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Sales Tax on Non-Taxable Items in Retail and Office Leases: Commercial Lease Lawyers

Recently, a commercial tenant came to me concerned about a landlord having the nerve to charge sales tax on his share of electricity. It seems incredible but the landlord did exactly what the law requires as commercial lease lawyers will tell you. Tenants must pay sales tax on common area maintenance charges (“CAM”) required by […]

By |November 13th, 2012|Florida Attorney Blog|Comments Off on Sales Tax on Non-Taxable Items in Retail and Office Leases: Commercial Lease Lawyers

Tampa Business Lawyer Reviews When You Can Delete Business Records.

This year, the Florida Supreme Court adopted rules addressing discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”) in lawsuits. Electronic Discovery (“E-Discovery”) is how a Tampa Business Lawyer obtains ESI in business litigation.
Electronically Stored Information
As a Tampa Business Lawyer, in litigation I want to tell a story. Even better, I want to show it. I do this […]

By |November 13th, 2012|Florida Attorney Blog|Comments Off on Tampa Business Lawyer Reviews When You Can Delete Business Records.

Temporary Injunctions in Commercial Litigation – Careful what you ask for. You might get it.

You have a business dispute. Either the seller of the business you bought is directly competing against you after the closing or an ex-employee has gone to work for the competition taking trade secrets with him. First, hopefully you have a signed a Non-Compete Agreement. Now you have to evaluate certain risks in asking for […]

By |October 4th, 2012|Florida Attorney Blog|Comments Off on Temporary Injunctions in Commercial Litigation – Careful what you ask for. You might get it.

Social Media and Company Liability

Businesses are using social media more and more. Even small businesses have put time and effort into their social media profiles such as Facebook Pages, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+. The legal implications of social media mandate you have strict marketing goals governed by clear company policies.

Businesses are wise to adopt a social media policy to […]

By |July 24th, 2012|Florida Attorney Blog|Comments Off on Social Media and Company Liability

How to Protect and Copyright Your Web Content

Imitation, they say, is the greatest form of flattery. But ask a business owner if he would be happy to find out a competing company or ex-employee has copied the content of his website for their own. It is surely unfair after all your hard work to have someone simply take your business material. It […]

By |June 15th, 2012|Florida Attorney Blog|Comments Off on How to Protect and Copyright Your Web Content

Annual Minutes: The Importance of Corporate Formalities

While the failure to file the required Annual Report with the Division of Corporations will lead to administrative dissolution of the corporation, failure to keep at least Annual Minutes is a little less cut and dried. Annual Minutes are not required to be filed with the Division of Corporations. There is no penalty for failure […]

By |December 19th, 2011|Florida Attorney Blog|Comments Off on Annual Minutes: The Importance of Corporate Formalities

Florida Power of Attorney Law

Have you ever had the need for a Florida Power of Attorney? If you have lately then know that effective October 1, 2011, new requirements provided by the Florida Power of Attorney Act must be satisfied. Changes to existing law are not retroactive so if you have a Power of Attorney from before October 1, […]

By |November 11th, 2011|Florida Attorney Blog|Comments Off on Florida Power of Attorney Law

Florida Limited Liability Companies: How Limited is Your Liability?

A limited liability company (“LLC”) is a form of business entity available under the Florida Limited Liability Company Act. An LLC is controlled either by a Manager or by a Managing Member pursuant to the LLC “operating agreement.” Members hold their investment in an LLC in the form of membership interests.

Similar to S-Corporations and general […]

By |October 14th, 2011|Florida Attorney Blog|Comments Off on Florida Limited Liability Companies: How Limited is Your Liability?

Seven Reasons to Run Your Florida Business Out Of a Corporation

Florida is one of the leading states when it comes to new business formation according to State of Florida, Division of Corporations. There are a lot of variables and advantages to consider in incorporating your business. But Florida Corporations enjoy a lot of advantages compared to other forms of doing business.
By |July 4th, 2011|Florida Attorney Blog|Comments Off on Seven Reasons to Run Your Florida Business Out Of a Corporation
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