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Welcome to Alexander Abramson

We are business lawyers that represent closely held businesses and professionals to address key business law matters, including

  • Partnership and Co-Owner Agreements and Disputes,
  • Business and Professional Practice Sales and Purchases,
  • Private Placements and Raising Capital Transactions,
  • Entity Formation and Structures,
  • Operating Agreements, Shareholder Agreements and Buy-Sell Agreements,
  • Commercial Contracts,
  • Vendor and Customer Arrangements,
  • Employment Contracts,
  • Financing Transactions,
  • Strategic Alliances, and
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Transactions.


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10 Business Killing Legal Mistakes Book

This book is designed to help entrepreneurs avoid business killing legal mistakes and make better legal business decisions for their small businesses. Please call us if you have a specific legal question about your Florida business. Our law firm is located in Orlando, Florida.

10 Business Killing Legal Mistakes Book

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Many attorneys work with entrepreneurs. Very few ARE entrepreneurs and able to understand the challenges of starting and growing a business. Ed Alexander is a very rare attorney who is equally a talented lawyer, successful entrepreneur, skilled engineer and effective teacher. In addition to building a successful law practice following a successful career in industry, Ed has been an adjunct instructor in the UCF College of Business Administration for many years and taught classes for the UCF Incubation Program. Ed is at the top of our referral list for Incubator clients. We trust him. Our clients respect and appreciate him. This book will become part of our orientation package for new Incubator client companies. The insights shared in it are that important.

Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager | UCF Business Incubator | Central Florida Research Park

As an experienced entrepreneur and attorney, Ed Alexander has seen it all, so there is something in this book for everyone

Jerry Ross | Executive Director | Disney Entrepreneur Center

Business owners beware. You’re making mistakes that are taking money out of your pocket… problem is our brains don’t work in a way that allows us to uncover these mistakes. Enter Ed. He can see the mistakes we can’t see. He’s unlike a normal attorney… he’s a deal maker not a deal killer and in this book, Ed pulls back the curtain and makes law something we can actually understand and reveals things that could be costing you thousands. It’s a must read if you want to make more money and keep more of the money you already make.

Jimmy Vee & Travis Miller | Bestselling authors of Gravitational Marketing | The Science of Attracting Customers


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Chapter One - Contract Mistakes

Chapter Two – Partnership Mistakes

Chapter Three – Liability & Asset Protection Mistakes

Chapter Four – Trademark Mistakes

Chapter Five – Employee Mistakes

Chapter Six – Employee Becoming a Partner Mistakes

Chapter Seven – Franchise Buyer Mistakes

Chapter Eight – Business Growth Mistakes – Organic Growth

Chapter Nine – Business Growth Mistakes – Growth by Business Acquisition

Chapter Ten – Exit Planning Mistakes

Ed Alexander

Ed Alexander

As the founder of Alexander Abramson PLLC (formerly Entrepreneurship Law Firm), in Orlando, Florida, Ed has represented closely held businesses and professionals in business law matters since becoming a lawyer in 1993. He is admitted to practice law in both Florida and New York.

Ed is the author of
  • The Guide to Selling Your Florida Law Practice, and

  • 10 Common and Costly Business Killing Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them: A Business Law Bible for Entrepreneurs.

    Ed is also a Florida licensed business broker and a shareholder of Fitzgibbon Alexander, Inc., a Central Florida consulting, business valuation, and business brokerage firm.
    Prior to attending law school, Ed held technical and business positions with technology companies, including with a pacemaker manufacturer, custom integrated circuit manufacturer and laser bar code manufacturer. He has been part of teams that coded software and designed hardware for the first generation of defibrillator pacemakers, as well as custom analog and digital integrated circuits used in, among other applications, automobiles and hearing aids.
    In 1995, Ed was awarded U.S. Patent, No. 5,468,952, for his 1992 invention of a combined miniature high-speed scanner and portable handheld computer.
    Ed is the the 2018 Chair of the Small Business Resource Network of the University of Central Florida Small Business Development Center, has taught New Venture Finance as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Central Florida (School of Business), and was 2007 Chairman of the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce.
    He volunteers with the Orange County Legal Aid Society as a guardian ad-litem for abused and neglected children. In 2014, Ed was awarded the Orange County Legal Aid Society Distinguished Service Award for his long term dedicated services to the Central Florida community and contribution of time and professional skills.
    Ed’s passions include mountain and road biking, kayaking and backpacking.

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    Suzan A. Abramson

    Suzan A. Abramson

    Suzan Abramson is a business attorney with more than thirty years of experience in commercial transactions, corporate finance, and securities law. Ms. Abramson focuses her practice on business contracts, securities offerings, venture capital and private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, business structuring, joint ventures and entity formation.

    As part of the fabric of the entrepreneurial community for over three decades, Ms. Abramson serves as a strategic advisor and outside general counsel for businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. She has represented businesses from their inception through their initial public offering and beyond. Focusing her career on capital raising for growing businesses, Ms. Abramson’s practice includes structuring and negotiating financing transactions, preparing securities offering documents, compliance with federal and state securities laws and the drafting and negotiation of all manner of commercial contracts.

    Ms. Abramson's transactional experience, combined with her skills as a problem-solver and legal counselor, makes her ideally suited to help growth-oriented businesses.

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    Representative Matters Include:

    • Numerous start-up and emerging companies through formation, strategic development, angel and venture capital financings and sale transactions.
    • Issuers in private securities offerings, including commercial real estate, medical devices, software, consumer products, wireless telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, gaming and food service.
    • Publicly held defense electronics manufacturer through sale to public company, repurchase of significant division and subsequent sale to private equity fund.
    • NASDAQ listed company in PIPE transactions, strategic acquisitions and follow-on public offering.
    • Large public university in structuring equity portion of technology transfer program.
    • Executives of public and private companies in sale transactions as well as negotiating employment agreements, equity compensation packages and severance and transition agreements.
    • REITS and other real estate funds in formation and securities offerings.
    • Regulation D securities offerings.

    Professional Honors & Activities

    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
    • Best Lawyers' 2017 Orlando Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year".
    • Best Lawyers' 2011 Orlando Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year".
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law since 2010.
    • Listed in Orlando Magazine, Orlando's Best Lawyers (2010 – 2016).
    • Included in Florida Trend Magazine, Florida Legal Elite (2016).
    • Member – The Florida Bar, Business Law Section.
    • Member and Prior Section Chairman – Orange County Bar Association, Corporate and Business Law Section.
    • Prior President and Member – Women's Business Educational Council, Inc. Board of Directors.
    • Prior General Counsel – Florida Council for High Technology.
    • Prior Treasurer – Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
    • Prior Consultant – Junior Achievement's Project Business.
    • Prior Chair – Professional Women's Exchange Committee.
    • Frequent lecturer on capital raising and corporate and securities law.


    • Florida, 1984


    • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1984
    • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., Accounting, 1981, cum laude


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    220 N. Rosalind Ave
    Orlando, FL 32801

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