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Grey Squires-Binford, appointed to the Fiscal Advisory Board for the City of Maitland

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Grey Squires-Binford, an attorney and Shareholder with the law firm of Killgore, Pearlman, Semanie, Denius & Squires, P.A. was appointed to the Fiscal Advisory Board for the City of Maitland. This Board consists of 5 City residents appointed by the City Council for a term of three years. The Board’s mission is to serve as […]

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LLCs From Start to Finish

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By Michael A. Semanie Program Description Two Information-Packed Days of All Things LLC Our veteran faculty will walk you through the entire LLC cycle with practical how-to’s, practice pointers, cautionary advice and sample forms. Stay up to date with the latest LLC legislation, trends and developments; consider all factors in entity selection and formation; and […]

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CFPB Releases Outline of Proposals to Overhaul Debt Collection

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By William J. Denius In late July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) released its outline of proposals which – according to the Bureau – “would drastically overhaul…debt collection…” The proposals under consideration would apply to small entities acquiring debts in default (collection agencies, debt buyers, collection law firms and loan servicers). In […]

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Repossessions: Recent Developments in Auto Finance

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By William J. Denius Recent action by federal regulators pertains to an area of particular interest to me, and in which I frequently practice – repossessions. For the record, this area of the law is not of specific interest to me solely due to the television shows Operation Repo and Airplane Repo. While I can […]

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The Equifax Data Breach Might Have Secured the Future of the CFPB’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule

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Should consumer finance companies be allowed to use contracts to guard themselves against class-action lawsuits? Before last week, relatively few people outside of the industry felt one way or another. But on Thursday, the question suddenly became a lot more relevant. On September 7th, Equifax reported that it had suffered a massive data breach: hackers […]

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The CFPB Continually Updates Its UDAAP Guidance. Is Your Compliance Management System Keeping Up?

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: to understand the CFPB, you need to understand another acronym—UDAAP. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau exists, in large part, to guard consumers against what regulators deem “unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices.” To that effect, half of the enforcement matters that the CFPB has made […]

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Webinar: Blueprint For A Modern Compliance Program With Michael Semanie

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Your compliance program is a vital part of the CMS that protects your company. Regulators like the CFPB require it of you. But what does a good program look like? Let’s start with what your program should NOT look like. If your compliance program relies on policies, processes, and trainings that are outdated or only […]

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Seminar: Join Michael Semanie for Business Law – Protecting Your Business from Creation to Sale

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Join KPSDS’ own Michael Semanie for this seminar that emphasizes a practical approach to putting together and completing a successful merger, acquisition, start-up, or sale through the mastery of the basics of the essential phases of these complex transactions. Learn what considerations and pitfalls may be encountered, get familiar with common contracts and agreements, be […]

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What You Should Know About Protecting Your Firm’s Online Reputation

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Michael Semanie, partner at Killgore Pearlman law firm, recently wrote about protecting your firm’s online reputation for the Orlando Business Journal… With so many consumers turning to online reviews before making a buying decision, businesses understandably are concerned with protecting their online reputation. Online reputation management services offer some possible solutions for addressing negative reviews. […]

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KPSDS Partners to Speak at National Business Institute’s CLE

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Christopher W. Hayes, Esq., partner at Killgore Pearlman, is speaking on the topic of changes to Florida’s limited liability company act as a faculty presenter at the National Business Institute’s CLE entitled “Florida’s Revised LLC Act: What You Need to Know.” The CLE shall be held on February 5, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Orlando. […]

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