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Estate Planning: The Basics of Making Sure Your Loved Ones are Secure on pbl-law.com

Estate Planning: The Basics of Making Sure Your Loved Ones are Secure

By Steve |

Practical considerations when deciding which options are best for your situation. While every adult should have a will, the vast majority of Americans haven’t taken the time to create one. Perhaps it’s because the task seems overwhelming. Perhaps it’s because the thought of planning for the future after one’s demise is difficult. Many of… Read More »

Workplace Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation is Illegal, Rules Federal Court on pbl-law.com

Workplace Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation is Illegal, Rules Federal Court

By Steve |

Although the ruling only applies in three states, it could soon have national repercussions A recent ruling by the Seventh Circuit states that sexual orientation is protected against discrimination in the workplace by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Seventh Circuit held an en banc hearing in a case involving professor Kimberly Hively… Read More »

The 5 Essential Elements of Commercial Contracts on pbl-law.com

The 5 Essential Elements of Commercial Contracts

By Steve |

Offer, acceptance, and consideration are among the basic elements of valid and enforceable contracts Contracts are an essential part of doing business in our society – but what elements does a contract need to have in it in order to actually ‘work?’ Two things, in particular: The contract needs to be valid and it… Read More »

Non-Compete Agreements: How Strict Can They Be and How Can You Enforce Them on pbl-law.com

Non-Compete Agreements: How Strict Can They Be and How Can You Enforce Them

By Steve |

Fairness, consideration provided, and the scope of an agreement all affect potential enforceability Nearly every company has trade secrets, confidential financial information, and other private data that a competitor could use to undermine the company’s ability to successfully conduct its business operations. So, it’s only natural that many companies seek to limit their employees’… Read More »

What Constitutes a “Trade Secret?” on pbl-law.com

What Constitutes a “Trade Secret?”

By Steve |

Timely advice on how to protect your valuable business information. In today’s competitive work environment, it is common for employees to frequently move from one company to another, whether to take advantage of new opportunities or to advance their careers. Along with them, however, they may be taking specialized, confidential, and proprietary business information… Read More »

The Personal and The Professional: Inside a Comprehensive Legal Strategy

By Steve |

A multidisciplinary law firm allows your business to handle a range of scenarios It would be nice if life came with some clear direction, perhaps a sign with instructions on which way to turn. That, however, is not the way it goes, especially when it comes to navigating the world of business and the… Read More »

Know the Law About Foreign Individuals Owning Real Estate on pbl-law.com

Know the Law About Foreign Individuals Owning Real Estate

By Steve |

When it comes to buying, owning, and selling real estate as a foreign person, it pays to stay informed If you’re from outside the U.S. and want to buy real estate in Florida, you’re far from alone; 23% percent of foreigners who decide to buy property in America do so in the sunshine state,… Read More »

Business Restructuring and the Law: 5 Things You Need to Know on pbl-law.com

Business Restructuring and the Law: 5 Things You Need to Know

By Steve |

The what, when, how, and why of changing the structure of your business Business restructuring is the process of reorganizing the legal, ownership, or operational foundation and structure of a company. There are several common reasons why the owners, shareholders, or managers of a firm may want or need to restructure a company –… Read More »

Padula Bennardo Levine Successfully Defends Broward County Neurologist Against Overtime Lawsuit on pbl-law.com

Padula Bennardo Levine Successfully Defends Broward County Neurologist Against Overtime Lawsuit

By Steve |

A former employee alleged that working-lunch breaks had been unfairly deducted from her hours The law firm of Padula Bennardo Levine, LLP successfully defended a Coral Springs neurologist and his medical practice against a lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging unpaid overtime. On February 10, a Miami-Dade County jury returned a verdict in… Read More »

6 Common Pitfalls in Trust and Estate Planning on pbl-law.com

6 Common Pitfalls in Trust and Estate Planning

By Steve |

Prepare now to protect your family from unexpected surprises down the line Anticipating what happens after one passes away is not something that a lot of people want to think about. But little is more important than making sure your wishes about the division of your wealth and assets are carried out properly. Failing… Read More »

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