kelly Brown Earns LL.M. in Tax Law

McGrath & Spielberger, PLLC is happy to announce that attorney Kelly J. Brown has earned her LL.M in Tax Law.   Attorney Kelly J. Brown has earned her LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. Kelly is licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Her practice focuses on real… Read more »

Being Sued by a Mortgage Insurance Company for an Insurance Policy you Paid for?

Being Sued by a Mortgage Insurance Company for an Insurance Policy you Paid for? As attorneys who provide a variety of real estate and mortgage related services, including foreclosures and post-foreclosure disputes, we know that many (most?) borrowers really don’t understand private mortgage insurance. Known as PMI, private mortgage insurance is to benefit the lender,… Read more »

Tax Rates on Ordinary Income for Businesses

Tax Rates on Ordinary Income for Businesses When you decide to start a business venture, there are a myriad of things to consider.  We regularly assist small business owners, especially start-up businesses, walking them through the steps that need to be taken in order to make the business official and legal.  There are many ways… Read more »

Attorney Termination of an Attorney-Client Relationship in North Carolina

Attorney Termination of an Attorney-Client Relationship in North Carolina This topic came up again at yesterday’s Mecklenburg County Bar Solo & Small Firm Section meeting, and I thought I would this publicize the below email exchange between myself and the North Carolina State Bar (ethics counsel). The below is not intended to be a comprehensive… Read more »

Employment Tax Considerations in Starting a Business

Employment Tax Considerations in Starting a Business When you decide to start a business venture, there are a myriad of things to consider.  We regularly assist small business owners, especially start-up businesses, walking them through the steps that need to be taken in order to make the business official and legal.  There are many ways… Read more »

Tax Consequences of Distributions in a Business

Tax Consequences of Distributions in a Business When you decide to start a business venture, there are a myriad of things to consider.  We regularly assist small business owners, especially start-up businesses, walking them through the steps that need to be taken in order to make the business official and legal.  There are many ways… Read more »