What Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement For Mergers and Acquisitions

Buying and selling companies is significantly more challenging than simply going to the store and picking an item off the shelf. In corporate transactions like mergers and acquisitions, the buyer and seller need to share certain confidential information to evaluate the merits of the deal—they cannot simply look at a price day and decide “yes” or “no” without doing...

Questions to Ask Before Signing a Commercial Lease

More workers are returning to the office, with the workforce creeping back to normalcy after the pandemic pause. Additionally, businesses that boomed during the past few years are hunting for new office space or locations to accommodate the rise in sales.  Landlords looking to keep up with inflation and profit off the changing economy are driving rent prices higher...

social media

Social media is a ubiquitous part of our personal and professional lives. It offers a way for individuals to express themselves and connect with a wide range of people from whom they would otherwise be disconnected. Companies use this unique and powerful tool to propel their brand into the 21st century and connect with a broad audience. For some...

Mergers & Acquisitions

If you are a Florida business owner ready to grow or sell your business, you may be considering a merger or acquisition to take the next step in the business lifecycle. Whether that next phase is leveling up or retiring on the beach, you may be asking yourself, “Do all mergers and acquisitions require shareholder approval?” In planning transactions,...

How to File an Arbitration Award with the Florida Circuit Court

Alternative dispute resolution, like arbitration, is a great way to resolve business conflict and save money. In Florida, arbitration is a preferred method of dispute resolution. Arbitration can save businesses time and money in resolving disputes. However, not every case is easy to resolve through arbitration. In fact, you may even need to ask the Florida courts to enforce...

What Is a Freeze-Out Merger in Florida

Florida small business owners often enjoy the flexibility that having closely-held companies affords them. But what happens when you want to grow your business through a merger and some of your shareholders do not want to be involved with the new entity? Or, in other circumstances, the combined business may not want certain minority shareholders (i.e., those shareholders who...

can cbd be trademarked

CBD is in high demand for health and wellness due to its therapeutic effects. The industry is expected to generate revenues of $22.05 billion by 2030. If you are considering starting a CBD business, you face a minefield of state and federal restrictions. A lawyer experienced with intellectual property laws can help you protect your brand despite the challenges....

Do You Need Workers’ Compensation for Independent Contractors in Florida

With the skyrocketing of remote and freelance work in recent years, employers have spent considerable time trying to keep up with the changing landscape and laws. To save money or meet the worker pool’s changing demands, many employers boosted the share of independent contractors on their payroll. But when all is said and done, that can leave you with...

are trade secrets protected in court

Most companies have trade secrets that they use for their business advantage. A trade secret is critical to a business’s value and competitiveness, whether a recipe, formula, process, or algorithm. A business needs to keep its trade secrets secure to remain competitive. What happens if someone gets their hands on a trade secret and starts using it? Are trade...

Can You Modify an Existing Trademark

You’d like to refresh your trademark to reflect your changing business. You wonder, can you modify an existing trademark? The answers depend on the specifics of the change you’d like to make to your original trademark. Can You Modify an Existing Trademark? You can modify the trademark you’re using on your products and services, but you cannot modify an...