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Registering A Business Trademark

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As attorneys who regularly assist clients here in Florida with trademark disputes, we also help to counsel clients on registering a business trademark. A business’ trademark is essential in identifying its “brand” and protecting its goods and services, both in terms of another company using that brand and all of the various legal implications… Read More »

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Why S Corporate Status Makes Sense for A Number of Small Businesses

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Most business owners choose to initially choose to form as a sole proprietorship because it costs less and there is less bureaucracy. However, many also switch to either a C corporation or a limited liability company (LLC) at some point in order to benefit from additional protections. While we have previously discussed the advantages… Read More »

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Take These Steps Before You Rent Your Property to Any Tenants

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We’ve all had or heard our fair share of horror stories when it comes to landlord-tenant issues: renters who failed to pay rent, applicants who claimed they were discriminated against, people who claimed that they were injured on the property, etc. As a commercial landlord, there are several basic steps that you want to… Read More »

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When Commercial Tenants Fail to Pay Rent

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As commercial landlord and tenant attorneys, we frequently have clients approach us asking about how to handle a commercial eviction proceeding for tenants who have failed to pay rent. Commercial property lawyers can be especially helpful in not only helping you draft the right commercial lease before your tenants move in so that you… Read More »

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Special Assessments Charged by Condo & Homeowners’ Associations

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As attorneys who frequently represent homeowners’ associations here in Florida, we often see associations challenged on what are known as special assessments. These assessments are often necessary, still, there are tactics that associations can use in order to mitigate some of the effects and avoid litigation from owners in some circumstances, as we discuss… Read More »

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Homeowners’ Associations & Surveillance Cameras

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As attorneys who regularly advise and represent homeowners’ associations here in Florida, we frequently receive questions about the balance between what homeowners can do with and without the approval of the homeowners’ association; for example, whether they can install surveillance cameras outside of their homes and/or in common areas. While security is of course… Read More »

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11th Circuit (Including Florida) Opens Up Product Liability Ruling That Could Have Huge Implications for Product Manufacturers and Distributors

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The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (which includes Florida) recently reopened a product liability case (involving a plaintiff who sued Ford for breach of an implied warranty of merchantability due to a seat belt coming undone during an auto accident) that could have tremendous implications for manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and others in… Read More »

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11th Circuit (Florida) Makes Important Ruling on Insurer’s Indemnification

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An important insurance litigation decided by the 11th Circuit (Florida) during the second week of March laid the foundation for when insurance companies can determine whether they can indemnify their policyholders. At Issue in the Case The case involved an appeal of a district court decision finding that Mid-Continent Casualty Company (MCC)’s complaint for… Read More »

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If You’re Thinking of Switching from an S to C Corporation for Tax Benefits, You Should Consult an Experienced Business Formation Attorney First

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As attorneys who regularly practice in business formation here in Florida, one recent question we have received is whether an S corporation should switch to a C corporation after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and whether there is a corresponding ability for C corporations to exclude any gain from the… Read More »

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Important Labor & Employment Considerations Involved in Purchasing a Business

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When it comes to transactions involving business purchases, it is crucial that the purchasing company conducts due diligence concerning the businesses’ operations and potential liabilities; especially when it comes to human resources and labor and employment law matters. Specifically, it is important to ascertain whether there are risks that could affect the value of… Read More »

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