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Monthly Archives: April 2021

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Protecting Yourself From The Other Side’s Bankruptcy

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you are about to contract with someone else or another company, you may want to make sure that the other side fulfills its contractual obligations. Yes, you can put in the contract any penalty you want (within reason), and can sue if the other side doesn’t abide by their obligations…but what about bankruptcy?… Read More »

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The Corporate Transparency Act Is Coming

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Federal law is set to change, and the changes will put new burdens on privately owned companies. This is rare, as usually federal regulations monitor and regulate public companies. Disclosures of Owners and Those in Control The new law, called the Corporate Transparency Act, will require private companies to disclose to the government the… Read More »

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What Makes A Good Personal Injury Lawyer?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Trying to find the best personal injury lawyer for you can be an overwhelming feeling. You’ve already gone through personal trauma and may be dealing with medical bills, loss of income and the inability to take care of your family. Therefore, knowing exactly who to trust when it comes to dealing with your personal… Read More »

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April Is National Alcohol Awareness Month

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Car accidents are one of the most common personal injury law cases. Whether it be a simple rear-ender or something much more serious, injuries can be sustained in any automobile accident ranging from minor to major. Unfortunately, in the state of Florida, 26% of fatal car accidents are caused by drunk driving. Therefore, it’s… Read More »

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How a Buyout Agreement Can Help You Avoid a Partnership Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The sudden loss of a partner—whether because of sudden death/disability or unexpected retirement—can cause serious problems for a business. During this transitional period, the risk of dispute is especially high. A type of contract called a ‘buyout agreement’ or ‘buy/sell agreement’ can provide much needed clarity and protection. Here, our West Palm Beach partnership… Read More »

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How to Deal With the Early Stages of a Shareholder Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Shareholder disputes can arise for a wide range of different reasons—from fundamental disagreements about the current direction of the company to allegations of serious misconduct by a corporate officer, corporate director, or the majority shareholder. With shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, and other internal business disputes, a proactive approach is always best. There are steps… Read More »

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Civil RICO Lawsuit: Closed-Ended Continuity vs. Open-Ended Continuity

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Although RICO cases are often associated with criminal activity, plaintiffs can file a civil lawsuit under federal and state RICO laws. Civil RICO claims are notoriously complex. Among other things, you must prove that a defendant engaged in a “pattern” of unlawful racketeering activity to bring a successful civil RICO lawsuit. In order to… Read More »

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The Difference Between Nonprofits, and For Profit Companies

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you are thinking about starting a nonprofit organization, you may think that it’s just like a private business, only for a charitable purpose. But there are a lot of differences between for profit companies and nonprofit companies, and even differences amongst the kinds of nonprofit companies themselves. Making Money is OK To dispel… Read More »

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Pike & Lustig Wins in Appellate Court: Circuit Court Judge’s Ruling Reversed

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In the case of Thomas G. Hinners, Mary J. Wamser and Florida Affordable Housing, Inc. (Appellants) v. Brian J. Hinners (Appellee) in Florida’s District Court of Appeal’s 4th District, Pike & Lustig Partners Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig represented the Appellants in their request to reverse the judge’s ruling on their case in circuit… Read More »

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What is a Fiduciary Duty?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When one party owes a fiduciary duty to another, that party can be sued for violating that fiduciary duty. The existence of a fiduciary duty can mean that one party has a heightened obligation to care for, or keep the person’s word, towards the other party. But what is a fiduciary duty? Do you… Read More »

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