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by: Phillip B. Rarick, Esq.

We have been helping small business owners survive and thrive – in good times and bad – for over 25 years. Here is how we may be able to help you in this current challenging business environment.

1.    Contract Review and Force Majeure. A Force Majeure clause is a standard clause in many contracts. If you have a contract you are trying to get out of – or the reverse – if you have a person trying to nullify performance under your existing contract the interpretation of the “Force Majeure” clause will be a determining factor.

by: attorney Phillip B. Rarick

You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else. –   Winston Churchill.

Millions of small business owners and self-employed have filed for loans under the  Paycheck Protection Program because part or all of the loan can be forgiven if you retain your employees and maintain their salary levels.

By: Jacqueline R. Bowden Gold, Esq. and Phil Rarick, Esq.

The Coronavirus has left the US economy in a stand still. It has forced businesses to shut down and events to be cancelled or postponed across the nation – creating significant anxiety for small business owners. During these times, many businesses are unable to or fear they will become unable to fulfill their contractual obligations.

Here is a term you’ve probably heard before but never paid much attention to: Force Majeure. If you are unable to fulfill your contractual obligations or are worried that the obligor (the person who has a duty to perform) under an existing contract will not perform, Force Majeure is an important provision to look for in your contract.

By Phil Rarick, Esq.

Here is a simple fact:  most small businesses cannot afford or even survive a major dispute between partners if the dispute ends up in court.   Such disputes can doom the small business due to interruption of the company business, distract the principal partners from focusing on growth, and soak up all capital needed to sustain the company.

The following are 5 Take Away Points for avoiding court intervention in your business:

By Phillip B. Rarick, Miami Trust Attorney


Time for a Spring Check-Up for your Florida corporate entities. This note is our annual reminder to review your Florida corporations, LLC’s (limited liability companies), or partnerships. Here is our 7 Point Checklist:

1.    Annual Minutes Up-to-date?

If you get a letter or an email from a company called COMPLIANCE SERVICES  (not to be confused with the Florida corporation, Compliance Services, Inc.) asking for a fee of $125 for corporate minutes  BEWARE.  Minutes are not required to be posted with the  Florida Secretary of State.  Rather, they should be prepared and filed in your corporate book.

This company is trying to masquerade as a state government entity and scam you out of $125.  These messages should not be confused with notices from the Florida State Division of Corporations reminding each business entity to file its 2011 Annual Report.

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