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  • Franchise Disclosure Issues

    Back FRANCHISE DISCLOSURE ISSUES You may be buying or selling a franchise, but the FDD is necessary for both buyers and sellers to know. This disclosure document gives you all of what’s required under recently revised rules from July 1st 2008 (Amended Franchise Rule 16 C.F.R. Part 436) which will help protect consumers with their investment decisions. If you are a prospective franchisee, we will thoroughly review your application and advise you on the background, financial status, litigation history of any franchisers involved in this transaction. If you are a franchiser, we can help with the process by creating a franchise program for you. We'll review or prepare all of those documents and agreements so that they're ready when it comes time to register you as a seller of franchises in the states that require it. ​ States that require FDD: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin Michigan has a notice filing requirement Oregon has a disclosure requirement but no filing requirement We're here to help you get your business off the ground and running smoothly. We’re sure we can provide all of those legal services necessary for launching or continuing franchising businesses. Contact If you are in the US or planning to come to the US and would like to schedule a consultation, let's connect. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE INITIAL CONSULTATION OR ​ EMAIL US ‬ CALL US

  • Asset Potection | BUSCHKIN LAW FIRM

    Back ASSET PROTECTION Preserving wealth can be difficult. Your assets can be affected by legal risks that you and your loved ones might be exposed to. We can help with creating planning strategies designed to protect your individual assets. HOW WE CAN HELP: Evaluate legal risks your assets are exposed to Design and implement a comprehensive asset protection plan Create a strategy to protect your assets for multiple generations Successful people know that preserving wealth is sometimes more difficult than creating it. The risk exposure of your assets is largely determined by financial and managerial decisions, but it can also be affected by legal risks you and your loved ones might be exposed to. Originally developed for professionals, business owners, and investors, asset protection services are now just as important for ordinary people seeking to preserve the wealth accumulated during their productive life. Widespread use of personal guaranties by banks and creditors has created overwhelming personal exposure for most business owners and investors. Several factors have increased the need for proper asset protection planning, including professional and personal liability, frequent abuses of the legal system, and aggressive tactics employed by unscrupulous creditors and other third parties. A proper asset protection analysis will evaluate present solvency issues and identify the best legal structure for allocating and holding your assets, using multiple tools and techniques available under law. Unfortunately, there are common misconceptions about the security of home equity, 401k, IRA, and 529 plans, insurance and annuity products, trusts, joint checking accounts, and various other assets and investment vehicles. For that reason, it is crucial to understand the risks associated with holding or transferring your assets without proper planning. While it is important to consider which assets can be placed beyond the reach of creditors, it is also critical to understand whether the assets will be afforded the same protections when transferred to your beneficiaries as a part of your estate. At Buschkin Law Firm, we will assess the risks and help you with the development and implementation of a comprehensive asset protection plan. We will show you how to protect your business, your property, and your personal assets for you and your loved ones. Contact If you are in the US or planning to come to the US and would like to schedule a consultation, let's connect. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE INITIAL CONSULTATION OR ​ EMAIL US ‬ CALL US

  • Franchise Disclosure Document | BUSCHKIN LAW FIRM

    Back Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) The disclosure document typically used to comply with the Rule is called a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which contains categories of information about the franchise's operations such as: required fees basic investment bankruptcy and litigation history of the company how long the franchise will be in effect a financial statement of the franchisor, and earnings claims. Before you invest in any franchise you should: (a) Get a copy of the franchisor’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) (b) Receive the document at least 14 days before you are asked to sign any contract or pay any money to the franchisor or an affiliate of the franchisor (c) Get a copy of the franchisor’s FDD before you spend any money to investigate the franchise offering ​ The cover of the FDD must provide information about the available formats. Make sure you have a copy of the FDD in a format that is convenient for you and keep a copy for reference. Most important items in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) The International Franchise Association considers the six sections of the Franchise Disclosure Document to be critical pieces of information to help you evaluate a potential franchise for purchase: Item 7: Costs. Some of these costs are averages or estimates and may vary in your area. Talk to other franchisees who have been in the system for a year or more to see: ​ (a) How much money they needed in the beginning until they became profitable. (b) How much they were able to draw from the business to support themselves. ​ Item 11: Franchisor's obligations. Be sure you understand the services you will get before you open: (a) site selection (b) training (c) development assistance Be sure you know what services you will receive for your grand opening (marketing, advertising, field support) and what services you will receive after you begin operating your business (training, advertising, operations) Pay particular attention to those services the franchisor is obligated to provide and the services they may provide. ​ Item 17: Renewal, termination, transfer, and dispute resolution. Take your time to understand what rights you will have and what rights you are giving up. Pay particular attention to any non-compete provisions and your obligations when the franchise relationship ends. ​ Item 19: Financial performance representations. (a) Only 30 to 40 percent of all franchisors provide prospective franchisees with information about financial performance. ​ (b) The next best thing to do is to talk to existing franchisees about sales and earnings potential. ​ Item 20: Outlets and franchisee information. (a) Examine how many units the franchisor has taken back and resold. ​ (b) If this number is high, this could indicate churning (when the franchisor takes back failed locations and markets them over and over.) ​ (c) Pay attention to the contact information of the franchisees who have left the system, These are people you definitely want to talk to. ​ Item 21: Financial statements. (a) Financial statements are the track record of the franchisor. You should be given copies of the franchisor's last three years' financial statements. (b) Take them to an accountant who specializes in franchising to evaluate. (c) Remember that the financial condition of the franchisor not only affects its ability to run a financially successful operation in the future, but it also determines whether it may go under and you will be left "holding the bag." (d) The two key financial statements to focus on are the balance sheet and the income statement. Make sure they are audited. ​ Item 22: Contracts. Make sure that all the agreements listed are attached to the FDD-and read every one of them. Steps to Register a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Under the franchise laws, a franchisor must issue and properly disclose Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) before offering or selling a franchise. At the federal level and, in many states, there is no requirement to register an FDD. In the 13 states referred to as the franchise registration states, a franchisor must first register its FDD with the state franchise regulator before offering or selling a franchise in the state, these states are: ​ - California - Hawaii - Illinois - Indiana - Maryland - Michigan - Minnesota - New York - North Dakota - Rhode Island - Virginia - Washington - Wisconsin ​ In the 9 states referred to as the franchise filing states, a franchisor must first file a notice with the designated state regulator before offering or selling a franchise within the state, these states are: - Connecticut - Florida - Kentucky - Nebraska - North Carolina - South Carolina - South Dakota - Texas - Utah ​ THE STEPS INVOLVED IN REGISTERING YOUR FDD OR FILING YOUR FDD AT THE STATE LEVEL, INCLUDE: STEP 1. Identify the State(s) Involved in the Franchise Sale – First, determine the state(s) that are involved in your franchise sale. Factors that you should evaluate with your legal counsel include: (a) the state where the franchised business will be established; (b) the franchisee’s state of residence, (c) any state where franchise sales activities/negotiations occurred, and (d) the state from which your franchise company operates. ​ STEP 2. Determine each States Franchise Registration and Filing Status – Determine the FDD registration and filing status of the state(s) involved in your franchise sale. ​ STEP 3. Register / File your FDD – You must include with your application: (a) Copy of your FDD (b) Payment for the state’s registration fee. Once the application is received it will be reviewed by a state regulator. Below is a summary of the franchise registration states, the franchise filing states, the state regulators involved, how long FDD registration takes, and the application process. FRANCHISE REGISTRATION STATES - California: your FDD must be registered with the California Department of Corp orations: ​ - Hawaii: your FDD must be registered with the Business Registration Division of the Department of Commerce and Consume r Affairs ; - Illinois: your FDD must be registered with the Franchise Bureau of the Illinois Attorn ey General ; - Indiana: your FDD must be registered with the Securities Division of the Indiana Secreta ry of State ; - Maryland: your FDD must be registered with the Maryland Atto rney General; - Michigan: you must file a notice and register with the Michigan Secre tary of State ; - Minnesota: your FDD must be registered with the Securities Division of the Minnesota Departme nt of Commerce ; - New York: your FDD must be registered with the New York A ttorney General ; - North Dakota: your FDD must be registered with the North Dakota Secur ities Department ; - Rhode Island: your FDD must be registered with the Rhode Island Department of Bu siness Regulation ; - Virginia: your FDD must be registered with Virginia Corp oration Commission ; - Washington: your FDD must be registered with the Securities Division of the Washington State Department of Fin ancial Institutions ; and - Wisconsin: your FDD must be registered with the Securities Division of the Wisconsin Department of Fi nancial Institutions . ​ If your primary trademarks are not registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “USPTO”) then you must also register your FDD in: - Connecticut: your FDD must be registered with the Connecticut Department of Banking ; - North Carolina: your FDD must be registered with the North Carolina Secretary of Stat e ; - South Carolina: your FDD must be registered with the South Carolina Secretary of Sta te ; and - Maine: You must register as a business opportunity with Maine’s Office of Securit ies . ​ ​ FRANCHISE FILING STATES ​ For franchisors that have a federally registered trademark: the franchise filing states are: ​ - Florida: an annual franchise exemption must be filed with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Serv ices ; - South Dakota: an annual notice must be filed with the South Dakota Dept. of Labor & Regulation ; - Utah: an annual notice must be filed with the Utah Division of Consumer protection ; - Connecticut: a one-time exemption notice must be filed with the Connecticut Department of Banking ; - Kentucky: a one-time exemption notice must be filed with the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General ; - Nebraska: a one-time exemption notice must be filed with the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance ; - North Carolina: a one-time exemption notice must be filed with the North Carolina Secretary of State ; - South Carolina: a one-time exemption notice should be filed with the South Carolina Secretary of State ; - Texas: a one-time exemption notice must be filed with the Texas Secretary of State . ​ ​ The additional Filing States if you do not have a federally registered trademark: - Georgia: a one-time filing of a Consent to Service of Process with the Georgia Secretary of Sta te . - Louisiana: a one-time filing of a Consent to Service of Process with the Louisiana Secretary of St ate . ​ HOW LONG DOES FDD REGISTRATION TAKE? Timing varies from state to state and FDD registration can take anywhere from 20 days to three months depending on the completeness of your FDD and the time of year it is filed. ​ UNIFORM FRANCHISE REGISTRATION APPLICATION There is variation among the states regarding certain disclosure requirements and supplements to the NASAA forms. Generally, your franchise registration application will include the following forms: - Uniform Franchise Registration Application page with data on the franchisor; - Certification page or “signature page”; - Consent to Service of Process; - Sales Agent Disclosure Form and the new Franchise Seller Disclosure Form; - Supplemental Information Form; - Copies of all advertising or promotional literature proposed to be used in the state; - Two paper copies of the disclosure document; - An auditors’ consent; and - Application fee. Contact If you are in the US or planning to come to the US and would like to schedule a consultation, let's connect. 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  • Business Litigation | BUSCHKIN LAW FIRM

    Acerca de Back BUSINESS LITIGATION Business Law & Start-Up Law From the moment a business is formed, and throughout its life cycle, there are legal issues that must be addressed. Business law is not one area of law, but many areas that govern a company’s formation, operation, contracts, financing, intellectual property, securities and even insolvency. Businesses and their owners require legal advisors who understand their needs and can help them achieve their objectives, protect their assets and avoid common pitfalls. What we do WE KNOW THE INS AND OUT Our experience—on both sides of the courtroom—gives you a business litigation firm with this same type of insight into what lies ahead. At the core of our legal strategy is a track record for analyzing complex legal and business challenges and foreseeing their outcomes for our clients. WE DETECT PATTERNS Our firm is adept at connecting the dots among seemingly unrelated issues, spotting trends, and staying ahead of change in areas like electronic discovery, and international arbitration. ​ LEADERS IN COMPLEX COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Buschkin Law Firm represents clients in both trial and appellate levels and in arbitration. The complexity of commercial litigation requires seasoned commercial litigation attorneys. Our knowledge and experience in business and commercial law litigation has contributed to our record of success. ​ FIERCE NEGOTIATORS Our trial experience, ferocious negotiation, and laser-sharp persuasion skills give clients the necessary perspective to map out a strategy even before litigation is filed. This is how we obtain successful results if the litigation gets to the courtroom. Buschkin Law Firm's business litigation attorneys represent companies and individuals in any kind of commercial dispute. We help our clients implement measures to ensure that they do not become embroiled in disputes. If a litigation arises, we ensure that you are equipped with the resources, experience, and knowledge to reach a successful resolution. ​ COST-EFFECTIVE LITIGATION Successfully navigating commercial disputes and litigation or arbitration is integral to achieving your business objectives. Managing costs is a priority for many of our clients. That is why we help companies involved in commercial litigation or arbitration make decisions consistent with their goals. At Buschkin Law Firm we aggressively defend our clients’ interests in complex and multiparty litigation and arbitration. Throughout your dispute, we will work with you to pursue a course of action that defends your business interests while remaining cost-effective. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Our focus on efficient dispute resolution means we always consider whether arbitration, mediation, facilitation, mini-trials or private judging is in the best interests of our clients. We have vast experience in negotiating mediated settlements in a variety of disputes across industries and legal practice areas. Our experienced arbitration practitioners are familiar with arbitration in both domestic and international forums. Contact If you are in the US or planning to come to the US and would like to schedule a consultation, let's connect. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE INITIAL CONSULTATION OR ​ EMAIL US ‬ CALL US

  • Real Estate Aspects of Franchising

    Back REAL ESTATE ASPECTS OF FRANCHISING With our help, you'll be able to find the perfect location for your business. We are an expert team that can easily analyze and negotiate any lease or sublet agreement. We will make you aware of clauses that can cost you money over the term of your lease; tax clauses, common area maintenance clauses, percentage increases, and percentage overage clauses. We will advise you of the ramifications of these provisions and help you negotiate them. We will ensure that your right to assign or sublet is not overly restrictive. What about lease guarantees and “good guy” guarantees? We can help you protect yourself in these areas. We will help you negotiate your “work letter,” your construction contract, and your construction (or acquisition) financing loan agreement. Dollars count. Let us help you to save them. Contact If you are in the US or planning to come to the US and would like to schedule a consultation, let's connect. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE INITIAL CONSULTATION OR ​ EMAIL US ‬ CALL US

  • Testimonials | BUSCHKIN LAW FIRM

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  • FAMILY LAW LAWYER | IMMIGRATION | BUSINESS LAW | BUSCHKIN LAW

    Nous sommes fiers de servir nos clients dans la région de New York et du New Jersey ainsi que de nombreux clients dans le monde entier OPÉRATIONS IMMOBILIÈRES ​ ​ LOI SUR LA RESTAURATION ET L'HOSPITALITÉ ​ ​ DROIT DES AFFAIRES ET DE LA FRANCHISE FAILLITE ET ALLÉGEMENT DE DETTES ​ ​ DROIT DE L'IMMIGRATION ET IMMIGRATION DES AFFAIRES ​ ​ LOI SUR LES SOINS AUX AÎNÉS ET PLANIFICATION SUCCESSORALE Notre pratique du droit se concentre sur les besoins de nos clients dans les domaines de

  • Restaurant Law | BUSCHKIN LAW FIRM

    Back RESTAURANT LAW The restaurant industry is an essential part of the economy in New York and New Jersey, if you own one or more restaurants in New York and New Jersey, you understand the complexity of state and federal laws governing the restaurant industry. Failure to stay in compliance with these regulations can result in your inability to operate your restaurant for a period of time, lawsuits, or even the closure of your restaurant, which is why a business law attorney knowledgeable in restaurant law at your side is essential. ​ At Buschkin Law Firm, we understand the competitive and fast-paced nature of the restaurant industry in New York and New Jersey , we are prepared to help you navigate any legal issues that arise. We understand how time-consuming owning a restaurant is for our clients, we stay on top of all developing state and federal laws affecting business owners so our clients don’t have to do so. As long as the Food Safety Modernization Act and others are created and applied, we stay abreast of developments and advise our clients on the practical impact these laws will have on the restaurant business. FRANCHISING IN THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY If you’re considering purchasing a restaurant franchise or would like to franchise your restaurant, working with an experienced attorney is essential. With Buschkin Law Firm on your side, you can rest assured that your personal and business interests will be represented and protected. We can help you draft your franchise or dealer agreement in a way that protects you and your investments. Our law firm can also help you resolve any legal disputes that may arise during the franchise process. We understand the unique pitfalls that can occur in the franchise industry. We use our experience to look for cutting-edge solutions for franchisees and dealers in the restaurant industry, both in and out of court. Contact If you are in the US or planning to come to the US and would like to schedule a consultation, let's connect. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE INITIAL CONSULTATION OR ​ EMAIL US ‬ CALL US

  • EB3 | BUSCHKIN LAW FIRM

    Back Employment-Based This is a green card category where your employer sponsors you for a green card. The employer must first go through the Labor Certification process to show that they could not find a qualified U.S. worker. You may be eligible for this green card if you are a skilled worker, professional, or other worker. “Skilled workers” are persons whose job requires a minimum of 2 years training or work experience, not of a temporary or seasonal nature “Professionals” are persons whose job requires at least a U.S. baccalaureate degree or a foreign equivalent and are a member of the professions The “other workers” subcategory is for persons performing unskilled labor requiring less than 2 years training or experience, not of a temporary or seasonal nature. Requirements and eligibility REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION Application process Processing times and Period of Stay These are green cards so as long as you meet the residency requirements and do not violate the terms of the visa you can keep them for life. Regarding processing time, with each step discussed above in mind, we can make an estimate on what the processing time will be. However, there are a number of factors that can drastically change the amount of time your EB-3 green card will take. PERM Labor Certification process: about 8 months without complications. Form I-140: average of 6 months depending on the caseload. Premium processing shortens your petition’s processing time to 15 calendar days Waiting for your priority date: two months to over a decade depending on country of origin. Form I-485: average of 6 months and cannot be expedited by premium processing. Family of EB - 3 Visa Holders Your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible to apply for admission to the United States. Contact If you are in the US or planning to come to the US and would like to schedule a consultation, let's connect. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE INITIAL CONSULTATION OR ​ EMAIL US ‬ CALL US

  • EB2 | BUSCHKIN LAW FIRM

    Back Advanced Degree or Exceptional Ability This is an Employment Based green card category and is available to individuals who are a member of professions holding an advanced degree or those who have exceptional ability. This page deals with an EB-2 through the National Interest Waiver process The employer can petition but the applicant can also self petition. The first step in the process is to assess whether or not you qualify under the advanced degree criteria or Exceptional Ability. The National Interest Waiver category (NIW) requires proof that your work is of “substantial merit” and “national importance” and that you will be coming to the U.S. to continue the type of work you have been doing overseas, ensuring it continues to constitute “substantial merit” and “national importance”. In addition, it must be shown that the applicant's “prospective endeavor” in the U.S. is so important that using the traditional route of filing a labor application would be detrimental to at least a segment of the U.S. population. Requirements and eligibility DOCUMENTATION When you attend an interview at your local U.S. Consulate or Embassy for your immigrant visa, you will be asked to bring with you a number of documents. These may include the following: A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the intended date of entry into the U.S. The confirmation page of the DS-260 (Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application) Two 2×2 photographs that meet U.S. Visa standards Any relevant immigration documents received after your petition was filed A letter from your employer confirming employment Completed Medical Examination and Proof of Vaccination Forms Marriage and birth certificates if you are interviewing with your family who will also come with you to the U.S. All documents submitted should be in their original form. These will be given back to you usually at the end of the interview. Application Process To qualify for an EB-2 visa, your employer must file a Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker. An NIW petition can be filed by an employer or can be a self petition. If the green card category is current for the applicant, the I-485 can also be filed at the same time as the I-140. In addition, the applicant can apply for work authorization and the ability to travel. The following evidence should be submitted with Form I-485: Two passport-style photos Copy of approval notice for Form I-612, Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended) Copy of Form I-797, Approval notice for I-140 Copy of birth certificate or other records of your birth Copies of all passport pages with nonimmigrant visas Evidence of final compliance with the 3 or 5 years service requirement to be submitted no later than 120 days after the completion of the service requirement (Evidence of compliance must be submitted at intervals while the I-485 is pending) Form I-693, Medical Examination and Vaccination Record Photocopy of the Form I-797 Approval Notices for all extensions and changes of status Photocopy of the Form I-20 or IAP 66 school records (front and back, including all school annotations) Applicable fees Form G-28, if you have an attorney representing your case Period of stay / Family These are green cards so as long as you meet the residency requirements and do not violate the terms of the visa you can keep them for life. Your spouse and children can all join in the green card process. During the process where you and your spouse are applying for permanent resident status (status as a green card holder), your spouse is eligible to file for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Contact If you are in the US or planning to come to the US and would like to schedule a consultation, let's connect. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE INITIAL CONSULTATION OR ​ EMAIL US ‬ CALL US

  • L1 | BUSCHKIN LAW FIRM

    Back Intracompany Transferee The L-1 visa permits a U.S. employer to transfer an employee with specialized knowledge relating to the organization’s interests or a manager/executive from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States. This classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send a specialized knowledge employee or manager/executive to the United States to set one up. This classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send a specialized knowledge employee or manager/executive to the United States to set one up. There are two types of L-1: L-1A for executives and managers L-1B for employees with specialized knowledge Benefits of an L-1 Visa No Quotas: No annual limits on the number of visas available to certain countries Fast Processing Times: Average processing time is between 3-6 months Premium Processing is also available by paying an additional fee of $2,500 USCIS is required to respond with 15 business days Family: Allowed to take their spouses and dependent children with them with the L-2 visa Work Authorization: Spouses are permitted to apply for work authorization to work for any US employer Tax Advantages: Non-immigrant visa holders are generally not taxed on worldwide income Transition to Green Card: The criteria for L-1A is similar to EB1C category for Multinational Managers or Executives Easier to become permanent residents Also considered a dual intent visa Requirements and eligibility QUALIFICATIONS ​ To receive either type of L-1 visa, both the employer and the employee need to meet the requirements detailed below: ​ ​ Doing business: Defined by the government Means the regular, systematic, and continuous provision of goods and/or services by a qualifying organization. Specialized knowledge: In organization’s product, service, research, equipment, techniques, management, or other interests and its application in international markets, or In the organization’s processes and procedures Executive capacity: The employee’s ability to make decisions of wide latitude without much oversight Managerial capacity: Ability of the employee to supervise and control the work of professional employees and to manage the organization Employee’s ability to manage an essential function of the organization at a high level New Offices: Employer has secured sufficient physical premises to house the new office Employee has been employed as an executive or manager for one continuous year in the three years preceding the filing of the petition The intended U.S. office will support an executive or managerial position within one year of the approval of the petition DOCUMENTS REQUIRED Application process Processing times and Period of Stay/Extension of Stay The L-1 category of visas process begins with a petition. In general, preparing an L-1 petition may take 1-2 months on the average depending on the responsiveness of the clients and the availability of required documents. The petition is then filed by USCIS. On the average, it could take USCIS between 3-6 months to decide on a petition, but with premium processing, USCIS could decide in as fast as 15 business days. Family and Transition to Green Card CAN I TAKE MY FAMILY TO THE UNITED STATES? ​ A successful L-1 applicant applying for a visa under L1 visa can take their spouse to the United States, as well as any dependent children under the age of 21. Spouses are eligible to apply for work authorization to work in the United States. They are not restricted to working in the same L-1 business as their spouse. Contact If you are in the US or planning to come to the US and would like to schedule a consultation, let's connect. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE INITIAL CONSULTATION OR ​ EMAIL US ‬ CALL US

  • Special Needs | BUSCHKIN LAW FIRM

    Back SPECIAL NEEDS Beneficiaries with disabilities and special needs require special consideration in your estate planning. With the right planning, you can protect your most vulnerable loved ones in the event of your incapacity or death. HOW WE CAN HELP YOU: Assist in applying for government benefits to pay for skilled nursing, long-term, and in-home care Protect your assets for you and your loved ones Navigate through the maze of rules and regulations Your estate plan must account for possible disability, even if no beneficiary has special needs at the time because we cannot predict the future. At Buschkin Law Firm, we will help you protect your most vulnerable loved ones who may require continuous care and support. The bequests and distributions can be planned in such a way that they will supplement rather than supersede the benefits a person might already be receiving. To ensure that the intended gifts benefit your loved ones and improve the quality of his or her life, we can assist you in setting up a Special Needs Trust. We help our clients explore their options for maximizing benefits for their heirs. With respect to clients or their beneficiaries with special needs, our services cover many areas, including: trust administration and trustee representation, specialized estate planning, special education advocacy, guardianships and conservatorships, public benefits, employment, and residential issues. Contact If you are in the US or planning to come to the US and would like to schedule a consultation, let's connect. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE INITIAL CONSULTATION OR ​ EMAIL US ‬ CALL US

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