Three Bad Contract Habits Your Business Needs to Break

Over time, we can all build bad habits and not be as diligent as we should be to protect our largest assets. Having well-drafted contracts is an area where both new and established businesses need the guidance of experienced business counsel.        Contracts are important documents that can protect your business interests and help…

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Issues to Consider Before a Business Divorce

Nobody forms a business partnership with the expectation that it will all fall apart one day in the future. Nonetheless, these dissolutions (or divorces) happen regularly. They are usually caused by factors such as:   Poor business decisions Personal disagreements Financial mismanagement Owner death or illness, or Government intervention   If you are thinking about…

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Elon Musk’s Purchase of Twitter and Taking a Public Company Private

If you have been paying attention to the news recently, you have probably heard that Elon Musk is purchasing Twitter. The deal is expected to cost around $44 billion, and Musk has announced that he plans to take the company private.    When an organization goes private, it removes itself from public stock exchanges like…

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Personal Guarantees for Commercial Leases

Whether you own a small retail space or a large warehouse, it is crucial to protect your property. Asking your tenant to sign a personal guarantee is one of the best ways of achieving that goal.    What Is a Personal Guarantee of a Commercial Lease?    A personal guarantee of a commercial lease is…

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An Overview of the Florida Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA)

Often regarded as a mirror of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Florida Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a critical piece of Florida law which is designed to protect both consumers and competitor businesses.    The FDUTPA draws heavily from the FTC Act, but it is distinguishable in certain key respects. In…

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What is a Tortious Interference with Contractual or Business Relationships Claim?

All businesses rely on contracts to operate efficiently and to protect business interests.  A tortious interference with a contractual or business relationship in Florida occurs when a third party to a business agreement intentionally disrupts that business relationship.     Written contracts are necessary for businesses to operate efficiently. From employees to sellers and partnerships, sound…

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Why Your Business Needs a Legal Audit

Why Your Business Needs a Legal Audit

As most business owners are aware, an IRS audit is designed to scrutinize the tax return of an individual or business to ensure accurate reporting and compliance. A “legal audit” functions in a similar way, although the purpose is not to scrutinize a suspicious return, but instead to identify potential issues and ultimately prevent costly…

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