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Florida Business/Corporate Attorney
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10.0David Francis Hanley

Corporate and Business Law

We handle a variety of matters including business formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions and general business advice and employment issues. We aim to surpass each client's expectations and are proficient in all types of commercial transactions; some of our major categories in this practice are outlined below:

Business Formation/Governance

This practice includes:

  • forming various business entities in all 50 states (corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships)
  • business start-ups
  • fictitious name registration
  • drafting buy-sell, partnership and operating agreements
  • performing tax elections and registrations
  • obtaining Federal Identification Numbers
  • drafting shareholder and partnership resolutions
  • maintenance of corporate books and records
  • supervision and administration of shareholder and director meetings/actions
  • promissory notes
  • drafting subscription and shareholder agreements

Mergers and Acquisitions

Representative matters in this discipline include:

  • asset and stock-based acquisitions and dispositions
  • redemption agreements
  • business sales
  • letters of intent
  • drafting of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • drafting employment agreements
  • drafting indemnification clauses and agreements
  • drafting confidentiality agreements
  • assistance in structuring leveraged buyout transactions

General Business Counseling/Employment Issues

We advise our clients on a myriad of general business issues including:

  • contract drafting, negotiation and review
  • confidentiality agreements
  • internet law and advice
  • licensing agreements
  • trademark registrations
  • vendor services agreements
  • employment manual drafting and updating
  • negotiation/leasing of corporate office and warehouse/distribution space
  • renewal and implementation of corporate policies and procedures
  • consulting agreements
  • employment agreements
  • independent contractor agreements
  • severance/termination agreements
  • intellectual property protection and licensing
  • distribution and sales agreements with vendors/suppliers and end-purchasers


Mr. Hanley’s practice covers all cities in Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Plantation, Cooper City, Sunrise, Miramar, Weston, Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood. Mr. Hanley also regularly represents clients in Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County, and handles probate matters throughout the State of Florida.

Representation and Fees

Representation commences once a written engagement letter is executed. Fee structures vary by the matter being handled. Depending on the type of matter, fees may be a reasonable hourly rate depending upon the anticipated demands and timeline of the case, flat fee all-inclusive arrangements or hybrid arrangements. Mr. Hanley’s goal is to tailor fees to fairly capture the level of service and work provided and the value conferred to his client. Fees vary because they always depend on the seriousness of the matter at stake, the timing and expediency of the matter, the anticipated volume and complexity of work, the desired results and other client expectations.


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