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When It Comes To Minors, You Can Be Liable For What’s On Your Website

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Let’s say that you have a website that has some component of social media or social interaction. Perhaps your website invites comments or commentary. Not all of that commentary will be helpful—in fact, much of it will be harmful, especially when it comes to minors. Could you be liable if a minor harms himself… Read More »

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Law Makes It Easier To Use Contractors During State Emergencies

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Emergencies happen all the time, especially in Florida, where we tend to get hurricanes, which can lead to local and state emergencies. Of course, other emergencies happen as well, such as earthquakes or pandemics. When they happen, businesses can be short staffed. Problems With Emergency Hiring One of the reasons that businesses may be… Read More »

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Don’t Get Sued For Sending Text Messages

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Do you send text messages to customers as part of your business? If you are, be very careful—you could be setting yourself up for liability and lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) which prohibits a whole range of activities, such as calls to landlines, calls to cell phones, facsimiles and text messages…. Read More »

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Your Business Has Debts: Should You Negotiate Or File Business Bankruptcy?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Let’s say that your business is having problems with creditors. So many problems that you start to wonder if maybe a business bankruptcy is right for you. Before you jump into that drastic step, there are things you should know about business bankruptcies. Business Bankruptcy What happens to your business when you file for… Read More »

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What Is A SaaS Agreement?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In many cases, your business may use business that your business doesn’t own. This is usually done through licensing. But today, much of the software that we use is in the cloud, or online, which, although similar, is not exactly the same as licensing software. Whether you are a company using software, or a… Read More »

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What Is A Registered Agent?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you’ve registered a corporation at any point, you’ve probably noticed that you have to designate a registered agent. In fact, you may have had a registered agent for many years, and maybe not even have known who it was or what your registered agent is even supposed to do for you. What Does… Read More »

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Mistakes Businesses Make On Social Media

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Social media is everywhere, and it is a valuable tool in promoting your business. But it’s also sometimes abused. It’s easy to make mistakes on social media—here’s some to avoid. Taking Posts Down Before we get to the things that businesses often do wrong on social media, many people ask, “can’t I just take… Read More »

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What Must Be Disclosed To You If You Purchase A Franchise?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you are thinking of buying a business, you may be considering a franchise. Many franchises have well known names, and established business models, making them ideal—you don’t need a lot of experience, many train you in the business, and many items, like promotional materials and marketing, are provided for you. When and if… Read More »

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Hurricane Season 2022: What You Need To Do Legally To Protect Your Family Financially

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

By Daniel Lustig, Attorney and Partner, Pike & Lustig LLP Hurricane season begins on June 1 and this year forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are once again predicting above-average hurricane activity this year, making it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. NOAA’s outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which extends until November 30,… Read More »

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Florida’s New Receiver Laws And Commercial Foreclosures

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Often, when lenders have an interest in commercial property, they are concerned that the property will be damaged, or mismanaged. The lender has an interest in the property given that the property is the lender’s security for the loan. Concerns a Foreclosing Lender May Have When a business defendant is in foreclosure, and the… Read More »

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