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

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

The Connection Between Trade Secrets and Noncompete Agreements in Florida

For many businesses, trade secrets are an extremely valuable asset. The dilemma that many companies face is that they need to have their employees, and possibly even contractors or vendors, use these trade secrets in their day-to-day work. Those individuals could then take those secrets and share them with competitors if they left or were fired from their position. To mitigate this risk, companies in Florida can Read More

How Are Foreclosures Prosecuted?

If a homebuyer stops paying for a property, the lender can take legal action to try and get their money back. This process is referred to as foreclosure. Usually, people take loans when the property they want to purchase is much more expensive than they can afford. As part of the agreement, the property serves as collateral in the event that the buyer is unable to complete the payments. Here is how foreclosure is Read More

Business Law 101: The Importance of Non-compete Agreements

When hiring someone to a position where they will be given sensitive information, or provided with costly training, it is important to protect your business. If that person were to leave and either start their own competing company or begin working for a competitor, it could cause significant problems for your business. While it is not possible to prevent people from leaving a job, a non-compete agreement can help Read More

6 Ways to Protect Company Trade Secrets

In the past, most of the value of a company was based on the physical assets that it held. Today, however, many companies derive their value from intellectual property, trade secrets, business strategies, and other items that are not physical in nature. If an employee or other party takes these types of non-physical assets and uses them for themselves or another company, it can cause significant issues. This is why Read More

A Brief Overview of the Commercial Real Estate Closing Process

When purchasing a piece of commercial real estate, it can be very helpful to understand each of the steps that need to take place during the closing process. While a lot of it is similar to closing on a residential real estate deal, there are some unique things to be aware of in a commercial transaction. Due Diligence and Holding of Escrow Funds When closing on a commercial real estate deal it is typically Read More