Ask Aaron! Your Questions on Florida Business Law Answered

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Welcome to our new blog series, "Ask Aaron!"—your direct line to insights from Aaron Resnick, a seasoned Miami business lawyer. Each week, we'll tackle the complexities of business law in Florida, covering everything from startup legal strategies to navigating corporate compliance and dispute resolution.

Are you an entrepreneur in Florida grappling with the legal aspects of starting or running a business? Perhaps you're curious about the nuances of intellectual property protection, or you need guidance on employment laws for your growing team. Whatever your query, Aaron is here to help.

Why Ask Aaron? With decades of experience in business law and a deep understanding of the Florida legal landscape, Aaron brings a wealth of knowledge and practical advice to the table. This blog series is an opportunity for you to get personalized answers to your most pressing legal questions, helping you make informed decisions that benefit your business.

How to Submit Your Questions Submitting your questions is easy! Just leave a comment below or send us a direct message. We'll select a few questions to answer in each blog post, so stay tuned—you might just see your question featured.  SORRY NO PHONE CALLS!

This Week's Focus: Starting a Business in Florida To kick things off, we're focusing on what every new entrepreneur should know about starting a business in Florida. From choosing the right business structure to understanding state-specific tax obligations, getting the initial steps right is crucial for your success.

Have a question on this topic? Send it our way! We're here to clear up any confusion and provide the clarity you need to move forward confidently.

Remember, while this blog offers general legal information, it's always best to consult directly with a qualified lawyer for advice specific to your circumstances. And who better to consult than Aaron himself?

We look forward to hearing your questions and helping you navigate the exciting yet complex world of business law in Florida. Your success is our priority, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Submit your question today and stay tuned for our next "Ask Aaron!" post.

Law Offices of Aaron Resnick Supporting the Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Nightmare on the Beach 2013 – “Fantasmi Della Villa Vecchia”

Posted by Jillian Postal | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Attorney Aaron Resnick, a co-founder and board member of the Little Lighthouse Foundation, is proud to announce that the Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A. will again be a sponsor of the annual fundraiser, Nightmare on the Beach 2013 – “Fantasmi Della Villa Vecchia”. NOTB2013 will be held, Satur...

Landlord Rights and Duties in Florida (Residential)

Posted by Jillian Postal | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you rent a house or apartment or mobile home to another person, you enter into a legal contract known as a rental agreement. This rental agreement need not be in writing. If the rental agreement is in writing, it is a “lease.” This agreement has certain basic conditions specified by law which ...

Is the New Miami Boom Fueled by ‘Dirty Money’?

Posted by Jillian Postal | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Previously, we blogged about issues with South Florida real estate and how it has been and can be used as a mechanism for the laundering of foreign monies into the United States. In addition, we have raised concern over the effect this phenomenon as it relates to the increased prices for South Fl...

Is the End Near for the Foreclosure Crisis

Posted by Jillian Postal | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is the foreclosure crisis behind us? It looks that way, although nobody is saying home foreclosures are gone for good. The data point to a big recovery for the housing market, with foreclosures in serious decline these days. RealtyTrac, the Irvine, Calif., real estate analytics company, reports t...

How to Protect Yourself: Worthless Bank Checks

Posted by Jillian Postal | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

How to Protect Yourself: Worthless Bank Checks What is a Worthless Check? Under Florida law, any checks returned “NSF” (non-sufficient funds), “Account Not Found” or “NSF Unless Otherwise Indicated is a worthless check subject to prosecution under Florida's criminal statutes. Checks stamped “Re...

How to Protect Yourself: Identity Theft

Posted by Jillian Postal | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Identify theft plagues our world these days. The horror stories are endless. Identity theft is a serious problem that affects millions each year. When an imposter uses your name, social security number (SSN), credit card number, or any other form of personal information without your knowledge, it...

Home Equity Scams – Beware

Posted by Jillian Postal | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

You could lose your home, the equity you have built in your home, and your money if you are pressured to take out a loan by unscrupulous lenders or mortgage brokers who offer you a high-cost loan you cannot afford. Mortgage lenders and mortgage brokers may mislead you into signing a loan that is ...

Higher Prices Sap Foreign Interest in U.S. Real Estate

Posted by Jillian Postal | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Foreign investors, who rapaciously scooped up U.S. real estate during the 2007-2009 recession, are backing away from the same markets they so eagerly jumped into a few years ago. Real estate brokers say demand from international investors has flagged in locations that have been most attractive to...

Gagosian Suit Offers Rare Look at Art Dealing

Posted by Jillian Postal | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A lawsuit claiming that the gallery owner Larry Gagosian defrauded a prominent collector is pulling back the curtain, if ever so slightly, on the way high-end deals are sometimes made in the contemporary art world. The collector, Jan Cowles, 93, sued in January, accusing Mr. Gagosian of selling a...

From the New York Post:

Posted by Jillian Postal | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Attorneys Jonathan Davidoff and Aaron Resnick to try Federal Court Action Involving Carmine's Restaurants The New York Post has recently reported on a case handled by Attorneys Jonathan Davidoff and Aaron Resnick. To read the article, click here. Mr. Davidoff is the lead counsel on the case and M...

Former Versace mansion in Florida sells for $41.5 million – the Market Shows $125 Million and $75 Million Asking Prices Were Too High

Posted by Jillian Postal | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Well one thing is for sure, the market for the Versace Mansion was not $125 million or the $75 million that it has been previously listed for. The posh US seaside villa where Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace lived and was murdered in 1997 sold in auction Tuesday for $41.5 million. The full...

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