Are you considering rewarding a long time loyal employee with a small percentage of ownership interest in your family business?   After all, rewarding your long term employee with ownership interest in your business will insure that he or she will stay around as an employee and give him or her incentive to be invested […]
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I have been an attorney for over 50 years.  My avocation is the study of American History, particularly our early history.  I graduated from college with a dual major in History and Economics.  I have broad legal experience, and my specialty is Corporation Law. A knowledge of American History is basic to an understanding of […]
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The procedure to submit an application for a tax deed is controlled by statute and is a fluid, but structured process. Pursuant to Fla. Stat. §197.502(1), the holder of a tax certificate may...
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In Florida, the “general rule” is that a prevailing party to a lawsuit ordinarily only has a right to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees if such right is provided for in a written agreement between the parties or pursuant to a statute.
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Imagine you're an employer. Your employee has a company computer and has created a Gmail account that he uses for both business and personal matters. You have not adopted a written email or computer use policy for the business. The employee violates company policy by sending an unauthorized personal email utilizing his official company...
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Today, it’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to be more concerned with the social purpose of their companies than with their bottom lines. Thanks to Florida Statutes, Chapter 607, Parts II and III, those entrepreneurs can pursue those social purpose goals more freely. In 2014, Florida passed legislation creating two special types of corporate entities that...
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In representing various contractors, we are consistently asked why a contractor should participate in the voluntary pre-suit process set forth under Florida Statutes Chapter 558. Florida Statutes Chapter 558 sets forth certain pre-requisites that a claimant must comply with prior to filing a lawsuit alleging construction defects. This process provides an opportunity for a...
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