“Food desert” is a popular term in the media these days. The term is used to describe a geographic area in which affordable, healthy foods are not sufficiently available. They tend to occur in low-income urban areas. One might...
If you are the tenant under a commercial lease, there is a good chance you are being overcharged. Studies suggest that as many as 75% of tenants are being overcharged by their landlords, sometimes inadvertently, sometimes not. Tenants typically focus...
Many business owners fail to realize that the small businesses they started years ago are now very valuable. Therefore, transitioning a business from one generation to the next is extremely important. If you are a business owner, it is...
Recently, a client contacted me after receiving some Environmental Control Board (ECB) violations. Because my client hadn’t updated his address with the ECB, the violations were sent to his old address. By the time the mail was forwarded, several...
When presented with a contract to sign, many business owners quickly check the cost and sign away. Too often, however, these contracts contain terms that are far different than what the business owner thought he or she was committing...
More and more of my clients—landlords and tenants alike—are being sued for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state statutes. Attorneys specializing in the discipline typically find “serial plaintiffs” to visit numerous properties and file...
If you buy a business, you could be held liable for violations of the predecessor owner under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) or state law. Believing that the successor is not liable for the conduct of the predecessor...