Attorney-Client Privilege in a Business Organization – Who Does It Apply To?
When an individual is pursuing a personal injury claim against a negligent business or defending themselves against a criminal charge, attorney-client privilege ensures their communication with their legal representative remains private and confidential. In these simple individual settings, the rules and regulations surrounding attorney-client privilege are fairly straightforward. In general, no outside parties are…Read More
Differences Between Corporate Representative Deposition and Individual Witness Deposition
During the course of a legal case involving Florida businesses, it is common for one or more of the parties to depose employees, executives, and other individuals who might have knowledge that is relevant to the dispute. These deponents generally fall into one of two categories: Corporate representatives, or Individual witnesses A corporate…Read More
Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Florida?
In the State of Florida, non-compete clauses in agreements are fraught with legal issues. Add to that, many states have already or are considering provisions to limit (or even ban) the use of non-compete agreements. This is a trend that is likely to continue. Particularly when taking the latest Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule, if…Read More
What Is a Florida Multi-Member LLC Operating Agreement?
A Florida multi-member LLC operating agreement is an important legal document that outlines the rules and regulations of a Limited Liability Company (LLC). This document serves to define the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of all members involved in the LLC, as well as set out how decisions are made and how profits or losses should…Read More
Succession Planning: Preserve Your Business
Whether your business has been in the family for generations, or you founded and built it from the ground up yourself, you likely want to keep it going after you retire or pass away. Of course, you want to ensure a smooth transition to the new leadership that you have chosen. That’s where succession planning…Read More
Ways For An Established Business To Limit Legal Risk
Every company faces legal risks, no matter its size or industry. To protect their businesses and assets, understanding risk and compliance is essential for owners and stakeholders. If your business is not compliant with official rules and regulations, you may find your company wrapped up in costly litigation. Consequently, your organization will spend time…Read More
FTX Bankruptcy – What Will Happen to Investors’ Money?
If you have been paying attention to financial news recently, you have probably heard that FTX, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has declared bankruptcy. Its founder and former CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice and is awaiting extradition from The Bahamas. The firm’s rapid collapse has left…Read More
What We Can Learn From Elon Musk’s Twitter Buyout
In April, Elon Musk— famous for Telsa and SpaceX—shocked the world when he announced his intentions to buy Twitter for $44 billion. Twitter agreed to this decision, but shortly after, Musk got cold feet and attempted to back out of the agreement. But on October 27, the deal was closed, and Musk became the…Read More
Your Company is Going to Be Deposed – Exploring Recent Updates to the Federal Corporate Deposition Rule
Is your corporation involved in a lawsuit? If so, you should be aware that the Supreme Court recently approved an amendment to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6). What is Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6)? Rule 30(b)(6) is the main rule governing the taking of depositions involving: Public corporations Private corporations Partnerships…Read More