What is Injunctive Relief?

When Florida businesses, business owners, or other parties take legal action against individuals or businesses that caused them harm, they often seek monetary damages. In some cases, though, money is not sufficient to compensate victims for their losses. In such an instance, they may request injunctive relief.    Injunctive relief is a legal remedy that…

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3 Steps to Protecting Expert Communications in Litigation

During litigation, plaintiffs and defendants will do everything within their power to gain access to the opposing lawyer’s emails, documents, and recordings. These communications and files can contain vital information about their case strategy.   Of course, there are some documents a litigant cannot access under (almost) any circumstance. Lawyers can almost always withhold their internal…

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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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Common Legal Mistakes by Small Business Owners

Few things require as much dedication and commitment as running a business. Ask just about any successful entrepreneur and he or she should be able to attest to this fact. This is because operating a business involves so many moving parts, and these many moving parts tend to keep moving constantly. Businesses need tax and…

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New Florida State Sales Tax Law Governing Out-of-State Sellers

New Florida State Sales Tax Law Governing Out-of-State Sellers

The collection and remittance of sales tax by out-of-state sellers has been a prominent issue for many years. One of the main points of contention involved in this matter has been the treatment of out-of-state sellers with limited physical contact with the state in question. If an out-of-state seller has only minimal physical contact with a…

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