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Lease or Land Contract?

For years, our clients had owned a well known family restaurant and the land on which the restaurant was located. They sold the restaurant to a group of employees in 2004. Part of the transaction included an agreement in which the employees would lease the land and then purchase it by way of a land…

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Is Information Available Prior to Arbitration?

Our client wanted to pursue a claim for commissions against the real estate broker for whom she had previously worked. The claim concerned the development and construction of a medical office building in Florida. Her contract with the broker provided that disputes had to be resolved through arbitration. The challenge we faced is that we…

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Freaky Fast, Freaky Good, Freaky Proprietary Practice

You’ve probably seen Jimmy John’s commercials boasting of the deliciousness of their sandwiches and the speed—it’s “freaky fast”—with which those delicious sandwiches will reach your belly. But the company has been in the news recently for a much different reason—the noncompetition clauses it includes in its employment contracts. This doesn’t just apply to management and…