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Category Archives: Commercial Litigation

Attorneys Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig in the Daily Business Review “After South Florida’s Lawyer’s Suicide, Fight Over Alleged Misappropriated Funds”

By Michael Pike |

Connecticut-based Twin City Fire Insurance Co., an affiliate of the Hartford Financial Services Group, has filed a federal lawsuit in Florida denying any liability for former West Palm Beach lawyer Leonel R. Plasencia, who killed himself in 2017, allegedly before turning over settlement money owed to clients in a personal injury case. Michael J…. Read More »

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Florida Commercial Law: What is a Business Tort?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A business tort (also known as an economic tort) is a wrongful act that arises out of a business transaction or business relationship. If a company sustained significant financial losses as a result of the wrongful conduct of another party, that company may have a valid civil claim for damages. At Pike & Lustig,… Read More »

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Four Things You Should Do Before You Sign a Business Contract

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Contracts are the cornerstone of modern commercial relationships. A business that relies on well-crafted, properly executed agreements is a business that is far more likely to thrive in the current economic environment. Unfortunately, many Florida companies run into serious problems with their contracts. One of the biggest mistakes business owners and operators make involves… Read More »

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Florida Construction Liens: Defining the Last Day that Work Was Performed

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A construction lien (also called a ‘contractor’s lien’ or ‘mechanic’s lien’) is a powerful collection debt tool. If a construction company has not been paid for its work or materials, it can place a lien against the property that was created or improved. In placing a construction lien, there are many different legal requirements… Read More »

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Florida House Approves Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On March 1st, 2018, the Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed a major ethics reform bill. HB 7007 is designed to prevent and punish sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. These proposed reforms follow a string of high-profile sexual abuse and sexual misconduct allegations that have come to light this year, both inside and outside… Read More »

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Consumer Fraud Alert: Scammers are Targeting Hurricane Victims

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Through late September, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been rough. Several major storms have already made landfall in the United States and the Caribbean, including Hurricane Irma, which hit the state of Florida. Sadly, in the confusion of the storm’s aftermath, some unscrupulous actors are attempting to take advantage of hurricane victims. The… Read More »

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Commercial Litigation Report: Year in Review

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Lex Machina, a leading data analytics firm, recently released its 2017 Commercial Litigation Report. The report is designed to highlight developments and trends in the world of business law, through the comprehensive review of all of the commercial cases that have been filed in United States District Courts. Notably, the researchers found that the… Read More »

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What are Teaming Agreements?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A teaming agreement, also sometimes referred to as a teaming arrangement, is a deal between two or more parties that allows them to make a joint bind on a contract. This type of agreement is most often used by contractors that are seeking a large government contract; through, a teaming agreement or joint venture… Read More »

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Pike & Lustig Opens Miami Office

By Michael Pike |

Pike and Lustig, LLP is proud to announce the opening of its Miami office!  The firm’s new office is located at 777 Brickell Avenue,  Suite 500 Miami, Florida, 33131.

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Florida Commercial Contract Disputes: What’s Actually in the Contract?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In today’s world, business moves quickly. Often, the realities of the market require companies to enter into commercial transaction without ever sitting down and drafting a contract. In many cases, the two companies will send each other form contracts and simply move forward with the transaction. On the one hand, this is good as… Read More »

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