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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 […]

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

July 22, 2019 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

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 contract that was either drafted by the small business itself […]

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 […]

“As is” and no Warranty Provisions in Contracts: Are They Always Enforceable?

April 3, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Whether purchasing a business, a piece of real property, or even a car, there is likely a lengthy contract that goes along with that purchase.  Many of those contracts contain “as-is” or “no warranty” provisions.  These types of provisions may also include language that the seller of the property is […]

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