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Jury Awards Real Estate Investor $3.5 Million in Shareholder Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from The Real Deal, a jury has awarded a California real estate investor named Arturo Rubenstein $3.5 million in financial compensation for damages that he suffered in a shareholder dispute. The award came after the jury determined that his shareholder rights were violated when he was improperly “muscled out” of a… Read More »

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Five Tips to Help You Painlessly Dissolve a Partnership in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Even the best of business partnerships may eventually need to come to an end. Dissolving a partnership is a complex process — there are many different potential pitfalls that must be avoided. The good news is that there are steps that you can take to protect your legal rights and financial interests as you… Read More »

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How to Resolve a 50/50 Shareholder Dispute in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

While it may be the correct choice for some entrepreneurs, going into a 50/50 partnership with another person creates some risks. For obvious reasons, a 50/50 shareholder dispute or 50/50 partnership dispute can be especially difficult to resolve. If you are currently locked into a 50/50 shareholder dispute, it is imperative that you take… Read More »

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Stuck in a Partnership Dispute? Here are the Top Four Mistakes You Should Avoid

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A partnership is one of the most common types of business structures. Forming one can be an effective way for a business to grow and prosper. Of course, business partnerships are ultimately relationships between people. Similar to any other type of relationship, disputes happen. If you are in a disagreement with a business partner,… Read More »

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What is a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A limited liability partnership (LLP) is the preferred legal structure for many businesses in South Florida. It is a legal entity that allows business partners to put some limits on their personal liability. Here, our top-rated West Palm Beach partnership law attorneys provide an overview of the most important things that you need to… Read More »

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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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What is a Joint Venture?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

There may come a time when your company has an opportunity to collaborate with another firm in order to work together to achieve a common commercial goal. In these cases, companies often form ‘joint ventures’ in order to most effectively complete their business objectives. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, our Miami business law attorneys… Read More »

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Four Tips for a Successful Business Partnership

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you are going into business with another person, you need to be sure that you have put the right structure in place for your business partnership. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, partnerships fail due to poor planning. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, we have extensive experience handling business law issues related to… Read More »

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Never Signed a Partnership Agreement? You Might Still Be in A Legal Partnership

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Across Florida, many people choose to set up their business as a partnership. A partnership is a ‘pass through’ entity that offers major advantages in many situations. While most business owners are broadly familiar with the idea of a partnership, many are not aware of the fact that a legally valid partnership can be… Read More »

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Resolving a Partnership Dispute: Requesting an Accounting

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Disputes between business partners can sometimes turn ugly. Relatively minor issues can spiral into much larger problems, and the business relationship can suffer as a result. A dispute can become costly and all around counterproductive. A legal strategy known as an ‘accounting’ can potentially help you reach a resolution in your partnership dispute. If… Read More »

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