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Conservation Easements for Tax Credits
Generally speaking, Residential, Commercial, Agricultural, Recreational, and many other property zoned otherwise may be able to offer government and other environmentally-concerned entities the opportunity to place an easement on their property, in exchange for tax credits, based on the diminution in value. The great value to the owner, in addition to the Tax Credits, is the continued use of the Property, as they always had, even after the easement is placed. It is a win for the Environment and a win for the Client! However, this opportunity and process requires the expertise of an attorney fluent in this area, as it entails working with specialized individuals and groups from several public and private entities, government regulations, the Internal Revenue Service Code, and meticulously detailed documentation to expedite the best return and experience for the Client.
Investments Law & Private Placement Memoranda ("PPM's")
One of the most advantageous and rare assets for an Attorney to possess is prior years of real-world experience and success in the industries in which they practice in. Prior to Law, Attorney Mercer's career includes Securities Trader, Investment Advisor, Insurance Advisor, Chief Compliance Officer for Algorithmic Trading Services Companies, and an Institutional-Level Real Estate Advisor.
As an Attorney, Mr. Mercer's legal engagements in Federal and State Courts have included the defense of Algorithmic Trading Hedge Funds, suing large institutions for taking advantage of the Elderly, complex commercial litigation, consulting with Top-Tier Financial Institutions on compliance, and division and distribution of municipal pensions.
Having first-hand experience selling Private Placements, Guardian Law not only custom drafts each Private Placement Memorandum ("PPM"), but provides unique characteristics to each that protects both the Investor and Issuer from unnecessary and sometimes frivolous litigation.
Business, Estate, & Asset Planning & Protection. Guardian Law provides the full suite of Customized Planning & Protection Services for its clients' businesses and families, including Business Legacy Planning, e.g. Employee Benefits and Ownership Transfer; Wills, Healthcare and General Powers of Attorney, and Trusts that serve the unique interests, needs, and concerns of every client and company.
Commercial, Investments, Insurance, and Contract Law & Litigation. Guardian Law has also been retained on 8-Figure, multi-state litigation, to simple Generation Transfer of ownership for family-held companies.
Prior to Law, Attorney Mercer's experience in contract negotiation began with reviewing vendor agreements from Financial Institutions and Compliance with emerging technologies, as between billion-dollar Hedge Funds, Propietary Trading Desks, to receive low-latency market data feeds from every major Stock and Futures Exchange in the U.S. and Canada. In Law School, Attorney Mercer received the Highest Award for his upper-level Contracts Theory White Paper on "The Relative Enforceability of Standard Form Contracts vs. Contracts of Adhesion." Mr. Mercer has since litigated many commercial contracts, as between Franchisor/Franchisee, Non-Disclosure/Non-Compete Agreements, Marital Settlement Agreements, Employment Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, Stock and Asset Purchase Agreements, Stock Option Agreements, and Private Placement Subscription Agreements.
Settlements for Minors (aka "Guardianship of the Property") is also an area of law Guardian Law is frequently retained for its expertise in Financial Instruments to better protect and provide Financial freedom for minors receiving settlements from injury or death of a loved one. Simply put, unless you're trained and experienced in that realm, you do not know what is available to the child.
Probate & Guardianship. Probate in Florida can be daunting, drawn out, and complex. Guardian Law's diverse body of knowledge, training, and experience has saved its clients considerable sums of money, as well as time, to expedite this process as quickly as the case allows.