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Do You Really Need a Written Contract with Your Client?

By Laurie Lee | September 27, 2017

5 Reasons Why the Answer is YES   Most of our clients are businesses that offer specialized services, so we...

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Think Copyrights Only Apply to Artists and Authors? Think Again.

By Laurie Lee | July 25, 2017

Do you own the copyright to your website? How about your logo? Do your employees write articles or blog posts...

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Crossing Borders in the Dis-United States

By Laurie Lee | June 28, 2017

It’s daunting to think that there are 50 sets of rules to follow in business. Each state in our country...

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Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

By Laurie Lee | June 2, 2017

Our office weathered a hurricane last year with absolutely no damage, but a recent severe rainstorm caused a flood and...

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Where Are the Keys?

By Laurie Lee | April 18, 2017

You’ve just bought a business.  Your business broker has handled the negotiations of the essential deal terms and has probably...

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IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTROL. Estate Planning vs. Succession Planning

By Laurie Lee | March 30, 2017

We recently had a death in our family, and as a business owner, it has made me stop and think. ...

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Do You Mingle or Co-Mingle?

By Laurie Lee | January 17, 2017

No, it doesn’t “all come from the same place anyway”! The biggest legal implication when it comes to managing business...

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THE CASE OF DISAPPEARING SHIELDS

By Laurie Lee | November 1, 2016

A quick check on Sunbiz.org will show you that small business owners are allowing their limited liability shields to disappear. ...

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The Break-Up: How to Keep it Simple

By Laurie Lee | September 23, 2016

What happens if your business partner comes to you and says he wants out of the business?  What if he...

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5 Steps to Buying a Small Business

By Laurie Lee | July 18, 2016

Buying a business is both exciting and scary. It’s exciting because of all of the potential that you see and...

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I Learned My Lesson: Not Every Hat Looks Good On Me

By Laurie Lee | March 22, 2016

Here’s the thing about business owners (myself included): we just need to get things done. We will dig in, figure...

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Do Co-Founders Need an Engagement Ring?

By Laurie Lee | February 22, 2016

I was recently asked about a founder’s agreement for a new business before they incorporated so I thought this would...

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Are You Keeping Your Business Legally Healthy?

By Laurie Lee | January 15, 2016

It’s the start of a fresh, brand new year! This is the time to do a general assessment of your...

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Understanding the Costs of Commercial Leases

By Laurie Lee | November 23, 2015

When a small business owner is considering renting a commercial property (whether it’s an office, retail space or a warehouse),...

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The Law Affects Every Business in 8 Key Areas

By Laurie Lee | October 20, 2015

The law is the backbone of every business.  Most small business owners don’t think of the law in this way. ...

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The Importance of Being Written: The Operating Agreement

By Laurie Lee | September 14, 2015

One thing I’ve drafted consistently throughout my years in practice has been Operating Agreements. I love them. They are so...

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5 Common Mistakes with Commercial Leases

By Laurie Lee | August 10, 2015

Almost all brick and mortar business owners have had to wrestle with a commercial lease. They are long and confusing...

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Does your business use independent contractors?

By Laurie Lee | April 22, 2015

If your business hires independent contractors, you should be aware of recent actions taken by the federal government and state...

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Ownership Changes Part 4: Key Terms

By Laurie Lee | April 2, 2015

In the final post in this series, we’re going to discuss some key terms in an ownership agreement – called...

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Small Business Attorney Ownership Changes Promoting an Employee

Ownership Changes Part 3: Promoting an Employee

By Laurie Lee | March 11, 2015

This is the third post in a series about the legal and technical ways that a new owner is added...

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Small Business Attorney Ownership Changes Adding an Owner

Ownership Changes Part 2: Adding an Owner

By Laurie Lee | March 10, 2015

This post is the second in a series addressing the legal and technical ways that a new owner is added...

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Ownership Changes Part 1: Taking On an Investor

By Laurie Lee | March 9, 2015

With One Spark 2015 just around the corner, it’s a good time to think about what it means to add...

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PROTECT THE DATA! More Regulations on Businesses

By Laurie Lee | January 26, 2015

The Florida legislature has decided to take a more aggressive approach to identity theft.  A new law that went into...

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