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Business Litigation FAQs

Taking on the legal system can feel overwhelming quite quickly. Having an attorney who has a thorough understanding of the law is the best thing you can do for yourself. With over 50 years of combined experience, Zinober Diana & Monteverde P.A. has worked with clients throughout Southwest Florida. For your convenience, we have listed a few frequently asked questions below. After reading through the answers, contact our office in Saint Petersburg at 877-603-5055 to discuss your case.

Are noncompete agreements enforceable?

Every case is different; it all depends on the specifics of your situation. However, it must be followed if there is a legitimate business interest at risk. If there is not a legitimate business interest that must be protected, they are not enforceable. These business interests include trade secrets, professional and confidential business information, and substantial relationships with specific customers, patients or clients.

How is liability distributed between business partners?

This also depends on your specific situation. There are many ways in which this can be solved. If the partners can agree, one can buy the other out. Otherwise, a partnership agreement should be able to provide guidance. We can help you with the interpretation of the agreement as well as fighting for what is rightfully yours. If we cannot reach an agreement, we may have to go in front of a judge who will have the final say.

How should I handle shareholder disputes?

Having an attorney who understands your goals and concerns is of the utmost importance. Our top priority is resolving a dispute amicably. This often involves finding a compromise between all parties. When that can’t be done, we will prepare your case as if it is going to trial. We then will be your strongest advocate and will fight for the best possible result.