Category: Legal News

MG’s Thomas Zeichman selected in 2018 Florida Super Lawyers

January 4, 2018

Thomas Zeichman, associate with MG Law, has been selected to the 2018 edition of Florida Super Lawyers list.  This marks the 2nd year that Mr. Zeichman’s has been recognized in the Super Lawyers (and Rising Stars) list. The Super Lawyers list, which is issued  by Thomson Reuters, is an attorney rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas […]

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Adam Marshall Speaks to CBS12 on Recent Closures of Large Retailers

April 9, 2017

MG Law’s very own Adam Marshall was featured on CBS12 this morning to discuss the future of malls and recent closures of some the nation’s largest retailers. Adam  is a founding member of Marshall Grant, PLLC and is licensed to practice in both Florida and Ohio.  Mr. Marshall is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to […]

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Retaliation

September 21, 2016
EEOC Issues New Guidance on Retaliation

Generally, Federal civil rights laws prohibit employers from retaliating against an employee who asserts the right to be free from workplace discrimination or harassment. Nearly half of all discrimination complaints that are filed under federal law also include a retaliation claim.   Even when a discrimination claim is not supported by the facts, an employee […]

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What Businesses Must Do to Adhere to the New Overtime Rule

June 10, 2016
Businesses Adhere to New Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor announced a new rule that greatly expands the number of administrative and professional employees who may be paid overtime by their employers. The new rule will take effect on December 1, 2016, making it very important that businesses throughout Florida evaluate employee classifications and make any necessary adjustments to comply with […]

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What Is Title Insurance and Why Is It Important?

May 6, 2016
What Is Title Insurance and Why Is It Important

Purchasing a home is one of the most substantial investments that most people will ever make. Protecting that investment is essential. Most home buyers understand that they need homeowner’s insurance so that they can recover their losses if their home is destroyed in a fire. Buyers do not always understand why purchasing title insurance is […]

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Should Your Agreements Contain an Arbitration Provision?

April 8, 2016
Should Your Agreements Contain Arbitration Provisions

Arbitration is a method of resolving disputes privately, outside of court. Businesses often include an arbitration clause in their agreements, thinking it is the preferred method to resolve a dispute; however, that may not be the case. An arbitration provision requires the parties to submit contract disputes to arbitration instead of filing a lawsuit. In […]

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How to Domesticate an Out-of-State Judgment in Florida

January 29, 2016
Domesticate an Out-of-State Judgment in Florida

Sometimes a Florida business needs to bring a lawsuit in another state against a supplier, customer, or other entity. If your business wins the lawsuit, you obtain a judgment. That judgment entitles you to collect a specified sum of money from the person or entity you sued. That person or entity becomes known as the […]

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M&A Due Diligence Checklist

January 22, 2016
Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence Checklist

When a business decides to acquire, or merge with, another business, the individuals who make that decision have a duty to exercise due diligence. The failure to exercise due diligence may result in the buyer paying more than a business is worth or taking on unforeseen operational/financial problems and liabilities when the transaction closes. Failure […]

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Common Issues Leading to Business Divorces, Shareholder/Member Disputes & Related Litigation

January 14, 2016
Business Divorces, ShareholderMember Disputes, and Related Litigation

Business disputes involving business owners have much in common with divorces between spouses. A “friendly” divorce is possible, but many are acrimonious. The disputes that motivate the principals in a business to sever their relationship can be just as emotionally wrenching or costly as the issues that produce marital divorces.   The Burden of Success […]

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Does My Business Qualify for a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

January 7, 2016
Businesses Qualifying for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Businesses turn to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code when they cannot resolve their debt burdens through negotiation or expense reduction but would be capable of operating at a profit if their debt could be managed. Unlike a Chapter 7 liquidation that wipes out debt when a business ends, a Chapter 11 reorganizes business debt. […]

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Florida’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act: What Does It Mean for Your Business?

January 1, 2016
Florida’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act What Does It Mean for Your Business

Having an employee sign a non-compete agreement and/or a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement is one way to protect your company’s trade secrets, and confidential and proprietary business information. However, often times companies may not have any agreements with their employees and a business mistakenly believes it has no way of protecting against the unauthorized disclosure […]

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Benefits of an Annual Legal Checkup

December 18, 2015
Benefits of an Annual Legal Checkup

Conducting an annual legal checkup for your business can help prevent legal issues from arising in the future. As a business owner, checking off the boxes of your annual legal review with an experienced business attorney is a proactive approach that can help to protect your business interests in the new year. Here are some […]

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MG Successfully Appeals Denial of Motion to Vacate Void Final Judgment

August 26, 2015

Marshall Grant, PLLC (MG) is excited to have been part of another successful appeal before the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals, which resulted in the reversal of the lower court’s denial of a motion to vacate a void final judgment entered in a business/civil litigation matter.  MG would like to congratulate litigation attorney Robert Streit, […]

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