The Worst Mistake a Telemarketing Company Can Make

Over the twenty-five plus years we’ve been serving the telemarketing industry, Cove Law, P.A. has frequently been asked the same question: what is the worst mistake a telemarketing company can make? People have a lot of ideas - relating to contracts, company structure, or even management styles. The answer is a lot simpler than they may expect. Before we continue with the Blog, you need to watch this video from Read More

What Is a Buy-Sell Agreement?

Most people have heard of Murphy’s Law, the old adage saying that “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Of course, this law is applicable to just about every area of life, and business is no exception. Since running a business can be a pretty precarious venture, it’s important to protect yourself from the things that can, and will, go wrong. One way to protect yourself is to draft a buy-sell Read More

Four Tips for Better Business Contracts

Contracts are the building blocks of any business. Or maybe a better analogy is that they’re the glue that holds your business together. Whichever way you phrase it, contracts are extremely important. They create a foundation and mutual understanding for your business’s relationships with employees, clients, and even other businesses. This means poorly worded contracts can leave you vulnerable. That’s why it is so Read More

Staying Compliant with the Telemarketing Sales Rule When Using Voice Recorded Messages

Voice recorded telemarketing messages are a great tool for getting your message out into the world. However, when utilizing this kind of communication, it is absolutely essential that you take measures to stay compliant with the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and other laws that govern this communication you may choose to have with your audience. While everyone’s situation is different and you should sit down with an Read More

Mail and Wire Fraud FAQ

At Cove Law, we have experience representing clients who have been accused of mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing companies. We understand that many people have questions about these crimes, how they are defined, and how they are prosecuted. In today’s blog post, we’ll answer some of the most commonly asked questions about mail and wire fraud. What is the difference between mail fraud and wire Read More

5 Important Ways to Stay Compliant with the TCPA

The telemarketing industry has changed a lot over the years. With advancements in technology as well as various laws that have been put in place, it is more important than ever for companies in this industry to keep up with the latest best practices. Specifically, complying with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is critical for avoiding large fines or money judgments. Make sure that your business, and Read More

Expunging White Collar and other Crimes From Your Record

Under Florida law, adult criminal history records are public unless they have been sealed or expunged. When a criminal history record is sealed, it means that your record still exists but the public will not have access to it. In contrast, expungement deletes any record that an arrest or criminal charge ever occurred. This means that you can legally deny ever having been arrested before, both to law enforcement Read More

What Does the Attorney General Do?

You’ve probably heard of the attorney general, but if you’re like many people you might not know what this role is all about. That’s why today’s blog post is focused on answering the commonly asked question, “What does the attorney general do?” If you hear someone say “attorney general,” there are actually multiple different people he or she may be referring to. We have an attorney general on the federal level, as Read More

Understanding FDUTPA

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) was passed in 1973. This state law is intended to complement, and is modeled after, the national Federal Trade Commission Act. Often referred to as Florida’s “Little FTC Act”, it aims to prevent businesses from taking advantage of consumers through lying and manipulation. Who does FDUTPA protect? FDUTPA is intended to protect all consumers. Read More

What Does the FTC Do?

If you own or run a business, you need to be familiar with the work of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC is a bipartisan United States agency with a two-part mission: “to protect consumers and promote competition.” Some of the goals of the FTC are to:   Stop unfair and deceptive practices in the marketplace Stop fraud in the marketplace Place regulations on the marketplace Educate Read More