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January 31, 2020

Starting a Business in Florida: What Legal Documents Do You Need?

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From forming a legal entity to negotiating contracts with vendors and customers, all aspects of running a business have legal implications. In order to protect your business – and yourself – it is important to make sure that you have all of the appropriate documents in place before you run into any legal issues. Read More

Categories: Business Law

December 31, 2019

2019 Year in Review: Our Top 15 Articles from the Year

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It’s time for another year in review, and we’ve got a lot to cover. In 2019, we wrote about a variety of different topics on our blog, ranging from business law and insurance issues to some pretty exciting news about our firm. 

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Categories: Insurance Claims, Business Law

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 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

January 25, 2019

Saavedra Goodwin Successfully Closes on a Multi-State $640M Syndicated Credit Facility for Sheltair Aviation

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Fort Lauderdale based law firm Saavedra-Goodwin recently closed a $640,000,000.00 syndicated loan transaction on behalf of their long-time client, Sheltair Aviation Services, LLLP.

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Categories: Firm News, Business Law

November 21, 2017

Another Threat to Business Websites - this time through the ADA.

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In a landmark ruling from June 2017, the Southern District of Florida held that the ADA applies not just to physical structures, but to websites as well.

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Categories: Business Law