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...

Cancelled trademark reusable

Perhaps the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rejected your trademark application. Or you want to use a USPTO-canceled trademark or an abandoned trademark. Can you use a trademark that has been canceled or rejected by the USPTO? While you may be able to use a canceled or rejected trademark, there may be legal risks in doing so. ...

Non Disclosure Agreements

Non-disclosure agreements or NDAs have become a common tool in business. But not everyone is clear on how and when to use them. In particular, even individuals who have signed NDAs may be unsure of how long they last and what happens when the contract expires. If your business needs an NDA for a specific interaction or has questions...

How to Qualify a Foreign Corporation in Florida

Specific performance of a contract is a type of remedy that you would ask for when the other party breaches a contract. When you ask for specific performance, you are asking that the court order the parties to proceed as planned under the contract. Courts order specific performance in select circumstances—for instance, where the goods are irreplaceable or truly...

arbitration attorney

Since the establishment of the American Arbitration Association in 1926, arbitration has steadily grown more popular. Businesses and employers favor arbitration over litigation because of its potential to save costs and remain confidential. Arbitration in Florida is following this trend, especially for businesses and employers. You’d be hard-pressed to find a commercial or employment contract that doesn’t have an...