If you own a small business, you immediately become a target. Some people think young profession  owners are all wealthy fat-cats, so you’ll need legal protection. Make sure that you have sufficient liability insurance, and let an experienced Daytona Beach small business attorney look over your business to make sure that you’re in compliance with the law. If – despite your best efforts to protect yourself – you do become the target of a lawsuit, a Daytona Beach small business attorney can aggressively represent you and your interests.

Over the last two years, a Minneapolis lawyer named Paul Hansmeier has used the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to sue small businesses all over Minnesota. He uses people with disabilities to file discrimination claims against mom-and-pop businesses that can’t afford to fight in court. All the business owners that Hansmeier has sued would have gladly renovated, fixed, or rearranged their establishments to meet the ADA’s requirements, but Hansmeier seems to be interested only in quick settlements, according to representatives of Minnesota business and disability rights organizations. Hansmeier, who maintains that he’s only a humble defender of the disabled, is not the only lawyer who’s gone fishing with the ADA. Several lawyers across the country have learned how lucrative it can be to sue small businesses over minor ADA violations.

An experienced Daytona Beach small business attorney can make certain that your own central Florida young profession is in full compliance with the ADA and all other applicable state and federal laws. If you are dragged into court because you are being sued – or because you’ve been cited by the government – a Daytona Beach small business attorney can provide the negotiating skills and aggressive representation that you’ll require. Before legal trouble seeks you out, seek out the advice and services of an experienced Daytona Beach small business attorney. Make the call and begin protecting yourself and your young profession as quickly as possible.

By: Melody Lankford
After graduating from Davidson College, Melody Lankford earned her J.D. from Florida State University’s College of Law in 2004 and was admitted to the Florida Bar that same year. Ms. Lankford joined Raydon Corporation as in-house counsel in 2004. She worked there until 2012, when she founded the Lankford Law Firm. She is an experienced Daytona Beach small business attorney who offers sound legal counsel and experience-based insights to her business clients.