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Remote Online Notary Services Offer Secure, Contactless Notary Option During Pandemic

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On January 1, 2020, the remote online notarization (RON) law (Fla. Stat. Chap. 117 Part II) went into effect in Florida. The law makes it more convenient and efficient to have documents notarized. Florida is one of approximately 27 states offering this notary option.    RON is especially important as our country continues to navigate […]

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MLG Represents National Guardsman Whose Tampa Home is Tainted by Toxic Drywall

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Purchasing your first home is stressful under normal circumstances, but doing so when you are preparing to leave your new wife for 12 months of military duty takes that stress to an extreme level. Add to that returning from duty in Afghanistan to discover your home is uninhabitable because of toxic drywall, and you have […]

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Jennifer Codding “Supreme Court At-a-Glance” Contributor for New Hampshire Bar Association

New Hampshire Bar Association News

Jennifer Codding, MLG strategic litigator and senior counsel, was sworn into the New Hampshire Bar Association in 2010 and recently celebrated her tenth anniversary. Today, she continues to proudly support the association and is a contributing writer for its publications. Most recently, she was featured as the author of its “Supreme Court At-a-Glance” column. The […]

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MLG Announces Employees to Work Completely Virtually Due to Pandemic

COVID-19, working remotely due to pandemic

As COVID-19 cases in Florida increase, MLG employees will work completely virtually for the indefinite future. On March 13, 2020, we announced that employees would begin working remotely. While some activity continued on-premises at our office, this will now be discontinued. We believe in doing our part to minimize the risk of exposure and hopefully […]

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Lender Considerations for Post-Pandemic Pre-Foreclosure Due Diligence

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With the Coronavirus back on the rise in Florida, Floridian dreams of a quick rebound to the economy have yet again been dashed. With the unemployment rate tripling from 4.4% in March 2020 to 12.9% in May 2020, property owners are struggling to make their mortgage payments.  Although lenders have instituted financial relief programs, such […]

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Congratulations to Jennifer Codding on Her 10th Anniversary of Being Sworn into the New Hampshire Bar

Jennifer Codding

May 14, 2020, marks a big day for Massey Law Group’s attorney Jennifer Codding — it is the 10-year anniversary of Jennifer being sworn into the New Hampshire Bar one day prior to graduating law school and without having to take the written bar exam.  How did she do this? By successfully completing the University […]

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Remote Online Notarization (RON): How to Make it Work For You

Remote Online Notarization

Under a new law, authorized notary publics in the State of Florida may now perform remote online notarization for persons located anywhere in the United States by use of a secure audio-video connection. The law, codified in Fla. Stat. Chap. 117 Part II, went into effect on January 1, 2020, and revised Florida’s notary public […]

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Accessing Your Retirement Plan for Coronavirus Relief: How the CARES Act Amends 401K Rules for Plan Distributions and Loans

CARES Act: Accessing Your Retirement Plan

With a large portion of the workforce grappling with unemployment or reduced income as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, many Americans are looking to their retirement savings and pondering whether to use these funds as a fallback measure. With the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), enacted on March 27, […]

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The Third Wave of Coronavirus Relief – Will it Help You, and How? 

CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and represents the third major piece of relief legislation enacted in response to the coronavirus crisis.  After an $8.3 billion dollar emergency spending bill, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, (see our summary here), the CARES Act […]

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What Employers Need to Know About About Paid Leave and FMLA Provisions Passed for COVID-19

On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The act contains a broad range of measures aimed at combating the economic fallout from the current pandemic, but employers will be most affected by emergency provisions for paid sick leave and an expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The […]

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