For years, the lawyers at Stok Folk + Kon have been providing skilled representation to our clients in a variety of legal matters. Our team of experienced professionals combines the personalized attention of a small firm with the deep resources of a large firm. This combination has earned us a strong reputation in the legal community throughout Florida. We believe in working efficiently and effectively for our clients, taking cases from their beginnings through negotiations and trial to potential appeals and post-judgment actions. Our knowledgeable commercial litigation lawyers handle a wide variety of matters for clients in Fort Lauderdale and across the state. Some of our other core practice areas include family law, business law, real estate, immigration, intellectual property, and personal injury.Seek Legal Guidance for a Business Issue
Many Florida business owners come to us for guidance on matters involving breach of contract, unfair competition, trade secrets, partnership dissolutions, and more. For example, a breach of contract can arise when one party to the agreement fails to perform its obligations. In such an instance, the non-breaching party can typically take legal action against the breaching party. The usual remedy consists of monetary damages, although in some unusual situations a court can issue an injunction ordering the breaching party to perform its obligations as stated in the agreement. The types of damages the non-breaching party can recover will depend on the contract in question and the extent to which it has been violated.
Unfair competition or trade secrets issues usually arise when someone who works for a company or a competing entity engages in wrongful conduct that undermines its profitability. While most businesses require their employees to sign non-disclosure agreements, individuals sometimes will divulge information that they knew or should have known was confidential, like client lists or data on the operation of the business. When this happens, the company that suffered from this conduct can bring a claim for misappropriation.
At times, unfortunately, a business does not maintain its profitability, whether because of internal or external factors. Its owners may consider filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Code. We understand that both debtors and creditors have important rights in these situations, and our ability to see the two sides of these disputes allows us to represent either of them with care and zeal.
Beyond assisting business clients in disputes or bankruptcy filings, we also have accumulated significant experience in securing and preserving immigration status for non-citizens. With rigorous attention to detail, we can guide companies and individuals through the challenging paperwork needed to apply for a business visa or a green card. Moreover, non-citizens living in this country sometimes will face the serious threat of removal, or deportation, under one or more provisions of the labyrinthine immigration laws. Our lawyers can help assist them at this potentially life-changing crossroads, constructing the most persuasive case possible for why they should be allowed to stay in the United States.Sensitive Representation in Family Law Matters
Assisting many individuals going through the dissolution of a marriage, we are knowledgeable in divorce proceedings, custody cases, paternity suits, and disputes regarding support and visitation. Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state, which means that its residents do not need to allege a spouse’s wrongdoing as the cause of a divorce. In most cases, the grounds for ending a marriage are irreconcilable differences. However, the respective conduct of each spouse during the marriage may be considered by the court when it comes to dividing property and awarding alimony, or spousal support.
In determining custody arrangements, courts will look to the best interests of the child. Generally, this means dividing his or her time with each parent, or physical custody, in a relatively even way as long as this is practically feasible and there are no issues of substance addiction or domestic abuse. Legal custody is also usually divided evenly between the former spouses when possible. This refers to the right to make important decisions regarding the child’s upbringing, such as those involving education, religion, and medical treatment.Consult an Fort Lauderdale Lawyer for Assistance Tailored to Your Personal and Professional Goals
We believe that we stand out from our competition because of our strong commitment to assessing the financial efficacy of a particular case. At Stok Folk + Kon, we are careful to thoroughly evaluate the economic merits of your potential options. In other words, if pursuing a lawsuit simply isn’t financially worth it, we will let you know rather than draining your resources for a paltry reward. We are committed to providing compassionate yet competent representation to all of our clients. If you need the services of skilled business lawyer or or family law attorney in the Fort Lauderdale area, we will be proud to assist you. Many of our clients also have come from Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and throughout the rest of Florida. Please call us today at (954) 237-1777 or contact us online to arrange an initial consultation.