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Coronavirus Response – What You Need to Know

Jane Muir published an article in Miami's Community Newspapers. "Now that we are all “social-distancing” and trying to “flatten the curve,” we are starting to feel the effects of coronavirus isolation. Many of our local companies have been ordered to close, as “non-essential retail and commercial establishments.” Whether we are working from home, attempting to home school our children, or hoarding supplies, Read More

A Brief Overview of the Far Bar Contract 

Are you buying or selling real estate in Florida? If so, you have probably heard of the Far Bar contract.[1] This form is used throughout the state for real estate transactions. In fact, it is the most commonly used real estate contract in Florida. To understand what a Far Bar contract is, the first step is understanding that its name actually contains an acronym. “FAR” stands for the Florida Association of Realtors Read More

What Business Owners Should Know About Contracts of Adhesion

Business owners do not have the time to negotiate every line of every contract for every single deal, especially as their businesses grow and they gain more clients and customers. As a result, many choose to recycle their agreements with employees, vendors, or other third parties. These documents are also referred to as standard form contracts.[1] Standard Form Contracts Standard form contracts can be used in Read More

Injunctive Relief Explained

Injunctive relief is a technical term that means you have asked someone to stop doing something. Often, the egregious activity is something that causes you financial harm. Injunctive relief may sound very technical and complex, but it’s actually quite common. In fact, you’re probably very familiar with injunctive relief, you just don’t recognize it by that term. Here’s our explanation of injunctive relief and some Read More

4 Elements to Include in a Service Agreement

For a service provider, there are risks associated with beginning a new client relationship. If you take payment upfront, the client may demand more work than should be included in the price. If you wait to be paid after the work is provided, the client may refuse to pay. Owners of service businesses should notice this and realize that a Service Agreement can establish your rights and responsibilities extremely Read More

How to Enforce Your Rights – Florida Real Estate Commission

Commercial Leases are covered by the Florida Statute Commercial Real Estate Sales Commission Lien Act 475.01 Part IV If you found a location for a commercial tenant or a tenant for a landlord, or if they renewed on a location you previously found them, you can enforce your right to the commission. A “Broker” is broadly defined, by Florida Statute Section 475.01: “Broker” means a person who, for another, and for a Read More

Best Tools and Techniques for Employee Security Awareness Training

Phishing simulation training? Audits? Incentivizing training? We talked to 18 infosec leaders and asked them what the best tools and techniques for employee security awareness training are. From cyber hygiene best practices to avoiding phishing attacks and social engineering attacks, the dangers of file sharing and cloud storage services, and more, there's a lot for employees to be aware of when it comes to Read More

Winding Up: 5 Steps to Close a Business in Florida

A viable business earns at least three times its costs, and is not tied to a high-performing individual. If a business stops producing enough revenue to make it worthwhile to continue, an owner has no choice but to close. Much like forming a new corporate entity, closing, or "winding up" has specific requirements to ensure that the ownership will not be responsible for the business's obligations. Here are five steps Read More

Inc. Magazine – Is it just a Slump?

Personal Finance Writer Helaine Olen, writing for Inc. Magazine asked, "Is It Just a Slump, or Should You Call It Quits? Here's How to Tell; Sometimes grit wins out--but sometimes you have to know when to walk away" in an article published in the Winter 2018/19 edition of the publication. "Alexis Tryon co-founded Artsicle in NYC in 2010 to sell original art online to the masses--people wanting to decorate their Read More

What You Need to Know: Threats Your Technology Poses to Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege

Jane Muir co-presented a webinar for the American Bar Association, entitled What You Need to Know: Threats Your Technology Poses to Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege, which is authorized for ethics continuing legal education credits. Summary: Technology poses an ever-increasing threat to the attorney-client privilege as well as confidentiality. Emails and social media profiles are usually the Read More