When investing in commercial property, you need to be particularly careful about zoning regulations -- they can sometimes catch even seasoned buyers off guard.
You and your best friends have a great idea for a new business and you believe that you have the perfect market -- you've even scraped together the funding to make your dream a reality.
Malicious prosecution is something most people think about in terms of criminal charges and out-of-control prosecutors -- but it's also used to describe the actions of private individuals or companies as well.
In every contract, there's the cold, hard words on the paper that fulfill the legal technicalities -- but there's also the spirit of the contract that's often between the lines.
There's an old adage that "an oral contract is worth the paper it's written on," but that isn't always true -- and people who underestimate the legalities of a handshake bargain sometimes find out, to their dismay, that they're going to be held to their word.