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Florida Asset Purchase Agreement Overview

Buying a business in Florida can be exciting and stressful. There are a lot of details that must be carefully considered before finalizing the sale. The majority of these fine points should be thoughtfully negotiated and put into writing in the form of a Florida asset purchase agreement. As with any big purchase, it is extremely important to pay...

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How to Dissolve an LLC in Florida

When a limited liability company (LLC) reaches the end of its life, properly closing it is important. There are several steps you may take, including many required by law. Accordingly, you should understand how to dissolve an LLC in Florida before doing so. Dissolving a Florida LLC has three main stages: making sure dissolution is appropriate under the circumstances;...

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How to Dissolve a Corporation in Florida

For a variety of reasons, there may come a time when it’s time to close a corporation through dissolution. If you are at this stage with your business, you’ve probably wondered how to dissolve a corporation in Florida. Dissolving a Florida corporation involves two primary steps: dissolving the corporation in the eyes of the law, and then winding up...

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Florida Drug Testing Laws & Overview

Employers know that safe and productive business practices require a drug-free workforce. Taking steps to maintain a safe workforce also keeps you in compliance with Florida law. Federal and Florida law require drug testing for some employees. Florida drug test laws also give employees certain privacy rights. Here, we give an overview of what you need to know about...

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Florida Collaborative Divorce Overview

Divorce is an inherently stressful process. However, there are ways to lessen that stress and promote more amicable relationships. One legal method that prioritizes the mental and emotional health of all parties is called collaborative divorce. At Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, we increasingly use collaborative divorce methods with our clients. We began using this method when we realized that...

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Florida Foreclosure Moratorium: Florida Governor Extends, But Limits Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions

Gov. DeSantis extended the Florida moratorium on foreclosures and evictions again until Sept. 1, but gave some relief to lenders and landlords with obligations in default. The Executive Order 20-180 clarifies for the Courts that this moratorium does not prevent proceeding as to commercial foreclosures and commercial evictions.  He indicates that as to single-family mortgagors or residential tenants, a lender and...

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Florida Non Compete Statute Overview

Are you worried that your key employees will go work for a competitor, taking all your important clients with them? Can you require your employee to sign a non-compete agreement in Florida? Are non competes enforceable in Florida? And what does Florida noncompete law say about an employee going to work for a competitor in spite of a non-compete...

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Florida Termination Laws Overview

Understanding Florida Termination Laws Florida is an at-will employment state. In the simplest terms, at-will employment gives the employer the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any lawful reason. Nevertheless, at-will employers do not have completely unfettered discretion to terminate their workers’ employment, even in Florida. Firing someone for a prohibited reason could lead...

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Florida Employment Contract Overview: Information for Florida Employers

When hiring a new employee, one of the first decisions every employer should make is whether to use a written employment contract in Florida to set forth the terms and conditions of employment. Employment agreements are not necessary in every situation. But if you use them, it’s a good idea to consult an attorney to draft or at least...

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Helping You With Hurricane Claims

As our community works to recover from Hurricane Sally, we want to let you know we are here to help if you navigate your hurricane claims. Many of us in the Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Perdido, Gulf Breeze, Pace, Milton, and surrounding areas, suffered significant damage to their homes and businesses as a result of Hurricane Sally. Trying to rebuild...

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