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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

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

5 Benefits of Performing a Company Audit

An annual legal audit of your company might not be on the top of your to-do list, but it should be. They are an important protective measure to ensure that your business runs smoothly. Here are the top five benefits of performing a legal company audit. Confirm that your entity is correctly and legally established. When you legally audit your company, one of the first areas you should examine is your corporate Read More

Are You in Compliance? 6 Reasons Why It Matters

With all of the rules and regulations established by local, state and federal government, it can be a challenge for a business to remain compliant with the law. Regulations are constantly changing, so it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on how you are supposed to operate. Even if you are well aware of the rules that apply to your business, you have to make sure that your vendors and staff are following proper Read More

4 Consequences of Picking the Wrong Business Entity

What could go wrong? One of the first important decisions you will make when forming a new business is which business entity is right for you. With so many choices, it can be a challenge to understand which form of entity is right for you. In their enthusiasm for the new business, some business owners may rush to decision without spending the time researching their options. Making the wrong decision can impact 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

How to Dissolve a Partnership in Florida

Deciding to dissolve a Partnership in Florida may be a disappointing decision. Before you take any steps toward dissolution, you must decide if one partner wants to take over the business after the other partner leaves or if the business should be completely dissolved. Even if your business is completely dissolved, there is still the opportunity for either business partner to create a similar business under a Read More

5 Myths About Business General Counsel

When starting a business, finding a great business lawyer may not be on the top of your to-do list. Perhaps you have heard, maybe even believed, some common myths when it comes to retaining ongoing legal service for your company. Here are the top five myths about business general counsel. “Having a lawyer” will make me look untrustworthy to others. There is no stigma associated with having an attorney to consult. 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

Elements to Include in Your Corporate Bylaws

If you are founding an entity with multiple investors or partners, bylaws are an important step in the organization of the business. It is important for the bylaws to be very thorough, because the bylaws will inform everyone involved of their rights and responsibilities and how disputes will be resolved. Here are the top five elements that you will want to include in your corporate bylaws. 1. Statement of Read More