Category Archives: Business Law
Watch For Clawback Lawsuits
If your business is doing well, the last thing on your mind may be bankruptcy, or ending up in bankruptcy court. So how is it that you are being sued by a bankruptcy trustee in bankruptcy court? Yes, you can end up in bankruptcy court, even if you’re not actually in bankruptcy. Here’s how,… Read More »
Collecting Debt? Don’t Get Sued
If you are a company that lends credit or money to consumers, or which performs services for consumers and then collects on the money later, you may find yourself in the business of collecting debt from those consumers. The difficult thing is that we go into business to work in our chosen fields—not to… Read More »
Even Small Companies Can Violate Antitrust Laws
Antitrust laws seem like laws that only large, multinational companies violate. But if you’re not careful, your business can run afoul of these laws as well. Honest Business? What makes antitrust laws so dangerous, and so easy for small businesses to violate, is that they seem like they are prohibiting what would otherwise sound… Read More »
“Standard” Contract Provisions That Could Haunt You If You’re Not Careful
We sign contracts all the time in business—so many, that there are a number of sections in our contracts that we see so often, we refer to them as “boilerplate” provisions. They are common, similar, and often tacked onto every contract that you sign. But some aren’t so harmless, and can cause you real… Read More »
What Is Force Majeure?
When you write a business contract, you should always do your best to plan for all possibilities, obstacles and contingencies in the contract. But even the best laid plans go awry, and life often throws things at us that we not only can’t anticipate, but which we can’t control. That’s where the standard contractual… Read More »
Running A Legal Raffle Or Lottery
If you have a business, especially a charity or a nonprofit organization, you may have an idea that could help you raise some money: a lottery or a raffle. Yes, gambling is illegal in Florida, but you’re not really gambling. A couple people buying a ticket, and getting a prize if they win, with… Read More »
Could A PLLC Be Right For You?
Although lesser known than its better known corporate relatives, and though similar to the Limited Liability Company (LLC), the Professional Limited Liability Corporation or PLLC, can be a valuable corporate entity for your business, if you’re thinking of starting a new venture, and you fit into the description of who can form a PLLC…. Read More »
What’s A Good Guy Guarantee And Should You Use One?
Landlord tenant relationships, especially business and commercial ones, are always difficult. There is a tenant, who signs a lease despite not knowing how business will go in the future, and thus, takes the risk of significant penalties or lawsuits if the lease needs to be broken. On the other hand, there is the landlord,… Read More »
What Actually Is Defamation?
Have you ever been threatened to be sued for defamation? Or, have you ever felt like the one being defamed, and felt that you may need to sue to protect your good name and reputation? Defamation is a threat that is often made without much thought, and many people and businesses are unfamiliar with… Read More »
Understanding The Rights Of Minority Shareholders
In many companies, there are shareholders, and minority shareholders. And while it may seem like minority shareholders have little or no rights, they actually do have rights, and the ability to affect how the company is run. And if you are the company, it is important to be aware of the rights that your… Read More »