Florida Business Litigation Blog



Commercial Evictions in Florida: What No Landlord Wants to Go Through, but What Every Landlord Needs to Know

It’s an unfortunate but harsh reality for commercial landlords that they will inevitably face an eviction at some point during their ownership of their commercial property.  However, while no landlord wants to experience an eviction scenario, they should all be … Read Full Post

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It’s not over until it’s over: In Florida, the foreign corporation can be served through the registered agent until the corporation has physically received the certificate of withdrawal

By: Charles B. Jimerson, Esq. and John Rutledge, JD Candidate To bring a suit against a foreign corporation, or anyone for that matter, the court must be a “proper venue” for the suit.  Essentially, just because a state has jurisdiction … Read Full Post

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Residential Security Deposits in Florida: A Landlord’s Guide for Retention of Deposits & Payment of Interest

Security deposits are obviously one of the most important tools for landlords to protect their property when leasing it to a tenant.  However, when accepting a security deposit, residential landlords must comply with Florida law governing how security deposit must … Read Full Post

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Establishing and Defending Attacks on Personal Jurisdiction in Florida

When an out-of-state defendant gets slapped with a summons from a Florida court with an order to appear and defend a lawsuit, the defendant may have questions (among other things, to say the least). Specifically, the defendant will not only … Read Full Post

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What You See is Not Always What it Seems: Due Diligence in the Mergers and Acquisitions Process Part III –Operational Due Diligence

Previously, I wrote a blog highlighting a business purchaser’s need to do due diligence on its prospective target company.  As stated, the due diligence process can be split into three parts:  (1) legal; (2) financial; and (3) operational.  I began … Read Full Post

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What You See is Not Always What it Seems: Due Diligence in the Mergers & Acquisitions Process Part II –Financial Due Diligence

Previously, I wrote a blog highlighting a business purchaser’s need to do due diligence on its prospective target company.  As stated, the due diligence process can be split into three parts:  (1) legal; (2) financial; and (3) operational.  I began … Read Full Post

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Obtaining Fair Value for Buyouts in Close Corporations

By: Charles B. Jimerson, Esq. and Daniel Buchholz, JD Candidate Minority shareholders in a closely held corporation can find themselves in a difficult position if the majority shareholder engages in oppressive, fraudulent, or illegal conduct. (See Charles Jimerson’s blog post … Read Full Post

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Contracts in Florida: Do You Have The Right Venue Provision?

Contracts are an integral part of business transactions.  Indeed, businesses and their lawyers spend many hours preparing and negotiating contracts covering myriad issues.  Regardless of the type of business contract, it is imperative that parties clearly and succinctly state how … Read Full Post

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Contractual Language That May Successfully Limit Fraud Claims

Businessmen and women have been trying to eradicate fraud claims through contractual language since the beginning of Florida jurisprudence.  Historically, the attempt to “kill fraud claims with a contract” have been largely unsuccessful.  Essentially, an attempt to eliminate fraud via … Read Full Post

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What You See is Not Always What it Seems: Due Diligence in the Mergers & Acquisitions Process Part I – Legal Due Diligence

Buying a business is a risky endeavor.  What makes the process even more nerve-wracking is that a business is different from just about any other asset one can buy.  When one purchases a house, car, or other tangible product, a … Read Full Post

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