Get Started the Right Way: 4 Documents Your Business Needs to Get Started in Florida

Florida is one of the top states in the country for new startups. It is considered one of the best places to start a business because of its thriving business environment, low operational costs, and easy access to resources. Still, though, about one in five new businesses fails. Launching your new business with the proper documentation in place is one way to increase your chances of success. The following documents Read More

How to Dissolve a Partnership in Florida

Having one or more partners in a business is a great way to distribute the workload, share costs, and bring in a diverse set of skills. There are times, however, when it becomes necessary to end the partnership agreement and have everyone go their own way. Whether this is done while closing the business, selling the business, or just having one or more of the parties exit the business, it is critical that it is done Read More

Understanding the Difference Between a Grand Jury and Trial Jury

The United States Courts system involves two types of juries that serve different purposes: Trial juries and grand juries. Trial juries and grand juries are both made up of regular citizens who have been called for jury duty. However, what they are asked to do is quite different. Keep reading to learn more. What’s the main difference? A grand jury is involved early in a case. It is up to them to determine Read More

4 Common Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was created in 1977 to prevent US businesses and individuals from bribing foreign countries to do business with them. All US publicly traded companies must adhere to the FCPA - even if the company is located in a foreign country. In addition to applying to employees and directors, the FCPA also applies to stockholders, officers, and other agents for the company. Even Read More

A Brief Guide to the Various Forms of Fraud

Tens of millions of US citizens become victims of fraud each year, and the majority don’t even realize it’s happened to them. While you might think of fraud as someone assuming your identity and hacking into your bank account, there are many different forms of fraud that people should be aware of to stay vigilant against an attack. Alternatively, there are acts you can commit that may also be considered Read More

4 Common Causes of Shareholder Disputes

Before beginning your business, you want to get everything in place so you can avoid future conflict and arguments. Ideally, you and your colleagues try your best to address all potential issues you may face in the future, and you mindfully create solutions and courses of action for what you think you might face. That being said, problems will still inevitably arise. There will be disagreements and disputes. Here Read More

An Introduction to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

Although it has been around since 1970, you might not be aware of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). This act was originally created to help combat organized crime and organized crime-related activities. Many businesses do not have to worry about whether or not they are violating the RICO Act. However, it’s always good to understand the law, and this is a law that has been applied more Read More

Understanding Conspiracy Charges

We all know that conspiracy is a serious crime, but at the same time, the charge can seem a bit abstract. What exactly is conspiracy? Do you go to prison if you’re convicted? Keep reading to learn the answers to these questions and more. What Is a Conspiracy Charge? Conspiracy charges can be quite broad. Unlike other charges, you don’t actually have to break the law to be charged with conspiracy. All that Read More

Are Verbal Contracts Enforceable?

When you and another person verbally agree to do something, you may have created a verbal contract. Whether or not the contract was created depends upon the subject matter and several other factors. Our blog explains verbal contracts and whether or not they are enforceable. What Is a Verbal Contract? A verbal contract is when you and another party make an agreement while speaking. Essentially, it’s like giving Read More

4 Issues to Address in a Partnership Agreement

Deciding to go into business with another person is exciting. In some ways, this decision is similar to the decision to get married. However, before you and your new business partner start working, you need to create a partnership agreement. Think of this as a sort of prenuptial agreement - a legal document to explain exactly what each person is bringing to the partnership and what each person expects from the other. Read More