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

June 17, 2020 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

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 patient and customer lists can be legitimate business interests warranting […]

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

June 15, 2020 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

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 on mortgage lending with regard to hotels and restaurants and […]

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

June 8, 2020 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

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 addresses the liquidation actions that require the SBA’s pre-approval for […]

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

April 23, 2020 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

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 actions after payment default, a creditor could recuperate collateral assets […]

Treatment of Commercial Leases in Bankruptcy

April 21, 2020 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

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 which a large portion of the business may be operated […]

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

April 20, 2020 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

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 waters. This article will first consider retrials generally and the […]

Commercial Evictions 101

April 16, 2020 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

One of the most important considerations for commercial property owners and managers is maintaining tenant occupancy.  However, commercial property owners and managers will inevitably encounter tenants who refuse to pay rent or who refuse to vacate the premises after the lease term has ended.  In these situations, the owner or […]

Understanding The FFCRA and CARES Act: What it Means for You, Your Business and the Economy

March 31, 2020 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Healthcare Industry Legal Blog

Over the past month, COVID-19 has caused significant damage to U.S. businesses and workers. In response, the federal government has sought to stem the tide with measures designed to keep companies solvent, workers retained and compensated, and unemployed individuals above water. Measures of this scale, however, are complicated and have […]

Cyber Crime and Computer Fraud Insurance: Is Your Business Covered?

March 24, 2020 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Technology Industry Legal Blog

In today’s digital world, there are many scams that fraudsters employ to steal money and information from your company.  Those computer-based scams include hacking, phishing, ransom-ware, and spoofing to name only a few. The first step in protecting against these cyber crimes is to have the appropriate information technology and […]

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