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Chane Socarras PLLC Victory in Contract Litigation Affirmed by 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

February 24 2021

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has recently affirmed a final judgment for $2.1 million obtained by Chane Socarras PLLC trial attorneys, Ruben E. Socarras, Jonathan Chane and Nicole Oden for their affiliate network client. In the appeal, handled primarily by Ruben E. Socarras and appellate co-counsel Warren Kwavnick of Cooney […]


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Jonathan Chane and Ruben Socarras become Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediators

February 09, 2021

Chane Socarras PLLC is pleased to now offer mediation services to resolve various conflicts and state/federal civil court litigation matters throughout Florida.   Having recently been certified as Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediators, Jonathan Chane and Ruben E. Socarras each bring their extensive litigation backgrounds and experiences to every case allowing them to have the unique ability […]


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Jonathan Chane and Ruben Socarras selected as 2021 Florida SuperLawyers

January 19, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Chane and Ruben Socarras have been selected in the 2021 Edition of Florida SuperLawyers list in the area of Business Litigation. Jonathan has been selected to the Florida SuperLawyers list in 2018-2021, and Ruben has been selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list in 2015-2021 as well for […]


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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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Where COVID-19 and Employment Law Intersect Part II: Workforce Adjustments, Pay, Absenteeism and Working Remotely What Employers Need to Know

March 25, 2020

Each day, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve.  More and more businesses throughout Florida and the nation are being forced to temporarily close.  Others have been faced with difficult decisions about whether to reduce their work force or, if permitted by local government, to remain open for business while allowing employees to work from home.   In […]


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Where COVID-19 and Employment Law Intersect Part I: Workplace Safety – What Employers Need to Know

March 20, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, employers throughout Florida and the nation are faced with difficult decisions about whether to reduce their work force, temporarily close offices and/or remain open for business (if permitted by public officials and orders) while allowing employees to work from home.  In this multi-part series, we will be discussing the […]


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COVID-19 and Force Majeure: Can the Coronavirus Excuse Contract Performance?

March 19, 2020

With nationwide concerns over the spread of COVID-19 rapidly forcing state and local governments to cancel large group events and dictate the closings of bars, restaurants and public parks and beaches, many affected businesses find themselves facing the question of whether they will be able to perform their contractual obligations.  If the contract at issue contains […]


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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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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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