2020: Florida Companies & Annual Company Compliance — We Can Help!

Happy New Year! The beginning of 2020 is here and serves to remind us Florida companies need to handle annual meetings and compliance documentation from a proactive perspective. Why? Because “preventive” legal work is how companies thrive and minimize the expenses associated with legal missteps. In an era where one small error can have significant financial consequences - this is critical. The first issue that Read More

5 Unique Challenges Athletes Face that Require Legal Counsel

Professional athletes have jobs that most people could only dream of. While it is certainly a blessing to be able to make money playing a game you love, it can also come with many unique challenges. For many athletes, one of the most unexpected challenges is dealing with all the legal matters that come with playing at the professional level. Having legal counsel, you can trust is essential no matter what sport you’re Read More

The Importance of Legal Counsel for Sports Professionals

Entering the world of professional athletics can be overwhelming at first. Many people go from either college play where payment is prohibited, to a professional salary making hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars per year. While most athletes know that it is important to have a sports agent there to help them get on the right teams and resolve many issues, they often overlook the need to have legal Read More

A Florida Landlord’s Guide to a Lawful Eviction

If you act as a landlord for long enough, it is inevitable that you will eventually have to evict a tenant. However, whether it is for nonpayment or a violation of their contract, it might not be as easy as you would expect. Florida laws (Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes specifically) are written to ensure tenants are protected and won’t be evicted unjustly. With this in mind, it is absolutely essential that Read More

5 Essential Elements of a Purchase Offer Contract

A purchase offer contract is an important part of just about every type of real estate transaction. When making an offer on a home, business, or other type of property, this contract lays out the details of what you are offering, and if accepted, can secure the property as yours while the final arrangements are completed. When making an offer like this, it is important to ensure all the essential elements of a proper Read More

Buying with Cash? Here’s Three Ways the Closing Process May Change

Being able to buy a home (or other property) with cash is a major achievement. It means that you have enough money up front and do not need a lender to facilitate the process. Closing on your purchase happens a bit differently when you’re paying with cash. If you’ve been through the regular process before, you may be caught a little off guard by the differences. Here’s some of the changes to the closing process to Read More

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