Miami Business and Real Estate Attorneys

Jurado & Farshchian, PL

12955 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 328

North Miami, Florida 33181

Phone(305) 921-0440

Law Firm Overview

Jurado & Farshchian, P.L. provides day-to-day legal and business counseling to both established and successful companies, as well as starting companies. We offer our clients transactional expertise from business formation and preparation of business contracts, to business financing, mergers and


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Articles Published by Jurado & Farshchian, PL

 What Assets Do and Don’t Have to Go Through Florida Probate

Because the process of distributing assets is complex, with many potential pitfalls, it is vital that you seek the advice and services of an experienced probate attorney.

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 The Importance of Choosing the Right Business Entity

One of the first decisions a business owner or practicing professional faces is choosing the best business entity for their organization.

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 Is an Oral Agreement Legally Binding?

It is a common misconception that oral contracts are not enforceable. It is true that certain agreements must be in writing to be enforceable.

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 Legal Guide to Protect Your Trademarks

Small business owners invest time, money and sweat equity into building their businesses, creating intellectual property that needs protection along the way.

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 Common U.S. Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Foreign Investors

The four most common immigration visa options for entrepreneurs and foreign investors come in two categories.

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 How Employers Can Avoid These 4 Common Immigration Mistakes

There are several options for Florida employers who want to hire foreign nationals but understanding all those options and the process for bringing a foreign worker to the U.S. can prove daunting for most companies.

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 10 Things Landlords Need to Include in a Rental Agreement

If you are new to leasing investment property to tenants, you need to be sure that your rental agreement covers all the bases so you can protect your investment properly.

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 6 Circumstances Where an LLC or Corporation Won’t Provide Asset Protection for Personal Wealth

Many business owners establish their enterprises as a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation for asset protection purposes.

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 10 Key Questions to Ask Yourself about Your Business Idea

Do you have a world beater of a business idea? How do you know? Before investing in your idea, you will need to test the concept to be sure it has viability in the marketplace.

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 Can Emails Be Considered Enforceable Contracts?

While many people consider email to be an informal way of communicating, courts have generally held that emails can be considered enforceable contracts even if the intended purpose was for casual negotiation.

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 Are You a Resident U.S. Citizen in the Eyes of the IRS? You May Think No. The IRS May Think Yes.

Sometimes taxpayers are unsure of how to interpret the word “residency” when preparing their income taxes.

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 How to Properly Assess a Franchise Opportunity

Investing in a franchise is attractive for many people seeking to own their own business since you are purchasing a proven business model and get assistance from the franchisor in marketing and other important business operations.

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 3 Situations Where You Definitely Need a Business Lawyer

Every business owner at one time or another needs legal advice.

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 Tax Deed Purchasers Make an End Run Around HOA Fees

For the most part, there simply is no way for a property owner to avoid the liabilities imposed by their HOA.

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 Why Fashion Professional Should Employ a Qualified Fashion Attorney

The global fashion industry has emerged in the 21st century as one of the fast-growing and most dynamic economic sectors in the world.

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 Drafting Fashion Industry Agreements

Contracts are integral to the success and smooth functioning of every industry, and fashion is certainly no exception.

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 Should You Invest in a Resale Franchise?

There are many reasons franchisees decide to sell their franchise – life changes like death, divorce or retirement comes to mind – and if you are looking at investing in a resale franchise, you should neither discount nor leap into it without careful investigation.

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 Licenses and Permits for Opening a Restaurant in Florida

If you are opening a new restaurant in Florida or are the new owner of an existing restaurant, you are required by law to obtain a business license from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants before you can begin operation.

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 Terms of Service For E-Commerce Websites

Although the average consumer tends to disregard the fine print found in a terms of service contract, this legal documentation provides protection and security to business owners and/or service providers in the event of an unforeseen situation or unexpected outcome. Especially for companies that conduct business or facilitate various transactions via the internet, a website’s terms of use is imperative to compensate for the lack of or limited verbal and/or written communications.

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 Contingencies that Homebuyers Should Include in a Purchase Contract in Florida

Contingencies in real estate purchase contracts specify conditions that must be met before closing can take place. Some of the standard contingencies in real estate contracts include financing, inspections, insurance and other things that must be in place before the sale is completed.

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 Perfecting Your Security Interest – Requirements for Listing a Debtor’s Name on Florida Article 9 Filings

Florida lenders seeking to secure a lien against the personal property of a borrower in default must follow the guidelines detailed in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Florida’s Article 9, which governs secured transactions and is applied to a wide range of consumer and commercial credit transactions.

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 Urban Development Boundary

For the majority of cities and places, development is a good thing. Not only is it often a sign of economic growth, it can also mean additional jobs being brought into the area, especially when the projects include office buildings, warehouses, and other commercial properties.

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 How to Create a Business that Will Endure Through Succession Planning

Business owners are usually so focused on running their business that they neglect to plan for the day when the business will need to run without them.

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 4 Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Need to Avoid

Many small business owners start with the intention of building a business that both thrives and survives for years to come.

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 How to Safeguard the Liability Protection of Your Florida LLC

A majority of new business entities in the U.S. are formed as Limited Liability Companies (LLC) to provide business owners with a shield from personal liability.

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 The Right Way to Discipline or Dismiss Employees

If you’re a boss, then you know that having to discipline or dismiss employees are two of the most dreaded and stressful responsibilities of your job.

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 How to Save the Family Business for the Next Generations

The Family Business Institute has reported that just 30 percent of family-owned businesses survive past the next generation, with only 12 percent making it to a third generation.

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 How to Do Your Due Diligence on a Franchise Opportunity

Franchisors are required by law to provide potential franchisees with a Franchise Disclosure Document but there are also things you should be doing on your own as part of a good due diligence process, including the following.

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 What Does it Take to Make a Great Business Lawyer?

Business law is one of the broader practice areas that covers multiple specifications. A business lawyer should maintain an ample understanding of contracts, immigration laws, tax laws, regulatory laws, and corporate laws as they pertain to stock holding, investments, and securities.

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 Should You Convert Your Florida Sole Proprietorship to an LLC?

A majority of American small businesses start out as sole proprietorships; however, once these businesses are launched and growing, it could better to change or convert the business to a limited liability company (LLC).

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 What E-2 Visa Holders Need to Know About Applying for a Green Card

If you are an E-2 visa holder who has entered the U.S. to supervise or manage your investment in a U.S. venture and decide to make your stay more permanent, you can apply for a green card by filing a petition for either employment-based immigration or family-based immigration.

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 Starting a Business with Your Spouse: Good or Bad Idea?

Entrepreneurs often wonder if starting a business with your spouse as a partner in the new venture is a good idea.

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 Follow Corporate Formalities to Protect Personal Assets from Business Liabilities in Florida

Many people create corporations or LLCs, but never follow the corporate formalities – which leaves them extremely vulnerable to losing their personal property if a lawsuit is ever filed against the company.

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 E2 Visa for Entrepreneurs

You don’t have to be an American citizen or have residency here to start a business in the U.S. Your main ticket to business success in the U.S. is the E2 visa, as well as an awareness of the laws pertaining to foreign nationals who operate businesses in the U.S.

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 New CFPB Rules and the Impact on Hard Money Lending

Hard-money lending is becoming more popular in the mortgage industry as real estate investors try to find new ways to take advantage of opportunities quickly by accessing this source of liquid capital. In addition, as interest rates rise, hard money lending becomes a way for investors to close deals faster.

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 How to Create an Enforceable Contract in Florida

Contracts govern many aspects of our personal and business lives, so it’s important to be sure they are legally enforceable. A contract governs the terms of a working relationship, and provides important protections for the parties involved. A good one can help you avoid litigation, or prevail in a lawsuit if a dispute winds up in court.

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 Employment-Based Immigration

Approximately 140,000 immigrant visas are available each fiscal year for aliens (and their spouses and children) who seek to immigrate based on their job skills. If you have the right combination of skills, education, and/or work experience and are otherwise eligible, you may be able to live permanently in the United States. The five employment-based immigrant visa preferences (categories) are listed below.

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 How Titling Real Estate Correctly Gives You Options for Passing it On

When making a real estate purchase — whether it’s home or an office building — many people don’t give much thought to how the property should be titled. But if you want to pass the property on to a spouse or others some day, how you title it has an important role in how it is passed on.

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 How Foreign Nationals Can Start a U.S. Business

Foreign nationals who wish to start a U.S. business do not need to have U.S. citizenship or residency to do so. However, there is a visa requirement as well as some statutory restrictions that foreign nationals who wish to operate as entrepreneurs in the U.S. need to be aware of.

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 Four Ways to Protect Heirlooms from a Family Feud

The passing of family heirlooms from one generation to another should be a welcome tradition in most families, but unfortunately, this process can cause long-lasting family rifts if not done properly. There are many stories of families that have split over a silver tea service or a portrait of a long-dead ancestor.

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 Don’t Neglect these Issues that Could Deplete Your Estate

Individuals need to take the following often-neglected but important issues into consideration when developing an estate plan or they risk depleting estate assets:

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 101 of Non-Compete Agreements: Everything You Need to Know about Protecting Your Business

Today’s advances – technological, scientific, and business – are all driven by competition. As a business owner or an entrepreneur, you’re likely faced with a serious competition that drives you to constantly enhance and update your product and services range. Competition is healthy, as it promotes innovation – but what happens when you find a competitor amongst your own employees?

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 Intellectual Property: 3 Legal Tools to Help You Protect Your Business Idea

If the success of your small business rests with your intellectual property, then you should be very interested in how you can protect it. Filing for a patent can be costly and time-consuming; you may not be able to wait that long, especially if you need to share your idea with others for it to come to fruition.

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 Common Defenses for a Breach of Contract Claim

Breach of contract claims — when one party sues another for failing to deliver on the terms of a written or oral agreement — are one of the most common business disputes in Florida courts today. Consequently, it is useful for Florida business owners to be aware of some of the common defenses for a breach of contract claim:

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 Is the Person Working For Your Business an Independent Contractor or Employee?

Independent contractors and employees are not the same, and it’s important to understand the difference. Knowing this distinction will help you determine what your first hiring move will be and affect how you withhold a variety of taxes and avoid costly legal consequences.

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 Your 8 Step Guide to Navigating Business Contracts

It’s easy to feel lost when first reading the language used in business contracts; all those details swirling around are important, but often difficult to follow. Placing legal terms in context, and gaining an understanding of provisions, are great ways to start feeling comfortable with this common contract that’s the backbone of every transaction.

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