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Mark Siegel

Mark Siegel

Siegel Law Firm - Chase Bank Building - Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate...
  • Florida
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Summary

Graduate of Georgetown Univ. Law Center, both J.D. and Taxation Masters, Vanderbilt University and Sarasota High School, Mark practices primarily in the areas of commercial law and litigation, estate planning and probate, probate litigation and real estate and real estate litigation. If interested, please contact our office for a consultation.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil and Commercial Court Cases
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Member
Sarasota Bar Association
- Current
Member
Florida Bar Association
- Current
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. / Masters of Laws in Taxation (1986)
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Honors: Graduated with Honors
Vanderbilt University
B.A. / Economics - Business Administration (1980)
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Debate Team
Awards
Superb Rated
Avvo
9.7 / 10.0
Professional Associations
Sarasota Bar Association
Member
- Current
Florida State Bar # 382736
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning, Sarasota, FL
Association of Caregivers
Gave presentation to caregivers about estate planning issues affecting their clients.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Siegel Law Firm
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Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered

Q. How hard would it be to transfer Indiana probation to Ocala? What is first step?
A: Probation? Do you mean the probate proceedings? It would depend upon many facts which are not stated in your question. Contact a Florida probate attorney practicing in Ocala.
Q. Can I use the same LLC information to purchase multiple businesses in different states?
A: Yes, you could use the same LLC to acquire businesses in several states, but there are many reasons why you would not want to do that. In order to use the same LLC to run businesses in several states, you would likely have to register it as a foreign LLC in each state in which a business was acquired. Since you have to pay a filing and renewal fee anyway, you could have separate entities to make sales and earnings reports easier to prepare. From a liability perspective, why have one LLC subject to claims against each individual business, which could jeopardize separate business for the liabilities of an unrelated business. There are many tax related reasons to have separate entities, which are numerous and involved that go beyond the scope of this forum. Bottom line - - yes, you could do it, but there are many considerations against doing so.
Q. How should we take title to a home so that it's completely separate from all other assets in my boyfriends estate?
A: You should consult with an estate planning attorney. No not try this at home. Specific documents need to be prepared.
Q. How do I get the executor to answer my questions about my money?
A: As you know, you have identified several serious problems. You may be best off contacting a probate attorney to get the answers that you rightly seek.
Q. Is it legal to sell bags of loose cigarette in a convenience store if there is a surgeon General warning on or in it?
A: A tax stamp is required. Without one, it is not legal to sell.
Q. Is the ending date on a lease valid if the only page where it is stated is not signed?
A: Immediately send the landlord an email informing him of the discrepancy.
Q. Is there a law in Pennsylvania preventing a parent from taking a child on a vacation our of state
A: The answer to your question obviously involves PA family law. I do not know why it was put in the category of Florida litigation questions.
Q. Is there any actionable cause against a personal representative who is not completing duties for the heirs?
A: File your own Petition to be appointed Personal Representative. You can get your own probate lawyer since your brother's attorney may have a conflict representing you.
Q. What can happen to me if I can't pay a court judgment to collect a $6000 credit card debt? I only have a 2013 car.
A: No guarantee, of course, but the odds of the creditor trying to take your car are remote. The judgment will sit and accrue interest. If you get a job, your wages could be garnished. You probably would not get bank financing to buy real estate with the judgment sitting there. The judgment is lien against property that you own. Be careful about putting your name on your wife's assets.
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Chase Bank Building
240 N Washington Blvd
Suite 450
Sarasota, FL 34236
USA
Telephone: (941) 373-0066
Fax: (941) 373-0099