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Filing a Claim for a Florida Slip and Fall Injury on City Property

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

By Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

Every day a number of people are injured in the State of Florida from tripping, slipping, or falling on the cracks, potholes, and other obstructions on city sidewalks. This can even happen to careful people. Sometimes these incidents result in a stubbed toe or bruised knee, but in other instances, a person is seriously injured. […]

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10 Reasons Why Every Artist Needs a Music Business Lawyer

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

10 Reasons Why Every Artist Needs a Music Business Lawyer

By Chase Lawyers

When you write and perform songs for a living, there’s a whole plethora of reasons why you need to look into hiring a music business lawyer. Whether you need protection from unscrupulous types trying to make a buck by using your intellectual property unlawfully, or you need to make sure that you are working with a properly formatted music recording contract, you have to have a good lawyer who’s always on your side.

The Main Reasons to Hire Music Industry Lawyers

You might be under the impression that you don’t really need to keep in touch with music industry lawyers while you’re working in show business. However, this is a false assumption as it’s a cut-throat world in which you really need to be careful about your rights as a performer. Consider these 10 reasons why legal representation is practically mandatory in show business.

  • If you’re in a rock band that’s just about to make it big, you can probably imagine how many t-shirts there’ll be with your name plastered all over them. Make sure you register your band name as a trademark before you hit the big time and you’ll be thankful for it.
  • You need to get yourself an online presence aside from social media. If you’re serious about your career as a performer, you’ll have to officially register a website and frequently check for the existence of any fake versions.
  • When you’re so happy that you finally got a record deal, you need music entertainment lawyers to keep an eye on things to make sure that your contract is enforceable and fair.
  • Music entertainment lawyers are useful for explaining your intellectual rights as a creator. You have the last word about the use of your music in commercials and many other media types.
  • Lawyers can help you understand the extent to which you can take inspiration from other artists before it’s considered a breach of copyright.
  • When you have a website or logo made, you’ll need a lawyer to make sure that the rights to these things are passed properly from the creator to you.
  • A lawyer can help you to enforce your rights in other ways like protecting yourself from slander, false stories and much more besides.
  • If you end up being part of a dispute about who owns the rights to a particular song, logo or piece of merchandise, a top lawyer will take your side and keep you afloat.
  • If you need to negotiate

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Consulting with a Florida Worker’s Compensation Lawyer: Filing a 3rd party Florida Worker’s Compensation Claim

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

By Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

Employees who are injured while performing a work-related activity in Florida have an obvious way to seek compensation and recovery. Submitting a claim to an employer and its workers’ compensation insurance provider is a protected mechanism to recover medical costs and cover certain losses related to an injury. However, questions about this process and other […]

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We Need Your Help!

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

We Need Your Help!

By Alexander Barthet

The Lien Zone Podcast has been nominated as one of the best construction podcasts in 2017. To win, we need you to vote for TheLienZone.com podcast using the link below. Thanks to all of our readers and listeners for making this possible.

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Florida Auto Accidents: Why Full Coverage Auto Plans Are a Myth

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

By Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

One of the biggest myths about Florida automobile insurance is that the “full-coverage” policies available from all major insurance providers in the state will cover all the costs and expenses related to a motor vehicle accident. As it turns out, the name of these auto insurance plans is a misnomer, as they are full-coverage […]

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Growing Concern of Sexual Assault Shows Need for Cruise Ship Sexual Assault Lawyer

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

By Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

While boarding a cruise, passengers may be catching up with family members, laughing with girlfriends, chatting with their partners, or trying to wrangle their children into that initial family photo. One of the last things that cross passengers’ minds in those moments, and as the cruise ship leaves port, is sexual assault. Although cruise ships […]

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How to File a Florida Construction Lien and Enforce It

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

How to File a Florida Construction Lien and Enforce It

By Alexander Barthet

If you furnished labor or materials to a private construction project, the owner may be liable to you for the debt. In Florida, those that furnish labor or materials for the demolition, design, construction or improvement of private construction projects are generally entitled to file a construction or mechanic’s lien which will encumber the owner’s property.

Of all the ways to secure your right to be paid, a Florida construction lien is one of the best. If a lien remains unpaid, the property may be sold at public auction and, subject to any defenses of the owner and any prior liens on the property, the lienor should be paid from the proceeds.

No later than 45 days from your first work on the property, the owner, and possibly the contractor, must receive your Notice to Owner by certified mail. This Notice to Owner (“NTO”) must be sent even if you are not owed any money at the time.

Next, within 90 days of your last work on the project, you must record a Claim of Lien. The Lien must be recorded in the county where the property is located. Within 15 days of recording the Claim of Lien, you must serve a copy of it on the owner and contractor.

If you have a contract with the owner, then the next step needed to perfect your lien rights would be serving the owner with a Contractor’s Final Affidavit. The Contractor’s Final Affidavit must be served via certified mail at least 5 days before you file suit to foreclose on the construction lien.

Finally, no later than one year from the recording date of the Claim of Lien (earlier if you’re served with a Notice of Contest of Lien or other legal processes) you must file a lawsuit in civil court.

Lien law is especially complex, full of deadlines and requirements. The unpracticed and inexperienced would do well to seek the assistance of an expert in the field.

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8 Steps to a Better Construction Contract

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

8 Steps to a Better Construction Contract

By Alexander Barthet

Follow these steps to have a solid construction contract in place.

1. Write it down

The first thing you need to do is make sure that your agreement is in writing. A short document is better than no document, and a more thorough document is better than one that is too general. Sometimes people wonder whether a handwritten (versus a typed) agreement is valid. Yes it is. And what about something electronic, will that work? Sure – an email authorizing the terms and conditions of your agreement will be accepted as a contract. What if you don’t have an original? No problem; you don’t have to have the original for there to be a valid contract. A recent case even determined that an exchange via text message was enough to create a valid contract between two parties. It doesn’t take much, but it should be in writing.

2. Understand it

Make sure you read and understand the entire contract that is given to you. Change it to address your concerns. Don’t be fooled by what you’re told. There really is no such thing as a standard contract. Don’t assume that what is presented is a fair contract. It may not be. It may only protect the one who is offering you the contract. There are some contract forms produced by trade organizations, such as those by the American Institute of Architects, and while they are relatively fair to both parties, they could still be improved.

3. Define the scope

You need to define what the scope of work is that you will be providing. Will it be only materials; will it be materials and labor; or will it be just labor? You need to be very clear and very specific in how you spell out the scope of your work. Many contracts state that you are responsible for all work that’s shown on the plans and specifications, as well as that which is reasonably inferable. Pretty subjective – even if not actually on the plans or specifications, someone may believe that it should be part of your work and this could expand what you have to do beyond what you understood or priced out.

4. List all the exclusions

Do the parties each have the same understanding as to what is covered in the contract? Articulate what is not in your price and not in your scope. This reduces one party believing that something is to be done

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Hiring a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer: The Mediation Process

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

By Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

Since cruise ship injury cases are required to be litigated in Federal Court in the United States, many Federal Judges will order cases to go to mediation, often early in the process, hoping those cases can settle and make way for other cases on their busy trial dockets. Mediation starts with the parties agreeing on […]

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5 Most Common Questions after a Florida Car Accident

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

By Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

Following a car accident in Florida, you are sure to have a number of questions. The topics of these queries can range from medical attention and costs, to interactions with your insurance provider. However, after the initial conversations with law enforcement and emergency medical attention is obtained, most Floridians ask questions about recovering expenses and […]

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