Five Essential Elements of a Commercial Lease Agreement

If you've never been involved in renting commercial space, your first review of a commercial lease may be overwhelming. They are lengthy, full of legal jargon and unfamiliar terms, and written to the landlord's advantage. It is important to know that they are negotiable.  The key to successfully negotiating a lease is knowing what you want, understanding what the lease document says and being reasonable in your Read More

5 Common Issues to Address in Shareholder Agreements

Whether you are just starting out a new company that will have multiple shareholders, or you’re ready to take your business to the next level by legally setting up shareholders, it is important to make sure it is done right. Having this type of agreement in place can help to ensure things are properly planned out now so that disputes and other conflicts can be avoided in the future. These types of agreements also Read More

The 5 Corporate Documents You Should Know About

When running a corporation, you are legally obligated to keep track of many things and have official documents to verify much of what is done. This applies whether you’re running a multi-billion dollar organization or a small business. Regardless of the size or type of corporation you are running, it is a good idea to be aware of some key types of documents that will likely be needed. Certificate of Read More

The 6 Characteristics the Best Corporate Counsel for Your Business Will Have

Whether you own a small startup, or you represent a major corporation, having corporate counsel for a business offers many important advantages. As with any position, however, it is important to choose the right individual or firm for the job. Those who function as corporate counsel should have some very specific characteristics in order to be able to do their jobs effectively on behalf of the business(es) they Read More

How to Properly Evict a Commercial Real Estate Tenant in Florida

If you own a commercial building, renting it out to tenants is a great way to make money. Whether this is the main focus of your company, or you are just renting out a portion of the building you own, you can expect that you’ll eventually have to evict a tenant for one reason or another. While evicting commercial tenants is less common than residential, it is definitely worth it to learn how to go through the process Read More

Land Trusts are the Best Vehicle to Hold Title to Real Property in Florida. Learn Why!

Do you own residential or commercial real estate?  Here’s some important information you will want to know.  Land Trusts are excellent vehicles to hold title to real property in Florida for both foreign and U.S. citizens.  Land Trusts are designed to provide flexibility, protection of your assets, as well as avoid the cost and inconvenience of Probate or Guardianship process.  Another benefit is Read More

To Litigate, or Not to Litigate? 5 Things Business Owners Should Consider First

As a business owner, it is not a question of if someone will violate the legal rights of your business, but when. This is just one of the potential challenges that business owners must face. Many people when put in this situation immediately jump to the option of suing the other party. While this is certainly an option that needs to be on the table, it is always important to think everything through rationally, and Read More

Commercial Real Estate Transactions and 5 Legal Issues to Consider

If you are looking to purchase commercial real estate, it is important to be aware of potential legal issues that could impact the transaction. Knowing what to watch out for, and having the help you need, can ensure your transaction goes smoothly from beginning to end. Zoning Issues When purchasing commercial real estate, you need to make sure that all the zoning is correct based on what you will be doing with Read More

Selling Your Home: 4 Reasons to Have an Attorney Present at Closing

When it comes to buying or selling a home, the closing phase is essentially all about fulfilling the terms of the contract. It is when the money and relevant documents are exchanged so that ownership of the home can be transferred from the seller to the buyer. It is extremely important to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible during closing to avoid any inconveniences in the future. The best way to Read More

Why Should I Hire a Lawyer to Help Me Purchase Real Estate?

Purchasing real estate, whether residential or commercial, is a huge investment. For many people, it is the largest purchase they will make in their lives. When it is time to start looking for the right piece of property, most people know that a good real estate agent is a great resource for finding good opportunities, handling some negotiations, and much more. What most people don’t realize, however, is that they Read More