Monthly Archives: July 2013

Franchises Raise Legal Issues for Franchisees and Competitors Alike

Many Florida small businesses are franchises—locally owned-and-operated affiliates of well-established regional or national brands. Franchising is especially popular in the restaurant industry, with companies like McDonald’s and Pizza Hut selling burgers and pizza through thousands of local stores. But as … Continue reading

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The Importance of Business Succession Planning

Milton Grant faced a problem that may sound familiar to many small business owners (and parents). Grant owned and operated a chain of television stations in the Southeast through Grant Communications, Inc., a Fort Lauderdale-based corporation. Grant wanted his son, … Continue reading

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Basic Record-keeping for Florida Corporations and LLCs

When you organize your Florida small business as a corporation or limited liability company, as opposed to a sole proprietorship, state law imposes certain record-keeping requirements. A corporation or LLC must make certain types of documents available to any shareholder … Continue reading

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Where Can I Be Sued (or Sue Someone Else) In Florida?

Any Florida small business may find itself in court, either as a plaintiff or defendant, over matters ranging from unpaid bills to customers claiming personal injury or fraud. The American court system can seem quite complex to the average business … Continue reading

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