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Category Archives: Business Law

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Avoiding Trademark Infringement When Opening a New Business

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Trademark infringement protects a business that has exclusive right to utilize the mark.  A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or a design that signifies and distinguishes the goods or products of one business from those of others.  Similarly, a service mark is a word, phrase, symbol or design that signifies and distinguishes the… Read More »

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Common Business Disputes & How to Limit Litigation

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Business transactions are complex dealings fought with legal issues that can land parties in court.  Given the many moving parts of a business transaction, parties have to be cognizant of the aspects of a deal that can be contentious enough to create legal issues.  There are a few issues that are heavily negotiated in… Read More »

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Breach of Contract Under the UCC

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Contracts made in the context of selling goods are treated differently than contracts made for services and other intangible transactions. The contracts made for the sale of goods are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code.  The Uniform Commercial Code is a standardized set of laws and regulations for transacting business in the sale of… Read More »

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Issues of Liability in Limited Liability Partnerships

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Limited Liability Partnership is one form of entity formation under which businesses in Florida can choose to incorporate.  There are many benefits to forming an LLP.  However, there are some considerations as well.  In essence, a limited liability partnership is a general partnership. The biggest advantage of forming a limited liability partnership as opposed… Read More »

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“Slip and Fall” Tort Litigation Guidance for Business Owners

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Business owners have a large amount of responsibility to secure their premises from dangerous conditions that may be hazardous to their patrons.  That is part of the cost of operating a business.  However, when a claim is filed, the business owner must make assertive decisions to ensure that the litigation is proper and that… Read More »

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Tips for Due Diligence Success as a Novice

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The most important aspect of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is the performance of due diligence activities.  Those who are beginners in the area of M&A will quickly know the importance of why due diligence occur before the purchase of a business is finalized.  The due diligence investigation is an audit of a potential investment… Read More »

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Negotiation Tactics for Business Transactions

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Negotiation is a critical aspect of business transactions. Your negotiation tactics can make a break a business deal. There are a few tactics that one needs to consider to bring about a successful negotiation outcome. Each negotiator has his or her own style. Some people take on a more collaborative style whereas some people… Read More »

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The Essentials of a Business Partnership

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A partnership is a type of business entity that is comprised of two or more persons.  Under the laws of various states and Florida, a person is defined as an individual, groups of individuals, companies, and corporations. As a result, the complexity of the partnership depends on the entities it comprises. Each partner in… Read More »

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Defending Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Claims

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Business owners have a duty to run their operation with fairness and honesty.  This means that the business delivers what it promises and acts in the interest of their customers and patrons.  Businesses who run afoul of this are subject to claims and lawsuits from the people they serve. They also subject themselves to… Read More »

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Voluntary and Involuntary Dissolution of a Florida Corporation

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A corporation is a legal entity with its own rights, privileges and liabilities that are separate from the members who created it.  As such, a corporation is viewed as a separate entity (almost like an individual) in the eyes of the law. The individuals who are the shareholders to the corporation own the profits… Read More »

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