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June 2020 Archives

Commercial real estate and limited liability companies

Making the decision to invest in real estate is a major undertaking. If this includes commercial properties, you may be able to tap into a lucrative industry, but you do need to take steps to protect yourself in case anything happens with the properties.

Important points about leaving an abusive marriage

Living in an abusive marriage is a horrible situation for anyone. Unfortunately, people go through it all the time. Getting to a safe place is a priority because your safety is in jeopardy. It can be a challenge to walk away from an abusive marriage, not only because you need to plan for the future, but also because it can be dangerous.

Breach of fiduciary duty must have three elements present

Some business litigation lawsuits are based on a breach of fiduciary duty. In the most basic of terms, fiduciary duty means that one party has an obligation to handle financial decisions in the best interest of another party. When that duty is breached, the person who held the fiduciary duty might face a legal action in civil court.

Do you know when assets are considered commingled?

If you plan to retain an attorney to file for divorce, prepare to discuss finances when you meet. Your legal counsel will likely ask you whether there's been any commingling of funds. This concept refers to a process whereby separate assets that you alone owned before or during your marriage get combined with your spouse's. Assets move from being separately owned to part of the marital property when this happens.

Mistakes with your estate plan could be costly

It is beneficial for every adult in Kentucky to plan for the future. Through an estate plan, it is possible to plan for the care of beneficiaries, set aside money for specific uses and accomplish other goals. Each person is unique and has different objectives, and every estate plan will be different as well. However, there can be problems and issues with even the most thorough plan when there are errors and omissions. 

Understand the specifics of opening a business in Kentucky

Opening a business in Kentucky involves more than just finding a location and opening your doors. There are several things that you must do if you're going to start a company in this state. Understanding each step is beneficial and can help to ensure that you don't miss anything.

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  1. Charles W. Dobbins, Jr.

    Charles earned his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1974

    He was graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1970 with a B.A. with Distinction

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    Mark W. Dobbins

    Mark earned his B.A. from Emory University.

    He earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville.

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    Patrick T. Schmidt

    Patrick earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky in 1989.

    He earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1992.

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    Terrence L. McCoy

    Terry earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1964.

    He earned his J.D. from Duke University in 1967.

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    Lisa Koch Bryant

    Ms. Bryant has extensive commercial litigation and bankruptcy experience. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Bryant served as head of litigation for the Federal Land Bank of Louisville.

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  2. Wm. Stephen Reisz

    Thomas graduated from the University of Louisville Business School with a B.A. in 1973

    Thomas earned his J.D. degree from the

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    Sandra F. Keene

    Sandra earned her Bachelor of Health Science degree, with Honors, from the University of Louisville in 1982.

    She earned her J.D. degree from the

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    Elizabeth M. Jenkins

    Colgate University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1983

    University of Virginia, J.D., 1992

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    Edward L. Galloway

    Ed graduated from Indiana University in 1967 with a degree in history.

    After obtaining a master’s degree in political science from the University of

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    Thomas G. Karageorge

    Thomas graduated from the University of Louisville Business School with a B.A. in 1973

    Thomas earned his J.D. degree from the

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  3. Tacasha E. Thomas

    Tacasha attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the summer of 2001, where she studied courses in law and psychology.

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    Ayala Golding

    Ayala received her J.D. in 1994 from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky, where she was a member of the Brandeis Family Law Journal, and

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    Kacie A. Wilkinson

    Kacie A. Wilkinson recently joined Tilford, Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC, where she practices in the areas of business law & transactions, real estate, estate planning and probate.

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    Gwendolyn Chidester

    Gwen recently joined the Firm after being employed by notable Louisville companies for over 15 years in a variety of capacities including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, and Risk Manager.

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    William A. Buckaway, Jr.

    Bill earned his B.A. from Centre College in Kentucky in 1956.

    He earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville in 1961 where he was a

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    Terrell L. Black

    Terry earned a B.S. in Social Science from Campbellsville College in 1966.

    In 1969, he attended graduate school at Eastern Kentucky University focusing on

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    John A. Wilmes

    John was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1977 and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in 1979.

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