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Terrence H Thorgaard

Terrence H Thorgaard

  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Alaska, Florida
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Biography

I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, where I practiced law from 1977. I was a municipal attorney for the first part of my legal career, and then switched to private practice. I conducted a general private law practice, with emphasis in civil litigation and bankruptcy. I also taught several college-level courses relating to various aspects of the law. In 2004, my family and I moved to Florida and have been here ever since. From 2011 to 2015 I worked for another lawyer in Walton County, assisting him in his office, especially with scheduling of attendance at real estate foreclosure hearings in behalf of secured creditors. I was admitted to the Florida bar in 2016.

Education
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
B.A. (1973) | History
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University of Puget Sound
J.D.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska
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Florida
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Court of Claims
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U.S. District (& Bankruptcy) Court - Northern District of Florida
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U.S. District (& Bankruptcy) Court, District of Alaska
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U.S. Tax Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Municipal Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Aviation Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I am scheduled for a defamation deposition in Leon County but they are only asking questions about my business.
A: No, you can't refuse to answer on the basis of the Fifth Amendment; that only applies in the case you are asked questions the answers to which would tend to incriminate you (i.e. expose you to criminal charges). Another lawsuit would be civil, not criminal. If you don't have an attorney, you should get one; your attorney could, among other things, give you answers to questions such as the ones you have asked here.
Q. What does B.A.R mean?
A: Except that neither would be an acronym. It stands for "Browning automatic rifle", (among other things), but that's probably not what you want either. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar
Q. Recourse for financial bank POA abuse if the agent (child) resides in Florida and the principal (parent) is non resident
A: I assume you are trying to ask whether a bank can be sued if it allows an adult child of the principal (account owner) to withdraw funds by use of a power of attorney signed by the principal. Probably not, unless the POA was not in the proper form or the agents of the bank had reason to know something was amiss.
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51 Cross Creek Circle
Freeeport, FL 32439
Cell: (850) 502-9724