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Prejudgment Writ of Attachment in Florida

September 18, 2019 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

The Motion and Affidavit for Prejudgment Writs of Attachment Normally, attachment occurs after a judgment has been entered by the court.  However, the trial court has the authority to order a writ of attachment to a debtor’s property prior to a final judgment order, and/or resolution of litigation.  Generally, prejudgment […]

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: An Introduction for Creditors

August 21, 2019 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog, Governmental Entities Industry Legal Blog

Northeast Florida has  some of the largest Naval bases in the country and many active duty military personnel call the area home. These servicemembers faces stresses that those of  us in civilian life will likely never encounter, such as long deployments overseas, or a change of station to another base […]

Three Contract Provisions a Small Business Cannot Live Without – From a Litigator’s Perspective, Part 4: Contractual Provisions (Prejudgment and Postjudgment Interest)

August 12, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Every small business contract should include a provision that states that the business is entitled to recover the maximum rate of interest permitted by law both prejudgment and postjudgment.  Many contracts provide for the recovery of interest, but very few provide for the recovery of postjudgment interest at the highest […]

Social Purpose Corporations and Benefit Corporations in Florida

August 6, 2019 Education Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Corporations that want to make a profit and, at the same time, act in a socially conscious manner can incorporate as Social Purpose Corporations (“SP Corp.”) or Benefit Corporations (“B Corp.”) under Florida law.  This type of structure can help steer and maintain the corporation’s goals, help with branding, and […]

Three Contract Provisions a Small Business Cannot Live Without – From a Litigator’s Perspective: Attorneys’ Fees Provisions

August 5, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Including an attorneys’ fees provision in a small business contract is vital when a small business wants to sue to enforce its contract.  Without an attorneys’ fees provision, a lawsuit may become cost prohibitive for a small business. Part 1 of this Blog provided an overview of the importance of […]

Spoliation of Evidence: When Does an Individual or Business Have an Obligation to Preserve Evidence?

July 31, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

When litigation arises, parties to that litigation need evidence to prove their cases.  In many instances, non-parties may have documentary evidence to support and/or refute the litigants’ positions in that lawsuit.  But, what is a non-party’s obligation to preserve evidence and not be the subject of a claim for spoliation […]

Why an Exclusive Venue Provision (Forum Selection Clause) is Vital for Small Business Contracts in Florida

July 29, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Hospitality Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

An exclusive venue provision, or commonly referred to as a forum selection clause, is an integral part of every small business contract.  Including an exclusive venue provision in a small business contract is extremely important for a small business that provides labor, materials or services to clients located in different […]

Checklist of What to Include in Your Florida Articles of Incorporation

July 15, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Florida Law requires that any new company wishing to incorporate in the state of Florida file articles of incorporation with the Florida Department of State.  The articles of incorporation is the document that establishes the formation of the company.  If you are forming a new company seeking to incorporate in […]

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