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Surety Bonds 09.17.2020

Got a Hobby? Get Licensed and You May Have a Business Too!

Everyone has activities they enjoy doing—and the variety is fun to consider. Perhaps you enjoy whipping up artisanal cocktails to share with friends. Or, maybe you can’t wait to go fishing in your free time….
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Got a Hobby? Get Licensed and You May Have a Business Too!
09.10.2020

Public Protection: Notaries and Notary Bonds Explained

Notaries Public witness so many of our life-changing decisions, such as powers of attorney, estate, prenuptial agreements, real estate transactions and many other activities that enable our civil society to operate.  Given the seriousness of their…
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Public Protection: Notaries and Notary Bonds Explained
License & Permit Bonds 09.08.2020

Atlanta Expected to Approve Home Alcohol Delivery

A novel bill from the Atlanta City Council Public Safety Panel will permit neighborhood stores and wineries to deliver alcoholic beverages to patron homes. The Governor of Atlanta, Brian Kemp, has supposedly set the stage for this…
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Atlanta Expected to Approve Home Alcohol Delivery
License & Permit Bonds 09.08.2020

North Carolina Real Estate Sees Spike During COVID-19 Pandemic

Throughout the United States, certain communities are seeing a large spike in real estate sales. In July of 2020, the urban community of Buncombe County, North Carolina, has experienced a 59% jump in pending real estate….
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North Carolina Real Estate Sees Spike During COVID-19 Pandemic
License & Permit Bonds 09.08.2020

IRS Offers Relief for Notarized Retirement Plan Elections and Consents 

The Internal Revenue Service is easing spousal notarization and plan representative witness prerequisites this year for retirement plan elections in IRS Notice 2020-42. The notice discusses the physical presence condition for notarization or witnessing specific plan…
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IRS Offers Relief for Notarized Retirement Plan Elections and Consents 
License & Permit Bonds 09.03.2020

What Duties Do Notary Publics Perform?

A notary public is an official of integrity selected by the state government to serve as an impartial witness in executing several official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of vital documents. These certified acts are called…
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What Duties Do Notary Publics Perform?
License & Permit Bonds 08.31.2020

Texas Governor Permits Notary Public Appearances via Video-Conferencing

Get your webcams ready, Texas notary publics! The state’s Governor, Greg Abbot, is shelving a statute on notary public appearances concerning real-estate instruments like mortgages, allowing notary publics to appear via videoconference when executing real-estate…
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Texas Governor Permits Notary Public Appearances via Video-Conferencing
License & Permit Bonds 08.31.2020

Alcohol Regulators Relax Alcohol Rules in Texas

Great news for bustling bars and restaurants in the Lone Star State! A newfangled amendment was ratified this week by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, cementing a novel path for bars to disguise themselves as…
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Alcohol Regulators Relax Alcohol Rules in Texas
License & Permit Bonds 08.24.2020

Michigan Passes New and Improved Liquor Laws

In July of 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan approved a 16-bill package for the hospitality industry, impacting the daily operations of restaurants, bars, and brewing industries throughout the state. The package revises provisions of Michigan’s…
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Michigan Passes New and Improved Liquor Laws