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Running A Home-Based Business Is Legal In Florida

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Can you just start a business from your home? Of course, home based businesses have always been around, but what about a business that may require that you see clients or customers, and which may result in some customer foot traffic coming to and from your home? Law Change Makes Home Based Businesses Legal… Read More »

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Don’t Forget Tax Issues When Selecting A Business Entity

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There are a lot of considerations when starting a new business. One of the biggest considerations is taxes—that is, which kind of business entity will give you the biggest advantages when it comes to paying taxes. Of course, there is no free ride—everyone will pay their taxes somehow. But the different tax structure of… Read More »

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Don’t Forget These Important Corporate Policies

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It seems like every day, someone else is telling you that something about your business has to be put in writing. When it comes to policies and procedures, it seems like there’s an almost unending list of possible things that you could and should have in writing. Policies and procedures, although they may seem… Read More »

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What Damages Are Available In A Breach Of Contract Case?

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Many people are aware that they can get damages when a contract is breached. But what kind of damages? In other words, instead of focusing on when and how a contract is breached, it may be helpful to explore what damages you get when it’s determined that a contract is breached. Expectation Damages This… Read More »

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The Basics Of Noncompete Agreements

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In the world of construction, you may have many employees that are not only invaluable to you, but which are privy to sensitive secrets of how your construction business operates, and does business. You may want to make sure that the people who work for you don’t take your information—or the training or experience… Read More »

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Penalties Get Harsher For Those Who Don’t Pay

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Failing to pay money when it is owed is bad enough. But now, new laws in Florida are increasing the penalties for failing to pay money owed for construction related projects. The laws apply to any contracts that are executed on or after July 1, 2021. Increased Interest Rates For public construction projects, where… Read More »

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Arbitration Clauses Should be Broad

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If you enter into construction contracts, you may have or want to enforce arbitration provisions in your construction contracts. But how broad are arbitration provisions? Do they cover all claims that arise between a builder and other parties, or only the kinds of claims specified in the construction contract? Builder Tries to Enforce Arbitration… Read More »

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Attorney Brendan A. Sweeney of Sweeney Law, P.A. Featured in the October Edition of the Broward County Bar Barrister – Florida Commercial Leases and the Effects of Force Majeure Clauses in the Era of COVID-19

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Our country is experiencing one of the most unprecedented events in modern history. Businesses throughout the country and Florida are feeling the economic impacts as governmental regulations, aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, have made it difficult to continue normal operations. This economic turmoil has business owners asking one common question: “If my… Read More »

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Florida Court Apportions Liability in Dock Construction Injury Case

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Construction accident cases often involve claims of liability alleged against owners, contractors, and subcontractors. Recently, in a case brought by an individual who was injured walking on the edge of an unfinished dock that was under construction, a Florida District Court of Appeal was called on to apportion liability among these parties. What Happened… Read More »

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Which Businesses are Booming Through the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Since the first cases of the coronavirus were discovered in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc on many businesses.  Over the past several months, negative effects of business slowdowns and shutdowns have affected many South Florida businesses, including restaurants, hotels, health clubs and gyms, and retail shops, among others. Not all… Read More »

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