Business Law

Laws are the foundation of our civilization and the regulating force that helps everyone play by the same rules. Laws that govern and regulate businesses and organizations are no different. At ExpertBeacon our experts can help you with expert advice on the legal aspects of every phase and operating unit of your company including taxes, intellectual property, business partnerships, and much, much more.

Businesses: Recover claims from antitrust class action settlements

Each year, businesses miss out on recovering millions of dollars from antitrust class action settlements due to lack of awareness of their potential claim, complexities of the claims filing process and uncertainties about the value of their claim. As a result, companies and their legal professionals have an untapped opportunity to explore and recover potential antitrust claims to which they may be entitled.

Jon A. OrrCEO and Co-Founder

Jon Orr comes from a distinguished career dedicated to developing profitable growth strategies for companies as a C-level executive, certified public accountant and restructuring advisor. His successful track record at a leading class action and...

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How employers should handle complaints about overtime pay

Overtime is a hot-button topic in today’s workplace. Worse, it has also become a prime target area for plaintiffs’ attorneys. Unfortunately, certain misconceptions about wage and hour compliance persist, and many employers unwittingly make mistakes that expose them to unplanned back wages and legal fees.

Cathy M. StutinPartner

Cathy Stutin is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office. She represents employers throughout the United States in state and federal courts, as well as before the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other st...

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Advice on protecting your business' brand using trademarks

When choosing a new trademark for your business, be sure to consult an experienced trademark attorney to ensure that your brand is best protected. As trademark law is very complex, keep the below advice in mind if you are choosing a new trademark or think someone is infringing your trademark.

Jon HylandShareholder

Jon Hyland is a shareholder at Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr and is part of the Dallas office’s Business Litigation, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation practice groups. He has extensive experience in the field of intellectual ...

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Advice for businesses on what to do when sued for sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is a very serious matter that needs to be handled seriously by the employer, especially because it can result in significant exposure in terms of monetary and additional damages. There are a number of certain measures to have in place and actions to take in order to effectively handle a sexual harassment lawsuit.

Jay M. Levy, Esq.Managing Partner

A member of the Florida Bar since 1976, AV-rated attorney, Jay M. Levy, focuses his practice on litigation of business and commercial disputes appeals, and is often asked to collaborate by other attorneys in trial matters. Mr. Levy is Board ...

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Maintain I-9 compliance and hire legal workers for your business

Greg Berk, Esq. Partner, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF) Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF)

Until Congress actually passes immigration reform, employers should be wary of sponsoring undocumented workers for permanent residency. This is because:

• You will have to disclose their status when you file the PERM labor certification application to the Government.
• Doing so will tell the Government that you have an undocumented worker on your payroll.
• This could subject your company to fines.

Greg Berk, Esq.Partner, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF)

Greg Berk is chair of the immigration practice group at Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP. The firm handles labor and employment matters for California employers and has five offices throughout California. He serves on the Executive Committe...

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How employers can get H-1B work visas for foreign employees

Paul Goldstein Attorney of Counsel Kelley Kronenberg Attorneys at Law

H-1B visas are non-immigrant visas for foreign workers in “specialty occupations.” While there is no set definition for what is considered a “specialty occupation,” the position must meet the certain criteria outlined below.

Congress has placed a cap on the number of visas that will be issued for a fiscal year (October 1st to September 30th) at 65,000. However, there are an additional 20,000 visas available for persons who possess a U.S. earned master’s degree or higher.

Paul GoldsteinAttorney of Counsel

Paul Goldstein is an Attorney Of Counsel in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office and is the Director of the firm’s Immigration Law Department. Paul focuses his practice on the complex immigration and naturalization laws of the United States. He rep...

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Protect your ideas by obtaining a patent for your invention

Jacob L. LaCombe Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney Munck Wilson Mandala

Patents are a valuable set of rights that can be obtained by an inventor. They provide protection for certain “patentable” inventions. Patent owners have distinct competitive advantages, including the right to prevent others from making, using, selling, or importing the patented invention in the United States. Also, just like other forms of property, a patent can be sold or licensed for royalties.

Jacob L. LaCombePatent and Intellectual Property Attorney

Jake LaCombe is an intellectual property attorney who focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation, and intellectual property licensing. Mr. LaCombe prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications in a ...

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How to correctly suspend or fire an employee with an H1B visa

Paul Goldstein Attorney of Counsel Kelley Kronenberg Attorneys at Law

H1B visas are non-immigrant visas for foreign workers in “specialty occupations.” When issues arise with the employment status of H1B workers that result in suspension of employment, laying off the employee, or termination of the employment relationship, employers must comply with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.). Employers ought to follow this advice in the event they have to suspend, lay off, or fire an employee with an H1B work visa, in order be legally compliant and respectful of the employee’s wellbeing.

Paul GoldsteinAttorney of Counsel

Paul Goldstein is an Attorney Of Counsel in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office and is the Director of the firm’s Immigration Law Department. Paul focuses his practice on the complex immigration and naturalization laws of the United States. He rep...

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Obtain an L1A visa when opening new offices in the United States

In order for a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of their foreign offices to an office within the U.S., they must obtain an L-1A nonimmigrant classification. This classification also allows a foreign company that does not have an affiliated office within the U.S., to send an executive or manager to the U.S. in order to establish one. There are numerous challenges that need to be overcome in establishing a new office in the U.S. because it is the U.S. based entity/employer that files for the transfer.

Alla V. Londres, EsqManaging Attorney

Alla V. Londres Esq. is the founder of Law Offices of Alla V. Londres L.L.C. Mrs. Londres immigrated to the United States approximately 11 years ago and has a unique perspective on the challenges faced in a new country. This perspective and the ...

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Trademark attorney can help protect your company logo, name and slogan

Many people are interested in filing trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in order to seek federal registration of the names, logos, and slogans they use to advertise and sell their products and services. However, only a small number of these individuals are familiar with what they should do prior to preparing and filing their trademark application. Follow this helpful advice to increase the odds of your trademark application becoming a trademark registration.

Morris TurekTrademark Attorney

Morris Turek is an experienced trademark attorney who works with individuals, businesses, and organizations that are serious about protecting their trademarks and want to avoid the high costs and devastating effects of being sued for trademark i...

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Protect your business: Train personnel on completing form I-9

The I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form is deceptively simple. The I-9 is now a two-page form, but the government issued a sixty-six page Handbook for Employers on how to complete the I-9. You are not alone if you are feeling overwhelmed with your company’s I-9 obligations. We have reviewed thousands of I-9s and have yet to find an employer in 100% compliance. An employer’s failure to ensure proper completion and retention of I-9s may subject the employer to civil monetary penalties of up to $1,100 per I-9, and, in some cases, criminal penalties.

Shanon R. StevensonPartner

Shanon Stevenson is a partner in the Atlanta office and a member of the firm's Global Immigration Practice Group. Shanon's practice focuses on corporate immigration law. She began practicing in this area in 1998. She has comprehensive knowledge ...

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Protect yourself and your business from a wrongful termination suit

While it may be true that some businesses do deserve wrongful termination suits, there is an alarming number of ex-employees jumping on the litigation bandwagon and filing frivolous lawsuits. Even the best disciplinary procedures aren’t a guarantee that you won’t be hit up with a lawsuit, here is some advice to put you in the best position in case you do have to go to litigation.
 

Jay M. Levy, Esq.Managing Partner

A member of the Florida Bar since 1976, AV-rated attorney, Jay M. Levy, focuses his practice on litigation of business and commercial disputes appeals, and is often asked to collaborate by other attorneys in trial matters. Mr. Levy is Board ...

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