As a new Florida business owner, you obviously need a location from which to operate your business. This, in turn, means that you will soon find yourself deep into commercial lease negotiations. If you have never before had to deal with a commercial lease, you should know ahead of time that it presents you with many more negotiation opportunities than the residential leases with which you likely are much more familiar.
Whenever there is a contract, there is the possibility the terms can be breached. However, as you and other Florida business owners know, it simply isn’t possible – or wise – to create and grow your business in today’s climate without contracts. At the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., we are aware that contract disputes are common for business owners to encounter. One of the keys in successfully avoiding or resolving business disputes is in creating strong and fair contracts.
As a business owner in Florida, or someone in the upper levels of management, you will likely be dealing with plenty of contracts. Independent workers will often have to handle these as well. The Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., is here to help you if you ever run into litigation issues revolving around contract disputes.
As many business owners across Florida will likely attest, hiring solid, trustworthy professionals to work for you is one of the hardest parts of owning your own company. Even employees who excelled and stood out during their interviews can sometimes end up causing you and your business unnecessary hardship down the line, but you can mitigate the risk of this happening to a large extent by creating a solid employment contract. Attorney Levi Williams recognizes that well-crafted employment contracts can save you considerable time and money down the line, and he has helped many Florida business owners draft contracts that meet their unique needs.
As a Florida resident, you are party to numerous contracts whether you realize it or not. Everything you buy is the result of a contract between you and the seller. Every time you use your credit card to pay for a purchase you do so in accordance with the contract between yourself and your credit card provider. If married, your marriage is itself a contract between you and your spouse.
Like most Florida businesses, you have contracts for your employees and clients, as well as terms of service for your customers to read and agree to before doing business. You may be aware that many companies include arbitration clauses in their terms of service, and you might be considering adding that to your own policies.
Strikes are a common tactic for employees in Florida and across the country to make their voices heard and to negotiate more favorable terms with their employers. A strike can be an effective way to settle a contract dispute, but it may also create hardships for workers who do not make a wage while protesting, or for businesses that rely on them.
If you are a typical Floridian, you are party to many contracts. From your mortgage or lease agreement to your car loan to your internet and cellphone provider to your confirmations of online purchases, contracts are a normal part of daily life. If you think about it, your marriage is a contract between you and your spouse.
If you own a small business and take pride in the small-town feel of a community that works together, you probably have several associates you have worked with for years. While it is nice to have business owners who promote each other’s products and services, it is always wise to keep a modern business sense. At the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., we are prepared to answer the questions of Florida business owners who wish to avoid contract disputes.
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.