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All Start Ups Should Start with a Lawyer

If you are planning a start up, consider starting with a business lawyer.  While some may think a business lawyer is a luxury, in fact, a business lawyer is a critical partner in your start up.  The cost of not having a business lawyer working with you on the ground floor could be a shaky or unstable foundation for your business that could result in even more expensive costs later. At Portuondo Law Firm, P.A., we Read More

Partnership and Operating Agreements: Why You Need One

Starting a new business is an exciting venture, but partnerships can be difficult to maintain without the proper foundation. A partnership or operating agreement is an essential business document for any new venture involving multiple individuals. Agreeing on expectations and obligations at the onset of a business relationship is crucial to a lasting, positive partnership. Drafting partnership and operating Read More

Three Fundamentals for Florida Landlords

If you are a Florida landlord, you should know Florida law governs how you may or may not deal with tenant issues.  Florida law addresses a variety of landlord issues and includes strict requirements that landlords must comply with or risk liability.  Portuondo Law Firm understands you may face challenges as a landlord. We offer assistance in landlord-tenant disputes – as well as the tools to help keep these disputes Read More

Protect Your Business with Strong Theft Prevention Policies and Procedures

Whether you run a construction company or a bakery, employee theft costs you time and money.  While you can’t prevent all theft, there are things you can do to reduce the amount of employee theft your business suffers. At Portuondo Law Firm, we offer assistance drafting theft prevention policies and procedures, as well as other critical documents designed for your business success.  Theft prevention policies and Read More

How an Attorney Can Assist with 4 Common Employee Issues

As your business grows, you may find yourself hiring additional employees.  While expanding your business has any number of positives, there can be some negatives if you are caught unprepared.  Different federal laws apply to your business depending on the number of employees you have. Further, state laws may have different, additional requirements. Portuondo Law Firm offers assistance to businesses as they expand.  Read More

Understanding Employer to Employee Non-Compete Agreements in Florida

In Florida, non-compete agreements are legally enforceable contracts, often between an employer and employee.  This, however, presumes the contract meets certain requirements.  In the scope of employment, the term “non-compete agreement” refers to an agreement wherein the employee agrees not to work for a competitor after leaving their current employer.  This agreement is typically only for a limited amount of time Read More

Understanding Contract Law Basics

Contracts can cover agreements between parties for goods and services. Contracts can also lay the groundwork for an agreement not to do something.  As long as it is legal to do so, parties can enter into agreements for just about anything. All contracts, however, have some fundamental elements in common. Contract Law Basics – The Offer All contracts first require an offer. An offer details a proposed course of Read More