Small and Minority Businesses in Miami-Dade County

In the dynamic business landscape of Miami-Dade County, the federal government offers a unique opportunity for small and minority businesses through a specialized program. This initiative aims to assist disadvantaged businesses by providing preferential treatment in government contract considerations. As a business owner, understanding and leveraging this program can significantly enhance your chances of securing Read More

How to Protect Limited Liability

Congratulations on taking the strategic step of securing your business through state filings! Achieving limited liability status is a significant triumph that shields your personal assets. However, the journey doesn't conclude with filing – it's the beginning. In this post, we'll guide you through fortifying your limited liability, unveiling how our team of expert Business Attorneys can be your dedicated partners in Read More

Product Safety: The FDA’s Role in Labeling

  In the intricate web of consumer safety regulations, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stands as the guardian, entrusted with the crucial responsibility of ensuring the well-being of Americans. Among its myriad duties, the FDA plays a pivotal role in overseeing the [labeling of various products] https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/what-you-need-know-about-ingredients-lists The Read More

What is Deferred Compensation and How Can Your Business Benefit from it?

Navigating the world of employee benefit structures can be as complex as it is crucial. Among the myriad options available, deferred compensation stands out for its potential to drive employee satisfaction, provide significant tax benefits for businesses, and structure compensation in a manner that aligns with long-term strategic goals. In this post, we’ll unpack what deferred compensation is, who it benefits, and Read More

What is the Sales Tax on Selling a Business in Florida?

Selling a business is a substantial milestone. Amid all the strategic planning, transition discussions, and legal paperwork, it's crucial to pay attention to the financial facets, including one often overshadowed: sales tax. In Florida, sales tax can significantly influence the final payout and complexities of navigating the tax laws shouldn't be overlooked. Let's demystify it and ensure you're well-prepared when it Read More

What You Need to Know About Mechanic’s Liens in Florida

If you're in the Florida construction or real estate industry, you've likely heard the term 'mechanic's lien' tossed around like a hard hat on a busy construction site. These legal tools are as crucial to your work as any piece of equipment – yet understanding and wielding them effectively can be as complex as constructing a building from the ground up. In this comprehensive guide, I walk through everything you Read More

The Florida Statute on Foreign Principals Owning Property: A Comprehensive Guide

In the sizzling real estate market of the Sunshine State, a new legal ray has dawned. Florida Statute 692.203 is a significant point of interest for both U.S. and international investors. It’s not every day that a new statute impacts the ownership and purchasing of property, especially when it could quite literally hit home. Whether you’re a property tycoon from Timbuktu or a newly-minted local developer, this guide Read More

Navigating Corporate Bankruptcy in Florida: A Guide to Different Types

Businesses may face financial challenges that lead them to consider bankruptcy as a viable option. In Florida, as in the rest of the United States, corporations have several bankruptcy options available to address their financial difficulties. This blog post aims to provide an overview of the types of corporate bankruptcies in Florida and the circumstances under which they may be appropriate.   Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Read More

Franchise vs. Authorized Dealer: Understanding the Key Differences

In the business world, the terms "franchise" and "authorized dealer" are often used interchangeably, but they represent distinct business arrangements with notable differences. This blog post will clarify the dissimilarities between these two business models, shedding light on their core characteristics. **Franchise: A Business Partnership with a Brand**   A franchise is a business agreement that allows an Read More

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle that allows individuals, families, or organizations to make tax-deductible donations to a fund, which is then managed by a sponsoring organization, typically a public charity or a financial institution. These funds are used to support charitable causes and nonprofits. Here's how a Donor Advised Fund works:   **Contribution**: The donor makes a tax-deductible Read More