From main offices in the Orlando area and Nashville area, the Blanchfield Law Firm represents small to mid-sized businesses and their owners in EMPLOYMENT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (copyright and trademark), CONTRACT, IMMIGRATION, DISABILITY, FRANCHISE, REAL ESTATE, CORPORATE and other legal matters facing today's businesses.
In representing businesses, our goal is to provide advice and guidance which will significantly reduce the risk of costly litigation. On some ocassions, litigation cannot be avoided. When litigation does arise, we offer experience and assertive representation at rates well below most other firms. Very simply, our rates for both attorney work and paralegal work are very reasonable and reflect our careful attention to costs. Our costs are more than $100 (per billable hour) less than many other firms. We dont care much about large offices in high rise downtown locations. We do care about effective representation at rates small businesses can afford. In this changing legal environment, we also offer creative "flat fee" billing for certain types of representation.
We also represent business owners and other individuals in estate planning, probate including wills and trusts.
If you hire the Blanchfield Law Firm, here is what you can expect:
1. Personal & Professional Service - a secretary will not "block" your call.
2. Flexibility - We meet at a time and place convenient for the business owners
3. Billing - You won't get "nickeled and dimed". We don't bill for travel time. We don't bill to leave a voicemail. You get the idea.
4. Correspondence - You won't get a monthly "progess report" (and an associated invoice) when there is nothing substantive to report.
5. Honest Represenation - If your case if a "loser". you will learn about it quickly. No lengthy and time consuming litigation which leads to large invoices.
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) published a revised version of the Form I- 9 ( Employment Eligibility Verfication). All employers will be required to use the new form starting on January 22, 2017. See the USCIS website for a copy of the new form (its now 18 pages or double the previous I-9) and includes more instructions.
On November 15, 2016, a federal judge in TX halted U.S. DOL's implementation of new minimum salary requirements for exempt employees.
On November 30, 2016, ADP reported private sector employment rose 216,000 in November which was almost double the increase in November 2015.