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Arbitration Clauses in Contracts: What You Need to Know

February 26 2020

Arbitration, not to be confused with mediation, is a form of alternative dispute resolution for resolving disputes outside of court.  The American Bar Association defines arbitration as a private process where disputing parties agree that one or several individuals can make a decision about a dispute after receiving evidence and hearing arguments.  Arbitration is different from mediation […]


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Ruben Socarras selected as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for 2020

February 24, 2020

Chane Socarras PLLC would like to congratulate Ruben Socarras for being selected as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for 2020. Florida Legal Elite is a prestigious roster of active Florida attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers who exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and practice areas, and by so doing, have […]


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When Your Tenant Wants to Assign Your Commercial Lease – What Landlords Need to Know Before Withholding Consent

January 07, 2020

Many commercial real estate landlords would be surprised to learn that, under Florida common law, a tenant has the right to assign a lease without the landlord’s consent.  That right derives from the principle that the law generally favors free alienation of property.   This common law right can, however, lawfully be restricted or eliminated by contract, […]


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Jonathan Chane and Ruben Socarras selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List

December 20, 2019

Chane Socarras PLLC is pleased to announce that Jonathan Chane and Ruben Socarras have been selected in the 2020 edition of Florida Super Lawyers list in the areas of Business Litigation in Florida. The 2020 SuperLawyers list, which is issued by Thomson Reuters, is an attorney rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who reach […]


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Chane Socarras PLLC obtains $2.1 million final judgment in favor of Affiliate Network in Federal Court Contract Dispute

December 10, 2019

After successfully dismissing the defendants’ Counterclaims and succeeding on summary judgment on its damages claims pending before the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida, Chane Socarras PLLC litigation attorneys Ruben Socarras, Jonathan Chane and Nicole Oden, obtained a final judgment in excess of $2.1 million in favor of their client, an affiliate […]


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Chane Socarras selected in 2020 U.S. News “Best Law Firms” List in Florida

November 09, 2019

Chane Socarras, PLLC has been selected by The U.S. News as one of the Best Law Firms in Florida in the area of Commercial Litigation. For the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list, the methodology remained the same as in the previous nine years. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a […]


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Enforcing Restrictive Covenants in Florida: What Constitutes an “Appropriate and Effective Remedy?”

October 18, 2019

In Florida, restrictive covenants regarding non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure/confidentiality are governed by Section 542.335 of the Florida Statutes.  Restrictive covenants are widely used in competitive industries to protect the business interests of employers.  Noncompetition, nonsolicitation and non-disclosure agreements can significantly reduce the risks that often come with the separation of an employee, such as the exposure of […]


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Enforcing Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation, and Confidentiality Provisions in Florida: What Employers Need to Know

September 17, 2019

If you own a business in a competitive industry, you undoubtedly know that turnover is inevitable.   With the separation of an employee or business partner can come the risk of exposing confidential information, proprietary methods and trade secrets, along with the loss of referral sources or goodwill in the marketplace.  One effective way to protect your business […]


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Jonathan Chane and Ruben Socarras Named 2019 Super Lawyers

June 01, 2019

Chane Socarras PLLC is pleased to announce that both Jonathan Chane and Ruben Socarras have been selected in the 2019 edition of the SuperLawyers.com list in the areas of Business Litigation in Florida. The 2019 SuperLawyers list will be published later this year, which is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who are […]


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