Florida Attorney Blog including business law and real estate legal topics.
It’s all the rage. You’re in foreclosure. You find out the lender has lost the note. Or if it was lost initially, the lender suddenly finds the note or proves its terms. But either way, the lender still can’t prove when it took ownership or assignment of the note. You argue the lender can’t show […]
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 […]
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 […]
Keylogging software used by hackers presents an increased security risk to small businesses. As a Business Attorney Clearwater FL I can’t emphasize to my clients enough of how vigilant they need to me. This software records keystrokes on your keyboard and is used by hackers to obtain banking credentials to transfer money out of bank […]
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 […]
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, […]