Have a nice trip, see you next……
By Adam D. Schmaelzle, Esq. It’s that familiar time of year for all of us New Englanders when the leaves change colors, everything tastes like pumpkin and we accidentally put our sweaters in the dryer. But fall isn’t just a time to jump in leaf piles and grow our beards. As we all know, [...]
What is an OUI Checkpoint/Roadblock?
By Adam D. Schmaelzle, Esq. Now that the summer is finally upon us, the local and state police are paying more attention than ever to drunk drivers. In an effort to reduce the amount of injuries and fatalities caused by drunk driving, the police have been conducting OUI checkpoints/roadblocks in various “problem areas” to [...]
Deducting Frequent Flyer Miles is Just PLANE Confusing: Potential tax consequences of frequent flyer miles.
By Adam D. Schmaelzle, Esq. Back in 1988 there was this guy named Dr. Philip Charley. Philip used to work for a company called “Truesdail” which was a testing facility. They would test things like the urine of horses before a race or testing related to industrial accidents. Charley v. Commissioner Internal Revenue Service, 91 [...]
Shedding Some Light on Solar Panels in Massachusetts.
By Adam D. Schmaelzle, Esq. One of the many changes we are seeing these days throughout New England is the utilization of renewable energy. Massachusetts’ commercial property and residential homeowners are quickly jumping on the solar power bandwagon in an effort to harness clean independent energy while larger companies are making efforts to build [...]
The Valor Act: Support for Veterans Who Are Defendants.
By Adam D. Schmaelzle, Esq. In 2012 the state Senate passed a bill in Massachusetts known as “The Valor Act” which extended benefits and services that were available to veterans and active military members. One year later, another bill known as “The Valor Act II” was passed, which expanded on the benefits from the [...]
Deducting Your Legal Expenses. Possible, but not so EZ.
By Adam D. Schmaelzle, Esq. Let’s say you’re driving along the highway and you get a flat tire. You might find yourself in a situation where your car needs to be towed to a local shop, and you have to buy a new tire at that shops prices, right then and there. If your [...]
What is a "Will" and why is it important to have one.
By Adam D. Schmaelzle, Esq. So you’ve been working hard for the past few years and managed to save up some money. Maybe you’ve picked up a few valuable items along the way. A house, your grandmother’s wedding ring, an investment of some sort or maybe a shiny car. And it’s no secret that [...]