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Starting a New Business? Plan for Success by Hiring an Attorney

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Monday, March 25th, 2019

Many entrepreneurs start a company using do-it-yourself legal forms that have been downloaded from the internet. While this process may be expedient and inexpensive, the lack of professional legal guidance can result in costly mistakes that damage the venture before it has a chance to start. Make a true investment in your business by working

Business Owners Need to Ensure their Websites, Not Just their Buildings, Comply with the ADA

By: Laura Coleman Posted on: Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Signed into law in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12101, et. seq., declares that “physical or mental disabilities in no way diminish a person’s right to fully participate in all aspects of society.”[1] According to the Southern District of Florida, websites may well be one of those aspects.

LSA Writes Article for Florida Bar About Florida’s Litigation Privilege

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Lieser Skaff Alexander attorneys wrote an article about Florida’s Litigation Privilege that was published by the Florida Bar Journal in the September/October 2018 issue (Volume 92, No.8).

The litigation privilege “initially developed to protect litigants and attorneys from liability for acts of defamation, but has since been extended to cover all acts related to

Tampa Bay Homeowners Have Limited Recourse When HOA Fails to Act

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Sunday, May 21st, 2017

The following scenario occurs all too often: a homeowner abandons their home, the homeowner’s association (HOA) places a lien on the property for failure to pay dues, the HOA forecloses on the lien, making it the current owner of the property, and property falls into disrepair, becoming an eyesore or worse. As a result, residents

New Florida Privacy Law Could Sting Drone Operators

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Monday, January 18th, 2016

In July of 2015, Florida banned the use of drones for surveillance on private property without the occupants’ written consent. The law also mandates drone operators to display a unique identification number on the craft. This makes it easier to identify and allows for a person to sue drone owners for invasion of privacy.

Why Out-of-State Companies Keep Florida Law Firms on Retainer

By: Ghada Skaff Posted on: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Most business owners retain legal counsel to manage a variety of issues that arise during the normal course of business. Smart executives also retain counsel in states where they do significant business to assure their legal interests are addressed efficiently and effectively.

Analyzing the Recent Verizon-Netflix Business Dispute Under Florida’s Unfair Business Practices Law

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Tampa Law firm, Lieser & Skaff reviews the business dispute between Verizon and Netflx under the Florida Unfair Business Practice Law. Verizon is disputing that Netflix’s message to its customers stating issues of the streaming and picture quality was the fault of Verizon’s crowded network and it was working adjust the video for smoother playback. This message was seen by hundreds thousands of customers of various ISP, which included Verizon. Verizon sent a cease-and-desist letter to Netflix as it felt the message could harm its reputation.

Protect Yourself with a Joint Venture Agreement

By: Ghada Skaff Posted on: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

It is important to have a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) drafted by a business lawyer when entering into a joint business venture. By doing this, it will protect you and it makes each partner accountable to have the fiduciary duty of the “finest and highest loyalty” to every partner. You can help prevent future litigation issues by having a business lawyer draft this agreement when first going into business.