Forming a business in Florida requires all kinds of decisions, including signing contracts, agreements, and other documents to help structure the business. These legal instruments can be incredible tools for solid growth but, when not executed with your best interests in mind, can also bring about a host of liabilities. The Florida contract lawyers of Boyer Law Firm are here to make the process less painful.

From employment agreements to the specifics of a commercial lease, business contracts define an agreement between two or more parties. Contracts help to avoid ambiguity, hold parties accountable, and help keep your business operating within the law. Boyer helps to produce the legally-authoritative documents that bring about clarity and security for a business’s decision-makers.

Benefits of Using a Florida Contract Lawyer

Drafting contracts requires more than a generic template. Boyer attorneys use expert knowledge and years of experience to draft highly-effective contracts and agreements that are customized to your business’s stage of development. Being recognized as a leader in Florida contract law means being able to demonstrate your success at navigating even the most complex legal documents for clients.

Our contract services benefit owners in several ways including:

  • Helping to avoid miscommunication.
  • Keeping all parties accountable.
  • Providing all of the details of the agreement in one place.
  • Recording a written account of who is doing what and when.
  • Providing a safeguard against litigation.

Well-built contracts contain many different sections including things like an indemnity clause, which states what the parties aren’t responsible for in the contract. Details like these help produce a complete and authoritative legal document which in turn protects the business owner for the long-term.

Florida Contract Law Areas of Service

Contracts and agreements in business come in many different forms. Dividing our many Florida contract law practice areas into broad service categories, we created the following groupings:

General Business Contracts 

These types of agreements are the framework for your entire operations. Each document helps define a specific situation to eliminate misunderstandings and hold parties accountable.

General business contract law services we provide include these and more:

  • Asset Protection – warranties, service agreements, and other documents can help protect your investment in the assets your business needs to operate.
  • Articles of Incorporation – a crucial beginning stage task for start-ups in Florida, this legal document defines and establishes your business after filing with the Division of Corporations. The Florida Business Corporation Act, Florida Statute Chapter 607, requires certain information to be contained in the Articles of Incorporation (corporation) or Articles of Organization (LLC) filed with the formation of the business. This information includes a corporate name, street address of the principal office, number of shares the corporation will issue, and the name and address of the registered agent.
  • Corporate By-laws – used by companies to define and organize the management structure, this corporate governance document also includes policy and responsibility distribution.
  • Business Agreements/Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – often used in teaming arrangements for a particular project or pursuit, these agreements help to outline the scope of work and divide up the responsibilities.
  • Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) – protecting your business’s client list, intellectual capital, and other intrinsic knowledge means having agreements like NDAs. When someone who’s worked with or for you parts ways, it’s important to make sure your business’s trade secrets don’t go with them.
  • Distribution Agreements – when using a distributor, it’s important to craft an agreement to outline the terms and conditions of your arrangement. That way, there’s less chance for misunderstandings and something to stand on in the event of litigation.
  • End-Users License Agreements (EULAs) – these are legal contracts between the developer of software and the actual user. For software developers, this helps define the permissions being given to the users and also the restrictions in place.
  • Purchase and Sales Agreements for Goods and Services – throughout the life of the company, the need for purchasing products and services from other companies and suppliers will be a constant. Our team helps review these agreements to make sure that your interests are always protected and to maximize the value of each transaction.

General business contracts are the rules that help govern every decision made within an organization. From start-up through succession, contracts are vital to protecting an owner and other shareholders with vested interests.

Florida Employment Contracts

Hiring and firing employees requires many different layers of formality to stay in line with Florida employment laws and to protect yourself from liability. That’s why it’s crucial to have employment contracts or agreements in place that specify roles and responsibilities in detail.

Florida employment contracts can be difficult to navigate. Employers are required to define and articulate the entirety of the terms and conditions of employment at their company. This requires careful consideration for things like how employees are expected to perform, what happens to the work they produce, what constitutes a terminable offense, as well as a host of other considerations.

Our Florida contract attorneys work tirelessly to make sure that your company’s employment contracts are authoritative and complete to help minimize liability and maximize the value of the employee/employer relationship.

You’re Never Alone in Business with an Experienced Florida Contract Lawyer

Going at it alone in business can be a frightening proposition. With so many pitfalls for employers with employees, business owners face many critical decisions that can dramatically affect the success of their enterprise. Our legal team helps Florida businesses craft employment contracts that adequately define the scope of the employment for the benefit of all parties involved.

Florida Employment Contracts Areas of Service

Legal services we’re proud to provide to Florida business owners include:
  • Florida Employment Contracts – this can come in several forms like an offer letter but it is used to specify the extent of the relationship between employer and employee. Duties of the position, how long the contract is, the level of compensation and benefits, explanations of what would be grounds for termination, and other employment areas should be covered.
  • Employee Manuals – employee manuals need to be detailed enough to cover the majority of the day-to-day responsibilities of staff. This employee handbook should serve as an active document for reference when employees have questions or concerns regarding a particular area. Employee manuals should address the company’s policies regarding items like vacation, dress code, internet use, and many other areas pertinent to employment.
  • Non-Compete Agreements – these shield a company from losing a key employee to a competitor where they could then hurt the business of their former employer. Non-competes restrict the employee from working at a competitor for a set period of time after they’ve departed the company.
  • Independent Contractor/1099 Agreements – contractors are seen differently in the eyes of the law and require their own agreement to define the entirety of work they’ll perform. These contracts are vital for defining the scope of work, payment structure, frequency, etc. is the agreement between you and your independent contractors.
  • Contract-to-Hire – these unique work arrangements are geared for defining a short-term position that then has the opportunity to become a full time position at the end of the contract. These documents need to specifically spell out the entirety of the responsibilities during the short-term, as well as detail what the transition to full-time employment looks like.
  • Rights to Creative Efforts – as employees produce intellectual property for your business, the rights to these “creative efforts” needs to be captured within an agreement, typically the employment contract. Our skilled team can help you craft an agreement pertaining to the rights of creative efforts to include in your Florida employment contract.

Florida employment contract law requires keen insight into the regulations of the state and the workings of different corporations. We’ll help you nail down the best way to craft important corporate governance documents that protect your business.

Proper execution of a Florida employment contract is vital to protecting employer and employee interests. Our team is pleased provide these services.  We help business owners everyday protect their interests, as well as their investment in the business they’ve worked so hard to build.

Schedule a Contract Review Appointment with One of Our Florida Contract Lawyers

Contracts can be a confusing document to understand. With the increase in cross-border transactions, now more than ever before, additional expertise in international law is needed to protect the client’s interests in important business matters. Boyer Law is proud to have helped many foreign and domestic companies set up the legal documents needed to conduct business successfully in Florida. Schedule a contract review session with our Florida contract law team now.

Commercial Lease Agreements | Landlord Tenant Law

Helping you have a plan of action for the physical space occupied by your business helps create a path to follow for long-term success.

Florida landlord tenant law is a very complicated matter and thus requires proper training and experience. For the greatest possible result, it is strongly recommended that you have a professional assist you regarding your Landlord Tenant situation. At Boyer Law Firm we can assist with any landlord/tenant matter.

Our Florida landlord/tenant law attorneys can help craft and review documents like:

  • Rental/Lease Agreements
  • Purchase and Sales Agreements for Real Estate

Our Florida contract lawyers offer landlord tenant law services that include but are not limited to:

  • Landlord non-compliance
  • Any typical dispute between a landlord and a tenant revolving around the lease or rental agreement.
  • Non-payment of rent
  • Violation of lease provisions
  • Noise violations
  • Fighting or other disruptive behavior
  • Lease or rental agreement
  • Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
  • Model Residential Landlord-Tenant Code
  • “Repair and Deduct”
  • Constructive eviction
  • The eviction process

If you are dealing with landlord or tenant issues, please schedule a consultation by calling us at (904) 236-5317, or filling out our intake form on our CONTACT US page.

We help business owners develop property strategies that protect their interests and maximize the value received.

Florida Contract Disputes | Breach of Contract

Contracts are legally binding and a necessary part of many business transactions. All parties are bound to the agreement and must uphold their end of the contract. A party can take legal action when one party fails to comply with the contract.

Contract disputes are a common occurrence in business and commercial litigation proceedings because contracts between business owners and those they deal with are a normal part of operations.

What Happens When the Other Party Refuses to Abide by a Contract?

Boyer Law helps our clients through every stage of their business’s life cycle. When the other party in a business agreement either reneges entirely or otherwise misrepresents what they were offering, we can help hold them accountable to the terms of the agreement up to, and including, litigation.

If you have suffered economic damages due to a contract dispute, the Florida contract lawyers of Boyer Law Firm are prepared to take your case and fight for your rights. Equally, if you are the target of a breach of contract claim, our contract litigation team is ready to defend your business. Boyer Law Firm is prepared to help our clients every step of the way for their business.

Speak with An Experienced Business Lawyer About Your Contract Needs

Our team of proficient Florida contract attorneys stand ready to advise you on your business contract.

To schedule a case evaluation with one of our Florida contract attorneys, please contact Boyer Law Firm online or call (305) 921-9665 today.