Articles Posted in Business Litigation

Business divorces, like marital divorces, can be ugly, especially when one of the parties engages in misconduct or otherwise acts unruly. In Florida, limited liability company (“LLC”) members can remove other, unruly or rogue members by expulsion if the LLC’s Operating Agreement provides a method for expulsion, as well as under certain circumstances pursuant to […]

Under Florida law, an insured may sue their agent for negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and misrepresentation, as the circumstances permit, when there is no coverage or inadequate coverage procured for the loss sustained.  Generally, under Florida law, an insurance broker undertaking to procure insurance for an insured is required to use […]

What is a “qualifying agent” and why does it matter? If you are thinking about starting a construction contracting company, or are the present owner of such a company, you will need a “qualifying agent” in order to operate your business. Unless a contractor falls under one of the exemptions under Florida Statute Section 489.103(1), […]

It is not uncommon that a business and commercial property owners are unaware that they do not have any or enough insurance coverage for losses that they thought were insured under their insurance policies, until the claim is denied by the insurance carrier or, after incurring attorneys’ fees and costs in a coverage lawsuit, a […]

Have you created a product that is entitled to protection? What do you have to do in order to make sure that your business secrets, known as “trade secrets,” are protected? The most common example of a trade secret is the recipe for Coca Cola. The fact that you can only buy Coke from Coke […]

Imagine you’re at the Thanksgiving dinner table with those you love the most—your family. Before you know it, someone asks, “Who did you vote for?” Next thing you know, World War III breaks out. Now imagine these same people being the shareholders and employees in your family business. If they cannot peacefully discuss the qualifications […]