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Business Law in Florida: What is a Registered Agent?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

How do you set up a business in Florida? If you are going to set up a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC), then you will need a registered agent in the state. A registered agent is an individual that has been designated by the business to receive official legal documents. Here, our… Read More »

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Summary Judgment: You May Not Get Your Day in Court

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you have a business law case in court, you probably anticipate that if you want to, and if you don’t want to settle or drop the case beforehand, that you will have your case heard by a jury or at least a judge. After all, the legal system is designed so that all… Read More »

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How to Make Your NDA Enforceable

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Drafting a rock solid nondisclosure agreement can be vital to your business. It can be the difference between doing business safely, or having your important trade and business secrets, out in the open, for the public-and for competitors—to see and use. And with so many eyes (employees and contractors) on such sensitive information, an… Read More »

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What is a Non Circumvention Agreement?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you go into business with other people, whether in a partnership or some other business entity, the hope and assumption is that you are going into business with people you trust. That is, of course, not something to rely on—business agreements, contracts, bylaws, or management agreements are always vital in any business venture… Read More »

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Insurance Companies Can, and Do, Go Under-What Happens Next?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We rely on insurance not just in our daily lives, personally, but in our businesses as well. Insurance allows us to operate, allows us to live safely, and allows us to mitigate legal risk. But although we think of insurance companies as these unstoppable, invincible corporate figures, the truth is that insurance companies can,… Read More »

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Understanding the Business Dispute Between Daryl Hall and John Oates

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you grew up in the 80s, or are a fan of 80s music, there is one duo whose music is so ubiquitous, that their songs almost define the attitude and style of that generation: Daryl Hall and John Oates. But despite the fact that the two paired to form some of the most… Read More »

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How to Look Up a Florida Corporation with the State of Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Because we live in an age when buying things online is common—possibly, just as or more common than buying things in person—it has also become easier for scammers to take people’s money. Anybody with HTML skills or software, can create a website that looks legitimate. But how do you know when the company you… Read More »

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Trademarking a Smell-It’s Difficult, but it Can be Done

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Humans are visual creatures. And when it comes to intellectual property, be it copyrights or trademarks, we often think that IP is related to only what we can see. But our sense of smell tells us a lot also—and in fact, smell is so powerful that it is possible to actually trademark a scent… Read More »

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Preparing a Non-Party Witness: What Can A Lawyer Say and Not Say?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In almost any business litigation case, there are witnesses that are not parties to the case—that is, they are not clients of the attorneys in the case. They are neutral bystanders or others who have some evidence relevant to the issues in the lawsuit. When they are going to be deposed, or even before… Read More »

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Understanding Corporate Positions and Titles

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When it comes to companies, there are a lot of titles and positions that are talked about. They are often interchangeable; even people savvy in the legal and business world, confuse them, or use them haphazardly. But titles in the business legal world do mean a lot, and have very specific legal meaning. Here’s… Read More »

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