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Mitigating Commercial Losses From the Reaction to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

In addition to the concern over actually contracting the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”), business owners have additional concerns, to wit:  how the reaction to COVID-19 will impact their business and how they can protect their business and mitigate losses during this volatile time.  Much of these concerns are created not by contracting […]

Construction Project Notice and Documentation: The Sword and the Shield

February 27, 2020 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

Almost every construction contract or subcontract contains provisions regarding the manner in which notice must be provided to the other party under the contract regarding significant issues on the construction project, including delays, unforeseen conditions, or other claims.  Compliance with such notice requirements, together with contemporaneous documentation during the project, […]

Does the Failure to Provide Adequate Parking Constitute a Material Breach of a Commercial Lease Agreement?

February 25, 2020 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Adequate parking is essential to most businesses.  Sufficient parking is needed for a business’s employees, customers or vendors.  Most commercial lease agreements will address parking or will address common areas, which may include parking.  Depending on a tenant’s business, adequate parking may be a material term of the commercial lease […]

What is a Prior Material Breach and What Does it Mean for My Contract?

December 9, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Most lawyers can recite the elements for a cause of action for breach of contract.  However, not as many lawyers can explain the effect of a prior material breach on a contract.  This article analyzes prior material breaches and the effect on future performance of the contract.  Many of the […]

The SAFE Banking Act and Cannabis: Why Banks Should Take Notice

December 3, 2019 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Cannabis Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

Although the attention of the political world is currently drawn to impeachment hearings and the countless nominees vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, Congress has still found time to work on a bill that would allow banking institutions to transact with cannabis businesses.  The SAFE (“Secure and Fair Enforcement”) Banking […]

The Professional Service Corporation: A Deeper Dive Into Florida Statute Chapter 621

November 26, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

The P.A., or P.L.L.C.  is a corporate structure specifically designed for various licensed professionals who wish to hang their shingle and start their own practice.  Fla. Stat. Ch. 621, also known as the Professional Service Corporation and Limited Liability Company Act proscribes certain benefits to those corporations and its members […]

Your Skin is a Canvas: Tattoo Parlors and the First Amendment

November 12, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Earlier this year, I wrote about a unique land use issue and some very specific First Amendment free speech implications related to the regulation of charitable donation bins (The Right to Blight – Charitable Donation Bins, Freedom of Speech, and the First Amendment).  Very few local governments, property owners and […]

The Corporate Representative’s Deposition: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

September 30, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

As my high school baseball coach used to say, “proper preparation prevents poor performance.”  The saying is equally applicable in preparing for any deposition.  Litigation often involves depositions of witnesses, which can be fact witnesses, expert witnesses, as well as the parties’ corporate representatives.  The focus of this article is […]

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