How will the new normal of Covid-19 affect our culture? It’s hard to know but we should focus on what we can control. External factors are hard to control but internal factors such as communication are within our control, and it helps us form our new normal for our organization. The current situation is really an opportunity for a culture shift or a refinement.

How can you protect business continuity if you get Covid-19 or someone else in your organization gets sick? From a legal prospective, review your governing documents, do you have a board structure in place, are you meeting regularly, who has authority to make day to day decisions made in the ordinary course of business in your absence? You need one or more key people who will also know the ropes and can work in your absence understanding both the big picture and processing management skills. Granting them management authority before illness happens will help them understand how to serve in this role and the work force will recognize their authority. Identify key staff and make sure they have trained someone in their department on taking on their role in the event of illness or absence.

Navigating a global pandemic is tough enough to do, more so when there are direct impacts on our day-to-day businesses. However, the silver lining when going through something like COVID-19 is the enormous amount of intelligence and insight we gain. We can’t predict the future but we can position our people and company to be ready when the time comes. Create a crisis recovery and contingency plan and encourage feedback from external and internal sources. Continue exploring the benefits of having remote workers, and consider revisiting your strategic plan to ensure you have the capital, management team and goals in alignment.

Orlando Corporate law attorney, Julia Dennis, discusses the importance of protecting your company brand through a trademark, and the difference between a federal or state trademark.

ShuffieldLowman attorney Robert Baldwin talks about estate planning for second marriages, homestead in Florida, intestate share, elective share, and more.

ShuffieldLowman estate planning attorney, Robert Baldwin, discusses guardianship, what a Power of Attorney is, and how these can be used in the estate planning process.

ShuffieldLowman attorney, Robert Baldwin, discusses the basics of estate planning, how you can potentially avoid probate, and the importance of having these documents together in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A common misconception about Medicaid is that an individual must lose their assets in order to become eligible for benefits. At ShuffieldLowman, we can provide you with planning strategies and options to help you preserve your assets while gaining Medicaid eligibility. Watch as elder law attorney, Alyse Verner, discusses misconceptions about Medicaid and how an attorney can help your family maximize the government benefits available to you.

Our philosophy is that it is never too early to start planning for the future. By putting foundational documents and estate plans into place now, it will be easier to implement future Medicaid plans. At ShuffieldLowman, we will step in to help your family with these difficult decisions, even in a crisis. Watch as attorney, Alyse Verner, explains common myths surrounding Medicaid that could impact your planning process.

On March 18, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court issued Administrative Order SC 20-16, which implemented emergency procedures for the swearing-in of witnesses remotely. Watch as ShuffieldLowman attorney, Alex Douglas, explains this new process.