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Paul McCartney Files Proactive Copyright Claim Against Sony/ATV

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Rolling Stone, Beatles singer Paul McCartney has filed a federal copyright lawsuit against Sony/ATV in order to proactively confirm his ownership of several Beatles songs, including ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Yesterday’. McCartney believes that the ownership of theses tracks should revert back to him in the fall of 2018. Sony’s path… Read More »

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What are Subsidiary Companies?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A subsidiary company is any company that is majority owned and controlled by another firm. Many well known businesses and brands are actually subsidiaries. For example, PepsiCo, the multi-billion dollar snack and beverage giant, itself owns many other famous brands. In fact, in the late 1990s PepsiCo purchased the Florida founded brand Tropicana. Big… Read More »

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Did You Provide Labor or Materials for a Construction Project Without Receiving Payment?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You have legal options available. Florida law provides contractors with considerable tools to seek fair compensation for the labor and materials that they have provided to a construction project. While all standard contract rights also still apply, other legal options are available as well. Specifically, you may be able to get a construction lien… Read More »

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How Can You Protect Your Property From a Construction Lien?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A construction lien, also known as a mechanic’s lien, is a security interest in a property. Contractors, subcontractors and individuals who provide materials or labor in an effort to improve a property may be able to seek a construction lien under certain circumstances. Specifically, if these parties did not receive full and fair payment… Read More »

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Are You Starting a New Business in Florida? Read This

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

There are few things more exciting than starting a brand new business. The possibilities are endless. After all, it has been reported that even major companies like Google, Apple, and Nike got their start in a garage. In order to set up a business that will be able to thrive, you need to give… Read More »

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Is Your Florida Business Being Sued? Here is What You Should Do Next

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

While individuals rarely face civil lawsuits, companies can potentially face legal action for a wide variety of different reasons. In fact, a company may be sued by a customer, an employee, a vendor or even a competitor. If your business is facing a lawsuit, it is normal to feel stressed out and overwhelmed. However,… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About the American Arbitration Association (AAA)

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The American Arbitration Association is a not-for-profit organization that handles alternative dispute resolution. This includes both arbitration and mediation. Both forms of dispute resolution can be useful tools for Florida businesses that are facing a potential legal dispute. If you have any questions or concerns about about the AAA, or alternative dispute resolution in… Read More »

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Breach of Contract: What Happens Next?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Contracts are a critical part of productive business relationships. When you form a business contract, you have the reasonable expectation that the other party will live up to their end up the bargain. Unfortunately, sometimes another party will breach their contract obligations. If your business has had a contract breached, you need to take… Read More »

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Construction Failure: Design Professional Malpractice

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Construction projects often involve design professionals such as architects, engineers or structural consultants. When hired, these professionals have a legal duty to provide services that fully meet the legal standard of care. If a construction failure occurs, a dispute can arise over whether or not this issue was caused by a design professional breaching… Read More »

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Important Elements of a Shareholders’ Agreement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A shareholders’ agreement is a business contract that details the rights and obligations of the stakeholders of a corporation. The agreement is the foundation of a successful business arrangement. It also protects your business interests. If your shareholders’ agreement is inadequate, it could lead to future disputes or to you losing out on your… Read More »

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