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How Power of Attorney Works

Oftentimes as people begin to age, their mental capacity starts to hinder their decision making skills. This is just a natural occurrence that we all have to face at some point, but what happens when there is money, property, bills, and medical treatment involved? Aging is not the only times when a Power of Attorney […]

Steps to Making a Law

It seems every January 1st, states implement a few new laws.  Some laws make sense and make life safer.  No smoking in restaurants was an excellent law; at least I think so.  I hated sitting in a restaurant with someone’s cigarette smoke wafting over to me.  I couldn’t even smell my food anymore.  Now I […]

The Human Resource Department

One area of business law that many may not even think of as an area of law is a department most businesses have within their makeup.  It is the Human Resource Department.  This department, more than any other has to know and follow the laws of the business world.  Your Human Resource Department handles all […]

Licenses for Alcohol Sale and Distribution

Alcohol is not considered a controlled substance, but it is subject to regulation by the government.  It has many properties that could qualify it as such, but this isn’t about the controversy surrounding today’s alcohol consumption.  To avoid legal trouble, there are protocols you should be aware of and comply with. Different Types of Alcohol […]

When is it Time to Get a Business License?

If you own a business, you should already have one.  Having a business license is the way your revenue is tracked and taxes are recorded.  Since there are many types of businesses, it is important to check with your state and local laws pertaining to operating a business.  Licenses are usually held on multiple levels […]

Advertising Laws that Protect Your Business

Successful businesses depend on getting the word out.  Small business or large umbrella corporations all fall subject to business laws and if you don’t know them, you could pay big time.  When it comes to advertising, there are do’s and don’ts that protect you and can actually make you more successful. The Federal Trade Commission […]

How a Mediator Can Help Your Litigation Claim Avoid Further Costs

By the time you have decided to submit a claim to the Florida Court system, you will have been paying out pocket.  Throughout the process, there are attorney’s fees, document submission fees and more.  You have to ask yourself if the claim is worth pursuing.  Once you get through the four basic stages of litigation: […]

Is the Best Defense Really a Good Offense?

This is a saying that’s been heard over and over again.  “Is the best defense really a good offense?”  In the sports world that may hold true.  In real life, not so much.  A perfect example might be the current political atmosphere.  If a candidate is accused of some unpolitician-like behavior, does the public immediately […]

Types of Insurances That Protect Businesses

To open a business requires a lot of confidence, knowledge and insurance.  Insurance is the one thing that can protect a business from financial ruin.  Imagine being in business and having someone slip and fall.  There most likely will be medical bills to cover, loss of wages and possibly a pain and suffering award.  If, […]

Value Added by Business Lawyers

When a business owner decides to establish a business, his primary goal is to make sure that after a period of time the business becomes self-sustaining and profitable, making it so that the business becomes a valuable one. However, it is also important to keep in mind that a profitable business does not necessarily depend […]

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