Yearly Archives: 2016

MSG Law Participates in YMCA Corporate Cup Challenge

December 1, 2016

Marshall Socarras Grant, PL (MSG Law) and its attorneys/staff recently participated in the YMCA’s 2016 Corporate Cup Challenge – where after day of competition against other local and national companies, MSG Law finished in third place! The Corporate Cup Challenge is an olympic-style, co-ed team-building, opponent-taunting, skills-flaunting, event promoting health and wellness in the workplace in […]

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MSG Law’s Andrew Fine successfully resolves Real Estate Dispute for NFL Athletes

November 29, 2016

Marshall Socarras Grant of Counsel, J. Andrew Fine, along with co-counsel Daniel Devallier of New Orleans, sucessfully settled claims on behalf of a number past and current NFL athletes against individuals who solicited these athletes to participate in an ill-fated real estate investment.  The claims were part of a larger overall case that had been pending […]

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MSG Law Litigators Ruben Socarras and Andrew Fine Secure $3.4 Million Binding Arbitration Award

October 17, 2016

In a hotly contested international contractual dispute tried in California before a three-arbitrator panel of the American Arbitration Association and International Center for Dispute Resolution, Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L.’s (MSG Law) litigation attorneys Ruben E. Socarras and Andrew Fine successfully obtained an award in favor of their client totaling approximately $3,400,000.00 in damages, prejudgment interest, and attorneys’ fees and costs.  MSG […]

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Retaliation

September 21, 2016

Generally, Federal civil rights laws prohibit employers from retaliating against an employee who asserts the right to be free from workplace discrimination or harassment. Nearly half of all discrimination complaints that are filed under federal law also include a retaliation claim.   Even when a discrimination claim is not supported by the facts, an employee […]

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Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. Has Moved!

August 4, 2016

Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. has moved its offices to a new larger and improved space! We are now in Suite 200, just next door to our old office at 197 S Federal Hwy in Boca Raton. View more pictures of our new office on Facebook. Come visit us in beautiful East Boca near Palmetto Park […]

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What Businesses Must Do to Adhere to the New Overtime Rule

June 10, 2016

The Department of Labor announced a new rule that greatly expands the number of administrative and professional employees who may be paid overtime by their employers. The new rule will take effect on December 1, 2016, making it very important that businesses throughout Florida evaluate employee classifications and make any necessary adjustments to comply with […]

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Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. makes the South Florida Business Journal’s Top 100 Law Firms List

June 9, 2016

The South Florida Business Journal published its Top 100 Law Firms list in its May 27, 2016-June 2, 2016 issue.  Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L., based in Boca Raton, Florida, placed 88th on the list.  South Florida law firms were ranked by total number of attorneys in the South Florida region, then by total number of partners/shareholders/members in the region, […]

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Ruben Socarras featured in Daily Business Review front-page article – Auction Error Ends With $1.5M Tab for Nonbuyer

May 27, 2016

Samantha Joseph, Daily Business Review Eric Isicoff of Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg and Ruben Socarras of Marshall Socarras Grant.Jill Kahn Maybe it was the speed of the auctioneer’s prattle, the thrill of bids rising in $100,000 increments or the rush to snag a multimillion-dollar mansion at a discount, but the buyer with a NASCAR pedigree […]

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MSG Law Sponsors Jorge Nation Foundation’s 5th Annual White Party Fundraiser

May 24, 2016

Marshall Socarras Grant, PL was once again one of the leading sponsors for the Jorge Nation Foundation Inc.’s (JNF) 5th Annual White Party Fundraiser that was held on May 21, 2016 at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  JNF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to raising funds to send children and their families on […]

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Ruben Socarras Featured on WPTV News for Non-Profit’s Impact on South Florida

To give back to the community and honor an incredible cause, MSG Law’s Ruben Socarras serves as President and co-founder of the Jorge Nation Foundation (JNF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to sending children stricken with a terminal or serious illness on once-in-a-lifetime all inclusive “Dream Trips”. Recently Mr. Socarras was featured on WPTV News in West Palm […]

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What Is Title Insurance and Why Is It Important?

May 6, 2016

Purchasing a home is one of the most substantial investments that most people will ever make. Protecting that investment is essential. Most home buyers understand that they need homeowner’s insurance so that they can recover their losses if their home is destroyed in a fire. Buyers do not always understand why purchasing title insurance is […]

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MSG Law’s Adam Marshall Joins Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County

April 22, 2016

As a new board member for Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, Adam Marshall, one of the founding partners at Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L., was recently featured in the Sun Sentinel for his contribution to the organization. The interview, as seen in the April 20 edition of Boca Raton Forum, taps into Mr. […]

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Should Your Agreements Contain an Arbitration Provision?

April 8, 2016

Arbitration is a method of resolving disputes privately, outside of court. Businesses often include an arbitration clause in their agreements, thinking it is the preferred method to resolve a dispute; however, that may not be the case. An arbitration provision requires the parties to submit contract disputes to arbitration instead of filing a lawsuit. In […]

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Compensation Twist – Featured in South Florida Business & Wealth

March 30, 2016

By Arnie Rosenberg You won’t find Marshall Socarras Grant calling itself a “boutique” law firm. Instead, the 12 attorneys refer to themselves as a “growing” firm. “We don’t want to pigeonhole ourselves in one specialty or practice area,” explains Adam Marshall, one of the firm’s founders. “We’re trying to give our clients the full experience. […]

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Adam Marshall, Ruben E. Socarras, and Joe Grant selected to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2016

March 29, 2016

Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. is proud to announce that Adam Marshall, Ruben E. Socarras, and Joe Grant, founders and members of MSG Law, were each recently selected to the Florida Trend’s Legal Elite list for 2016 – they will each be listed in the July Issue of Florida Trend magazine.

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How to Domesticate an Out-of-State Judgment in Florida

January 29, 2016

Sometimes a Florida business needs to bring a lawsuit in another state against a supplier, customer, or other entity. If your business wins the lawsuit, you obtain a judgment. That judgment entitles you to collect a specified sum of money from the person or entity you sued. That person or entity becomes known as the […]

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M&A Due Diligence Checklist

January 22, 2016

When a business decides to acquire, or merge with, another business, the individuals who make that decision have a duty to exercise due diligence. The failure to exercise due diligence may result in the buyer paying more than a business is worth or taking on unforeseen operational/financial problems and liabilities when the transaction closes. Failure […]

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Common Issues Leading to Business Divorces, Shareholder/Member Disputes & Related Litigation

January 14, 2016

Business disputes involving business owners have much in common with divorces between spouses. A “friendly” divorce is possible, but many are acrimonious. The disputes that motivate the principals in a business to sever their relationship can be just as emotionally wrenching or costly as the issues that produce marital divorces.   The Burden of Success […]

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MSG’s Ruben E. Socarras selected as 2016 Florida Super Lawyer – Business Litigation

January 13, 2016

Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. would like to congratulate Ruben E. Socarras, one of firm’s founders and members, for being selected in the 2016 edition of Florida Super Lawyers.   This marks the 7th year straight that Mr. Socarras has been named a Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation. Mr. Socarras is devoted to representing individuals and businesses in […]

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Does My Business Qualify for a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

January 7, 2016

Businesses turn to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code when they cannot resolve their debt burdens through negotiation or expense reduction but would be capable of operating at a profit if their debt could be managed. Unlike a Chapter 7 liquidation that wipes out debt when a business ends, a Chapter 11 reorganizes business debt. […]

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Florida’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act: What Does It Mean for Your Business?

January 1, 2016

Having an employee sign a non-compete agreement and/or a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement is one way to protect your company’s trade secrets, and confidential and proprietary business information. However, often times companies may not have any agreements with their employees and a business mistakenly believes it has no way of protecting against the unauthorized disclosure […]

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