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Drafting Effective Non-Compete Agreements: Essential Elements and Pitfalls to Avoid

A non-compete agreement, also commonly called a restrictive covenant or a covenant not to compete, is an effective way to protect employers from unfair competition by their ex-employees. Fortunately for Florida employers, courts in the state routinely enforce such agreements. In this article, we discuss the essential elements of non-compete agreements and...

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Important Things to Consider When Drafting a Contract

Contracts are the backbone of the business world. Without contracts, parties in business relationships would be unclear regarding their expectations and responsibilities, thereby making the conducting of business extremely risky. So, as a business owner, it’s important to understand the basics of contracting. In this article, we discuss some important things to...

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The Advantages of Hiring an Attorney When Starting Your Small Business

There are many advantages to starting a small business, including being your own boss and achieving financial independence. However, when starting a small business, there are also many opportunities for errors—many of which are legal in nature. Therefore, before starting a small business, it is advisable to seek legal guidance. In this...

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Things to Address Before Entering a Business Partnership

There are many advantages to entering a business partnership. For example, entering a business partnership provides an opportunity to combine resources with another individual who may possess skills that you lack, and vice versa. In other words, a business partnership allows one or more people to combine their knowledge, skills, and resources...

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Steps to Take if Your Business Partner Breached Your Partnership Agreement

A partnership agreement is the foundation upon which the legal relationship between business partners rests. This agreement is the basis for the rights and responsibilities of each partner. When one partner breaches this agreement, it can cause harm to the non-breaching parties. In this article, we examine the steps to take if...

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