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Bergers Book Reviews | What Makes Trump Tick

President Donald J. Trump attended New York Military Academy as a teenager, and Peter Ticktin was his classmate and friend. In this memoir, Ticktin shares some of his insights about President Trump, and how this time in NYMA molded his character and determination. The military academy forces boys to grow up quickly, as they learn…

Why Should I Hire An Attorney?

“Why should I hire an Attorney?” “I do not trust attorneys.” “I can’t afford one.” “I found everything I need on the internet.” “I can do this on my own.” With the growing costs of living, high unemployment and uncertain recovery of the economy, you have tightened your budget and are carefully selecting where you…

Orally Modifying Your Timesharing/Custody Arrangement Can Be Dangerous

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some great fathers that have found themselves in quite the child support predicament.  Whether the parties started their venture into the court system by way of dissolving a marriage or establishing paternity and timesharing (visitation), they have an unfortunate situation in common . . . they modified the…

What Happens if You Die Without a Will in South Florida?

This is not an everyday topic of discussion, but it’s one that goes through our minds as we age: What happens to your property if you die without a will in South Florida? First of all, if you don’t already have a will, you should. If you pass away without one, your loved ones will…

What is the Difference Between Specific and General Liens?

There are two different types of liens that an individual may have over real property: specific and general. A specific lien is granted only with respect to a particular asset. In foreclosure, the specific asset is the real property that is subject to the foreclosure. A specific lien also occurs in the context of real…

Deposition Leads to Case Dismissal for Attorney Vater

Recently, Attorney Michael Vater represented a client that was being wrongfully sued for breach of contract. In this particular case, Attorney Vater determined that in order to best defend the claim, it would be necessary to depose one of the employees of the company suing his client. This employee was located in the State of…

How to Pursue Compensation After a Boating Accident

Boating is a popular activity whether you’re a Florida resident or a vacationer. However, there are some important rules to know before taking your boat out on the water – including what to do in the scenario of a boat accident. Boating accidents can be tragic. In order to get full compensation, you’ll want to…

Employee vs. Independent Contractor?

Business owners commonly face the same hiring decision: hire a full-time employee or an independent contractor to do the same work? Although the differences between an independent contractor and an employee seem slight, proper classification is important. There are obvious financial benefits to a business owner that have clouded the distinction between the two. Furthermore,…