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The Fight for Immigration| Homeland Security Affair or Power Struggle?

simple_img_6Written By: Louie Talacay

The great statue of liberty is a symbol of freedom, equality, opportunity and prosperity. She watches over the United States, a fictitious torch in her right arm illuminating the great land of opportunity. Imagine how many immigrants have stood in awe underneath the great behemoth and felt inspired to do something greater. Countless people have felt this inspiration and pursued the American dream. So, why is it now that we choose to close our doors to these immigrants, who at one time, shaped the America we are today. Has the prosperity dried up? Are there no more opportunities left?

The fight for immigration reform has been waged in the political battlefield of Washington D.C. Soldier’s wear suits and use pens and words for ammunition against their opponents. The battle is heated and the stakes are high. On one side of the battle field, you have democrats and on the other side republicans.

Comically enough, the battle has little to do with the issue. Many people, in both parties, believe that immigration reform is a necessary. Republican leaders, however, are dissatisfied with the President’s use of his executive powers to expedite the process of immigration reform. They strongly believe that he is pushing his powers and superseding congress. Time and time again, we see this bipartisan issue interfering with true progress.

The Blick Law Firm is here to assist immigrants. We understand that there are families out there, who work hard and have been living in the United States for a long time. We want to help these families find the path to citizenship so that they can be legitimized.

We believe that citizens are people who understand the American dream and act accordingly.

America is the land of opportunity. We built our foundation on immigration; that is why we are known as a melting pot of cultures. Immigration is what makes us unique. Instead of closing our doors to it, we should reconnect with our past.

If you are an immigrant or know of any immigrants seekicallng the road top legitimacy, please direct them to us. We work with immigrants closely to fulfill their best interests.

To seek consultation with one our attorney’s please CALL US AT

To read more about the immigration battle in congress refer to the following resource…

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/15/us/politics/house-votes-to-revoke-legal-protections-for-millions-of-immigrants.html?_r=0

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Changing Times Reflects International Policies

PERSONAL-INJURY-LAWYER-TAMPA, PERSONAL-INJURY-ATTORNEY-TAMPA, TAMPA-LAW-FIRMS, BLICK-LAW-FIRM, PERSONAL-INJURY-LAW, TAMPA-PERSONAL-INJURY-LAW,1Written By: Louie Talacay

You’d be hard pressed to meet someone who doesn’t believe in the concept of time. Some argue that time is all we really have, and yet, it is hard to imagine what time really is. All we seem to know is that time has this dynamic effect. It works slowly, at a nearly unobservable pace, and yet, it can have such a profound effect on our lives. These profound effects are what we do observe and indicate a focal point of change. No more is this profound effect evident than in today’s political climate. Policy upheaval and constant reform is the mantra of today’s political scene.

Relatively speaking, current politics has been one of the most dynamic in decades. It seems like every day people are daring to ask the question why? Challenges in the sector of marriages, drug policies, gun control, healthcare, immigration and racial equality are very relevant and contemporary topics in todays political battlegrounds.

 

To top it off, President Obama has been making quite the stir. He promised change in his election campaign and is delivering with radically expedited policies in the second half of his second term. Starting with the healthcare act, President Obama has been spearheading campaigns to revolutionize social and political policies. Just recently, he delivered news about a new immigration plan that was to be enacted. The plan gives amnesty to countless illegal aliens that have been living in the United States and outlined a course of action that could be taken to legitimize themselves and their family.

Continuing his crusade, President Obama announced that he is planning on lifting restrictions to Cuba and ending the decade long strife between our two nations. Furthermore, he has indicated his intentions to forge relationships with Cuba that will hopefully unite our two countries under common grounds.

 

Flashback to the Cold War days….

America then is very different from America now. The Cold War tore our relationship with Cuba asunder. Fears of communism taking hold so close to home lead us to believe that we had no other choice than to isolate Cuba. According to Obama, the policies enacted then, were done so with the greatest intentions. They, however, are no longer relevant.

It is time to open up to our neighboring country. Too long have families been split, unable to reunite. The president believes that by opening ourselves to Cuba and letting families reunite, the Cuban-Americans will bring democracy with them, being the ambassadors and torch bearer of freedom.

I believe these new policies truly reflect the changing notions that people once had on these topics. We have evolved tremendously from where we once were. Like our democratic system encourages, we constantly improve our policies and broaden our understanding of what equality really means.

Demolition our imagined “Berlin Wall” with Cuba could have tremendous consequences on immigration for families. To understand how this news could affect immigration policies consult with one of our attorneys Call us today at 1-888-973-2776 or at our website, link found below.

http://www.blicklawfirm.com call

 

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Opening a Small Business| Legal Needs

simple_img_6Written By: Louie Talacay

Now more than ever is a great time to open up a small business. The economy is slowly recovering and there is much potential for growth for people who take the opportunity. I know you, just like many others, have had this burning idea. Your idea seems to have limitless potential and yet you are afraid to execute it with gusto. You think that you can bide your time until a more opportune moment when you have more money and resources to put into the growth of a business.

Although the move is considerably more conservative, you may be missing out on the best time to open up a small business. Many lenders are offering great loan packages for people with a startup idea and a solid business plan. Often times, these loan packages have very reasonable rates that allow borrowers to worry about making their business plan happen rather than stress about the skyrocketing interests that’s being added to their principal.

So, how do you open up a small business and what kind of business entity should it be? There are many types of business entities out there. You can create a limited liability company, sole proprietorship, cooperative, partnership etc. There are so many different types of business models that you can choose from; the right one for you depends on the kind of business you want to create and how you wish to operate it.

It is very important to understand the types of business entities and choose the proper kind that will fit the needs of your company.

So, how can you be sure, you’ve chosen the right model? I would recommend seeking counsel from an attorney to review your company docs and the business plan. An attorney can give you great advice on opening up a business entity as well as preparing the documents you will need to properly register your company. Remember, if your company isn’t established the right way, you could be subject to serious consequences or be unable to sell and receive profits from the company because you aren’t authorized.

Michael C. Blickensderfer is the senior attorney at Blick Law Firm. As an attorney and owner of both Blick Law Firm and Infinity Abstract & Title, he is very aware of company models and how to properly register a company. He can provide feedback and counsel you on the type of model you might prefer as well as giving you the positives and drawbacks of each.

To schedule a consultation with Michael and find out which business model fits your idea please CALL US TODAY AT call

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Mobile App| Technology Frontier

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It’s baffling to think that technology has evolved so much in such a short amount of time. Recall the days when dial-up was the most common form of internet access. We used to wait idly as the pixels appeared line by line. Now, pages populate instantly and we are able to stream videos and other various forms of media. Internet speed has become so fast that people regularly consider downloading speed and uploading speeds to determine quality. It’s funny to think that people actually go to the beaches or other remote places in the continental United States and complain about the lack of 4g LTE that is available. The emergence of smart phones, tablets and other portable devices has revolutionized the way we obtain information. Everyone with a smartphone is essentially connected to a sea of digital information the likes of which are greater than any book ever written.

The implications of such access are hard to grasp. Consider this; the internet has more information than the great library of Alexandria. Can you imagine? Each one of us with a smart phone or a tablet is essentially linked to a library so vast that it is impossible to sift through all the information in one lifetime. Of course, being connected to such information at all times has changed our perception of quick access and our notions of acceptable waiting times. We are a more informed and educated public. We want quick access to information and utilize search engines to quickly answer any questions we have.

Blick Law Firm is a company that is staying current with changing trends. We are a dynamic firm dedicated to providing transparency for our clients and their transaction. We understand that people are expecting to obtain information and updates in an expedited manner and we are here to provide it.

To stay on the cusp of the technology frontier, Blick Law Firm launched its mobile application. The company recognizes that people want instantaneous updates and information, on-the-go, through their mobile devices. The mobile app is the medium and interface synchronizing our clients with our attorneys. Our app allows people to get current and live updates on their file. Not many companies can boast having a mobile app that instantly gives clients direct communication with the senior attorney. To download our mobile app read the following instructions….LAB_1119

Android Devices

-Go to the Android- Google Play Store and download the application called Blick Law Firm Mobile App

**Please make sure that you approve the Notifications Feature if asked

-OR open your browser and go to the following link: MobileApp.BlickLawFirm.com

Apple Devices

-Go to the iTunes App Store and download the application called Blick Law Firm Mobile App

**Please make sure that you approve the Notifications Feature if asked

-OR open your browser and go to the following link: MobileApp.BlickLawFirm

To learn more about Blick Law Firm and the services that we provide please check out our website or download our mobile app. We can schedule a consultation with an attorney and provide a preferred rate if you choose to capture our services. The link to our online website can be found below…. GET IT NOW!! http://mobileapp.blicklawfirm.com/

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Cyber Theft| Consumer Protection

Written By: Louie Talacy

blick-law-firm, tampa-law-firm copyWhat do Target, JP Morgan and Home Depot have in common? These are all large corporations that have experienced serious security breaches. The security breaches compromised the identity of millions of consumers and shook their confidence. How do such big corporations get hacked? Aren’t there firewalls and identity protection procedures in place to prevent such breaches? Surely such huge corporations can afford the best and most secure anti-hacking products.

The truth of the matter is that, technology has evolved to a magnitude that is nearly incomprehensible. Nearly everything we do is integrated to some sort of machinery. The dawn of the internet laid the foundations for a worldwide integrated information super highway and now, more than ever, people who are tech savvy are finding ways to get ahead.

Unfortunately, some of those people are hackers who are willing to take advantage of other people’s hardships for their own monetary gains. As a result, the continuous struggle between hackers and security programmers has escalated into an intense cold war. Just like viruses and antibodies adapting to each other’s defenses, hackers and programmers are consistently evolving their tactics to keep ahead of each other.

The thought of having your information stolen is terrifying. With the advent of Black Friday and the winter holidays consumers must be more careful now than ever to protect their information. Fortunately for Floridians, new legislation has taken effect to protect consumers from cyber fraud.

Implemented July 2014, the Florida Information Protection Act imposed new regulations for protecting the consumer. Essentially the act states that companies must do more to ensure that consumer information is protected and safeguarded from hackers. The expected level of protection is based on the size of each company; obviously, the larger the company the greater the need for more advanced consumer protection.

So now that you know about these changes, you can shop a little easier for your holiday gifts. Remember there are things you can do to help protect your information such as…

1. Check banks statements and report anything that seems suspicious.

2. Keep cards in a protected wallet

3. Perform regular credit checks

If you become a victim of identity fraud please seek counsel with an attorney at…call

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Tampa Law Firm’s mission for “Helping the Hurting”

simple_img_1Blick Law Firm seeks to meet the legal needs of our clients, as well as provide emotional support to those in need. We are a Christian-based law firm that is grounded in Christian values. You can view more of our beliefs and core values on our website by visiting: blicklawfirm.com/about/

Our beautiful location and Tampa Bay Law Firm is located at 3812 Gunn Highway Tampa, FL 33618. Our headquarters offers a wide variety of legal services including:

Personal injury
Areas of personal injury representation include: automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, dog bites, slip and falls, marine and boating accidents, wrongful deaths and medical malpractice.

We have over 25+ legal experience to help our clients seek justice against insurance companies in any injury claim. Call us today to ask about or free case evaluation! No attorney fees, unless you win!simple_img_6

Criminal law
Blick Law firm offers legal representation in criminal law specifically in the areas of: Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI), traffic infractions, HTO, criminal defense, white collar crime, and sealing record removal. Attorney Michael Blickensderfer has extensive knowledge in white collar crime defense and medicaid/medicare fraud. Call today to seek your consultation with the top Criminal Defense legal firm!

Immigration
Blick Law Firm works with those seeking proper guidance to receive United States citizenship. Our firm offers immigration service including: visa, asylum, citizenship, naturalization, deportation defense, adjustment of status, and employment authorization.

Bankruptcy
If you are overwhelmed with debt, filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy may offer you protection and relief from your financial hardship. Our law firm can help make sure that your claim is successful; properly and legally filed; and can answer any questions you may have regarding your bankruptcy claim and how the process works. Additionally, our firm offers courses on life after bankruptcy and credit repair. Contact us today if you are interested to hear more about our variety of deft relief services.

Real Estate | Title Insurance
Blick Law firm’s real estate and title insurance company can aid you in foreclosure defense, title insurance, loan modifications, and short sale negotiations. We work with commercial and residential properties all across the state of Florida; and have a seamless paperless closing process for all our clients. To know more about our title services visit: www.infinityabstracttitle.com.KKphotography0149

If we can help you in any of these areas please give us a call at 888-973-2776, or come in for a free consultation with attorney Michael C. Blickensderfer. Think Quick, Call Blick!

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