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Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements

By Larry E. Bray |

In many employment and independent contractor agreements, the employer will attempt to limit your future work. The intention is to prohibit you from competing with the employer once you no longer work with it. However, restrictive covenants can often be too broad, limiting your ability to earn an honest living. Because of the potential… Read More »


Zoning and Land Use: Property Line Disputes

By Larry E. Bray |

When moving forward with a commercial real estate project, whether you are erecting a new building or planning significant renovations, you need to deal with any zoning or land use disputes immediately. These types of disputes, including regarding property lines, can interrupt the flow of your project and be extremely costly. If a neighboring… Read More »


The Benefits of Using an Attorney for Commercial Collections

By Larry E. Bray |

When you are a landlord or other type of business providing products and services to other businesses, you expect most transactions to run smoothly. After all, business people are sophisticated enough to know what they are agreeing to and to pay when payment is due. However, expectations can be far from reality. Businesses often… Read More »


The Importance of Using an Attorney for Commercial Leases

By Larry E. Bray |

Whether you are venturing into a commercial lease for the first time or tenth, you need an experienced commercial real estate attorney to review the contract and represent your interests. A commercial lease for a parcel of land, factory or storefront is far different than a basic apartment lease. It needs to be customized… Read More »


Financially Planning for Retirement

By Larry E. Bray |

As you approach retirement in your early-to-mid 60s, you have to address the financial changes that come from ending your career and switching over to living on Social Security and your retirement savings. Not only may your monthly income be drastically different, but your spending will change in retirement as well. It is important… Read More »


Understanding Your Duties as a Personal Representative of an Estate

By Larry E. Bray |

Quite often, if you intend to be the personal representative of a friend or loved one’s estate, you will begin the probate process. This includes filing the petition for administration in the proper county court, providing the will to the court, and and seeking the letters of administration. Once the judge signs the letters… Read More »


Handling an Estate’s Firearms as the Personal Representative

By Larry E. Bray |

Many Florida residents are lawful gun owners. They may own antiques as part of a collection, rifles for hunting, and handguns for personal protection. While these owners may be careful to ensure they have the correct registration, license and storage during their life, their firearms raise questions when they pass away. If you are… Read More »


How to Contest a Will

By Larry E. Bray |

If you have fears regarding the validity your deceased loved one’s will, you have the right and option to speak up. The first step in this journey is to speak with an experienced Florida probate attorney to determine if you there is evidence of grounds to contest a will. These may include mental incapacity,… Read More »


The Grounds for Contesting a Will During Probate

By Larry E. Bray |

In Florida, probate is the process by which a will is validated and then executed. If you believe your loved one’s will was fake, created under duress, created when your loved one was incompetent, or invalid for some other reasons, then you will need to contest their will during this time. Contesting a will… Read More »


Understanding Easements in Florida

By Larry E. Bray |

If you are going to own property in Florida, whether residential or commercial, you need to understand what an easement is and how it may affect your rights as a property owner. An easement, in general, is a right to go onto someone else’s land without having any ownership interest in it. You will… Read More »

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