Stand Your Ground In Clearwater, Fl

** BACK IN THE NEWS ** The accused killer of Markeis McGlockton, Michael Drejka, went back to criminal Court in Pinellas County on Thursday to seek a reduction in his $100,000 bail. The request – in a hearing described by the St Petersburg Times as feeling “more like a trial” – was denied. Drejka is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on one count of manslaughter in the July 19th shooting at a Clearwater, FL convenience store. The genesis of the shooting and resultant Read More +

Standing Your Ground In Clearwater, Fl

Clearwater, Florida is normally a quiet community that does not appear in the pages of national newspapers or on the nightly news broadcasts. Ordinarily, Clearwater’s “fame” centers on its laid-back lifestyle, pristine beaches, and a reputation for being a destination for vacationers and “snowbirds” seeking warmth in the winter and a place to frolic when the kids are out of school. That sense of the “normal” and “ordinary” was shattered on Thursday, July 19th of this year when an altercation over a parking spot at Read More +

Hcr Manorcare, Inc. – $7 Billion In Debt – Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

HCR Manorcare, Inc., the second largest nursing home operator in the United States, has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The Toledo, Ohio-based company has $7 billion in debt.. Informed sources say the Chapter 11 petition is part of a pre-arranged debt-for-equity swap deal whereby ownership of the HCR will be transferred to its landlord, Quality Care Properties, Inc. (“QCP”). According to the QCP website, the company is “…a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT)… focused on post-acute/skilled nursing and memory Read More +

Florida Homestead Exemption

The State of Florida provides a homestead exemption which is designed to protect persons from the attachment or seizure of their places of residence by creditors. The homestead exemption provides protection against such creditor action to debtors who file bankruptcy and debtors who do not file bankruptcy. The homestead exemption for purposes of asset protection is often confused with the homestead exemption that provides a reduction in property tax obligations. This article will discuss the homestead exemption as it applies to debtors seeking to protect their Read More +

A Brief Introduction To Lakeland, Florida

LAKELAND, FLORIDA EARLY HISTORY The Paleo-Indians came to the area known as central Florida and what is today known as Lakeland, Florida around the time of the end of the last ice age, according to Wikipedia.  It is estimated that such pre Colombian cultures existed in the Lakeland area almost 12,000 years ago.  According to this source, the Indians came to this area because they were searching for hunting and game opportunities.  The Indians stayed and their communities grew. According to such sources, when the Read More +

Executive Deli & Café In Clearwater, Florida

LOCATED ON US 19 NORTH The Executive Deli & Café is located at 25400 US 19 North, Suite 205, in Clearwater, Florida.  The owners and operators of the Café are Ed Quezada, and his wife, Kellen Quezada.  Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, the Quezadas decided to move to the Clearwater area in 2015, in search of a better quality of life.  Ed Quezada was formerly the District Manager of five Dunkin Donut franchises in the Boston area. In September, 2015, the Quezadas began operations at the Read More +

The White Birds Of Port Richey

WHO ARE OUR FRIENDS THAT RESIDE ON SHOPPERS WAY BEHIND THE EMBASSY CROSSINGS PLAZA For many years, our law firm had maintained an office in Port Richey, in the Embassy Crossings Shopping Plaza.  Embassy Crossings is located in Port Richey, and contains such notable occupants as the United States Postal Service, Ross, Books A Million, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and other large scale Retailers. Behind the Embassy Crossings Shopping Center, is a short street that connects travelers to the Shopping Center named Shoppers Way.  Anyone Read More +