Noncompete Agreements in Florida: Is the Legitimate Business Interest Reasonable?

Noncompete agreements are important in safeguarding businesses and employees alike. A noncompete agreement, or restrictive covenant, is a contractual agreement in which an employee promises not to compete with their employer’s business during employment and for a specified time after the termination of such employment.  While a noncompete clause is usually integrated into Read More

Asset Purchase Agreements: 17 Things You Must Know

The State of Florida is currently experiencing a massive economic boom with an unprecedented level of business deals being made every day. Many of these deals involve asset purchase agreements. An asset purchase agreement is an agreement between a buyer and a seller to transfer an asset's ownership for a price. The more information and specific details included, the better, as the Read More

29 Ways Business Owners Can Avoid Lawsuits

Business Lawsuits Destroy Profits Every business is at risk of getting sued. Over 100 million cases are filed in U.S. courts every year. Contract disputes, for example, are a common source of liability for businesses. These lawsuits account for 60 percent of the millions of civil cases filed every year. Tort cases are another source of liability.  These types of lawsuits include personal injury cases, Read More

Does My Business Need a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

One of the most important steps that any business can take to protect its future is by properly utilizing Non-Disclosure Agreements. Non-Disclosure Agreements, commonly known as NDAs, are legally binding contracts between two parties who agree to keep certain information confidential. They are commonplace in the business world, and are typically signed in the contract phase between employer and employee or future Read More

6 Business Formation Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Forming a new business is one of the most exciting times in a corporate lifecycle. Whether it is a gigantic corporation or a small start-up, your new business will be built off of your passion and smart ideas. Unfortunately, cutting corners at this stage of the process can also lead to disaster. We have worked with enough businesses to know what is a warning sign when you are in the formation phase. Setting Read More

6 Elements of a Strong Contract

The foundation of any good business relationship is a strong contract. A contract lays the groundwork for everything else in your future: it establishes what you are doing for them and what they are giving you in return. If you are in the process of writing a contract or signing one, you need to know what should be there and what isn’t. An ineffective contract just spells doom down the road for everyone Read More

6 Essential Components of an Operation Agreement

Every business needs an Operating Agreement – but what does every Operating Agreement need? An Operating Agreement is a document that outlines the way a business will operate. It is created by the owners of the business to address the specific ways they intend to run the business. It covers everything from the financial purpose of the business to the voting rights that owners have. However, it is not an Read More

What is the Difference Between Arbitration and Litigation?

In recent years, arbitration has become an increasingly popular method for settling disputes. In today’s blog post, we are taking a look at some of the major differences between arbitration and traditional litigation. Many people don’t have a clear understanding of what arbitration is. At its core, it is a form of dispute resolution in which a neutral arbitrator or a team of neutral arbitrators hold an informal Read More

Four Common Contract Mistakes to Avoid

The contract is the backbone of any business relationship, so it’s important to make it strong. At Cueto Law Group, we often help our business clients draft contracts that protect their best interests. We also help those who have found themselves facing a dispute. We have seen firsthand what a difference there is between a dispute with a strong contract and the mess that gets made when there’s a dispute with a vague Read More

Top 5 Defenses to Florida Breach of Contract Lawsuits

As a Miami business attorney, I handle a wide variety of commercial disputes. Typically, these lawsuits are based on the alleged breach of contract by one or more parties. Notice that I’ve emphasized the word “alleged” to stress the point that the Plaintiff bears the burden of proving the merits of the lawsuit. While many contract actions are based on sound legal arguments, you may be Read More