The Pros and Cons of Organizing as an LLC in Florida

When you’re organizing a new business in Florida, there are several entities to choose from, from sole proprietorships and partnerships to corporations and more. One increasingly popular structure is the Limited Liability Company, or LLC. An LLC is a business entity that combines the strong liability protection of a corporation with the flexibility, simplicity, and tax advantages of a partnership. Like all other Read More

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Patent Process

It takes a long time for a patent application to go through the process—21-24 months on average! So why go through the headache of applying for one? What makes it worth it? Well, if your patent application gets approved, you are granted exclusive rights to your invention for 20 years in general. Within those 20 years, you can make money off of your invention, sell the patent, or do whatever you want to do with Read More

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Business

If you’re considering buying a business, this is no doubt an exciting time for you and your future. But, buying a business is complex and there are a lot of things that you need to look out for throughout the process. It’s important that you do everything you can to make sure that you make the best investment possible. In this blog we’ll be talking about some of the most common mistakes people make when buying a Read More

What to Do If Trademark Protection Is Not Available

Trademarks are some of your business’ most valuable assets. If you don’t already know, trademarks are symbols, words, phrases, designs, or marks that are used by business owners to give a recognizable and original identity to their businesses. Because the purpose of a trademark is to distinguish a business and bring recognition to its product for customers, it’s essential that every business owner keep their Read More

My Florida Business Has Received A Letter (Or Is Being Sued) For Violation Of The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Do I Need A Lawyer To Defend Against This Lawsuit?

What Is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Why Does It Seem Like Many Businesses Are Being Attacked With Complaints and Lawsuits Requiring Hiring an ADA Business Defense Attorney to Resolve It To Avoid Paying Huge Fines? In This Article: What is the ADA and Who Does It Apply To ADA Law Titles (aka Provisions) ADA Myths and Facts Employees' Guide to Reasonable Accommodations in Compliance Read More

What Is A Limited Liability Company (LLC), How Can Business Owners Incorporate One (Or Do I Need A Lawyer) and Can Foreign Investors Own A LLC In Florida?

LLC Specific Legal Agreements And Steps To Formation I. What is a Limited Liability Company (LLC)? II. History of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) III. The Pros and Cons of a Limited Liability Company IV. Limited Liability Company (LLC) vs Corporation V. How to Form an LLC in Florida VI. What is an LLC Operating Agreement? VII. What is a Limited Liability Company’s Registered Agent? VIII. Read More

What is a Restrictive Covenant in Business Law?

The Different Types of Restrictive Covenants and Their Importance in Employment Contracts   I. What Is a Restrictive Covenant in Business Law?   Every business has integral and invaluable information vital to its success. That is why in order to protect the business, it is essential to restrict the use of important information by employees especially when they are no longer part of the business. A good Read More

Business Law 101: Procurement Agreements

If you run a business, this probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard of a procurement agreement. But, if you haven’t heard of it yet and you either run or are looking to start up your own business, we’re here to provide a quick rundown about what they are, what they should include, and the purposes that they serve. So let’s discuss. In general, procurement is the process of finding and ultimately acquiring goods Read More

5 Steps to Get Trademarked

Your business’ intellectual property is arguably its most valuable asset, and one of the most common forms is the trademark. In general, a trademark is any symbol, word, mark, or design that is used by companies to assign an identity to their business. Think of the Nike swoosh or McDonalds’ golden arches. The idea of a trademark is to distinguish your business and bring recognition to your product or service from the Read More

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Going Public With Your Stock (IPOs)

Debating whether to take your company public (a.k.a. Initial Public Offering or “IPO”) is a huge decision. The fact that you’re debating it at all shows that you highly value your company, and that it’s expanding rapidly. So, congratulations! This is an exciting time for you and your business. But, from thoroughly researching the market and your company’s financials to dealing with new compliance requirements and Read More