Florida Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: Hello I received a lawsuit but my company was closed 1 year ago, the plaintiff involved me individually too, I respond

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 13, 2014

Answered on Dec 14, 2014

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Keith Petrochko's answer
How was your company closed? Did you file with the state to close it or did you just stop paying for the license? Does the company still have assets? How it was formed may dictate if you are personally responsible for the companies liabilities.

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You need to schedule a consultation with an attorney immediately.

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Q: Do you have to have a license to practice cosmetology in the state of Montana?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 4, 2014

Answered on Dec 7, 2014

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Keith Petrochko's answer
You would have to ask a Montana attorney.

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Q: Proxy statements are provided to shareholders by a corporation before a shareholders meeting or any other vote by...

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 5, 2014

Answered on Dec 6, 2014

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Fred Koberlein's answer
Your question asks the reader to determine whether your statement of a facts is actually true or false. Due to the fact that we, the readers, do not know whether the facts occurred we, therefore, cannot answer your statement.

If you are asking whether proxy statements may be provided to shareholders prior to a meeting, the question would be answered in the affirmative. Chapter 607, Florida Statutes regulates corporations in Florida and it is titled the "Florida Business Corporation...

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Q: If two people own a business ,can one of the registered agents change the mailing address after owners have split.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 18, 2011

Answered on Jan 22, 2014

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Andrew Bresalier's answer
Yes. You can do it when you do your Annual Filing for no additional charge, or you can do it at some other time for a fee. This is done, via sunbiz.org.

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Q: Does a Board of Directors of a Private, not for profit, bundled golf community need to have a confidentiality agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Mar 23, 2011

Answered on Jan 22, 2014

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Andrew Bresalier's answer
Confidentiality Agreements are generally used to protect secrets. Unless the organization has formulas or other priority info, there should not be such a need.

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Q: Can non-dentist be owner of a corporation that renders dentist services

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Jun 24, 2011

Answered on Jan 22, 2014

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Andrew Bresalier's answer
A Professional Association can only be owned by licensed professionals of that trade; however, a professional and/or a nonprofessional can work for a business entity that is not a PA.

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Q: Can a corporation ignore or dismiss their own constitution

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Nov 12, 2012

Answered on Jan 22, 2014

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Andrew Bresalier's answer
It is done all the time by closely held business. If there is no one to complain, there is generaly no problem. The thing is, the more involved, the more things like this become an issue.

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Q: Does Florida State laws requiere good cause for termination by the supplier of an food distribution agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 28, 2013

Answered on Jan 22, 2014

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Andrew Bresalier's answer
Such a relationship is dictated by the terms of the service agreement.

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Q: Can I register a limited company in Florida if I'm on L2 visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Mar 20, 2013

Answered on Jan 22, 2014

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Andrew Bresalier's answer
There are no citizen requirements to register an entity in Florid, via www.sunbiz.org.

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Q: Can an unlicensed RE professional be Managing Parnter of a real esate company - having financed the business?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Mar 28, 2013

Answered on Jan 22, 2014

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Andrew Bresalier's answer
Only a licensed professonal can own part of a Professional Association. Others can staff such an organization.

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Q: Can I represent myself in a corporate matter

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 13, 2013

Answered on Jan 22, 2014

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Andrew Bresalier's answer
Generally, if it is a small business in County/Small Claims court you can; however, in Circuit Court matters or if the business is not small, counsel is required.

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Q: What protection does a business have from an employee using their client list and web site info to start their own?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Mar 20, 2013

Answered on May 1, 2013

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Natalie F. Guerra-Valdes' answer
You need to make the employee sign non-compete and non-disclosure agreements. It's best to have an attorney draft these agreements for you to make sure that all bases are covered. Many attorneys. such as myself, offer free initial consultations.

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Q: What does e.g; mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Aug 28, 2011

Answered on Jan 27, 2013

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Charles Snyderman's answer
for example - it's an abbreviation for a latin term exempli gratia

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Q: What happens if a charity backs out or cancels a charitable sales promotion?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on May 14, 2012

Answered on Nov 6, 2012

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
If the contract does not provide an answer to your question you should consider having another contract drawn up which does.

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Q: If I invested in a joint venture that bought a motel, and I find out that it was sold, without my knowledge, and I never

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Aug 24, 2012

Answered on Nov 6, 2012

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Sue the joint venturers. Get an attorney on this immediately. Time is wasting and you need a good mouthpiece to negotiate some sort of resolution.

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Q: My employer is requiring every employee to complete 8 hours of community service is that legal in the state of Florida?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Sep 5, 2012

Answered on Nov 6, 2012

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
More facts are needed to answer this question. There are many questions to be asked.

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