When you own a business, it is understandable to not want too much competition taking your customers away from you. At the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., we also understand how frustrating it would be – not to mention the legal ramifications – if a former employee used your trade secrets or company information to start a similar business. You and other Florida business owners might use a noncompete clause to prevent situations like these.
When many people in Florida think about lawsuits involving allegations of a breach of contract, they may mostly think about such issues happening between two businesses. This can certainly happen and does much of the time. However, many contracts are between individuals and businesses or even other entities. These agreements can also be the source of conflict down the road.
As Florida residents work to clean up their homes, yards and streets after the recent hurricane activity, Florida business or commercial building owners are also aggressively trying to get their businesses back on track. The financial lossess associated with property damage as well as lost business may not fully be known for some time. It is important that people carefully review their insurance policy contracts.
Even with the recent slight rise in interest rates, the economy is remaining strong and that is reflected in part by a relatively stable and strong housing market in Florida. If you are considering now to be your time to buy or sell a home or other piece of real estate, you should take the time to learn that there are different types of deeds out there and you will want to know what is involved in them before you proceed too far.
When a Florida employee or business promises to do something, you are inclined to expect that it will be done. If it is not completed, the results can sometimes be damaging and often cause you to lose money. If this has happened to you, you may be wondering whether you should file a breach of contract claim. We at the Law Offices of Levi Williams have provided this guide to help you determine if your situation has all the elements necessary for this type of case.
It is not only private, for-profit Florida businesses and organizations that regularly engage in contractual relationships but governmental and non-profit organizations as well. As with any contract, a dispute can arise at any time, pitting two entities at odds against each other. It is during these situations that the power of an original contract can truly be put to the test.
If you are entering into negotiations related to an employment contract in Florida, it is important for you to understand the range of topics that your contract may include. A contract for employment can go a lot farther than simply stipulating that a specific company is going to hire a specific person.
Florida construction companies and independent contractors enjoy the ability to work unencumbered all year long thanks to the sunny and warm weather in the state. This freedom should not, however, make businesses feel as though they need not worry about small details in their contracts because they are focused on getting to the next job. Every little detail can matter a lot. If you are ironing out a contract with a client, one area that you should pay particular attention to is the warranty section.
Florida business owners and executives know that contracts entered into with other entities can be very complex. In many situations, these complexities are not always fully realized or understood until a conflict arises. It can be interesting to see how a single contract can be interpreted differently by the parties at these times.
Business contracts are packed with provisions that detail the specific obligations of all parties involved. It is easy for companies in Florida, however, to misinterpret legal jargon, but what is the cost of completely disregarding a prior agreement?