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Think Networking Is Awkward or Boring? This Post Is for You!

Networking is an essential part of growing your business. It gives you the opportunity to generate leads, impress investors, and access mentors whose advice can take your company to the next level. Unfortunately, some small business owners don’t take full advantage of the benefits that networking represents because they think it is too intrusive or one of the more mundane aspects of running a business. They’re too Read More

Contractors: Preserve Your Rights with a Notice to Owner

You’re a Florida contractor, and you don’t work for free, but try telling that to project owners who don’t pay your invoices. If you’ve preserved your mechanic’s lien rights, these owners have a lot to lose by ignoring you, starting with the property you built or improved. On the other hand, if you haven’t protected your claim, you lose your lien rights, which are your greatest leverage.  When you’re working on a Read More

Do You Know the Difference Between Employees and Independent Contractors?

Today, independent contractors account for an estimated one in ten workers. When you’re running a small business, understanding the difference between an employee and an independent contractor is crucial. Misclassifying one as the other can result in serious legal consequences. Below is an overview of the main differences between employees and independent contractors. We also explain how a business law firm can Read More

An Interview with VoyageMIA: Life And Work With Marisa Portuondo

  "If no one is doing something fun, start it yourself. Put yourself out there doing things you genuinely like and it will come naturally. Most important, don't be a taker, be a giver." - Marisa Portuondo   Earlier this month, Marisa Portuondo was interviewed by VoyageMIA, an editorial platform focused on the incredible city and people of Miami Florida. Their June publication provides you with an Read More

Marisa was Recently Recognized by Spectra Baby USA as a “Woman of Influence!”

  Marisa was recently recognized by Spectra Baby USA as a “Woman of Influence” and was invited to attend the “Michelle Obama Becoming” tour at the BB&T Center. Marisa is proud to be named by a company who supports business women and who also provided a space at the event for nursing mothers. Read More

Hurricane Season Is Here: Make Sure You Review Your Policies!

When Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle last October, it was a Category 5 storm - one of only four such storms to hit the US mainland. Thousands of homeowners were displaced by the storm and many are sadly finding that they were underinsured. Future hurricanes could be just as devastating, which is why you need to make sure that your policies provide the coverage you need to rebuild and recover. In fact, Read More

Marisa Portuondo Celebrates 12 Years as an Attorney!

12 years ago today I took an oath to uphold the Constitutions of the USA and of Florida and to never reject the cause of the defenseless or oppressed. It's been a wild ride, and I can't wait to see what's to come. Thank you to my friends and family for your patience and support and to all the clients who make it worthwhile.     Read More

3 Ways a Business Attorney Can Save You Money

As a small business owner, you may always be looking for ways to cut costs and operate more efficiently. Did you know a business attorney can help you save money? There are several aspects of the business that a business attorney can review, such as contracts and agreements with clients, employees, and vendors. This is known in some circles as a legal audit. To ensure that your business is in the best position to Read More

Welcome Andy Freyre to the Team!

We are pleased to announce that Andy Freyre is now a valuable member of Portuondo Law Firm. Welcome to the team! Read More

How a Property Damage Attorney Can Save You Thousands

Practically every insurance agent will tell you that you need to contact them immediately whenever you have any sort of property damage. This is intended to make you feel like they want to be there to help you through a difficult experience. The reality, however, is that your agent is associated with the insurance company and may not always be loyal to you.     Whether you are considering opening a claim with your Read More