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Understanding Contract Law: What is an Integration Clause?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Contracts are at the foundation of modern business. Many companies rely on their commercial agreements. A well-drafted contract can be the difference between a successful, continued business relationship and a nasty dispute. Companies get into disputes over commercial agreements for a wide range of different reasons. In many cases, there is confusion over what… Read More »

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Lawsuit: Florida Massage Franchise Location ‘Hid’ Sexual Abuse

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, the Sun Sentinel filed a report on a very disturbing case arising out of South Florida. According to allegations raised in a recent lawsuit filed in a court in Palm Beach County, several female customers of Massage Envy, the largest chain of franchise massage spas in the entire country, were victims of sexual… 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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Five Tips for First-Time Business Owners in South Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Starting a new business is exciting. You may be able to build something that can support your family and provide for your community for decades to come. Of course, building a new business can also be extremely challenging. To succeed in the business world, dedicated entrepreneurs must be ready to tackle these challenges. At… Read More »

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Understanding the Basics of Contract Interpretation in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In many cases, contract disputes arise over the meaning or implications of the terms in the agreement. Interpreting a contract is not always as simple as reading and applying the terms of the page. There are many complex issues that must be addressed. To the best of their ability, Florida courts attempt to determine… Read More »

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Florida Business Law: What You Need to Know About Statutory Conversions

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In order to thrive, a business needs the proper legal foundation. Legal form is an important thing for entrepreneurs to consider when creating a new company. Some businesses work best as a partnership, others as a limited liability company (LLC). You need the appropriate structure for your business. Of course, by nature, business is… 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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What You Need to Know About Buy-Sell Agreements

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Do you own all or part of a small or midsized business? If so, you should have a carefully drafted buy-sell agreement in place to protect your best interests. Indeed, without this type of agreement in place, your personal and business interests could be placed at substantial risk. You need a buy-sell agreement to… Read More »

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Four Reasons Your Non-Compete Agreement Could Be Invalid In Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Many companies in Florida use non-compete agreements to help protect important confidential information relating to their business. When used properly, a non-compete contract is a very valuable legal too. However, all business owners and managers must understand that Florida courts will look at non-compete contracts with a skeptical eye. In fact, the terms of… Read More »

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Florida Breach of Contract: Liquidated Damages

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When your business makes a contract with another party, you are placing a great deal of faith in that party. If they do not live up to their end of the bargain, your business could sustain serious financial damage as a result. Florida law seeks to remedy this issue by allowing non-breaching parties to… Read More »

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