Including, but not limited to, legal issues with employees, such as lawsuits or filing claims with the EEOC, wage claims, non-competition covenant claims, and many other employment and labor law issues.Read More
The Mavrick Law Firm has successfully represented clients in many non-competition covenant cases.Read More
The Mavrick Law Firm represents clients in unfair competition and trademark litigation, including claims under the Lanham Act and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.Read More
Contract claims, allegations of theft of trade secrets, interference with business contracts, and more.Read More
Real property disputes, breach of lease agreements, lease guarantees, real property rights issues...Read More
Mavrick Law Firm
The Mavrick Law Firm focuses on obtaining excellent results for businesses needing strong, creative, and cost-effective legal representation. Peter T. Mavrick has had substantial success in representing clients in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and in appellate litigation. The Mavrick Law Firm has obtained excellent results for clients by deploying effective strategies with zeal for the best interests of the clients. The Mavrick Law Firm has been creative and aggressive in defending clients’ interests and where appropriate has counterclaimed to turn the table on meritless claims brought against clients. Satisfied clients have repeatedly returned for future representation in new matters and have recommended Mr. Mavrick to friends, family and business colleagues. The Mavrick Law Firm has successfully represented clients in Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Collier, Lee, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Hendry, and Orange Counties.
The Mavrick Law Firm concentrates on the representation of businesses and their owners. The firm has obtained excellent results for clients in the areas of business contract litigation, including cases including:
Sale or purchase of a business (whether as an asset purchase or sale or purchase of the stock of the business);
Non-compete contracts, including non-compete agreements signed by the owners of start-up businesses, non-compete agreements signed by the seller of a business or its assets, agreements governing the handling of confidential information, etc.;
Contracts involving breach of commercial leases, business partnership and sale agreements, and corporation agreements;
Trade secret litigation, including alleged “trade secrets” revealed as part of an employment relationship, joint-venture relationship, and potential business deals where information is revealed, among other contexts;
Confidentiality contract litigation;
Non-disparagement contract litigation;
Litigation involving accusations of fraud, such as fraudulent inducement, fraudulent misrepresentation, fraud in the execution of a contract or “fraud in the factum”;
Litigation over contracts that are void or voidable due to what occurred when the alleged contract was formed;
Litigation involving trademark infringement and trade dress infringement, including claims under the federal Lanham Act and Florida law;
Litigation alleging interference with business or contractual relationships and claims of tortious interference;
Lawsuits involving allegations of deceptive or unfair trade practices; and
Lawsuits involving other business torts and statutory claims.
The Mavrick Law Firm also has had excellent results in defending businesses sued for violations of various labor and employment laws, including successful defense against:
Overtime and minimum wage claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, including collective actions where plaintiffs seek to join as a group against an employer and defense against claims brought by the United States Department of Labor as a direct lawsuit against the employer;
Florida law claims for wages owed including claims based on sales commissions, salaries, minimum wages;
Claims for violations of various local ordinances governing wages, including “wage theft” ordinances;
Claims of discrimination (including age, race, disability, gender, etc.) under federal and Florida law as well as local ordinances;
Claims for breach contract; and
Claims other federal and Florida statutes and local ordinances.
The Mavrick Law Firm also has successfully represented employers in litigation against former employees who have abused their trust relationship with the employer. Mr. Mavrick successfully represented a Florida company to recover from a key former employee who stole substantial business, business opportunities, and money from the former employer to set up and operate a competing business. Florida law governing employee duty of loyalty bars expresses the common-sense concept that it is against the law to undertake disloyal acts against the employer during the employment relationship.
The Mavrick Law Firm also has provided excellent representation to businesses and their owners in the preparation of business contracts, including non-compete agreements, non-circumvention contracts, non-solicitation agreements, non-disclosure agreements (sometimes called “NDAs”), non-disparagement agreements, separation agreements and releases. The Mavrick Law Firm also has drafted and revised business purchase and sale agreements and employment policies and practices for large and small businesses.
The lawyers at the Mavrick Law Firm take the time to understand the needs of each client and each individual case. They understand that no two cases are exactly the same. If you would like to consult with an experienced lawyer regarding your legal issues, contact us today.
FLORIDA NON-COMPETE LAW: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS ARE SUBJECT TO NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS AND A CHANGE IN THEIR EMPLOYMENT STATUS DOES NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF SUCH AGREEMENTS
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