Force Majeure clauses are often found in business contracts to guard against sudden unforeseen events outside your control. If a service is to be provided but there is sudden labor shortage or products are to be manufactured but there is a sudden interruption in the supply line because of a hurricane, a party will seek [...]
One of my business clients wanted to address Florida employee overtime issues that were becoming more common. His work force streamlined from the economic downturn was now being used to cover a recent increase in business...
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]