Recent Blog Posts
Defending Against SEC Enforcement Action
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency with a very wide purview, overseeing all aspects of securities law from creation to sale. What many do not know is that the SEC also has law enforcement functions, and is able to initiate investigations into companies or individual investors suspected of securities violations. If… Read More »
What Are Digital Securities?
The average person tends to think of securities as highly complex financial instruments. However, several different day-to-day items have the potential to be classified as securities, including stamps, vouchers, and tokens, whether tangible or digital. Distinguishing which digital assets may qualify as securities is a crucial part of doing business in the online marketplace…. Read More »
Defining Securities For Beginners
For a person who is building their dream business, the financial aspects often come second to the more outgoing work like building a client list. It can be a shock to find oneself in the position of planning the financial future of your company as well as its day-to-day operations, but it is just… Read More »
FTC Proposes New Rule To Ban Non-Compete Agreements
On January 5, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new rule which would ban the use of non-compete agreements by United States employers. In its release, the FTC estimates that ending such a practice could increase wages by up to $300 million, and effectively free a percentage of U.S. workers from being caught… Read More »
Breach Of Contract In Florida Business Transactions
When two people or businesses enter into a contract, they are essentially relying on each other to uphold their respective ends of the bargain. However, contracts are breached with regularity, leaving one party in a potentially unpleasant position if they have relied upon the contract’s completion. If your business has been subject to another’s… Read More »
What Is A Reverse Merger?
A standard merger is when a public company acquires a small private company, either absorbing its assets or guiding it through an initial public offering (IPO). However, a “reverse” merger or “reverse IPO” is possible, and happens when a private company effectively goes through an IPO by acquiring a company that is already public…. Read More »
Factors To Consider In Choosing How To Form Your Business
When a person is looking to start a business in Florida, there are a host of different factors that they must consider before opening their doors, in order to give the business the best possible chance to endure. The type of business one chooses to form is perhaps the most important factor, as different… Read More »
Steps to Take If You Want to Sell Your Business
In the world of mergers and acquisitions in Florida and across the country, many business owners are concerned with the due diligence that must be undertaken prior to the purchase of a new business, or the issues that can arise in expanding your business by acquiring another one. Yet it is also important to… Read More »
I Want to Buy a Business: What Steps Should I Take?
If you are thinking about options for purchasing a business in Florida, you need to be prepared for the variety of steps that are involved in buying a company. Whether you are seeking out a smaller company to acquire in connection with another business you already own or you are a first-time business owner,… Read More »
What Do I Need for an Initial Public Offering?
If you have been moving toward the sale of your business but a buyer’s recent offer was harshly criticized by your business’s management team or the board of directors, whether or not the sale will happen may not be up in the air. Or, if you are trying to acquire a business and the… Read More »