Florida Business Litigation Blog


Mitigating Risks Associated with Hotel, Restaurant and Entertainment Industry Economic Challenges – Part 2: Pre-Foreclosure Loss Mitigation Options

After a borrower default, lenders have multiple options to consider.  While foreclosure may be inevitable, with the right facts and strategy, lenders can minimize their risk and maximize their potential recovery. Part 1 of this series provided a general overview … Read Full Post

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SBA 504 Loan Liquidation: Which Liquidation Actions Require SBA’s Pre-Approval (Part 2)

504 Loan Liquidation Actions This article is Part II of a two-part blog series, designed to assist 7(a) lenders and Certified Development Companies in determining which liquidation actions require SBA’s pre-approval on SBA loans. Part II in this blog series … Read Full Post

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Florida Non-Compete Agreements and Protecting Referral Sources and Patient Lists

Many businesses require their employees to sign non-compete agreements, as a condition of their employment.  In Florida, those non-compete agreements and their enforceability are governed by Section 542.335 of the Florida Statutes.   As discussed more fully below, referral sources and … Read Full Post

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Mitigating Risks Associated with Hotel, Restaurant and Entertainment Industry Economic Challenges – Part 1: Introduction and Considerations When Hotels and Restaurants Default on Their Mortgages

Given the industry-wide effects from COVID-19, lenders are already aware that many clients in the hospitality industry will have difficulties staying current on their mortgages and loan obligations.  This is especially true for hotels and restaurants.  This blog series focuses … Read Full Post

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SBA 7(a) Loan Liquidation: Which Liquidation Actions Require SBA’s Pre-Approval (Part 1)

7(a) Loan Liquidation Actions This article is Part I of a two-part blog series, designed to assist 7(a) lenders and Certified Development Companies in determining which liquidation actions require SBA’s pre-approval on SBA loans. Part I in this blog series … Read Full Post

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Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) Part 2: Implementing Safeguards and Internal Procedures to Establish a Bona Fide Error Defense to Violations of the FCCPA

Part 1 of this series provided an overview of Florida’s Consumer Collections Practices Act (FCCPA) and explained why it is imperative for all business owners to be aware of, and understand, the FCCPA.  This article explores Section 559.77’s bona fide … Read Full Post

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Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) Part 1: Understanding the FCCPA

All businesses in the state of Florida need to be familiar with Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act (“FCCPA”).  The FCCPA is found at Sections 559.55-559.785 of the Florida Statutes.  The FCCPA is intended to protect consumers and is intentionally unfair … Read Full Post

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Bankruptcy 101: What Secured Lenders Need to Know About Common Bankruptcies

Bankruptcy filings indicate a debtor’s lack of working capital and, justifiably so, strike concern into any lender still hanging on to a promise of payment from their debtor. But, depending on the creditor’s agreement with the debtor and the creditor’s … Read Full Post

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Treatment of Commercial Leases in Bankruptcy

The novel coronavirus pandemic and related government “stay at home” and “shelter in place” orders are causing serious negative financial impacts to business of all types.  Many of the hardest hit industries, such as restaurants and retailers, are industries in … Read Full Post

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What Litigants Need to Know About Retrials of Civil Cases in Florida

A retrial in a civil case is not an everyday occurrence, even for frequent litigants like financial services or insurance companies. This article is meant to guide those who frequently access the court system in navigating through these rarely traveled … Read Full Post

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