Payton & Associates, LLC

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Payton & Associates, LLC

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February 2018 Archives

What is a breach of fiduciary duty in Florida?

A fiduciary duty is an obligation that arises when one has a legal duty to act in the best interests of another. For example, a business partner has a fiduciary duty to their other partners. When a party fails to uphold their obligations, it could be a breach of their fiduciary duty. In a corporate or other commercial setting, a breach of fiduciary can result in contentious business litigation.

Miami police officer accused of Ponzi scheme

It appears that even law enforcement is not above the easy money a Ponzi scheme can appear to offer. Recently, the FBI arrested a veteran Miami police officer as he was about board a plane to Costa Rica. The officer was allegedly running a Ponzi scheme during his off hours and has been charged with wire fraud.

Commercial real estate in Florida: do not try this at home!

Commercial real estate is big business in South Florida -- maybe even the biggest. It is connected to all of the state's major industries from tourism and housing to banking, government and health care. If there is a business sector that requires property, commercial real estate, in some form or another, will come into play.

Fraud continues to be rampant

In 2015, an article that appeared in the New York Post called South Florida "the organized fraud capital of America." Unfortunately, a current look at the region's legal landscape does little to dispel such a notion. From property and casualty insurance to parking and disability benefits, or construction and Ponzi schemes, fraud continues to plague the state.

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