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August 14, 2017

501(c)(3) Applications Made EZ



There are many federal and state tax benefits to a nonprofit organization obtaining 501(c)(3) charitable recognition from the IRS, not least of which is the ability to offer donors tax deductibility on their donations. For many years, however, regardless of whether your organization was big or small, the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) recognition through the IRS was a time-consuming and arduous one, as the traditional Form 1023 application — the IRS application for obtaining 501(c)(3) recognition — amounted to some 26 pages of questions and requests for information, not counting additional pages that the applying organization would need for providing required narrative responses.

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July 26, 2017

Bieser Greer & the Original Wright Flyer



There can be no doubt the most significant invention of all time is man-powered flight. It is also common knowledge that the first flight occurred on December 17, 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on what became known as the Original Wright Flyer that was built by two brothers in Dayton in their bicycle shop. What is not common knowledge is that the origin of flight was hotly disputed in the patent courts beyond the life of Wilbur Wright, who died in 1912 at the age of 45.

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July 11, 2017

Cautionary Tales in Estate Planning - "Living" Documents



Many people think that estate planning consists of having a will or a trust that will dispose of their property after their death. What happens to your assets after your death is certainly an important consideration of estate planning, but it is not the only consideration. Estate planning now encompasses what I will refer to as your “living” documents, more commonly referred to as advanced directives and powers of attorney. These documents are critical in the event that you become disabled and cannot make your own medical or financial decisions. The following examples are cautionary tales to consider if you avoid planning for life’s possibilities.

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June 16, 2017

I was hurt in an auto accident, now what?



Being involved in an automobile accident can be a traumatic event. As you start to put the pieces back together, you will likely find yourself bombarded by attorneys assuring that they can get you top dollar for any claims you may have. Having a general understanding of the process can you help you to navigate the minefield of picking the right lawyer to represent you. Below are some common questions that accident victims typically ask.

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June 09, 2017

Jamie Greer Receives YMCA Camp Kern Award



Jamie Greer recognized for his exemplary service to the Greater Miami Valley by YMCA Camp Kern.

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