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What Florida Business Owners Need to Know About Boilerplate Contract Provisions

Florida business owners will enter into contracts frequently as part of operations and dealing with partners, and many of these arrangements are worked out via an oral agreement. However, Florida’s statute of fraud provides that certain arrangements are unenforceable unless memorialized by a document. Examples include those covering real estate, long-term agreements and leases, and Read more >

Steps Florida Business Owners Must Take to Protect Intellectual Property

There can be no question that information is easier to access and distribute than ever, which means that it is also more challenging for Florida business owners to safeguard their intellectual property (IP). As an article in Forbes points out, your trademarks, trade dress, copyright, and patents are assets that carry value. Just as you Read more >

Types of Discovery in a Florida Business Litigation

No matter what side you occupy in a Florida business litigation matter, it is highly likely that the parties will take advantage of discovery tools as part of preparing for trial. Despite its negative reputation as being an invasion of privacy, the process is essential for fairness and trial efficiency. Information is the basis for Read more >

You Won a Judgment Through Florida Business Litigation: Now What?

Whether the road to victory was a short or long one, it is gratifying to get to the end of a Florida business litigation matter and have a favorable judgment in your hands. The final order serves as proof that the court found in your favor and you are entitled to your legal remedies. However, Read more >

Defenses in Florida Restrictive Covenant Enforcement Cases

When you include a non-compete, confidentiality, or other restrictive covenant in an employment contract to protect your company’s interests, it is your greatest hope that you never need to enforce it. The reality is that many businesses will need to take legal action when a former employee violates the terms of your agreement. However, while Read more >

TESTIMONIALS

I strongly endorse Andrew Mongelluzzi. He is a very skilled and able business attorney focused on customer service and results. On the front end, Andrew deftly advises new businesses on organizing properly, acquiring necessary licenses, contracting with vendors & customers, and dealing with various compliance issues that may arise. On the back end when things go south, Andrew counsels and navigates businesses through complex commercial disputes and aggressively represents them in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and in litigation so that businesses can legally move on and get back to business. Andrew’s ability to identify legal issues and approaches to resolve business-related issues is a strength that I have learned from and professionally relied upon in approaching the business matters and cases that I handle. I regularly refer business to Andrew knowing that he will diligently represent his business clients and their best interests.
Relationship: worked together on matter

- Frank N. Genco, Florida Bar No. 440086

Attorney Mongelluzzi and his team provided excellent and quality service. I always felt that my needs were met and that the firm was invested in me and my case. The quality services I received at Mongelluzzi’s firm were remarkable. From the initial meeting they were responsive to my calls, questions and concerns. All issues were handled professionally and timely, easily accessible, got back to me quickly, aggressive and got me the results that I wanted. Attorney Mongelluzzi and his staff all gave my case their personal attention and provided the quality of work that anyone would want when hiring an attorney.

- Client

Andrew is very thorough defining the outcome expectations. In my case, it was setting up a new corporate entity. He advised me on the most beneficial option and he then executed on that path. Andrew is a very pleasant person to work with. He is determined, skilled and committed to his client’s success.

- Gil Pinney

Andrew helped me through a difficult situation with American Express and we won the case. A great job by Andrew! He also helped me with T&C’s in my company. I would recommend Andrew highly as an attorney.

- John Sams

As a business owner for 12 years I have seen my fair share of ups and downs. Some of the downs would include landlord/tenant disputes and creditors that may have not been fulfilled to agreement. Andrew has met both of these situations for me in a timely, positive, and affordable manner.

- Rich Mattes

It was very nice to have a lawyer who not only is fierce in negotiations but has been successful in business. This is a lethal combination. I was glad he was on my side.

- Nigel Castanheiro

Andrew helped me with a contract litigation case. The lawyers battled it out for over a year and we finally got a reasonable settlement offer. Then the other side tried to back out. Andrew figured out how to force the other side to honor the deal and really knows his way around the court system. Definitely feel comfortable using him again.

- John Ellis

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