Florida Business Litigation Blog


Why An Exclusive Venue Provision (Forum Selection Clause) Is Vital For Small Business Contracts In Florida

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 … Read Full Post

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Three Vital Small Business Contract Provisions That You Cannot Live Without – From a Florida Litigator’s Perspective

A large part of my practice involves litigating contract disputes on behalf of small businesses.  I frequently receive inquiries from small businesses that are looking to enforce their contracts.  More times than not, the small business has a poorly drafted … Read Full Post

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Checklist Of What To Include In Your Florida Articles Of Incorporation

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 … Read Full Post

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Florida Adopts Daubert as Standard for Admission of Expert Testimony

In 1923, the United States introduced the Frye standard to determine the admissibility of scientific evidence in a court of law.  In Frye v. United States, the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that for the … Read Full Post

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Real Property Purchase and Sale Agreements: Beware of the Notice Provisions

Real property purchase and sale agreements often contain detailed requirements pertaining to termination, inspection, placing of deposits, and even the form in which certain notices to parties must be provided.  Of course, parties to such agreements must read and understand … Read Full Post

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Florida 2019 Legislative Update For Local Governments: Permit Fee Transparency

Over the past few years each legislative session in Florida seems to generate new laws that impose various requirements on local governments. Some are labeled “unfunded mandates” and others are described as an assault on “home rule”.  But as bad … Read Full Post

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Lease Agreements: Beware of the Lease Renewal Language

Many leases contain renewal language, allowing the lessee to renew the lease term after the original lease term expires.  These provisions sometimes contain notice requirements and fulfillment of certain conditions precedent.  In some instances, the leases may automatically renew.  In … Read Full Post

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Florida’s Banking Statutes of Frauds § 687.0304 Weeds Out Borrower Claims Based On Oral Agreements

Florida’s Banking Statutes of Frauds was enacted in order to curb a 1980s trend of increasing lender liability lawsuits. The enactment of this statute makes it difficult for plaintiffs to maintain tort-based claims that might otherwise flow from the written … Read Full Post

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act

This article provides a high level overview of the The Fair Credit Reporting Act, including its statutory authority and the goals of the Act.  The article examines what steps a furnisher of information, like a bank, credit union, or credit … Read Full Post

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Wage Garnishment: Does Florida’s Head-of-Household Exemption Apply to Independent Contractor Income

Often, an entire household is dependent upon the wages earned by a single person. To protect the financial well-being of these dependents, the Florida legislature has exempted some of these wages from garnishment. However, Florida courts have struggled to consistently … Read Full Post

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