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Exploring Legal Counsel Options for Businesses: In-House vs. Outside General Counsel

The decision to engage legal counsel is a critical choice for businesses, and options extend beyond the binary choice of in-house counsel and outside general counsel. In-house counsel refers to legal professionals employed directly by a company, offering dedicated legal support and an intimate understanding of the organization’s inner workings. Conversely, outside general counsel entails […]


The world of business is complex, and when it comes to forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Florida, there’s more to consider than just filing the necessary paperwork. Having an Operating Agreement in your Florida LLC is extremely important, even though Florida law does not mandate it. Here’s why it is crucial: Clarifying Organizational […]

Starting a Nonprofit? Learn the Basics and Take the First Step Towards Making a Difference

Have you considered starting a nonprofit but don’t know precisely what that means or where to start? The following is a brief overview of what constitutes a nonprofit organization and how to start one. This is a basic overview and is not intended to cover every matter of concern if you’re considering starting a nonprofit. […]

New Doctors Beware: The Importance of Carefully Reviewing Employment Contracts

Employment contracts can be intimidating, especially for new doctors entering the workforce. These legal documents can be complex, with various clauses and stipulations that can impact the doctor’s employment and future career prospects. As such, it is crucial for new doctors to carefully consider the terms of their employment contracts before signing. 8 Terms of […]

Government Contracting Blog: Women-Owned Small Businesses

As one of the (if not the) largest consumers of goods and services in the world, the United States Government represents a very lucrative target market for businesses of all sizes and in all industries.  Bidding for and winning government contracts, however, can often be a daunting task for small or new businesses or those […]

Widerman Malek Appeals Team Secures Reversal and Remand of Dismissal

The appellate team of Scott Widerman, Eric Hostetler and Tiffany Ann Jones secured a reversal and remand at the Fifth District Court of Appeals on a case they have been litigating since 2017. The case involves a dispute over the ownership of church property after a schism developed within the membership of the church, with […]

Partnering for Success: Key Considerations for Creating or Joining a Medical Partnership or Business

Creating or joining a partnership or business with another doctor or medical professional can be a great way to expand your practice, pool resources, and increase revenue. However, before entering a partnership, there are several important things that you should know and consider. Here are some of the key factors to keep in mind: Compatibility: […]

Widerman Malek Obtains Plaintiff’s Jury Verdict, Secures $200,000.00 Settlement

The trial team of Scott Widerman and Eric Hostetler obtained a Plaintiff’s jury verdict in Indian River County over a two-day period in late December 2022. The lawsuit began in 2018 when an auger pilling machine overturned on a property in The Fingers in Vero, Florida after part of the machine sunk into an unabandoned […]

New Law Eases US Government Contracting for Small Businesses with One-Stop Shop Compliance Guides Website

In October of 2022, Congress and the President passed a law that made a small but very important addition to the rules governing the US Small Business Administration.  In a bipartisan bill known as “The One-Stop Shop for Small Business Compliance Act” (Public Law 177-118), the US Government made life in the often confusing and […]

Inappropriate Harassment in the Workplace | A Primer for Florida Employers

Running a business is tough these days … for many reasons.  Business owners and senior managers don’t need internal strife among their employees. Any business with employees must be ever conscious of this fact and have a definitive program to: Prohibit inappropriate harassment of employees. Minimize claims and legal actions against the company for such […]

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