Charlotte County Chamber Happenings: Dragons, Lizards and Cheesecake!

Charlotte County Chamber Happenings: Dragons, Lizards and Cheesecake! Dragons, Lizards, Hob Nob & Cheesecake We had a great time this month at Chamber events. As President of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, we took on the challenge from the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce in its Second  →

Charlotte County Derby Challenge Raises over $94,000!

Derby Challenge Raises over $94,000 In only its second year, the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition’s Derby Challenge shattered last year’s total number by over $12,000.00 to make this year’s derby Challenge the MOST SUCCESSFUL fund raising event ever in the  →

Proper Planning is Required to Preserve Your Assets for Your Beneficiaries

Avoid Bankruptcy Preserve Your Assets for Your Beneficiaries Anyone who has gone through the gauntlet of law school classes or who has had a lot of dealings with attorneys, knows that the most classic and common answer to what would appear to  →

New Office in Sarasota

New Office in Sarasota The Martella Law Firm has moved from suite number 2 to suite number 1 in Sarasota. That is, our new Suite number in our office building in Sarasota. While we are in our same location, we  →

Fine Dinning and Jazz Come to JD’s Bistro in Port Charlotte

Fine Dinning and Jazz Come to JD’s Bistro in Port Charlotte We recently dined with some friends at JD’s Bistro and Grill located next to the Days Inn in the Murdock area of Port Charlotte. If you haven’t been there  →

Legislature Opens Door for Food Related Home Businesses

Bankruptcy Exemptions Legislature Opens Door for Food Related Home Businesses Specifically, the Cottage Food Act as codified at Florida Statute 500.80, for the first time allows a home based food business. Specifically, in the past, individuals were not allowed to run a  →

New Bankruptcy Ruling Allows Homeowners to Keep their Home

Bankruptcy Ruling Allows Homeowners to Keep their Home In a recent earth-shattering decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, which includes Georgia and Florida, the Circuit Court ruled on May 11, 2012 that it is  →

The Five Most Frequently Asked Bankruptcy Questions

Save Your Home from Bankruptcy Popular Questions About Bankruptcy What I would like to do is review the five most frequently asked bankruptcy questions. There are literally hundreds of questions that we are asked in our bankruptcy consultations, and you may have some that we  →