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Protect Confidential Information and Trade Secrets with a Non-Compete Agreement

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has led employers and business owners across the country to make difficult decisions to terminate or lay off employees to cut costs and prevent additional losses.  it’s worth noting that these layoffs have more to do with the current economic crisis, owing to the wave of uncertainty brought...

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Florida Civil Litigation Process Explained

Civil trial law is the practice of law that handles all civil litigation, whether the case occurs at the state or federal level, at an administrative agency, or an ADR. Specifically, civil trials do not involve criminal charges. A lawyer who specializes in the area of civil litigation is called a trial lawyer or a...

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Can Liens Be Placed on a Business?

People start businesses with the hope of success. They want the world to recognize their financial acuity and entrepreneurial prowess. Even with those hopes, bad deals and terrible decisions happen and things go south. These sometimes result in business liens. A lien on your business may not be the end of the world, but it’s...

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Understanding the Benefits of Florida Private Trials

Are you a litigant considering whether to participate in a private trial to resolve your dispute? While many people are familiar with binding arbitration but that’s just one of a handful of options a litigant has to reach a resolution. Under Florida Statutes Section 44.104, parties can also resolve a lawsuit by voluntarily participating in...

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Understanding the Types of Power of Attorney

Often abbreviated “POA”, a power of attorney is a document used in estate planning to appoint a person or entity to manage your interests. This agent, by right of the POA has the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf regarding matters outlined in the document. 5 Types of Power of Attorney There are...

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Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Are you involved in a dispute with a business partner, customer, or family member? Do you dread the time and expense of litigation? You may be surprised to learn that it is possible to come to a mutually agreeable arrangement without the risks and costs of going to court. Learning what is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) may...

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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...