Sept. 19, 2012
-- What are the advantages of incorporating a small business? What are the legal considerations for woman-owned businesses? How is a sole proprietor taxed? Pavese Law Firm partner Alison C. Hussey and tax partner Joni Norton, CPA with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. will provide female business owners and entrepreneurs with answers to these and other questions during the Women Business Education Series on Oct. 3 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the FGCU Margaret S. Sugden Welcome Center at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers. The presentation will address the steps that female business owners and entrepreneurs should consider when setting up a business legal structure, as well as the tax implications associated with the various business types including corporations, limited liability companies (LLC) and sole proprietorships.
The five-part Women Business Education Series is hosted by Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A., in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University. The series will be held on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 a.m. beginning Oct. 3 and continues through Oct. 31. Registration is $100 for the series or $25 for each program. Proceeds will be donated to Florida Gulf Coast University to benefit the Small Business Development Center, which provides no cost confidential business consulting and education to entrepreneurs and businesses. Register online at www.sbdcseminars.org or call 239-745-3700.
Based in the firm’s Cape Coral office, Hussey conducts a general practice with a focus on estate planning, real estate and probate. She is a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and is a member of the American Bar Association, Lee County Bar Association, Cape Coral Bar Association, Lee County Association of Women Lawyers and Hendry-Glades County Bar Association.
Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects.
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A. is a certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in Fort Myers and Naples. They offer a wide range of services including business consulting, technology consulting, technology management and support, tax preparation and planning, audits and reviews, litigation, mediation, forensic accounting and elder services. For more information, visit www.markham-