A new seminar series hosted by Yachts International will tackle two hot topics at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: 1) how owners can avoid tax traps and, 2) how to hire a reliable captain and crew.
Presenting this inaugural seminar series is venerable legal advisor Todd Lochner, an attorney who specializes in getting his yacht-owner clients out of trouble with the tax authorities. In this seminar he explains the best ways to avoid getting caught in a tax trap in the first place. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS.
Date: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Place: The AIM Marine Group Pavilion at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Cost: $100 per person (each seminar)
Seminar I: Staying Two Steps Ahead of the Tax Man
90 minutes, beginning at 1 p.m.
Perfect for: Anyone from a low-tax state, such as Florida, planning to cruise the East Coast of the United States aboard a U.S.- flagged yacht
Highlights: Florida’s $18,000 tax cap invites tax authorities in other states to scrutinize visiting Florida yachts. It is easy to make a mistake when laws and time limits vary from state to state. The consequences of miscalculating can amount to six figures in back taxes and penalties. Learn how to protect yourself.
Seminar II: How to Hire a Captain and Crew
90 minutes, beginning at 3 p.m.
Perfect for: Yacht owners who need crew to operate their vessels or who wish to enter their vessels into charter
Highlights: Maritime employment law differs from its shoreside equivalent. Know the consequences when these differences go unheeded, the importance of contracts and the elements of a good employment contract.
Todd Lochner specializes in all facets of maritime law. He graduated cum laude from the Tulane University Law School with a maritime law certificate from Tulane Maritime Law Center.