Attorneys from Crary Buchanan Attend Business Appreciation Awards Luncheon

Stuart Attorneys from Crary Buchanan recently attended the Martin County Businesses Development Board’s Business Appreciation Awards Luncheon on September 20. Our firm was nominated for a Character Counts Award in the Business category. Character Counts is an award and recognition program organized by Florida Community Bank and United Way of Martin County. Local businesses that demonstrate leadership and commitment to good character and ethical conduct in its professional culture, business climate, and business relationships receive nominations.

Investor Alert on Private Placement Offerings

Private placements – or offerings of a company’s securities not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and not offered to the public – allow companies to raise billions of dollars each year. By selling private placements, companies – particularly small and startup businesses – profit from non-public offerings that are exempt from federal securities laws.

Crary Buchanan Sponsors Second Annual Kiwanis Challenge Clay Shoot

Crary Buchanan is proud to announce that our firm will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Extravaganza Kiwanis Challenge. Held by the Kiwanis Club of Stuart, the event will take place on Saturday, November 9 at the South Florida Shooting Club located at 500 S.W. Long Drive, Palm City.

Attorney Jennifer L. Williamson Honored by Kiwanis Club of Stuart

Crary Buchanan’s Jennifer L. Williamson – a Stuart attorney who practices in the areas of corporate business law and real estate law – was recently honored by the Kiwanis Club of Stuart earlier this week. Attorney Williamson was recognized along with three other event organizers as the “Terrific Trio” for their service with the Kiwanis Sporting Clay Challenge last year.

Unsuitable Investments in Non-Traditional Exchange-Traded Funds

Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC has agreed to pay $100,000 to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities, following an investigation that found the investment firm violated state securities laws and regulations in its sale of non-traditional Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) to investors. ETFs are registered unit investment trusts whose shares represent an interest in a portfolio or securities that track an underlying benchmark or index. Non-traditional ETFs reset daily and are intended to achieve their stated objectives only on a daily basis. When held longer, the funds can generate returns that differ significantly from the performance of the underlying benchmark or index.

Protecting Our Constitutional Rights

I was talking to a group of 8th graders about the Bill of Rights; we were discussing which of their rights they would be willing to give up. One of them, a girl I knew to already have more than a passing acquaintance with the back seat of a police cruiser,

Be Careful Who You Text: You May Be Held Responsible for Causing a Car Accident

Texting while driving is considered one of the most dangerous epidemics on American roadways, even compared to drunk driving. By commanding the visual, cognitive, and manual attention of a driver, texting can create a crash risk nearly 23 times worse than not texting or using a cell phone, according to statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With the risks of texting behind the wheel so well known, many states throughout the U.S. have passed laws banning the act. Florida’s texting ban – as a secondary law – will take effect on the first of October.

Crary Buchanan 4th Annual Blood Drive a Success!

The attorneys and staff of Crary Buchanan thank all those who donated this past weekend at the We Remember 9-11 blood drive. Our fourth year was another success, honoring those who died on 9-11, saving more than 450 lives, and helping injured veterans. On Wednesday, please stop what you are doing at 8:46 a.m. to remember the the victims of the 9-11 attacks.

Crary Buchanan’s 9-11 WE REMEMBER Blood Drive Friday & Saturday

It was not yet noon, but blood donors were already lined up at the Crary Buchanan WE REMEMBER 9-11 blood drive. Local residents Pati Hall and Jo Cooper arrived early to give the gift of life.

The fourth annual Crary Buchanan blood drive honors those who died on 9-11, saves lives on the Treasure Coast, and helps injured veterans receiving treatment at their hospital in West Palm Beach.

Crary Buchanan Named Finalist for Character Counts Award

Crary Buchanan is pleased to announce that our firm was recently selected as one of three finalists for the Martin County Character Counts in Business award. Character Counts is a unique program that first took roots to promote social values and personal character among all age groups and community sectors. The United Way of Martin County program officially began in the fall of 1996 and continues today to build on the framework of the Six Pillars of Character – Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.