Yearly Archives: 2015

Benefits of an Annual Legal Checkup

December 18, 2015

Conducting an annual legal checkup for your business can help prevent legal issues from arising in the future. As a business owner, checking off the boxes of your annual legal review with an experienced business attorney is a proactive approach that can help to protect your business interests in the new year. Here are some […]

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Is Your Business Prepared for its Holiday Party?

December 10, 2015

The Holiday Season is upon us, which means many South Florida businesses and employers are planning their office holiday parties and events.   It is never too soon to review and update your policies, procedures, and guidelines which may help make your company’s office party safer and help you recognize any potential liability or exposure. One of the […]

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The Difference Between Employees and Independent Contractors

September 3, 2015

The legal implications of how you identify members of your workforce Hiring an independent contractor is a great way for businesses to get the services and assistance they need without taking on the legal requirements of hiring an employee. While many people understand the general difference between employees and contractors, employers must be aware of […]

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How to Avoid Issues with FLSA Overtime Pay

August 27, 2015

Tips for keeping your payroll and bottom line in sync The Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to compensate employees for overtime hours, usually equal to one and a half times their wages, for any time worked that exceeds 40 hours in a one week period. While this policy is an essential component […]

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MSG Successfully Appeals Denial of Motion to Vacate Void Final Judgment

August 26, 2015

Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. (MSG) is excited to have been part of another successful appeal before the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals, which resulted in the reversal of the lower court’s denial of a motion to vacate a void final judgment entered in a business/civil litigation matter.  MSG would like to congratulate litigation attorneys Ruben […]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Viable Alternative to Litigation

August 20, 2015

There’s more than one way to handle a business dispute. When a serious dispute arises with a business that cannot be resolved, it may seem like litigation is inevitable. However, there are other alternatives available. Court cases can drag on for months, even years, and they can consume a large portion of your time, money […]

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6 Risks to Recognize When Acquiring a Company

August 13, 2015

Acquisitions are a viable growth strategy, but it is important to recognize and plan for the potential risks. There are no shortcuts to success. Expanding your business requires hard work, happy customers, and strategic marketing. However, there are additional opportunities that business owners can pursue which may assist them in growing their business, such as […]

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Business Growth: Buy or Build?

August 5, 2015

What you need to know before developing your business’s growth strategy. Businesses can grow in one of two ways – from within or through acquisitions. While each one will ultimately increase the size of your company, they are not at all similar. When creating a plan of growth for your business, you will need to […]

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Subpoenas: What To Do When You or Your Business Is Served

July 31, 2015

Answers to the top 3 questions that may pop in your mind after being served You wake up one morning, thinking that the day will go by just like every other day – lots of work and maybe a new contract. However, the one thing you never expect is to have someone serve you or […]

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8 Things You Should Discuss Regularly with Your Business Lawyer

July 17, 2015

The secret to a successful long-term business is planning with your attorney regularly Your business attorney can help you have a successful long-term business. By providing advice, guidance, and legal support, a thoughtful business attorney can help you focus on your company to maintain profits and avoid contentious legal issues. There are certain issues that […]

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Florida Non-Compete Agreements: Is a Non-Compete Agreement Actually Enforceable in Florida?

July 13, 2015

Everything you need to know about Florida non-compete agreements. Is a non-compete agreement actually enforceable in Florida. Let’s begin with what a non-compete is: non-compete agreements are usually between an employer and an employee, and includes a specific provision where the employee agrees not to directly or indirectly compete with the employer’s business for a […]

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Benefits of Having a Corporate Attorney on Retainer

July 2, 2015

How hiring an attorney on retainer will save your business money. Is your company growing? Are you finding that you are dealing with far more contracts than usual, or that legal issues are arising? You don’t want to run the risk of damaging your business, so you need to get professional help. One of the […]

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The Importance of Preserving Electronically Stored Information

June 26, 2015

How to properly solve a dispute in an electronic world In today’s world, preserving electronically stored information plays a very large role when it comes to resolving a number of different types of disputes for a variety of reasons. Since so many documents today are in the form of electronic files, attorneys will need to […]

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How Do You Know if You Have the Correct Attorney for Litigation?

June 1, 2015

5 questions you need to ask before moving forward with an attorney for litigation. Retaining the correct litigation attorney is very important. You need someone who understands your case, can help you navigate the complexities of the court system and aligns with your long-term goals. If you retain the correct attorney, you may work with […]

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Employment Contracts and What Should be Included

May 19, 2015

5 important sections that should be built-in your employment contracts. An employment contract between your business and its employees can be extremely important, and all businesses should make sure that they have a legally enforceable contract for certain of its prospective employees prepared prior to the hire date. Often times, employment contracts may not be […]

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Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. Attends Jorge Nation Foundation’s 4th Annual White Party

May 18, 2015

Marshall Socarras Grant was proud and honored to take part in this year’s Jorge Nation Foundation 4th Annual White Party as a major sponsor. Thank you to all of our friends, family and colleagues who supported the foundation and attended the event alongside us. We look forward to continuing to support the amazing cause, with […]

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The Difference Between Strategic and Financial Buyers

May 6, 2015

Identifying the Potential Buyer for Your Business. If you have ever thought about an exit strategy for your business, one of the first things to consider is who is a potential buyer. There are two broad ways to describe the types of buyers for your business: financial buyer and a strategic buyer. Both have very […]

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Ruben E. Socarras selected to 2015 Florida Super Lawyers for Business Litigation, and finalist for SFBW’s 2015 Up & Comer Awards

April 22, 2015

Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. is proud to announce that Ruben E. Socarras, one of firm’s founders and members, has been named to the 2015 edition of Florida Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation, and selected as a finalist for South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) magazine’s 2015 Up & Comer Awards taking place […]

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Business Owners Getting Sued: A Right of Passage for Success

April 7, 2015

5 tips to prepare yourself so the rite of passage for success doesn’t take you down. Business owner getting sued is virtually a rite of passage in today’s business environment. It’s not that prosperous business owners are involved in conduct that warrants a lawsuit.  Conversely, as a company’s profits increase, the target on their back increases as well.  Anyone […]

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Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. attorneys successfully prevent over $2 million dollar invasion of client’s living trust.

February 2, 2015

  Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. (MSG) litigation attorneys Andrew Fine and Ruben E. Socarras successfully defended against a proceedings supplementary action to invade a client’s revocable living trust in Miami, Florida.  The Plaintiff in the case sought to take over $2,000,000 from the trust to satisfy a judgment against the trustee’s son, claiming that there […]

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Ruben E. Socarras recognized as Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law

January 2, 2015

Recently, Ruben E. Socarras, a member and founder of Marshall Socarras Grant, PL, was recognized by Martingale Hubbel as Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law because of his AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to experience in the field.  Mr. Socarras is devoted to representing individuals and businesses in state and federal […]

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