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If My Customer Payment Info Was Breached, What Are My First Steps Legally?

Though you may have read news coverage about some of the largest data breaches in the US and around the world, issues involving compromised security are even more common than you think. According to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, an online resource for privacy education and awareness, there have been more than 10 billion records breached in Read more >

What is the Consumer Protection Act?

Consumer protection is an umbrella term used to describe various laws designed to safeguard the interests of consumers in a multitude of transactions and settings. These statutes and regulations, many of which are under the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection oversight, generally target businesses and their conduct in dealing with customers. Consumer protection Read more >

2019 Law Firm 500 Honoree: Clearwater Business Law

  Over the past three years, our team at Clearwater Business Law has been dedicated to providing excellence in customer service resulting in many happy clients in Clearwater, Florida and throughout Pinellas County. In doing so, our commitment and focus have taken us on a journey of growth – both personally and for our business.  Read more >

What Is a Non-Solicitation Agreement?

Many Florida business owners rely upon restrictive covenants to protect company interests and assets, including non-solicitation agreements that safeguard relationships with customers. At its core, this type of clause is a contract, so many of the concepts of contract law apply regarding formation and breach. However, there are special rules regarding non-solicitation agreements under Florida’s Read more >

What is the Purpose of Business Promissory Notes?

According to the US Small Business Administration, around 73 percent of companies with less than 500 employees rely on a range of financing options to fund their operations. Florida business owners and stakeholders may opt for traditional loan structures, as well as credit cards, lines of credit, angel investors, and many others. One popular alternative Read more >


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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