Effectively Addressing A Variety Of Legal Needs
Serving the people of South Florida for more than nine decades, the attorneys of Sullivan, Admire & Sullivan, P.A., can assist you with a variety of different legal needs. Our firm’s practice areas include Estate Planning and Probate, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Elder and Minor Guardianship Proceedings, Charitable Foundations, and Business.
Protecting Yourself and Those you Love by Estate Planning
Before you succumb to a virus or otherwise lose the ability to care for yourself you may appoint someone to make health care decisions for you and manage your property. If you have not made this appointment in writing a Court will name someone to care for you and this person may not be someone you know. Don’t let that happen. Designing an effective estate plan centers around the person’s stage in life. There are those without children. Those with minor children or children with special needs. Those wishing to benefit grandchildren instead of children. Those requiring help for a parent or sibling. Those wishing to provide support for their church, their college, or their favorite charity. Those hoping to avoid estate taxes. Those wishing to protect their children from the demands of an ex-spouse or creditor. No one plan – no several plans – fit all. Each plan is as individual as the person himself. To help prepare the right plan we ask the right questions. Let us help you consider these questions and make the best decisions.
- Wills and trusts
- Living wills and health care declarations
- Durable powers of attorney
- HIPAA Medical Release
We can also help you navigate medicaid planning as well as address other elder-specific legal issues. Our firm is dedicated to answering your questions and working personally with you to create a plan that conveys your wishes for the future.
Building Legacies Through Charitable Foundations
The desire to give back is universal. Helping others help themselves is a reward in and of itself and not just at Christmas. What if your gift could live forever! It can. Create a private, charitable foundation which will support causes near and dear to you for years to come. A private, charitable foundation is a trust or other entity which administers funds for purposes you select. Gifts to a foundation have favorable tax consequences. Most foundations are created to benefit tax exempt organizations such as: preventing homelessness; housing and care for abandoned, abused, and neglected children; historic preservation; remedial education; supporting the arts, theater, museums, musical education and performance; festivals; environmental preservation; women’s issues; animal rescue, and service companionship training; guardian-ad-litem and legal aid organizations; and religious missions. Since the 1970s our law firm has established twelve charitable foundations which annually distribute about $650,000 to over two hundred deserving institutions to help them improve our South Florida community and our State. Each gift is lovingly made in memory of the donor. Your name will live on in the gifts made each year. Let us help you create a lasting tribute to your family’s legacy.
Buying, Selling, and Mortgaging Residential and Commercial Real Estate.
For most people buying or selling real property is one of the most important decision they will ever make. Hidden clauses in listing contracts and sale contracts must be avoided. Our team of experienced attorneys and assistants know how to spot hidden clauses and best protect you. Let us help you with all your real estate needs including:
- Residential and Commercial Purchases and Sales
- Owner and Mortgagee Title Insurance
- Escrow Services
- Finalizing Purchases and Sales from Probate and Guardianship Estates
- Clearing Title Objections
- Resolving Open Permits and Code Violations
Our complimentary experience with real estate, probate, guardianship, and municipal code matters enables us to effectively and swiftly guide you to a final closing.
Protecting Your Business’s Interests
Whether you are starting a new business, expanding through an acquisition or merger, or working to create a clear succession plan for your retirement, our attorneys have the experience necessary to support your business’s goals. Some of the many business transactions we can assist you with include:
- Business formation, including choosing a business entity type
- Partnership agreements
- Corporate by-laws
- Buy-sell agreements
By working directly with you, we will ensure that we fully understand your business’s needs and create a plan that will allow it to thrive.