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Infographic: Reasons to Hire a Ft. Lauderdale Business Dispute Attorney

October 7, 2017

The infographic titled “Why Hire a Ft. Lauderdale Business Dispute Attorney?” explains some important reasons to hire a business dispute attorney or business litigation attorney. A business litigation attorney is an attorney who primarily advises business clients in a wide array of non-criminal litigation, including issues involving contracts, liabilities, disputes, or partnerships. READ MORE

Misleading Advertising: An Under-Utilized Business Litigation Claim That Provides for Potentially Significant Damages Awards

September 26, 2017

In our capitalistic society, consumers are frequently exposed to advertisements for products and services. Unfortunately, advertisers sometimes make false claims or promises in their advertisements to mislead consumers into purchasing their products or services. For example, these advertisements may falsely tout amazing, “wholesale prices,” or extraordinary health benefits to be gained from the use of a product, thereby luring the consumer into purchasing the product or service on false pretenses. If you, as a consumer, have been misled by a business advertisement, then you may have a legal claim for money damages against the advertiser for misleading advertising. See generally § 817.41, Fla. Stat. (2017). READ MORE

Infographic: How You Can Protect Your Trademark?

June 17, 2017

The infographic titled “Protect Your Trademark with Trademark Litigation in Ft. Lauderdale” explains the details of trademark litigation, how a trademark litigation attorney can help you, and stats related to trademark litigation cases. READ MORE

Member-Initiated Florida LLC Litigation: Direct Actions Versus Derivative Actions

June 7, 2017

Florida LLC Litigation: Theft or Other Misconduct by a Managing Member of an LLC

In the context of Fort Lauderdale business litigation, some members of Florida limited liability companies, also known as “LLCs,” learn that the managers or other members of the LLC have wrongfully taken funds from the company, or have otherwise harmed the company by breaching their fiduciary duties to the company.  When this happens, the members’ ownership interests in the company—which entitles them to distributions of the company’s profit—are usually dramatically reduced or completely eliminated.  Understandably, these members may wish to sue the managers and members whose conduct caused their losses. READ MORE

A “Notice of Lis Pendens”: A Valuable Tool in Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Litigation

May 4, 2017

A common dilemma in Florida real estate litigation is preventing the property that is the subject of a lawsuit from being dissipated during the lawsuit.  For example, if A invested money to purchase real estate purchased by B, and B endeavored to sell the property without providing with his proportionate share of the sale proceeds, what could A do to prevent the sale of the property during the pendency of his lawsuit against B for breach of contract? READ MORE

Infographic: The Need for Business Lawyers

March 31, 2017

There are hundreds of laws governing businesses, and every industry has its own rules and regulations. This has generated a widespread need for business lawyers. Most business owners running a small enterprise or business are unfamiliar with many kinds of business laws. READ MORE

Florida Business Litigation Appellate Update: Forum-Selection Clauses

March 16, 2017

Florida Business Litigation Appellate UpdateI recently wrote about the enforceability of forum-selection clauses in Florida business contracts.  The Florida Third District Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion enforcing a forum-selection clause.  A full copy of the opinion can be found here.

The case, Quick Cash, LLC v. Tradenet Enterprise, Inc., involved a business contract between two corporations, one of which filed suit in Florida.  The defending corporation moved to dismiss the lawsuit, because the contract in question provided that jurisdiction and venue would be in another State.  READ MORE