Business and Corporate Law

At Mathison Whittles, LLP, we are committed to the success and prosperity of our clients.  We represent individuals starting businesses and forming ventures, as well as established businesses expanding their operations.  


Running a business in Florida is hard work.  Mathison Whittles is a trusted ally of businesses across Florida.  Our experienced attorneys can be your best ally in growing your business while avoiding legal and financial pitfalls along the way.  For the last 33 years, we have advised individuals and companies on how to best organize and run their businesses.   


Our services include: 

◾Business Formation 

◾Due Diligence 

◾Joint Venture Structure 

◾Contract Review and Negotiation 

◾Breach of Contract Disputes 

◾Buy-Sell Agreements 

◾Shareholder Disputes 

◾Commercial and Civil Litigation  


By understanding the expectations and financial goals of our clients, we address best practices, including which corporate entity and tax structures to select and how best to limit a client’s personal liability. After a business is formed, we advise our clients on a continuing and collaborative basis.  If litigation becomes necessary, we diligently advocate our clients’ financial interests in the boardroom or the courtroom.

Employment Agreements

Employment agreements make sense for the employer and the employee.  They reduce the universe of assumptions parties make to a specific list of bargained-for terms, including compensation, grounds for termination and post-employment competition.  Despite the common sense value of such agreements, they are often fraught with peril for the unsuspecting employer and employee.  Parties to any agreement should be keenly aware of how these agreements should be drafted to avoid misunderstandings and maximize protection.  The attorneys at Mathison Whittles, LLP have handled many employment agreement cases on behalf of both the employer and the employee and partner John Whittles has lectured on numerous occasions to business owners about litigation avoidance.