ATF to delay implementation of gun trust Executive Order

Good news for class 3 firearm enthusiasts! National Firearms Act Gun Trusts will still be a viable option for the new purchase and/or transfer of your Class 3 items until sometime in 2015!

As many of you are aware, our office has been spreading the word for the past several months about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) planned implementation of one of President Obama’s many executive orders, specifically 41P, which essentially renders new applications for NFA tax stamps via a firearm trust or corporations impossible.

The Guardian has recently reported, due to large amounts of input during the administrative comment period, the BATFE will be forced to postpone implementation of the executive order until sometime in 2015. The BATFE is required to address all valid comments during this process to make sure the people’s voices are heard.

Do not squander this extension. Get your NFA Firearms Act Trust before the BATFE  finishes reviewing these comments and enacts rules which inhibits your ability to use a National Firearms Act Trust to pass your Class 3 items through your family tree.

ATF to close Firearm Trust “loophole” in June of 2014

As many of you are likely aware, in August of 2013 President Obama executed 26 executive orders aimed at limiting the citizen of the United State’s second amendment rights. Included in these orders were instructions to the BATFE to close what the president refers to as a “loophole” which allowed the transfer of ownership of Class 3 items, such as SBRs, SBSs, full auto firearms, suppressors, and destructive devices, without the signature of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the county, to a NFA trust or corporation.

The BATFE has announced the comment period (where the general public and lobbyist get to weigh in on the proposed rules) regarding the implementation of the  the executive orders has ended, and the executive order will be fully implemented by June of 2014.

The implementation of this executive order, will essentially render any new transfers of Class 3 items after June 2014 to a NFA trust ineffective because the trust  will require the same background check and signature of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the county to process the form 1 and form 4s, as an individual. Even the alternate trustee and beneficiaries will be required to have the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the county to sign off on their application.

If you have been thinking of purchasing Class 3 items such as a SBR, SBS, full auto firearm, and/or a suppressor, and wanted to place them in a NFA firearm trust, time is running out.

Right now, with very few county sheriff’s signing off on the background of individuals looking to purchase a Class 3 item, a NFA Firearm Trust has been the only way to procure Class 3 items. The implementation of Obama’s executive order means NFA trusts will no longer be a viable way to procure a Class 3 item.

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET A NFA FIREARM TRUST. We are your Orlando Gun Trust Lawyers. View our website for the benefits of NFA trusts and download the trust questionnaire at

You still have rights when your home is in forclosure

Foreclosure can affect the whole family!

Parents swear, and children suffer


When purchasing a home no one expects to go into FORECLOSURE, it can be a difficult and trying time for an entire family. Let the Office of Kevin C. Maxwell & Associates put your mind at ease and help you save your home. In addition to being a full service foreclosure defense firm, we offer assistance with: Loan Modification, Short Sales, Cash for Keys, HAMP, HARP and Bankruptcy. We are here for you.

What are my foreclosure rights in Florida?

Once the legal process of Foreclosure has begun, the borrower is accorded rights from the mortgage. One of the most important rights is the right of redemption.  Redemption is the right of a property owner to redeem his/her real estate from foreclosure or tax sale by paying off the debt in full: including all penalties, arrears, property taxes, attorney fees, HOA fees, property insurance and any other fees advanced by the lender.

Under Florida law, the right to redemption is inherent in any mortgage.  Any person having an interest in the mortgaged premises who would be adversely affected by the Foreclosure in entitled to redeem.  A person or entity with the right of redemption may redeem the mortgaged property at any time before the issuance and filing of the certificate of sale or in the time period specified in the final judgment of foreclosure.

Additionally, loans documents may contain provisions that provide for various rights such as a right to reinstatement, choice of law, and limitations on borrower’s liability. A borrower has a right to defend a foreclosure action to enforce these provisions and to protect their property rights.  It is important to obtain an attorney to give proper guidance and analysis.

After Accident: Dos and Donts

Protecting Your Rights in Accident Claims

The bottom line? Accidents wreck lives. At The Law Offices of Kevin C. Maxwell and Associates in Orlando, Florida, we help people put lives back together. That’s our job and it’s why we are so committed to providing our clients with the best possible representation we can in every case.

Protect your accident-related injury claims by following the advice outline below.

After an accident, do:

  • Admit you’re hurt and go to the hospital to get your injuries checked out and documented, even if you think it’s just a mild but temporary case of whiplash. Remember Florida’s PIP law has changed. In order to receive your full PIP benefits, you must see a medical doctor for diagnosis of injury within the first 14 days following the accident.
  • Notify your own insurance company that you were involved in an accident and just give them the basic information. That’s all you’re obligated to do.
  • Take advantage of your right to consult with an attorney and to have an attorney advising you after an accident, even when making an accident claim on your own insurance policy.
  • Get pictures taken of the accident scene and of your injuries.
  • Obtain a copy of the official accident report from law enforcement.

What you don’t want to do?

  • Don’t talk to any insurance company representative before you’ve spoken to an attorney. This is especially true about representatives from the other driver’s insurer but is also true involving your own insurance.
  • Don’t minimize your injuries when you see a doctor and don’t leave any information out. If it’s a scrape on your knee, say so. If your neck doesn’t feel quite right, say so. The doctor needs to know everything.
  • Don’t ignore your doctor’s advice and treatment recommendations. If you don’t, the insurance company may be able to get away with arguing that your compensation should be limited because you made your own injuries worse.

Contact Our Orlando, Florida, Car Accident Lawyers

If you or a family member has been injured in a motor vehicle accident along any roadway in the Greater Orlando area, contact our law office in Orlando, Florida.

We provide a free initial consultation to determine if we are the right firm to handle your case. We handle auto accident claims on a contingency fee basis; that means you pay no attorney’s fees until we recover money for you. Call us today by calling 407-849-2949.

24 HOUR LEGAL HOTLINE 407-467-4960