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Does an LLC Provide Protection to the Business Owner?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Are you considering forming a limited liability company (LLC) in Florida. If so, you may be wondering: Does an LLC actually provide real liability protection to the business owner? The answer is “yes”—one of the primary benefits of an LLC is that it offers tangible and reliable liability protection. Your LLC’s assets and liabilities… Read More »

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Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Businesses Abruptly Shut Down By Local Government in Florida in Tax Dispute—Case Will Move Forward

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Bloomberg Law, a federal appellate court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, has reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit businesses filed against a local government in Florida. Lauderhill—a city in Broward County—had reportedly “abruptly” shut down businesses for delinquent taxes. The private businesses will not be allowed… Read More »

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Apple Settles Shareholder Lawsuit for Nearly $500 Million (CEO Comments)

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On March 15th, 2024, Reuters reported that Apple has reached a nearly $500 million settlement agreement in a shareholder dispute. The dispute in question arose after CEO Tim Cook’s comments regarding the company’s relationship with China. Mr. Cook is accused of misrepresenting the company’s iPhone sales volume in the massive market. Here, our Miami… Read More »

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What Evidence Can Be Used to Prove Damages in a Contract Dispute?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Did your business suffer losses due to a breach of contract? Whether it was a vendor, supplier, customer, or any other party, you have the right to hold them accountable for a civil claim. You will need to prove your damages as part of the legal claims process. This raises an important question: What… Read More »

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Can You Settle a Partnership Dispute After Litigation has Already Started?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Are you deep into a business partnership dispute? Even if litigation has already started, you can still reach a settlement. Here, our West Palm Beach partnership dispute attorney explains how settlement could still be an option even if litigation has already started in your case. What Does it Mean to Start Litigation?  That you… Read More »

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Locked in a Business Contract Dispute? How Commercial Mediation Can Help

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Are you locked in a business contract dispute? Do not assume that the only way to resolve the case is going to court. Mediation can be a great tool for contract disputes. Here, our Miami business law attorney explains how commercial mediation can be a great option to resolve a contract dispute. What is… Read More »

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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Defending an FDUTPA Lawsuit from a Customer/Client

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act allows customers/clients to take legal action against a business. Through an FDUTPA lawsuit, a plaintiff may be entitled to compensation for “actual damages” that they suffered as part of a company’s deceptive or otherwise unfair commercial practices. If your company is facing an FDUTPA lawsuit? A… Read More »

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Should You Consult With an Attorney Before Signing a Partnership Agreement?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Are you preparing to form a business partnership in Florida? While not required by law, it is strongly recommended that you have a professionally drafted, written partnership agreement. You should always consult with an experienced business law attorney before signing a partnership agreement. In this article, you will find an overview of five key… Read More »

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Can You Defend a Breach of Contract on the Grounds that Other Party Did Not Suffer Damages?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Is your company facing allegations of breach of contract? A proactive approach is a must. You do not want to fall behind your counterparty. Facing a breach of contract claim is stressful and frustrating—especially so if you are convinced that the other party suffered no actual harm. This raises an important question: Can you… Read More »

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Don’t Make These Mistakes in Your Breach of Contract Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Sometimes, you just know that a contract is about to be breached. Something about the other party’s words, behavior, or absence of either, tips you off that there’s a really good chance that the other side is not going to or willing to carry out its obligations under the contract. But before you rush… Read More »

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