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John Waechter

After practicing for three years as a certified public accountant, Mr. Waechter served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of William R. Hough and Co., a St. Petersburg-based broker/dealer specializing in fixed income securities, from 1979 to 2004. During that time he was responsible for supervising the Operations, Information Technology, Legal and Compliance Departments of the firm. He currently sits on the Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Transamerica Asset Management Group, a mutual fund complex with more than $50 billion in assets under management.

Do I Need To File An Annual Report For My Business Entity In Florida?

The Secretary of State requires an annual report to be filed with their office, together with payment of a filing fee that ranges from $138.75 for LLCs and $150.00 for corporations to $500.00 for LPs or LLLPs. The annual report can be filed online at or by U.S. mail. Our office handles the filing […]

Who Has the Authority to Bind a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) have become more common in Florida, but it is not always clear who has the proper authority to bind an LLC. Most people assume that only the person with the fanciest title can bind the LLC; however, the rules for determining authority can be complex and determining whether a person has […]

The Side Bar – Volume XIV, Issue 14

February, 2015   From Lenny’s Corner Franklin D. Roosevelt said “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” Recently, I had the pleasure of spending some time supporting an inspiring nonprofit organization that benefits children – All Children’s Hospital. Although All Children’s Hospital has always […]

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