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Category Archives: Business Litigation

SCorp

What is an S Corporation?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you are a small business owner, it may make sense to seek S corp tax status for your company. For many small and mid-sized companies, S corporation status offers important advantages, including the ability to solicit outside investment, permanent existence, protection from liability, and potential tax savings. Are you considering making your Florida… Read More »

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Discovery and Business Disputes: What You Should Know

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Discovery is a pre-trial process during which parties to a lawsuit are required to exchange material information with one and other. If you or your company is involved in the early stages of business litigation in Florida, you need to know how discovery works. It is an important part of successfully resolving a case…. Read More »

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2020 Brings Changes in Florida’s County Courts

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Going to court isn’t really fun for anyone, not even those of us that are paid to be there! Seas of red tape among hard wooden chairs, old carpets and drab walls are never where anyone wants to spend their mornings. But with the coming of the new year, there’s actually some good news…. Read More »

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Business Law: What is a Letter of Intent (LOI)?

By Michael Pike |

Commercial transactions between businesses can be complicated. While contracts are extremely useful, it does take a lot of effort to negotiate and draft a reliable agreement. No one wants to waste their time negotiating with a company when a deal simply cannot be made. To address this potential problems, companies will often agree to… Read More »

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Motorized Scooter Company Loses Lawsuit Against Panama City Beach—Motorized Scooter Rental Ban Set to Go Into Effect Next Year

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 13th, 2019, the First District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida upheld Panama City Beach’s impending ban on motorized scooters. In the case of Classy Cycles, Inc. vs Panama City Beach, the appeals court determined that the local government did indeed possess the legal authority to restrict the rental of… Read More »

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ContractBreach

Contract Law: What is Substantial Performance?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Substantial performance is a contract law doctrine that allows parties to be paid under a contract and to retain the benefit of a contract even if they technically failed to comply with the precise terms of the agreement. In other words, substantial performance, while it is not full and complete performance, is sometimes enough… Read More »

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What is Business Defamation and Can My Company Recover Compensation for Damages?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A company’s reputation is core to its commercial viability. False and/or malicious statements by a third party could cause serious financial harm to a business. In some cases, these types of statements may rise to the level of actionable legal defamation. Here, our West Palm Beach business litigation attorneys explain the basics of a… Read More »

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BusAgree

Florida Appeals Court Awards Former Condo Owner Attorneys’ Fees After the Condo Association Failed to Prosecute its Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 6th, 2019, the Fourth District Court of Appeals for the state of Florida ruled in favor of a former condo owner in a dispute over attorneys’ fees. In the case of Victor Tison v. Clairmont Condominium F Association, Inc, the appeals court determined that former condo owner was still entitled to recover… Read More »

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Breach of Contract Claims: The Foreseeability Standard

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Unfortunately, parties do not always follow through with the terms of their commercial agreements. A breach of contract can cause significant financial harm to the non-breaching party. Under Florida law, individuals and businesses can hold a defendant legally liable for damages related to a breach of contract. What damages are recoverable in a breach… Read More »

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BusinessLawyer

Can You Use Promissory Notes to Fund Your Business?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Businesses often need access to capital — especially when they are just starting out. In Florida, there are a number of different methods that companies can use to obtain financing. One of the most straightforward and efficient financing options for small and mid-sized firms are called promissory notes. Here, our West Palm Beach business… Read More »

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