Keith Kanouse

Keith Kanouse

Representing Entreprenuers and Their Companies
  • Business Law, Securities Law
  • Florida
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I represent start-up businesses and existing businesses that want to expand through franchising, licensing, dealerships, distributorships, private placement of securities. I also do business entity formation such as S corporations and LLC. I also represent buyers and sellers of businesses. I represent tenants in lease negotiation.

Education
University of Notre Dame
J.D. (1974) | Law
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Graduated 5th in Class
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Note and Comment Editor of Notre Dame Lawyer Law Review
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Bradley University
B.S. (1974) | Business Management
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Graduated 10th in Class
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Golf
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Have written numerous articles that can be downloaded from my websiter, www.Kanouse.com
Professional Associations
ABA Forum of Franchising
Current
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Florida State Bar  # 208213
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    You can use your Visa or MasterCard through my website, www.Kanouse.com
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Certain projects I do on a fixed fee basis. Other matters are bill at $425 an hour
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Securities Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Franchise Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Florida sells land by what treaty?
A: It starts with Adams-Onís Treaty or the Transcontinental Treaty between the United States and Spain in which Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1819.
Q. Hi, if it takes up 8 weeks for my LLC to be processed by the state of florida do I have to wait until then to operate?
A: My experience with filing Articles of Organization via e-fax is it becoming effective the next business day. I have never had to wait 8 weeks. When you file the Articles of Organization specify an effective date 5 business days before the filing date. See Section 605.0702 of the Florida Statutes.
Q. I need a owner financing note that vehicles.
A: You need a Note and Security Agreement. The Security Agreement grants you a security interest in the motor vehicle so you can take it back for non-payment. You will need to record the Certificate of Title showing you as first lienholder and hold onto the title until full payment of the Note. There are documentary stamp taxes to be paid on the Note. Make sure your interest rate is not usurious. Also, make sure you are named as an additional insured under the buyer's insurance policy. Obtain a Certificate of Insurance.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
2255 Glades Road
Suite 324 Atrium
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Telephone: (561) 451-8090
Fax: (561) 451-8089