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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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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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…

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