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October 31, 2019

What are the Risks of Not Incorporating or Forming an LLC?

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When forming a new business in Florida, there are several considerations involving choosing the most-appropriate type of legal entity for your company. For many small business owners and solo entrepreneurs, this includes the question of whether you should choose a legal entity at all. If it is just you, you and your spouse, or you and a trusted friend, do you really need to incur the time and expense of forming a business entity? Or, can you move forward without putting any formal documentation in place?

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Categories: Business Law

September 30, 2019

Investigating Personal Injury and Premises Liability Claims on Construction Sites: What Do Companies Need to Know?

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Accidents on construction sites can expose property owners, builders, contractors, architecture and engineering firms, and other companies to substantial liability. While working to avoid accidents is often the best way to minimize risk, there are strategies for mitigating liability once an accident has occurred, and asserting a successful defense typically starts with conducting a thorough investigation of the plaintiff’s claims. Read More

Categories: Construction Law

September 16, 2019

Business Insurance: What Coverage(s) Does Your Company Need?

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Whether you are starting a small business, preparing to expand or simply seeking to mitigate your company’s risk exposure, it is worth carefully assessing your company’s insurance needs. Purchasing adequate insurance coverage can provide critical protection in the event of a lawsuit or casualty and being able to rely on insurance coverage when you need it can even help you avoid filing for bankruptcy. Read More

Categories: Business Law

August 30, 2019

Internal Disputes: Dealing with Disagreements Among Shareholders or Members

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When a business has multiple owners, there is a persistent risk for internal disputes. Whether co-owners disagree over financial matters or the company’s trajectory, disputes aren’t necessarily a bad thing—they can often generate strategic and innovative ideas that no one owner would have had on his or her own. But animosity can lead to contentiousness, and contentiousness can lead to disruption. When a dispute is headed in the wrong direction, owners must take appropriate action to protect the company and themselves. Read More

Categories: Business Law

August 16, 2019

7 Key Provisions in LLC Operating Agreements

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While choosing the right entity structure requires a thorough assessment of various legal, financial and practical considerations, the limited liability company (LLC) is a popular choice for companies of all sizes and in a broad range of industries. Forming an LLC requires two primary documents: (i) Articles of Organization, and (ii) an Operating Agreement. Read More

Categories: Business Law

July 31, 2019

C Corporation vs. S Corporation: What’s the Difference?

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When forming a new business or subsidiary in Florida, you have no shortage of business structures to choose from. However, while Florida law recognizes numerous types of business entities (and Florida-based businesses can form entities in other states as well), the corporate structure remains a popular choice for a variety of different reasons. Read More

Categories: Business Law

July 26, 2019

Starting a Business in Florida: What are the Legal Risks Involved?

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Operating a business in Florida involves both financial and legal risks. From a legal perspective, as a business owner, virtually every decision you make has the potential for legal ramifications. In order to protect your company (and yourself), you need to manage the risks appropriately, and this starts with simply being able to identify the types of scenarios in which mistakes and oversights could lead to liability. Read More

Categories: Business Law

June 21, 2019

Ensuring Clear Title in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

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Buying commercial property in Florida involves issues that are both similar to and unique from the issues involved in residential real estate transactions. One of the similarities – and an issue that is often overlooked in both commercial and residential transactions – is the importance ensuring clear title to the property. Read More

Categories: Construction Law

June 12, 2019

2019 Saavedra Goodwin Super Lawyers

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Saavedra Goodwin congratulates our 2019 Super Lawyers!

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Categories: Firm News

April 30, 2019

These Are the First Predictions for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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AccuWeather recently released its first predictions for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. In 2018, we saw a total of 15 named storms; and, in 2019, AccuWeather is predicting, “a near- to slightly above-normal season with 12 to 14 storms.” According to AccuWeather, “[o]f those storms, five to seven are forecast to become hurricanes and two to four are forecast to become major hurricanes.” Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims