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Business Debts and Personal Liability

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One question that our South Florida bankruptcy defense attorneys often encounter is: “Will I be held personally responsible for the debts of my business?.” For those who own businesses facing a mounting burden of debt or bankruptcy, there are two factors that will determine if they are personally liable: a written personal guarantee and… Read More »

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How to Determine the Right Business Structure

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There are many decisions to be made when establishing a new business, however the most important is determining the structure of the business. Business ownership varies depending on the type of business, number of owners, and financial situation. Because of these considerations and others, it is imperative that business owners choose the structure that… Read More »

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Protecting Business Assets

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For businesses, old and new, protecting assets is a priority. An experienced South Florida business attorney will provide counsel regarding the actions to ensure the company is safeguarded against potential issues. Proactive planning on the part of the owner will contribute to a long and prosperous future. Selecting a Business Entity An entity defines… Read More »

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When to Sue for Commercial Disparagement

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In the age of social media, the potential for a negative review is just a few clicks away. However, the internet also provides the opportunity for falsehoods about your business to spread like wildfire. For small businesses in particular, a lie disseminated across social media can have a serious impact. Therefore, knowing if legal… Read More »

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Why an Attorney Should Negotiate Your Business Lease

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Whether entering into a commercial or residential real estate lease agreement, the decision is not one that should be made lightly. For commercial leases in particular, the guidance of a knowledgeable Florida real estate lawyer is invaluable, as signing off on unfavorable conditions in this instance could threaten one’s livelihood. For those whose companies… Read More »

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3 Questions to Ask Before Opening a Business in Florida

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Entrepreneurship is a dream for many, one that requires a high level of knowledge not only in one’s chosen field, but also in business law. As most budding business owners likely do not possess the expertise required for lawfully and successfully opening a business in Florida, a West Palm Beach business formation attorney should… Read More »

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Avoid Zoning Problems When Buying A Business

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When buying a business with a brick-and-mortar location, the local zoning laws must be considered. Zoning ordinances regulate how a property can be used and what types of business operations can be conducted. Violations can result in pricey fines or even forced relocation. Those looking to purchase a business in West Palm Beach should… Read More »

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Navigating Commercial Real Estate and Leases

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Finding the appropriate type of commercial real estate and then negotiating the commercial lease are crucial first steps for most business owners. Negotiating a commercial lease is a far more complex process than signing a residential lease, and can have costly consequences if done incorrectly, hence it is advisable to consult with a South Florida… Read More »

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Elements of a Non-Disclosure Agreement

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In this information age, as high tech and information-based industries have grown, so has the need to keep valuable information secret. Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), sometimes called confidentiality agreements, are legally binding contracts in which signing parties agree to protect confidential information from public release and unauthorized usage. Entrepreneurs and employers should be familiar with what… Read More »

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First Steps to Avoid Partner Disputes

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When business partners have misaligned goals, visions for future growth, or management philosophies, partner disputes are likely to arise. A business may suffer harsh consequences as a result of a partner dispute, such as clashing staff, operational weaknesses, failed projects or ventures, and even messy separation in serious instances. It is best to prevent a… Read More »

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