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

What You Need to Know About Sole Proprietorships in Florida

Trying to select the perfect way to organize your business is challenging. With so many choices, you can feel too overwhelmed with information to make a good decision. One of the most popular ways for a small business to organize is as a sole proprietorship. Although there are many advantages to forming under this structure, there are also some disadvantages. Here is what you need to know about sole proprietorships Read More

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Organizing as an LLC

Before you begin your new business, one of the first things you need to do is decide how you want to organize it. Although there are several different ways to organize, one of the most common is as a limited liability company (LLC). As with any other type of business entity, LLCs have advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the issues to consider when deciding if you want to organize your business as an Read More

Getting Served with your First Lawsuit

Entrepreneurs tend to be optimistic; if they were fearful, they would never have started a business. Because of their optimism, they tend to believe that every partner, employee, and customer is going to work out well. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Even though it is usually unexpected, getting sued is almost a rite of passage. It is a growth experience for an entrepreneur to learn how to weigh the costs Read More

4 Mistakes to Avoid in the Corporate Formation Process

Forming a new company is an exciting time. Unfortunately, it can be easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm about a new venture and forget some crucial steps to build a solid foundation for the new business. To make sure you do not accidentally overlook any critical details while creating your new business, we have listed four common mistakes you should avoid in the corporate formation process and their Read More

Shady Partners: 5 Red Flags that a Business Partner May Be Engaging in Fraud

Many entrepreneurs consider partnership to acquire capital, share responsibilities, and gain freedom. A prospective partner may have earned trust and built a relationship over time. Working with a business partner is often a rewarding experience. It is an entrepreneur's worst nightmare to discover that a partner has engaged in fraud. Fraudulent activities by a partner could put the other participants in a Read More

3 Unique Elements of SAAS Contracts

If you have ever clicked “Accept” for terms and conditions associated with a software application, then you have seen a SAAS (Software as a Service) contract. This type of contract is a contract between a software developer and its user. While a SAAS contract includes many of the same provisions and stipulations as a regular contract, it also has many criteria unique to technology-driven applications. So what Read More

6 Things You Must Know About Copyrights and Street Art

Artist’s rights in their street art, whether commissioned or guerrilla, has been in the news with some frequency lately, largely due to suits against American Eagle and Terry Gilliam. The slippery nature of copyright law has left many wondering where to draw the line between taking a photograph with street art in the background and taking a photo that infringes on a copyright. Unfortunately, there are no easy Read More

Why the FAA Drone Policies Are So Awful

Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fined Raphael Pirker $10,000 for flying a small Ritewing Zephyr, a remote controlled plane that retails for under $200. The fine was based on the careless or reckless operation of an “aircraft.” An administrative judge agreed with Pirker’s argument that his model plane was not an “aircraft” subject to the FAA’s rules, and dismissed the fine. Now the Read More

Dissolution of Marriage in Cuba

The rights of married women and divorcées in Latin American countries sometimes differ greatly from those in the US. In many cases, married women benefited more from historical Latin American protections than they would benefit from the “reformed” rights that took place in North America. Cuban marriage laws, however, stand in sharp contrast even to those of other countries in Latin America. One notable difference Read More