Buying a Business: Your Due Diligence Checklist

Buying a Business Buying a business is a huge decision which requires careful analysis. Even with the many advantages purchasing an existing business offers, it is a venture that should not be entered into lightly. An existing business offers established relationships with regular customers and suppliers. While these established relationships make the business less challenging […]

What is the Purpose of Corporate Governance? What are its Benefits?

What is Corporate Governance? Informally, corporate governance is gathering a group of smart, accomplished people around a board table to make right decisions on behalf of the company and its stakeholders. Formally, Corporate governance facilitates effective management that can deliver long-term success to a company and is the mechanisms, processes, and relations by which companies […]

The Importance of Non-Compete Agreements and How They Can Protect Your Business

Non-compete Agreements in Business Protect your business by having Paul J. Burkhart create a business agreement that covers all bases and will stand up in a court of law to minimize the chance of encountering any problems with former employees down the road. What is a Non-Compete Agreement? A non-compete agreement is created to protect […]

Fixing the Sample Music Industry: A Proposal for a Sample Compulsory License

The law of sampling needs a drastic overhaul to fix its present issues. Click here to read a proposal for a sample compulsory license  

Divorce and How Hiring an Experienced Attorney Can Help You Navigate the Process

Divorce Divorce, or the dissolution of marriage, is the termination of marriage and cancels or reorganizes the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage. Dissolution requires a legal process to work through the issues Dissolution brings; Alimony, child custody, child visitation, parenting time, child support, distribution of property and domestic support. When couples say, ‘I do,’ […]

Business Disputes: Commercial and Business Litigation 

Litigation Defined: ‘Litigation covers the process of bringing and pursuing, or defending a lawsuit, and encompasses the entire procedure. A lawsuit is a case or controversy authorized by law, to be decided in a court of justice, brought by a person(s) or entity/entities against another person or entity for the purpose of enforcing a right […]

Intellectual Property Litigation and Laws – What an Inventor or Designer Needs to Know to Protect Their Ideas

Intellectual Property Litigation and Laws – What an Inventor or Designer Needs to Know to Protect Their Ideas What is Intellectual Property Litigation? Intellectual property litigation is a vast body of federal and state laws used for securing and enforcing legal rights. They protect creative property such as music, paintings, drawings, film, photography, inventions, and […]

Florida’s Marchman Act

Hal S. Marchman and the Marchman Act The Marchman Act is a law, specific to Florida, also known as The Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act of 1993 which provides an individual with needed substance abuse services and voluntary or involuntary assessment and treatment for a person abusing alcohol or drugs. Until 1993, Florida […]

The Ins & Outs of Mediation as it Pertains to Families and Family Law

Family Law and Divorce Divorce is one of the most stressful events for an individual or family. If there are children involved, the parties must recognize the relationship they have, while changed, will still exist. It will be tested again and again during birthdays, graduations, weddings, and grandchildren. These events will require a certain level […]

Help! My Child Support is Too High! Paul J. Burkhart Can Help!

Help! My Child Support is Too High! What is Child Support? Child support is paid by one parent to the other parent based on the incomes of each parent and the amount of time sharing exercised by each parent. It is paid to allow the child the same or a similar standard of living as […]