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What Businesses Need to Consider About COVID-19 Interruption Claims

As Florida continues to re-open, the effects on small business over the last few months are still being felt. While the mantras “eat local” and “spend local” are being advertised by many, and indeed will help, most businesses large and small need assistance now. Businesses, secondary to any funding provided by the U.S. government, are […]

Contracts, Force Majeure and COVID-19 Impacts: What You Need to Know

Every industry has been or will be affected by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, as the world continues to grapple with the ongoing health and financial crisis, businesses are trying to determine and guard against the impacts. For example, there are ongoing contractual obligations to many parties and in a multitude of areas, […]

“Save Small Business” Initiative and Grant Fund from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a private sector 501(c)(3) organization and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has launched the “Save Small Business Initiative.” This initiative is a nationwide program focusing on small businesses’ immediate needs, efforts to mitigate closures and job losses, and mobilizing support […]

Finalizing Business Agreements – What Willie Taggart and Florida State Can Teach Us

As a Florida State University alumnus, a recent news topic caught my attention. According to reports, the FSU Seminoles former head football coach, Willie Taggart, was possibly fired without the execution of a formal contract. Allegedly, the only document memorializing the university’s hiring of Taggart was a nine-page letter of agreement. Of course, if that […]

What New Real Estate Investors Should Know About Wholesaling

Real estate investing should be part of every wealth-building strategy. In Florida, we’ve enjoyed a hot real estate market for several years after recovering from the historic crash and global recession of a decade ago. A popular investing strategy, especially for new investors, is called wholesale investing or “wholesaling.” I have represented investors who have […]

SBA Proposes Consolidation of Federal Contracting Assistance Mentor-Protégé Programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed a rule of merging two of its current federal contracting assistance programs, the 8(a) Business Development Mentor-Protégé Program and the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program, in order to eliminate confusion and remove unnecessary duplication of functions within the SBA. The 8(a) Program is for small businesses owned by […]

Foreign-owned companies must have U.S. employer identification number

Can someone who is not an American citizen, or a resident of the U.S., form a corporation or LLC in Florida or any other state? The answer is yes. There is no requirement that the owners of an entity registered in the U.S. are American citizens or residents of this country.  However, all U.S. registered […]

Pierron Receives Distinguished International Association of Privacy Professionals Certification

Attorney Dan Pierron has received the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)’s Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) designation. The CIPP/US is given only after an individual has demonstrated their knowledge of both broad global and specific regional or sectoral concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice.

Employment Law Compliance Update – The Fifty Employee Threshold

When an employee sues an employer under various laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), or the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), one of the first key issues that arises in determining […]

The Problems Employers Face When Losing Critical Employees

Every company fears, and eventually, faces the loss of one or more of its key or most critical employees. The reasons, of course, should be obvious. These are the people upon whom your company relies most often in its day to day operations, decision making, business development and crisis management. They are typically the employees […]

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