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Fiduciary Duties In A Corporate Law Environment

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We know that if you sign a contract, you owe some kind of duty or obligation to the other side. The same holds true if there’s a law that says that there is a duty, such as the duties that attorneys or doctors may have to their patients or clients. But can you be… Read More »

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Laches: When A Lawsuit Is Filed Timely, But Also Too Late

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Here’s a piece of advice that you probably hear often: File your claim now! Don’t let the statute of limitations on your lawsuit expire! But you don’t give much thought to this advice, because when you have legal claims, you file them within the statute of limitations. Depending on the claim, statutes of limitations… Read More »

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Where Can Your Business Be Sued? More Places Than You Think

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You may be worried about whether your business can be sued and how, and those are legitimate concerns. But have you ever wondered where your business can be sued? Do not assume that because you may have a Florida business, that you can only be sued in Florida. Your potential exposure area can be… Read More »

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Your Business Can Get In Trouble For Accidental Infringement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Have you ever noticed that when you refer to many products, you call them by their brand names? For example, a tissue is a “Kleenex,” or jewelry is in a “Tiffany’s” setting or a shirt is a “Polo shirt?” Using those terms may be OK for you to do in everyday life, but using… Read More »

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Succession Planning: What Happens To Your Business When You’re Gone?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We often ask ourselves a lot of questions about our business. We ask what the best way to run the business is, what decisions should we make, or what products or services should the business offer. But there’s one question that a lot of people don’t ask: What will happen to my business when… Read More »

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Class Actions: The Logic Behind Them, And Defending Against Them

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Class action lawsuits get a lot of attention, mostly because of the sizable verdicts or settlements that often come from them. But what is the logic behind class action lawsuits? And if you’re a business how can you avoid them or defend against them? Why Do Class Action Lawsuits Even Exist? The best way… Read More »

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Text Message Or SMS Marketing: Staying Safe

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You want to drive customers to your business. What better way to do that than to text message them? Send them texts about promotions, announcements, sales, information—text messaging is direct, immediate, and you’re guaranteed to have customers’ attention. Except there’s one problem. Doing text message (or SMS) marketing the wrong way can get your… Read More »

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What Is Tortious Interference With Contract?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Business can be cutthroat. A lot of times, being successful means stealing clients or customers from the competition. It may seem counterintuitive then, to find out that you can be sued for stealing customers—after all, that’s the free-market, American way, isn’t it? Isn’t competition and the right of consumers to contract with whoever they… Read More »

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What Is False Advertising And Can You Get In Trouble For It?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Most of us don’t set out to mislead anyone, or to make false representations about our business or our product. In most cases, when businesses get in trouble for false advertising, it is the result of an accident, or simply not knowing the line between “puffery,” and making actual false statements. What Constitutes False… Read More »

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Counties Need Proof To Support Taxation Valuations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As you likely know, if you or your business own property in Florida, the county will assess a property tax on your property. That tax is based on the county’s valuation of your property. In many cases, the business owner and the county may have differing opinions on what the value of property is…. Read More »

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