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Tax Preparation Time: Watch out for Scams

Update: This case has concluded. We are no longer accepting clients. Tax Preparation time – A warning about using the wrong service   It’s tax time and our office has been busy handling phone calls from clients of Instant Tax Service.  Instant Tax Service received the business death penalty and has since sold the company […]

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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Franchisee

This week’s Legalese with Ease word is: Franchisee   The legal definition of a franchisee is:   Purchaser of a franchise. Boss at the location of the purchased business. Responsible for certain decisions, and obligated to follow stated decisions already made by the franchisor. The franchisee typically must keep the same look, name, and products. From the […]

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Understanding Legalese with Ease: Franchising

This week’s Legalese with Ease word is Franchising. The definition of Franchising is: Contractual selling or renting of a business model around specific products and/or services at specific locations under specific arrangements. The franchiser contractually gives the franchisee use of a brand name or trademark or trade-name, and certain business systems and processes. The process […]

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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Mediation

This week’s Understanding Legalese With Ease word is: Mediation   The definition of mediation is: Intervention; interposition ; the act of a third person who interferes between two contending parties with a view to reconcile them or persuade them to adjust or settle their dispute. In international law and diplomacy, the word denotes the friendly interference of a state in the […]

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Case Update: Instant Tax Services

Update: This case has concluded. We are no longer accepting clients. Happy New Year!   I just wanted to send out a quick update as to where we stand with the two cases filed against Instant Tax Service.  The first case I would like to discuss is the class action filed in St. Louis, Missouri […]

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Happy Holidays from Fortman Law!

This year for our holiday party we decided to celebrate at a Blues game! We brought home a 4-2 win against the Panthers.   The Fortman Law team was looking pretty good at the game.                    

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Press Release: AAMCO Lawsuit Re-Filed

Click to Download AAMCO Lawsuit See below to download all exhibits The Law Office of Jonathan E. Fortman has Re-filed the AAMCO Lawsuit   Double A – M – C, (uh Oh)! (again) AAMCO needs to be held liable.   The Law Office of Jonathan E. Fortman, LLC, in conjunction with the Willmann Law Firm, […]

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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Master Franchise

This week’s Legalese with Ease word is Master Franchise The definition of Master Franchise is: Within a specified geographical area, a franchisee with the right to appoint sub-franchisees is authorized by the franchiser in this specific type of arrangement. (Source) What does it mean? A master franchisee is, in some ways, a middle-man between the […]

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Fortman Law has survived a Hack Attack!

It seems that some of our adversaries just didn’t want to wait to face us in court. The Fortman Law website recently suffered an attack of hackers. The attack forced our site onto the Google Blacklist and flagged us as a “suspicious site.” This was obviously an attempt to hide our law firm and our […]

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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Jury trial versus Bench Trial

Today’s Legalese With Ease is two for one! We’ll be taking a look at the difference between a Jury Trial and a Bench Trial. The definition of a jury trial is: a term used to describe a trial by jury that is different from a trial by a judge only. (Source) The definition of a bench […]

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