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What Is A Letter Of Intent And Is It Enforceable?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In law and business, agreements to agree are more common than you may think. It may seem silly to have an agreement to agree on something later on—after all, how do you know what you will or won’t agree to later on, until you actually see what you are going to be asked to… Read More »

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What Are Businesses’ Liability For Personal Injuries?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Most states have laws that hold business owners to a relatively high standard of care in terms of maintaining a safe environment. Generally, business owners have an obligation to keep property in a reasonably safe condition to avoid injuries to customers or other individuals on property. Duties include regular inspections of the property to… Read More »

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Should Florida Raise The Statute Of Limitations For A Personal Injury Case?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Florida guidelines for the statute of limitations on personal injury cases currently extend for up to four years, meaning a personal injury victim has that amount of time to file a lawsuit after sustaining an injury. However, the 4-year time frame can also be altered in certain situations, not all of which necessarily benefit… Read More »

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Understanding The Positions And Terms Of A Basic Corporation

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Officers, owners, managers, shareholders, directors…they all seem like words that get thrown around every time anybody talks about companies. But what do they mean? What are the roles in a typical corporation? Of course, each is pretty detailed, but a quick summary about what these titles mean can give you some basics on how… Read More »

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Partnership Disputes In Florida: What Is An Accounting?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Partnership disputes can be some of the most challenging commercial disputes to resolve. While business partners are supposed to be on the same team, they may not always see eye-to-eye. When a disagreement grows into a full blown dispute it can cause real damage to the partnership. In Florida, business partners may be able… Read More »

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Shareholder Disputes: What Is A SPAC?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On July 13th, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the settlement of charges involving a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company). It is one of the first times that the federal agency has taken successful enforcement action in a case involving a SPAC. Special purpose acquisition companies have boomed in recent years—and officials… Read More »

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Civil RICO Lawsuits, Enterprises, And Sole Proprietorships: What You Need To Know

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In order to bring a successful civil RICO claim under federal law or Florida state law, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant(s) acted as part of an “enterprise.” An enterprise is a commercial association with a “fundamental structure” that has the following three characteristics: A genuine relationship between all parties named; An association… Read More »

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The Basics Of Licensing Agreements

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You’ve probably heard of licensing agreements. But what are they? And how can they be helpful to your business? Why Use Licensing Agreements? Unlike selling something on your own—such as software, or intellectual property—you give someone else permission to use it or sell it, and you share, to some extent, in the profits. Licensing… Read More »

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Understanding Contractual Indemnity

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Indemnity clauses appear in all kinds of contracts. The word indemnity is commonly used in law, and in business—yet many businesses that enter into contracts have no idea what it means, or what the ramifications may be when the term is used. The best way to understand what an indemnity agreement is is by… Read More »

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Can An Employee Be Fired For Using Legal Medical Marijuana?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Medical marijuana is legal in Florida. But you may not want it in your business or in your workplace, for your own reasons. Certainly, you have the right to run your workplace as you see fit, within the confines of the law. On the other hand, can you legally fire someone who is using… Read More »

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