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Voluntary Trial Resolution in Florida

What Is Voluntary Trial Resolution? Voluntary trial resolution, or a private trial, is a type of alternative dispute resolution that allows two parties to come to an agreement by way of a third party acting as a judge and offering a verdict. In 1999 Florida legislature passed legislation that the Trial Lawyers Section of the...

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Florida Commercial Leases: What You Need To Know Before Signing

A commercial lease is a contract between a landlord and a business to rent commercial real estate for business purposes. Commercial leases are much more complex than residential leases. The provisions and terms within the contract have a significant impact on the tenant. As you prepare to lease commercial space or sign a lease renewal...

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Florida Business Law: Types of Liens Explained

If you have a lien on your business’ property or assets, you’re likely concerned about the legal ramifications of failing to pay a debt. In this article we will explain the different types of liens that may affect your business. What is a lien? A lien is a legal claim against either a business’ property...

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Why Contract Typos and Grammatical Errors Can Spell Disaster

There’s nothing better than the moment you come to an agreement with someone to do business together. You do everything you can to make sure the deal goes off without a hitch, including memorializing all of the details in a contract. A contract is the culmination of hours and hours of arduous negotiations, so it’s important that it...

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)–Basics and Options

Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is an alternative to trial proceedings. Often, ADR can save clients both time and money: it settles the dispute in a shorter time frame and costs less in attorney fees, court costs, and other associated expenses. Whereas litigation can be more hostile in its approach, ADR options tend to focus...

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): Impact on Your Florida Business

Cambridge Analytica and numerous high-profile uses of consumer data were a bridge too far for California lawmakers. Invoking California’s constitutional right to privacy, they enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), one of the broadest consumer protection and privacy laws globally. The law, passed by the California legislature in 2018, will enhance consumer privacy rights...

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Chapter 7 vs Chapter 11: Breaking Down the Differences

According to recent research, 58% of U.S. small business owners are currently worried about permanently closing their doors. As of July 31 2020, around 800 small businesses had already filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year. What does Chapter 11 bankruptcy mean, and how what is Chapter 7 vs Chapter 11? Today, we’re breaking down the key...