7 Essential Qualities of Forward-Thinking Companies

When an entrepreneur builds a business, most of them do so with the future in mind. They want to build something that will be successful and stand the test of time. They want to breed growth and longevity—not to mention make money. After all, being told that your company is “stuck in the past” isn’t exactly a compliment, and competition in the business world is fierce. For every Apple or Google, there are Read More

3 Significant Benefits of Arbitration

Arbitration is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) whereby the interested parties refer their issue to an arbitrator—usually just one but sometimes a tribunal—who will review the evidence and listen to each party’s case in a relatively informal hearing, and then make a decision regarding the dispute. As with all forms of ADR, arbitration is a means of resolving a dispute outside of the courtroom and a Read More

5 Signs Your Company Should Pursue Litigation

Deciding to enter into litigation in order to resolve a dispute is a major decision for most businesses. There are numerous forms of legal dispute resolution available, such as alternative methods like mediation or arbitration, and litigation is generally the most aggressive and potentially risky option. But sometimes it can be the only means for achieving the resolution you desire. So how do you know if Read More

Where to Find Legal Help for Your Business

Owning your own business can be extremely rewarding… as well as very daunting. From the very start, there are legal issues that a business owner must attend to. Even if you don’t have issues to deal with peruse, there are still questions you may have that require the help of someone with knowledge in business legalities. Perhaps you are just starting out, and need legal advice on incorporating your business. Or Read More

Does Divorcing My Partner Also Mean Divorcing My Business?

Regardless of whether it was six years ago or sixteen years ago, you made a decision. You made the decision to get married to someone. This “special someone” at one point was the light of your life and the light of your world, your other half—or your “better half” or even your “best friend”. But then it all changed Suddenly this significant other—your spouse—became a stranger or became working against you Read More

What to Look for in a Good Miami Business Attorney

Regardless of the size of your business, having a good business attorney can be a great asset. Much larger companies even employ their own attorneys full time as in-house counsel, but small and medium-sized companies may not have that luxury.   Businesses that are just starting out rarely have the resources available to employ a full-time attorney. That means that they must choose an attorney who will Read More

How to Find a Good Coral Gables Corporate Lawyer

You may think that there are lawyers everywhere, but good lawyers are hard to come by. If you want a lawyer that works in a particular area, then you may struggle even more to find someone that fits your needs. Finding a lawyer isn’t always about who you talk to, but it’s what you ask him or her before hiring. Below are a few suggestions on how to find a good Coral Gables corporate lawyer. 1. Ask Read More

Getting Smart with Your Business Contract

Contracts are highly complex documents. If they are drafted properly, they are legally binding and can have far-reaching ramifications for your business. It is always to your advantage to get deals in writing, however, you should hire the services of a business contract lawyer instead of drafting your own because one innocent miswording could cost your company thousands. What is a Contract in Legal Terms? A Read More

How to Properly Terminate an Employee

You have an employee on your hands with definite performance concerns…and even a bigger problem now: You need to terminate their employment. Today business owners are more cautious about terminations – especially because they never know what will come back to them. If you have an employee you need to terminate, you may want to take a few extra steps to ensure that your employee termination is solid – and Read More

10 Critical Things to Consider Before Signing a Construction Contract

A construction contract is between you and your client. Because you are creating an agreement, you want to make sure you protect your business – as well as the customer. The contract should spell out the project scope, address all customer expectations, your duties and expectations as the service provider, and any responsibilities on behalf of the client. While drafting a contract may be boring, it is Read More