Business Ownership Dispute Analysis: Fox Theatre Ownership

In the historic heart of St. Louis lies the Fabulous Fox Theatre, a cultural crown jewel dating back to the late 1920s. Long treasured for its rich history, elaborate architecture, and the live performances it hosts, the theatre was once one of the largest cinemas in the United States, with over 5,000 seats. However, the theatre has recently taken...

How to Sue for Breach of Contract in Florida

Contracts are necessary in all different types of scenarios, from buying and selling goods to real estate transactions. When you enter into a contract, you expect the other party to perform their obligations under the agreement. However, breaches of contract still occur all the time in Florida. Thankfully, the law recognizes that contracts serve an important societal function and...

Understanding Florida Consumer Privacy Laws

Florida is home to white sand beaches, beautiful coastlines, and some of the biggest companies in the world. As of the most recent tally, Florida is also home to approximately 22 million people or 7% of the U.S. population. But despite the beautiful landscape and robust population, Florida struggles with significant cybercrime. According to the FBI, there were more...

Business Ownership Dispute Analysis: Tampa Bay Rays

In nature, a group of stingrays is called a fever. However, it is unclear whether scientists have yet assigned a name for the group of lawsuits coming fast and furious at Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg, who was sued for the third time in less than three years by a group of minority owners. The most recent...

Business Ownership Dispute Analysis: Jay-Z Against Bacardi

Rap icon and entrepreneur Jay-Z finally settled a dispute between his company, SCLiquor, LLC, and Empire Investments, Inc. (a subsidiary of Bacardi, Inc). The business ownership dispute began when Jay-Z proposed an agreement for Bacardi to buy out his interest. The controversy centered around Jay-Z’s valuation of the company and Empire’s refusal to turn over vital financial records. Jay-Z...

Business Ownership Dispute Analysis: Shari Glazer Against Aptos Labs

The recently resolved business ownership dispute between Shari Glazer and Aptos Labs brings home an essential but often overlooked piece of legal advice: putting everything in writing. There’s an adage among lawyers that if it’s not in writing, it didn’t happen. Unfortunately, Shari Glazer learned that lesson the hard way during her legal battle with Aptos Lab (Matonee, Inc.)...

Trademark Abandonment and Loss of Trademark Rights

As a Florida entrepreneur, you probably know that your intellectual property is one of your business’s most valuable assets. The best thing you can do is to protect your trademarks as soon as possible. But once you have been granted trademark rights, those marks need to be maintained to avoid trademark abandonment or loss of trademark rights. In Florida...

What Should a Florida Employment Agreement Contain

Florida employment agreements should include essential terms such as the compensation rate, benefits, contract termination options for both parties, the scope of work, and other details. Writing an effective Florida employment agreement is critical to helping limit your business’s liability and creating a productive workforce. After all, the employment agreement forms the foundation of your company’s relationship with its...

Breaking Down the Dispute: Understanding Ownership Issues in Private Business

A dispute over ownership of a private business can arise in various contexts. Owner disputes are common in small businesses where owners may find themselves at odds over management styles, equity percentages, or the company’s future. Because business owners can have a lot of their personal capital tied up in a company, a dispute over ownership of a private...

If you need help understanding your options for alternative dispute resolution, we can help

In business, disputes can arise anytime—over virtually any issue. There are many choices available to business owners regarding how to handle a dispute, especially when deciding what kind of ongoing relationship you as a business owner want to have with the other party once the conflict is resolved. Understandably, companies and individuals alike are often confused about which dispute...