How to Protect Business Assets When Essential Employees Leave

When essential employees leave your business for one reason or another, it can be difficult to adapt in many ways. Arguably the most important way is to protect your assets properly. Intellectual property such as patents, copyrights, trademarks and the like must be safeguarded or your business is exposed to huge amounts of risk. Gone are the days of businesses worrying about employees leaving with high-value material Read More

How to Keep Your Not For Profit Thriving

To keep your not for profit thriving you must place principles before personalities, craft organization charts and job descriptions carefully, separate personal interests and charitable purposes as well as follow corporate formalities. Not for profits accomplish different goals than for profit organizations, but they are still exposed to many of the same risks. Thereby, without following the proper procedures not for Read More

Choosing Between a Corporation and a LLC

The Business Formation Question: Corporation or LLC Is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) better form for your business than a corporation? The advantage of a Limited Liability Company is it allows management flexibility, and has potential tax benefits for the members. In addition like the name states a LLC limits the business owner’s personal liability. In short a LLC allows your business to have the limited personal Read More

New Jersey Turnpike Sues A Florida Keys Pizza Place

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has filed a trademark infringement suit against a pizza parlor in the Florida Keys. The turnpike has sued Plantation Key’s Jersey Boardwalk Pizza. This interesting business law matter outside of the Miami area pits a local pizza against a major governmental agency thousands of miles away. Similar Logos and Trademarks The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has sued the pizza parlor Read More

Stalled Airport Project May Lead to Suit Against Miami-Dade

Contractor Odebrecht USA has stated that it may sue Miami-Dade County, which runs Miami International Airport, for long delays in planned upgrades to the MIA airport. The city has been planning new commercial development around the airport for six years, but nothing has gotten off the ground. The contractor feels that it has been misled by the city over the years and has wasted millions of dollars in pursuing the Read More

Small Business Administration Changes the Definition of a Small Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced new definitions for small businesses that may add an additional 8,500 businesses as “small businesses” overnight when the rule goes into effect on July 14, 2014. 500 Industries Affected The Small Business Administration is modifying its definitions of a small business depending on the particular industry. Each industry is measured using different standards. Some Read More

Insider Trading 2.0?

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently called high-frequency trading “Insider Trading 2.0.” Alternatively, the director of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo Wright, feels differently about the new stock trading practice. She has explicitly said that it is not unlawful insider trading. The contrasting ideas of two powerful Federal regulators is somewhat surprising. The differences in opinions between Read More

Miami’s Business Atmosphere Attracts Venture Capitalists

Miami is a major incubator of new businesses and has been called the most entrepreneurial city in the U.S. Miami’s position as a city with a highly unique culture, very diverse population, and connections to Latin America, make it both a highly appealing place to start a business. But these factors are also daunting from a business law perspective as businesses must navigate a complex web of local regulations as well Read More

What Can a Miami Business Lawyer Do For A Small Business?

The business world is a competitive, complex jungle. No one knows that better than the thousands of small business owners in Miami. Those who run companies of various sizes appreciate how difficult it is to control costs, grow revenues, and generally try to stay afloat. Through it all, there are complex rules and regulations to abide and the constant risk of dispute between other businesses, customers, or employees. Read More

Explaining the New LLC Rules in Florida

On June 14, 2013, Governor Rick Scott signed into law a new set of rules on the formation of Limited Liability Companies, or LLCs, in Florida. For new and existing LLCs in the state, it may be necessary to consult a business attorney to provide guidance on this new law to get a better understanding of what will change when the law goes into effect on January 1, 2014. LLCs in existence before January 1, 2014 can Read More