Tips for Preventing Small Business Lawsuits

by Jane Haskins, Esq. If you own a small business, you’re probably more worried about cash flow and making the next sale than a possible lawsuit. But small businesses can and do get sued, and the legal fees alone can easily approach $100,000 if your case goes all the way to trial. The impact of a […]

Firm receives 2016 Client Distinction Award

The Firm received the 2016 Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell. Less than 1% of attorney’s are given this honor

Early Adopters

Some startups may find value in hiring in-house lawyers sooner rather than later. by Marlisse Silver Sweeney Corporate Counsel July 2016  

LLC vs. Corporation – Which One is Right for Me?

by Jane Haskins, Esq. Freelance writer So you’re starting a business and you’ve done enough research to know that you should form a business entity. But you may have questions about which is best—LLC or corporation. In fact, what is an LLC? Is an LLC a corporation, or is it something different? Here are some tips and guidelines that will […]

Classifying Workers: Employee or Independent Contractor

Smaill Business News LegalShield Issue 4, April 2015 As a business owner it is your legal responsibility to establish whether the IRS classifies someone working on your company’s behalf as an employee or an independent contractor. Making the wrong determination can have serious financial and legal consequences. The following guide will help you understand the […]

5 Critical Legal Mistakes Your Business Can’t Afford to Make

Small Business News Issue 10 Volume 1 October 2014 Running a small business is complicated. Sometimes important tasks fall through the cracks, which leads to mistakes that could jeopardize your business. Understanding and avoiding these common mistakes may help you avoid major legal complications. If you need any legal assistance call your law firm. Know the […]

Why You Need an Independent Contractor Agreement

LegalShield, Small Business News, August 2014     If you hire an independent contractor, having a written and signed independent contractor agreement allows you to clearly define the roles and responsibilities of your business relationship. An independent contractor agreement may also help you avoid disputes, protect you from liability and keep you out of court. […]

9 Legal Tips to Help You Protect Your Family

LegalShield, Legal News, Issue 9 Volume 3 July 2014     It is never too early to prepare for your family’s future, but waiting to make arrangements could be disastrous. These tips are designed to explain legal and financial options that may help protect your family should something happen to you. 1. Estate Plan – […]

Paul J. Burkhart and Amy L. Cosentino co-author book-chapter

Paul J. Burkhart and Amy L. Cosentino co-authored a book-chapter for Thomson Reuters/Aspatore’s “Inside the Minds™ series.  Strategies for Family Law in Florida.  The Chapter is titled “The Role of ‘Counselor’ for the family law practitioner: What the Family Law Practitioner should know, in addition to the law.”

Attorney Todd Kurland on CBS Evening News

Controversial Letter Targeting Rehab Opposition Story by Peter Schaller / CBS 12 News JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Imagine getting a letter telling you someone wants to look through your private phone records, text messages, emails, even your computer hard drives.  That’s exactly what’s happening to Juno Beach families that are fighting a drug rehab facility […]