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Critical considerations in a merger

Mergers can be a great strategic tool for Florida businesses looking to increase financial capacity and reach a larger audience. However, poor execution can lead to disaster. The Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances reports that nearly 14,000 companies announced mergers or acquisitions in 2014. Of those, experts say that nearly 30 percent will not live up to expectations.

Florida posts high rate of age discrimination claims

Employees in Florida deserve the right to fair treatment by employers and colleagues in the workforce. From the job application process all the way through to conducting job duties on a day-to-day basis and more, there are laws in place designed to protect people from situations such as sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and various forms of discrimination.

What constitutes employment discrimination?

There are a number of ways that a business may become entangled in a costly discrimination lawsuit. Companies in Florida and across the state are subject to federal laws that protect certain demographics. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is illegal under employment law to discriminate against someone based on the following factors:

Legal considerations regarding acquiring a new business

No matter if you are opening your first small business or are in the process of acquiring another business entity, you can find yourself confronted by a number of unique legal concerns. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P. A., are well acquainted with Florida state and federal business law guidelines, and strive to assist their clients in addressing all legal aspects of the merger and acquisition process.

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