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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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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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Ruben Socarras Featured on WPTV News for Non-Profit’s Impact on South Florida

May 24, 2016

To give back to the community and honor an incredible cause, CSLaw’s Ruben Socarras serves as President and co-founder of the Jorge Nation Foundation (JNF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to sending children stricken with a terminal or serious illness on once-in-a-lifetime all inclusive “Dream Trips”. Recently Mr. Socarras was featured on WPTV News in West Palm Beach, […]


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What Is Title Insurance and Why Is It Important?

May 06, 2016

Purchasing a home is one of the most substantial investments that most people will ever make. Protecting that investment is essential. Most home buyers understand that they need homeowner’s insurance so that they can recover their losses if their home is destroyed in a fire. Buyers do not always understand why purchasing title insurance is […]


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Should Your Agreements Contain an Arbitration Provision?

April 08, 2016

Arbitration is a method of resolving disputes privately, outside of court. Businesses often include an arbitration clause in their agreements, thinking it is the preferred method to resolve a dispute; however, that may not be the case. An arbitration provision requires the parties to submit contract disputes to arbitration instead of filing a lawsuit. In […]


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