New FTC Rule to Ban Non-Competes – How Does the New Rule Impact You or Your Business?

May 14 2024

On April 23,2024, the Federal Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or “FTC”) issued its final rule banning non-compete/non-competition clauses and agreements for all workers in the United States, subject to very limited exceptions.  Pursuant to the FTC’s Non- Compete Clause Rule, 16 CFR Part 910, that will take effect on September 4, 2024, it is an unfair […]

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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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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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