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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 business at Read More

3 Unique Elements of SAAS Agreement

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. [1] This type of contract is a contract between a software developer and its user. While a SAAS agreement includes many of the same provisions and stipulations as a regular contract, it also has many criteria unique to technology-driven applications. So 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

Bishop Leo Frade; Evangelist & Convicted Felon?

          Although they may be separate, there have been occasions in the history of the United States when church and state found one another at odds. This article profiles Leo Frade, the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, who has spent his life promoting humanitarian goals. Governments in two countries have opposed his efforts, but so far, he has prevailed with the help of the legal system. Read More

Cuba Changes Exit Visa Policy

The Cuban government’s policy of permitting citizens to travel abroad without exit visas, announced in October 2012, becomes effective January 14, 2013. According to Granma, the newspaper operated by the Communist party, Cuban citizens will only have to show their passport and a visa from the country to which they are traveling after the new policy becomes effective. The measure will also extend the amount of time Read More

You be the Judge: Judicial Selection Methods

There is much controversy regarding the selection of judges and what system works best. Some would argue that “merit selection,” where candidates apply for approval by a committee and are appointed by the governor, is best, while others believe that the voters should choose judges. The Florida Bar defines “merit selection” as “[a] method for selecting judges solely on the basis of merit rather than through the Read More