Monthly Archives: October 2014

Civil and Commercial Business Litigation in South Florida: Choosing a Clawback Mediator

When your clients come to you in distress after finding out they have unwittingly invested in a Ponzi scheme, you need to take immediate action. You need to determine the depth of their involvement and to obtain and review whatever documents show the extent of their knowledge or lack of it concerning the workings of the Ponzi scheme. And, perhaps most importantly, you have to advise and prepare them for the possibility that a court-appointed trustee or receiver will initiate clawback litigation and that it could cost them a lot of money. Avoidance actions, often styled as actions to recover... Read More

Business Dissolution in Miami

No one launches a business as a temporary activity; the goal is always to build and grow and open up the market. Growth is the keystone of any business plan, and sometimes the hardest part about business dissolution in Miami and elsewhere in Florida is the initial decision to close. Admitting that a business has failed can be psychologically difficult. This often means that by the time your client comes to you for assistance in a tumultuous or hostile business dissolution in Miami, the relationship between them and their partners, investors, or creditors is already severely strained. Mediation is frequently... Read More

The Key to Successful Contract Dispute Resolution in Miami-Dade County

While the underlying law of contracts has evolved considerably since ancient times, the basics of the contract remain the same. Also remaining the same throughout history: The fact that at some point, a good many contracts are breached in some way or otherwise fall into contract dispute resolution in Miami or elsewhere. Language Interpretation The vast majority of cases involving contract disputes in Florida are caused by differing interpretations of contract language. Often, the party accused of being in breach legitimately believes that it has fully performed its material obligations under the contract and has otherwise acted in good faith.... Read More

Tenant Rights in Landlord-Tenant Disputes in Ft. Lauderdale

Whatever circumstances led your clients to rent in Florida, it is important they understand that it is not only the landlord who has responsibilities. While tenants have rights, they also have legal duties as well, and a lack of understanding of these duties leads to most landlord-tenant disputes in Ft. Lauderdale. Tenant Responsibilities Often, disputes between tenants and landlords can be resolved quickly and easily by educating the tenant and eliciting a promise to observe their duties in the future, including: To pay the agreed-upon rent as scheduled To comply with all housing and health codes To properly maintain the... Read More