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August 2018 Archives

Basics of venture capital investment

Many people in Florida have good ideas for businesses, but in order to convert those ideas into actual businesses the owners will need money to get them off the ground. This is because businesses oftentimes will need money not only to develop a product, but also to obtain a place where they can have offices, warehouses and other needs for their business. Therefore, these young companies will need to either purchase or lease commercial real estate.

Potential defenses to breach of contract claims

People and businesses in Florida enter into contracts every day. People enter into contracts when they agree to pay for services or goods. These are very basic contracts in which a customer is agreeing to pay the business for a good or service. However, other contracts, especially those between businesses for large amounts of money, can be very complicated and have many different requirements each party to the contract must follow.

Legitimate reasons for enforcing non-compete agreements

From time to time people in Florida need to find a new job. This could for a variety of reasons. For example, they could find that their current employment is not the right fit for them, or they may want to move up in their career but do not have those opportunities at their current company. Other times it is because they were laid off or fired from their current employment. Also, people may have gone back to school for a higher degree and want to utilize it. Whatever the reason for getting a new job, though, the person will most likely sign an employment contract before they start the new job.

The basics of mechanic's liens for construction contracts

There are many new construction projects starting in Florida almost all the time. These construction projects could include just improvements to existing structures and dwellings or could involve construction of completely new buildings. These construction projects generally begin with the owner of the property signing a contract with a contractor in which the contractor agrees to complete the construction and the owner agrees to pay the contractor for their work.

What is fraudulent misrepresentation in contract disputes?

When businesses in Florida interact with other businesses and individuals, generally it is done through contracts. The parties to the contract agree to do certain things in exchange for something else, and when the parties reach an agreement it is generally then written down and the parties will sign a formal contract. When businesses enter into these contracts though, they have to have some assurances that the other party is capable of doing what they are agreeing to do.

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