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Cabana Legal

Asset protection planning involves making prudent decisions today to protect yourself, your business, and your hard-earned assets from loss due to lawsuits, creditors or bankruptcies. This type of legal planning is especially prudent for professionals and business owners, whose personal assets could be at risk due the nature of their employment. As we are all too aware, today, the number of divorces, lawsuits and bankruptcies is staggering and wealth created through a lifetime of work, saving and investing can be lost overnight. To protect your assets from such disaster, proper risk management strategies should be given careful consideration. These strategies include exempting your assets from the claims of creditors, limiting your liability through legal entities, and transferring your risk through insurance.
At Cabana Law Group we provide counsel and legal representation for a variety clients including financial institutions, real estate investors, health care providers and hospitals, non-profit organizations, restaurants, retail stores, technology-based companies, manufacturers and other businesses on a wide variety of matters. Our experience with business and tax transactions extends across a broad range of business and commercial transactions including bankruptcy, corporate finance, intellectual property, executive compensation programs, mergers and acquisitions, and issues related to taxation, securities, and employment and general business organization and operations. We work with publicly held and private clients, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, or other entities, including tax-exempt organizations, in all stages of their development, from startups and growth companies to the sale of established private companies and publicly held entities. We assist clients in analyzing, structuring, and negotiating tax-efficient resolutions for transactions at all stages of a company’s development and across a range of industries. The goal is to minimize the client’s tax burden and keep them informed of new tax laws, regulations and pending litigation. In addition, we also specialize in the formation, operation and eventual liquidation of all forms of businesses, including partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, series limited liability companies, joint ventures, S-corporations, C-corporations and tax exempt organizations.
We have extensive experience pursuing favorable outcomes for companies involved in the following types of disputes:
  • Breach of contract
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Contractor disputes
  • Construction defect claims
  • Wholesaler/manufacturer disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Franchise issues
  • Collections/disputes over nonpayment
  • Employment disputes
  • Disputes over the purchase or sale of a business

Our goal is to minimize the uncertainty of the situation by exploring all options, possibilities and probabilities, and to resolve matters as expeditiously as possible. As we work to bring the dispute to an end in an efficient manner, our lawyers also work to minimize the impact of the legal issue on the company’s operations.
Establishing an estate plan is one of the most significant and important steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Proper estate planning not only puts you in charge of your finances, but it can also spare your loved ones the expense, delay and frustration associated with managing your affairs when you pass away or become disabled. Reasons that we encourage all of our clients, family and friends to have a will include but are not limited to:
  • Avoid probate
  • Provide for incapacity
  • Provide for minor children
  • Avoid a will contest
  • Plan for estate and gift taxes
  • Gift to charity
Cabana Law Group attorneys combine extensive knowledge of financial products, investing, litigation and FINRA regulatory matters to successfully represent clients in securities and suitability claims. We provide representation to advisors and brokers in areas of compliance, ethics and fiduciary due diligence. Our team of professionals seek to assist our own clients as well as outside institutions by providing legal insight into limited partnerships, trusts and other vehicles commonly used in promoting investments. In doing so, we identify structures which are consistent with the investment objective and those to avoid.
Cabana’s legal team have experience in all aspects of family law. When possible, we work to minimize conflict in family law cases. However, when litigation is the only way to resolve problems arising from issues such as divorce, paternity and child custody battles, we are vigorous advocates for our clients. We assist clients with the following types of cases:
  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Maintenance and spousal support
  • Child support
  • Post-judgment disputes, enforcements and modifications
  • Restraining orders
Fiduciaries hold positions of trust and authority because they are acting on behalf of another person, their estate and/or a legal entity. A fiduciary has a legal obligation to place that person’s interests above their own. The following are common examples of fiduciaries.
  • Executors or administrators are empowered to manage the estate of a person who has passed away.
  • Trustees responsible for managing trust assets and making distributions in accordance with the terms of the trust.
  • Guardians with legal authority to act on behalf of someone, whether their estate, person or both, who is incapacitated and cannot make decisions for himself or herself.
  • Agents or “attorneys-in-fact,” which arise under Powers of Attorney, like guardians, have legal authority to act on behalf of the person (their finances and/or medical decisions), who executed the power of attorney.
We have the experience and depth of knowledge necessary to help our clients efficiently and effectively close mergers and acquisitions transactions, regardless of complexity, size, or industry. We are committed to not only representing our clients in innovative ways, but also to being a partner in each client’s growth and a valued member of its team. We strive to forge close working relationships with our clients to better understand their challenges and goals and create solutions based on their specific needs.
When representing a party involved in a personal injury lawsuit, an early and thorough investigation into the accident is crucial. We know what to look for when determining liability, and we are experienced in representing both plaintiffs and defendants involved in personal injury and property damage litigation. Whether you are an injury victim seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages, or you have been accused of causing an accident, injury or property damage, our law firm is prepared to assist you. Based on decades of experience, we can provide you with effective representation in lawsuits involving:
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents (18-Wheeler accidents)
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Accidents caused by dangerous products (product liability)
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Other accidents caused by dangerous property (premises liability)
  • Accidents caused by over-consumption or over-serving of alcohol
  • Fires/burn injuries
  • Workplace accidents (workers’ compensation)
Cabana’s lawyers handle every facet of real estate law, including acquisition, development, investment groups, rental property, financing, contracts, leasing, business entity formation, construction, disposition/sale, taxation, Section 1031 exchanges, titles, leasing, and litigation. Our clients include investors, institutional lenders, private party lenders, builders, developers, managers, commercial brokers, and residential brokers. In addition, we represent landlords and tenants in commercial and residential lease transactions and evictions. We also specialize in structuring real estate investment structures, including series LLCs, to maximize efficiencies and minimize costs to our clients.