Landlord Tenant Disputes

If you are a business owner in South Florida, you may feel like the walls are closing in. The COVID-19 outbreak has forced you to close, or seriously restrict hours and limit your customer capacity. You’ve gotten behind on your rent, and you still haven’t received your government loan through the payroll protection program. If…

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What if my business is sued?

If your Florida business is being sued… You will want to listen carefully to this, because what you do when you get the news can make a big difference in the outcome. First… Read the lawsuit carefully — several times of necessary. Not only will it give you a better grasp on the specifics of…

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CARES ACT – Relief for Business

The coronavirus has taken an enormous human toll, and an economic one as well. Many business owners have been forced into sweeping layoffs, or shuttering completely. But the newly- enacted cares act is offering relief. The paycheck protection program provides 350-billion dollars, in the form of sba loans, and is available to companies in urgent…

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FORCE MAJEURE

Aside from the human toll, the coronavirus is having a serious economic impact on the global economy and its supply chains. The dramatic steps taken to control the spread of COVID-19, things like closing bars and restaurants, banning mass gatherings and restricting travel, have prompted companies to cancel large scale  events — including concerts, festivals,…

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Buy Sell agreements

What happens if your business partner dies, or becomes permanently disabled.  What if he or she wants to sell? A buy-sell agreement will determine those answers * before you need them. The agreement can: 1) Clearly define triggering events. One owner’s death, disability, divorce, or even a dispute that can’t be settled might trigger the…

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Non-Compete Clauses

If you’re trying to hire top performers, but still need to protect certain aspects of your business, you may want to consider drafting a non-compete clause for your contracts. But beware– you need to create one that will hold up in court. So attorney paul burkhart has some advice. In Florida, a non compete can…

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