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When Your Spouse is arrested for DUI

It usually happens on Friday or Saturday night. You get a phone call from a number you don’t recognize. You don’t pick up. But the person keeps calling. When you finally do pick up, you hear the message: “This is a collect call from [your spouse’s name, in their voice].” They’re calling you from jail.… Read More »

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Pulled over for DUI? What happens next?

First of all, I hope you are never in this situation. But here are some important things that people wish they’d known before they are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence. People are often confused about what happens next when blue lights come up behind them. It’s helpful to understand a typical DUI… Read More »

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What your employee background checks may not be telling you

By Kate Mesic For most hiring managers, performing a criminal background check is part of the hiring process. We all want to make great staff decisions because the emotional and economic cost of a bad hire can be enormous. While performing a background check is very well accepted and prudent practice, it’s important to understand… Read More »

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After the DUI arrest: Can you get a do-over?

It was a normal Saturday for Jim. After a long work week, he looked forward to relaxing and spending time with his wife of 30 years. The plan was simple. Just dinner for two and to celebrate successfully raising their oldest daughter who started college this week. Coincidentally, Jim got another promotion at work too… Read More »

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Understanding Your Rights As A Small Business Owner

By Heidi Buechner Owning a small business is an extremely rewarding endeavor, but it can also be a challenging one. At any moment, you may be faced with an obstacle that requires you to make a difficult decision about the way you conduct your business. Understanding the rights you have as a business owner is… Read More »

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Divorce – The Basics on Dividing Assets, Including Businesses

Nearly everyone has laughed at a well-timed joke from a comedian or celebrity about what he or she has lost in a divorce. However, property division—especially if you and your spouse own a business together—is no laughing matter. That’s why it’s important to know basics about the law. When people are married to each other,… Read More »

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How to Avoid Pitfalls When Buying Or Selling A Business

By Kate Mesic Buying or selling a business will likely be one of the defining moments of your life. Whether you are preparing to invest your life’s savings into your dream or cashing out after a lifetime of working on your business, you want to move on confidently–knowing that you made the right decision and… Read More »

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5 Reasons Why The New Revised Limited Liability Company Act Will Have An Effect On Small Businesses

By Kate Mesic As a business owner, you know that what you don’t know could hurt you in the long run. Remember ignorance of the law is not a defense. A prime example is the newly revised law applicable to Florida limited liability companies. The Florida legislature added Chapter 605 to Florida Statutes, replacing Chapter… Read More »

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The Benefits of Building a Proactive Relationship with Your Lawyer

By Kate Mesic Hiring a lawyer can be like pulling a tooth—the damage may be done before you do it. Waiting to hire a lawyer until you absolutely need one could cost you more time, money and hardship than if you had hired them sooner. From costly lawsuits to excessive tax bills to acrimonious severance… Read More »

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New Technology for Professional Pavement Products Company

Greg Driskell is passionate about making the world safer. As president of Professional Pavement Products, he leads a company whose mission is to make roadways safer. More than 34,000 people died on U.S. roadways in 2012, according to the most recent statistics available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Yet roadway safety issues go… Read More »

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