Posts Tagged ‘shareholders’
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
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
The Difference Between a Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Professional Negligence
Claims of breach of fiduciary duty and professional negligence can be similar, but it is essential to understand the distinction between the two if pursuing damages. This article will help you better recognize which type of claim may be applicable when someone that owes you a legal obligation fails to act in your best interests. …Read More
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…Read More
Understanding the Distinction between Direct and Derivative Shareholder Actions
Whether a shareholder or member of a company can bring a derivative action or direct action against another shareholder or member is a critical matter when corporate wrongdoing or misconduct has occurred. A derivative action involves claims asserted on behalf of the company itself against the bad actor – the company itself is the actual…Read More
What Records do Shareholders Have a Right to See?
Pursuant to Chapter 607 of the Florida Statutes, corporate shareholders have a right to “view and copy” certain records. The right to view and copy corporate records is part of the overall bundle of rights enjoyed by shareholders in the State of Florida. In order to make informed decisions relating to a company own or…Read More