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

June 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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Florida Non-Compete Agreements: Is a Non-Compete Agreement Actually Enforceable in Florida?

December 11, 2017

Everything you need to know about Florida non-compete agreements. Is a non-compete agreement actually enforceable in Florida? Let’s begin with what a non-compete is: non-compete agreements are usually between an employer and an employee, and include a specific provision where the employee agrees not to directly or indirectly compete with the employer’s business for a […]


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Successful Arbitration Award by Ruben Socarras and Andrew Fine featured in Law360

February 20, 2017

As a follow up to the Arbitration Award entered in the client’s favor on October 14, 2016, Law360 has published an article following the recent California federal court’s approval of the $3.2 million arbitration award. Ruben Socarras and Andrew Fine successfully litigated the case and ultimately prevailed following the one-week arbitration in Los Angeles, CA. The federal […]


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$3.4 Million Binding Arbitration Award Secured

October 17, 2016

In a hotly contested international contractual dispute tried in California before a three-arbitrator panel of the American Arbitration Association and International Center for Dispute Resolution, litigation attorneys Ruben E. Socarras and Andrew Fine successfully obtained an award in favor of their client totaling approximately $3,400,000.00 in damages, prejudgment interest, and attorneys’ fees and costs. The litigators aggressively pursued claims against an […]


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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Retaliation

September 21, 2016

Generally, Federal civil rights laws prohibit employers from retaliating against an employee who asserts the right to be free from workplace discrimination or harassment. Nearly half of all discrimination complaints that are filed under federal law also include a retaliation claim. Even when a discrimination claim is not supported by the facts, an employee may […]


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Socarras Named 2017 Florida Super Lawyer in area of Business Litigation

September 01, 2016

Ruben E. Socarras, one of Chane Socarras, PLLC’s founders and members, was selected to the 2017 edition of Florida Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation.  This marks the 8th year straight that Mr. Socarras has been named a Super Lawyer.  Mr. Socarras is devoted to representing individuals and businesses in state and federal courts throughout Florida and the […]


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M&A Due Diligence Checklist

June 22, 2016

When a business decides to acquire, or merge with, another business, the individuals who make that decision have a duty to exercise due diligence. The failure to exercise due diligence may result in the buyer paying more than a business is worth or taking on unforeseen operational/financial problems and liabilities when the transaction closes. Failure […]


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What Businesses Must Do to Adhere to the New Overtime Rule

June 10, 2016

The Department of Labor announced a new rule that greatly expands the number of administrative and professional employees who may be paid overtime by their employers. The new rule will take effect on December 1, 2016, making it very important that businesses throughout Florida evaluate employee classifications and make any necessary adjustments to comply with […]


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Ruben Socarras featured in Daily Business Review front-page article – Auction Error Ends With $1.5M Tab for Nonbuyer

May 27, 2016

Samantha Joseph, Daily Business Review Eric Isicoff of Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg and Ruben Socarras of Marshall Socarras Grant.Jill Kahn Maybe it was the speed of the auctioneer’s prattle, the thrill of bids rising in $100,000 increments or the rush to snag a multimillion-dollar mansion at a discount, but the buyer with a NASCAR pedigree […]


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