It is impossible to talk about Florida and ignore its outstanding economy, which offers a thriving environment for business. Going against the grain when compared to most US states, the state of Florida is experiencing massive demographic and economic growth, driving a great demand for attorneys who are well-versed in business law.
Renowned worldwide for its year-round sunny weather and lush beaches, Florida is a popular destination for tourists, seasonal vacationers, retirees, international immigrants, and most recently, domestic migrants. As a consequence, the state offers fertile soil for businesses of all types, ranging from hi-tech startups to multinational companies focused on solutions for agriculture.
Nonetheless, navigating this immense ocean of opportunities requires a strategic approach, as Florida business law is an extensive but crucial subject for entrepreneurs. Keep reading to discover how Jurado & Associates, P.A. can help you.
Understand the Core of Business Law in Florida
In Florida, there is no phase in the trajectory of a company where business law is not essential. From the first business reunion between the members of a small partnership through its evolution into a large holding company, every step has a legal provision related to it.
Essentially, business law involves the several legal concepts and provisions that govern the existence of companies, which encompasses that laws that dictate:
- How to start a new business
- How to acquire an existing business
- How to manage a business
- How to sell a business
- How to proceed in a business merger
- How to prepare a business for inheritance
- How to close/dissolve a business
- How to hire employees and handle dispute
- Amongst other critical aspects of running a business/corporation.
Accordingly, Florida business law establishes detailed rules that all businesses must follow within the state. Most of these provisions are contained throughout the state’s main code of law, the Florida Statutes. However, the state’s legislation is comprised of many other laws and administrative regulations, which makes it even more complex for unsavvy or inexperienced businesspersons to deal with business law in Florida.
In this sense, even the most experienced CEO in a well-established company knows that working his way through the state’s business legislation without expert guidance is far from ideal. Ultimately, only an expert business advisor can take care of business matters under the legal umbrella of state and federal laws.
Why Is Expert Business Law Advice Crucial to Success?
In Florida’s competitive business environment, dealing with legal problems the right way may be the difference between continuing to exist as a company or filing for bankruptcy. Accordingly, it is crucial to anticipate potential issues before they arrive, preventing them from happening. In addition, if the issue materializes in reality, it is essential to not ignore and act immediately to solve the question in the best possible way. While the terms “business” and “business law” might be similar, they refer to completely distinct fields of knowledge.
After helping hundreds of entrepreneurs in a wide array of segments in business, Attorney Romy B. Jurado is a passionate legal expert with a zealot approach when it comes to the legal aspect of making business. Regardless of the size, segment, or goals of a business, Mrs. Jurado and her team of well-versed attorneys are willing to provide strategic advice, solid services, and energetic advocacy. Here is how we can help you:
- Articles of Incorporation
- Articles of Organization
- Asset Purchase Agreements
- Noncompete Agreements
- Operating Agreements
- Partnership Agreements
- Purchases or Sales of Businesses
- Commercial Leases
- Corporate Bylaws
- Employment Contracts
- Intellectual Property
- Business Disputes
- Amongst other services.
We can also assist you in getting a visa as a foreign investor, or if you wish to import talent from abroad for your company. In consequence, we are ready to design the perfect solutions that your company needs to thrive in Florida.
Jurado & Associates, P.A. – Taking Florida Business Law Guidance to the Next Level
As we have seen, in order to run a successful business, you need a proper business law attorney from the beginning. Therefore, our team at Jurado & Associates, P.A. is ready to serve you with a full set of legal solutions for your business, corporation, or start-up:
Entity Choice & Formation
Undoubtedly, starting right from the beginning is better than correcting things along the way. Starting a business in Florida requires attention to different aspects that will determine the company’s future, such as choosing the right business entity, anticipating the tax implications related, and forming a business that has feasible chances of succeeding within an extremely competitive environment.
Acquiring an Existing Business
There are countless opportunities for entrepreneurs interested in buying existing companies. However, only “trained eyes” can help you identify which opportunities are suit your case best. Additionally, buying a business involves several steps to ensure full legal and administrative compliance, requiring direct action from a legal expert.
Negotiating and Drafting Solid Contracts
It is impossible to conceive a business relationship without contracts. Accordingly, every person occupying a managerial/executive role in a company must seek legal guidance to outline the risks and opportunities involved in each business transaction before signing anything.
If the transaction is considered positive, an experienced legal advisor is fundamental to negotiate the terms of the agreement, as well as drafting and reviewing the paperwork in the process.
Obtaining Business Permits and Licenses
Different business segments require a number of permits and licenses to be obtained with the state of Florida. Our legal team can help you to identify whether a business must get specific business permits and licenses and guide you through the process to materialize them.
The state of Florida has a dynamic real estate market, in which entrepreneurs can find different options of commercial buildings to lease and start operating. Our team can help by reviewing commercial lease agreements and negotiating with landlords to ensure full protection to clients’ interests.
Resolving Business Disputes
In the real world, sometimes things may not end up as outlined on paper. Our team of experienced attorneys will find the best way to solve business disputes to get a company back on track as soon as possible. If doable, a dispute may be solved with alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration, or conciliation. Yet, if there is no alternative available besides filing a lawsuit, our team will work diligently to help clients win in court.
Franchise businesses are a great success in Florida. Still, they are a chapter apart from standard business law, as there are additional rules that apply to franchises. Our legal team will assist you throughout the whole franchising process- from evaluating the risks associated with acquiring a franchise to reviewing the disclosure documents provided by franchisors.
Intellectual Property Protection
Florida law has specific tools when it comes to protecting intellectual property. In this sense, our team can help clients to develop and materialize a comprehensive plan to shield patents, trademarks, and copyrights against infringement.
Depending on the case, the best approach may be closing/dissolving a business. In this scenario, our legal experts can assist by guiding clients through all aspects involved in the dissolution process (i.e., contract, tax, and inventory obligations).
Let’s Make Your Business Succeed from the Beginning
Each business is different, so it is vital to seek an individualized approach when dealing with Florida business law. At Jurado & Associates, P.A. our focus is understanding each client’s goals, issues, and overall situation in detail before structuring a legal plan to address the case.
Our focus is to provide tailored legal services, so waste no time – contact Jurado & Associates, P.A. today by calling (305) 921-0976 or emailing Romy@juradolawfirm.com to schedule a consultation.