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Proposed Florida Senate Bill Would Dramatically Alter Franchise Law Rights

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, state senator Jack Latvala, a Republican representing the Clearwater area, introduced a proposal (SB 750) that would significantly alter franchise law rights in Florida. If passed, Senate Bill 750 would make it more challenging for franchisors to terminate business relationships with their franchisees. This bill would give franchisees additional legal rights that would… Read More »

Grand Jury Finds that the State of Florida Has Failed to Protect Condo Owners from Fraud

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On February 6th, 2017, the Miami Herald published a report from a Miami-Dade County Grand Jury that concluded that the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has repeatedly failed to protect condo owners from fraud and mismanagement. Within the report, the grand jury noted that the state agency appears to be ill-equipped… Read More »

The Kardashians Have Their Motion to Compel Arbitration Denied

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Beyond being TV stars, the Kardashian sisters (Kim, Kourtney and Khloe) are also involved in many business ventures. In 2013, they entered into a licensing agreement with a company called Boldface Licensing + Branding. Inc. The goal of the business arrangement was to develop a line of Kardashian branded makeup products called ‘Khroma’. However,… Read More »

Miami Beach Restaurant and Construction Firm Locked in Legal Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from The Real Deal, CBMIA, a company that is planning on opening up a new restaurant in Miami Beach, has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against its construction firm, U.S. Construction Corp. (USCC). In response, USCC has filed a countersuit that also alleges breach of contract. CBMIA blames USCC for… Read More »

Pike & Lustig Opens Miami Office

By Michael Pike |

Pike and Lustig, LLP is proud to announce the opening of its Miami office!  The firm’s new office is located at 777 Brickell Avenue,  Suite 500 Miami, Florida, 33131.

Three Debt Relief Companies Have Been Fined and Shut Down for Defrauding Customers

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On January 24th, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Florida Office of the Attorney General announced against sanctions against three debt relief companies. The companies, Consumers Assistance, LLC, Consumer Assistance Project, Corp, and Palermo Global, LLC, were fined a total in excess of  $2.3 million. All three companies have also been permanently… Read More »

Florida Court of Appeal Reverses Entry of Summary Judgment in Contract Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In the case of Sean Lucey and the Lucey Corporation v. 1010 Logic Inc, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal found that the circuit court erroneously entered a finding of summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff. Here, we explore the background of this case and discuss what summary judgment is and why… Read More »

Paul McCartney Files Proactive Copyright Claim Against Sony/ATV

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Rolling Stone, Beatles singer Paul McCartney has filed a federal copyright lawsuit against Sony/ATV in order to proactively confirm his ownership of several Beatles songs, including ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Yesterday’. McCartney believes that the ownership of theses tracks should revert back to him in the fall of 2018. Sony’s path… Read More »

Florida Commercial Contract Disputes: What’s Actually in the Contract?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In today’s world, business moves quickly. Often, the realities of the market require companies to enter into commercial transaction without ever sitting down and drafting a contract. In many cases, the two companies will send each other form contracts and simply move forward with the transaction. On the one hand, this is good as… Read More »

Selling Your Business? Why You Should Consult With a Lawyer

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Not only is selling a business is a big decision, it is also a highly complex transaction. Indeed, a person who is buying or selling a business should move forward in the process only by first seeking guidance from an experienced business law attorney as well as an accountant. Here, we explain how a… Read More »

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