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Introduction

Lawyer At Large, LLC., a Nevada Limited Liability Company, is justly proud of the quality of its offerings. So much so, it is unabashedly presenting its books here so that an informed decision can be made as to whether to purchase them. Besides being inexpensive, the books, as can be readily verified by browsing them, are the most complete, easiest to use and most user-friendly of their type ever written.

Introduction To Books

Between one-third to one-half of each Book on its separate linked page so that the books can be reviewed and evaluated before ordering The books are written on such diverse legal topics as:

Estate Planning I Estate Planning II Powers of Attorney
Financial Planning I Financial Planning II Incorporation
Limited Liability Companies Partnership Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Small Claims Courts NAFTA
Nonprofit Corporations Federal Forfeiture Practice*  

These books are sold in electronic form which can be downloaded immediately upon validation of the credit card purchase.

These books are offered in three different formats for the convenience of the user: Wordperfect 5.1, Wordperfect 6.1, and Adobe PDF except for the Bankruptcy and Nonprofit Corporation books, which are offered only in Adobe PDF. The Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from Adobe's Acrobat webpage.

*Note: The Federal Forfeiture Practice book is offered only in WordPerfect 8 format.

Books

Estate Planning I
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  • Common Probate Questions
  • Common Estate Planning Questions
  • Durable Powers of Attorney and Living Will Declarations
  • Probate Avoidance Vehicles
  • Joint Tenancy
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning Questionnaire
  • Estate and Inheritance Taxes
  • Considerations In Deciding Whether To Use A Will Or Revocable Trust For Estate Planning

Forms are included for a variety of Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney and Living Will Declarations.

Estate Planning II
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  • Common Probate Questions
  • Common Estate Planning Questions
  • Durable Powers of Attorney and Living Will Declarations
  • Probate Avoidance Vehicles
  • Joint Tenancy
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning Questionnaire
  • Estate and Inheritance Taxes
  • Considerations In Deciding Whether To Use A Will Or Revocable Trust For Estate Planning

Forms are included for creating a complete estate plan through the use of several different types of Revocable Trusts in conjunction with Pour Over Wills, Living Will Declarations and Durable Powers of Attorneys along with the various supporting documents necessary to implement the estate plan.

Financial Planning I
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    Part One
  • Individual Tax Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Investment In A Home
  • Real Property Rental
  • Collecting Debts In Small Claims Court
    Part Two
  • Investments
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Stocks
  • Bonds And Government Securities
  • Annuities
  • Commodities
  • Mutual Funds
  • Money Market Vehicles
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
    Part Three
  • Debts Living With Debts
  • Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Financial Planning II
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    Part One
  • Individuals Engaged In Business
  • Partnerships
  • Doing Business As A Corporation
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • North American Free Trade Agreement
  • Guarding Against Employment Problems
    Part Two
  • After Retirement
  • Social Security
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Medicare
  • Disability Benefits
  • Nursing Home Care
    Part Three
  • Estate Planning
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Probate
  • Joint Tenancies And Gifts
  • Durable Powers Of Attorney

Incorporating A Small Business
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  • Commonly Asked Questions
  • Steps For Incorporation
  • Subchapter S Corporations
  • Articles Of Incorporation
  • First Meeting Of Directors
  • By-Laws
  • Stock
  • Bulk Sales
  • Securities Laws And Compliance
  • Afterwards: Post Incorporation Acts
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Amendment Of Articles
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Adoption Of Medical Plan
  • Certificates For Corporate Resolutions
  • All of the forms necessary to create a corporation in each state is included. Such forms include Articles of Incorporation, First Meeting of Directors, Stock Certificates, By-Laws, Minutes for Making a Subchapter S Tax election. This book is unique in that it is both a complete corporate kit and an informative book on corporation operation and law. While there are many books informing people how to form a corporation and other books which explain how a corporation operates, there a few books that do both and fewer still which go into the practical detail as this book does.

    Limited Liability Companies
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    Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are a very new form of business operation which is basically a cross between partnerships and corporations. As of April 1997, all fifty states and the District of Columbia have encated a limited liability company act and permit limited liability companies to be formed and do business under their laws.

    This book covers such topics as:

    • Common Questions Regarding Limited Liability Companies
    • The Steps In Forming An LLC
    • Tax Considerations
    • Limited Liability For Members
    • Capital Contributions And Distributions
    • Doing Business In Other States
    • Bulk Sales
    • Security Laws And Compliances
    • Articles Of Organization Operating Agreement
    • Afterwards: Post Formation Acts
    • Member Agreements And Termination Of An LLC.

    All of the forms necessary to create a LLC for each state permitting their formation is included. Such forms include Articles of Organization, Operating Agreement and Membership Certificates. This book is unique in that very few books have been written, as yet on this new form of business entity. This book establishes the standard for other books on this area.

    Partnerships
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    • Common Questions Regarding Partnerships
    • Common Characteristics Of All Partnerships
    • General Partnerships
    • Joint Ventures
    • Limited Partnerships
    • Security Laws And Compliance
    • Partner Agreements
    • Afterwards: Post-Formation Acts Tax Considerations
    • Termination Of A Partnership
    • Limited Liability Companies
    • Limited Liability Partnerships

    Included in this books are the forms for creating general and limited partnerships along with full discussions of the tax and security implications in forming such entities.

    Powers Of Attorney
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    One of the most important aspects of estate and financial planning is their use powers of attorney. Included in this book are the general and special powers of attorney along with the statutory and general forms for Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care, Financial Affairs and both. Also included are forms for Living Will Declarations.

    Small Claims Courts
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    • Overview Of Small Claims Court Procedure
    • Preparing To Sue
    • Filing The Complaint
    • What The Defendant Can Do When Sued
    • Preparing For The Trial
    • The Trial
    • Landlord-Tenants
    • Motor Vehicle Cases
    • Suits For Money Owed
    • Repair Cases
    • Vehicle Sale Disputes
    • Judgment And Appeal
    • Collection Of Judgment
    • Business Owners Limiting Their Liability For The Business Debts
    • State Laws

    North American Free Trade Agreement
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    • Canadian Law On Foreign Investment
    • Mexican Law On Foreign Investments
    • Tariffs And Countervailing Duties
    • Custom Procedures
    • Competition
    • Antitrust And Government Procurement
    • Energy
    • Cross Border Trade And Services
    • Investment And Investment Disputes
    • Financial Services
    • Telecommunications
    • Intellectual Property
    • Household Goods And Furniture
    • Textiles And Apparel Industry
    • Miscellaneous Consumer Industries
    • Lumber, Wood And Paper Products
    • Construction Industries
    • Agriculture
    • Coal And Lignite Mining And Mining Equipment Industries
    • Medical Drugs And Equipment
    • Environmental Regulations
    • Dispute Resolution Procedures
    • Industrial And Metal Working Machinery
    • Electronics Industry
    • Metals And Miscellaneous Metal Fabricating Industry
    • Chemical, Plastics And Rubber Industries
    • Publishing, Printing And Photographic Industries

    Nonprofit Corporations
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    The complete book for forming a nonprofit corporation and obtaining tax exempt status for an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. Completed sample forms are included along with the complete IRS publication 1023.

    • Commonly Asked Questions
    • Steps For Incorporation
    • Advantages Of Incorporation
    • Tax Exemptions
    • Articles Of Incorporation
    • Bylaws
    • First Meeting Of Directors
    • Membership Certificate
    • Afterwards-Post Incorporation Acts
    • Amendment Of Articles
    • Corporate Meetings
    • Certificates For Corporate Resolutions
    • State Laws

    This book, because of its large size due to the number of forms in it, is offered only in Adobe PDF format.

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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    This book is a complete do-it-yourself book for the filing of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy petition. The book contains a complete set of forms and completed samples.

    • Common Bankruptcy Questions
    • What A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy And This Book Can And Cannot Do
    • Steps In A Bankruptcy Action
    • Reparation Of The Petition
    • The Effects Of Bankruptcy Upon The Debtor's Home
    • The Effect Of Bankruptcy On The Debtor's Pension
    • Exemptions Available To The Debtor
    • The Meeting Of Creditors
    • Lien Avoidance
    • Redemption Of Secured Property
    • Reaffirmation Of A Debt On Secured Property
    • Amendment To The Petition
    • Creditor'S Attempt To Lift The Automatic Stay
    • Discharge Hearing
    • Life After Bankruptcy

    This book, because of its large size due to the number of forms in it, is offered only in Adobe PDF format. There is also provided a Forms directory wherein the forms contained in the book are provided in three formats, a PDF subdirectory, a Microsoft Word subdirectory, and a WordPerfect 6.1 subdirectory. As such, the forms can be completed using either Microsoft Word or WordPerfect 6.1.

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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    This is a complete do-it-yourself book for filing one's own bankruptcy petition. The book contains a full set of forms and sample.

    • Common Bankruptcy Questions
    • What a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and this Book Can and Cannot Do
    • Steps in a Bankruptcy Action
    • Preparation of the Petition
    • The Chapter 13 Plan
    • The Effects of Bankruptcy on The Debtor's Home
    • The Effect of Bankruptcy on The Debtor's Pension
    • Exemptions Available to the Debtor
    • Lien Avoidance
    • The Meeting of Creditors and Confirmation Hearing
    • Amendment to the Petition
    • Discharge
    • Life after Bankruptcy

    This book, because of its large size due to the number of forms in it, is offered only in Adobe PDF format. There is also provided a Forms directory wherein the forms contained in the book are provided in three formats, a PDF subdirectory, a Microsoft Word subdirectory, and a WordPerfect 6.1 subdirectory. As such, the forms can be completed using either Microsoft Word or WordPerfect 6.1.

    Federal Forfeiture Practice Manual
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    The Federal Forfeiture Practice Manual is a comprehensive legal treatise on how to represent a claimant in a federal forfeiture proceeding. Covering all aspects of both substantive and procedural practice in such a case, the 600 page Manual provides not only the statutes, regulations and cases but dozens of forms utilized in a forfeiture case. From the initial client contact letter to the jury instructions, this Manual has it all. Accessible by all word processing programs, the material of the book is (i) easily printed for hard-copy reference to relevant chapters and (ii) copied and pasted for incorporation into letters, pleadings and memorandums of law.

    Version 2.0 has been updated to reflect the changes occasioned by the Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000.

    This book is offered Word and WordPerfect 8 formats.


    Bonus Books

    As a bonus for its customers, three novels which have been written by Michael Lynn Gabriel are also offered. The books may be purchased separated for $6.00 each but if any legal book is purchased, then the novels are $3.00 each. Two of the novels are the opening books of a legal mystery series and the third book is a science fiction book.

    Cross Lie
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    This is the first book of a new legal mystery series. This series revolves around a young woman attorney in a small Northern California town. The attorney is appointed to represent a man with a long violent criminal past who is accused of murdering a family. The case has attracted the attention of local and state politicians who have decided to use it to further their political ambitions. State politicians arranged for a special woman prosecutor to be appointed. The came from a very prominent family of politicians and it was felt that assigning her a prominent murder case would help launch her political career. The plot revolves around the interplay of the various players with their conflicting motives and ends in a dissatisfactory manner for all concerned.

    Death Deed
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    This is the second book of the series. In this book, the woman attorney is continuing on with her career which has been hampered by her previous case. She is hired to defend a woman accused of killing the lover of a man said to be her lover. The local woman district attorney has personally taken over prosecution of the case to improve her professional perception in the community which was diminished following the result of the earlier case covered in Cross Lie. The apparently straight forward case develops into a string of murders that all have in common a deed signed by a deceased man.

    Death Gene
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    This is a science fiction book. This scene of this book is generally set two hundred years in the future. Initially, the story is set in Northen California in the late 1990's. A genetic gene-splicing experiment to cure a common genetic disease goes awry and a new virulent disease is inadvertently created and released. The effects of the disease are sexually determined: in men and post-menopausal women they are fatal within a few days, in pre-menopausal women the effects run from mental retardation to a complete vegetative state. After two hundred years, the human race had had deteriorated to less than 600 million people. One of the last bastions of modern humanity is in Hawaii which survived in part due to its physical isolation. A scientist realizing the extinction facing mankind decided to make a desperate journey to the mainland in an attempt to disocver anything that may be of assistance in curing the disease. The book chronicles the trip and the effects of a 200 year downslide of humanity.

    System Requirements

    These books are available for downloading in three different formats: WordPerfect 5.1, WordPerfect 6.1 and Adobe PDF. All of the books are written using the Courier Font which is generally universal in use.

    The NAFTA WordPerfect 6.1 book contains an Appendix of reference forms not present in the WordPerfect 5.1 version because the forms could not be put into that format. Likewise, the Limited Liability Company Book is the same for each format except that the WordPerfect 5.1 version does not contain the California and Idaho forms for Articles of Organization which can be obtained from the Secretary of State. These forms are present in the WordPerfect 6.1 format.

    An interesting point of note is that if a book is viewed by a computer using a different font or printer than the book was originally written, then the formatted margins and page length may be a little different which would throw off the book's index and may also slightly distort the layout of any forms in the book. This may require a small degree of editing to get the forms in proper form before printing. The topics in the index could still be found using the search feature of the Word Processing program.

    The WordPerfect 5.1 and 6.1 formats are word processing formats. As such, the books are designed so that the forms contained therein can be completed on the computer and then run off on a printer thereby giving them a professional finish. Many word processing programs will convert these WordPerfect books into their formats but, in doing so, they may change the margins or fonts which might thereafter require some editing of the forms to once again give them a professional looking polish when printed. The word processing system, Word, for example, will convert WordPerfect 5.1 but will not convert WordPerfect 6.1. It is unknown if later Word versions will convert WordPerfect 6.1 as well as WordPerfect 5.1. Before ordering you should be aware of the capabilities of the word processing program which will be used to read these books.

    For MacOS users, the PDF versions are recommended.

    Besides the WordPerfect 5.1 and 6.1 formats, these books are also being offered in the PDF format. The PDF format is one recently developed for transmitting written material over the INTERNET. The PDF format basically presents the information in a completed page form. As such, each page of the book is just that, a completed page, which can not be altered by the computer. One advantage of this format is that the book always looks the same regardless of the computer or printer used run the page off. Another advantage is that the customer does not need a word processing program to view or read the book. The book is viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader which Adobe gives away adsolutely free, on its web page, in order to get businesses, like Lawyer at Large, LLC., to use its software. When a person wants to complete a form or run off a page of the book, that form or page is simply printed. Blanks in the form can be filled in by hand or by typewriter, there is no editing done whatsoever on the computer. This format makes using the books very easy because the potential problem of having the book's original formatting changed by the customer's computer does not exist. The Adobe Reader is available free, for downloading, from Adobe. In addition, many of the recent web browsers, such as Netscape Personel Edition 3, already come equipped with it or another PDF reader. To determine if you already have a PDF reader on your browser, go the Adobe web page and see if your browser reads the sample PDF pages, if it does, then your browser already as PDF reader. If not, you can download the Adobe Reader free. Then, all that remains is plugging it into your browser and you then are ready, not only to use it on these books, but also to view any PDF site on the Web as well.

    About Lawyer At Large

    This legal series was conceived by Lawyer At Large, LLC., which thereafter obtained the services of attorney, Michael Lynn Gabriel, to begin authoring the first books of this series. Additional books on other topics by other prominent legal scholars will be added in the future. In order to have confidence in the quality of the books, it is necessary to have confidence in their author. As such, the qualifications of Mr. Gabriel to write this series is as follows: Since 1979, Mr. Gabriel has been a practicing attorney with practical experience in every field in which he has written a book. Mr. Gabriel passed the California, Colorado and Nevada bar exams on his first attempts. He is proficient in both the Westlaw and Lexis computerized legal research systems. As a corporate, tax and transactional attorney, Mr. Gabriel oversees and manages the litigation, contract negotiations, tax planning, commercial transactions, SEC matters and other such related affairs of his clients. In addition, he renders legal opinions, performs legal research and draft whatever legal documents that are needed. Working closely with all levels of his clients' management, he renders legal advice and guidance on their labor, management and legal affairs.

    In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Gabriel has taught business law, management and employment law at the Western Nevada Community College. Mr. Gabriel's graduate education is extensive. He possesses both a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Taxation along with Diploma in Taxation from the University of San Diego-School of Law. His Master's thesis was titled, "The Tax Consequences and Recommendations For A Subsidiary Dealing in Its Parent's Stock."

    In addition, Mr. Gabriel also possesses a Master of Science in Management (M.S.M.) from Pacific Christian College. In his Master's program, Mr. Gabriel specialized in the business and communication skills needed both the business and legal environment. Such education and training proven invaluable in designing, presenting and preparing this legal series in the most useful friendly manner ever devised.

    Mr. Gabriel's experience in both regulatory and administrative law is both varied and comprehensive. Mr. Gabriel has represented clients before a variety of administrative agencies. Some such agencies have been the I.R.S., the Franchise Tax Board, O.S.H.A., the Labor Board and the Division of Oil and Gas. Mr. Gabriel also possesses significant litigation, trial and appellate experience. One of his reported cases was an important securities case, MORELAND vs. THE DEPARTMENT OF CORPORATION (1987) 194 Cal.App.3d 506. This case served as a basis for a CBS 60 MINUTES segment and articles were written on it in the LOS ANGELES TIMES and THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. The case is important because it served to settle the security law in a commodity trading situation.

    Mr. Gabriel also possesses a great deal of judicial experience having served as a Judge Pro Tem hearing both civil and criminal matters in Los Angeles and Kern Counties of California. In addition, he has served as a Mental Health Hearing Officer in Mendocino County, California. In this position, he conducted the commitment hearings to determine if a person posed a risk to himself or others.

    For a time, Mr. Gabriel served as Assistant Secretaryand in-house corporate counsel for American Magnetics, Inc., a public corporation. While with American Magnetics, Mr. Gabrielwas responsible for overseeing its tax preparation, corporate litigation, preparing the annual report, the 10-K, the proxy statement and other such related matters.

    Mr. Gabriel's legal knowledge is exemplary. Throughout his entire legal career, Mr. Gabriel has been very active in both professional and community activities. Mr. Gabriel served as a SPECIAL MASTER of the State Bar of California. Mr. Gabriel served on the California State Bar's COMMITTEE ON CORPORATE TAXATION and was a founding member of the TAX PLANNING Section of the Kern County Bar Association. Mr. Gabriel served on the Mental Health Advisory Board of Lake County California. In addition, Mr. Gabriel was also an Independent candidate for the California State Senate in 1994.

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