Effects of a Business Acquisition on Employee Morale

Business mergers and acquisitions can have significant effects on the employees of each company.

In each workplace, there is an established atmosphere. Employees may be used to a certain setting or mood during their workday, and disruptions in the workplace ambiance may cause stress.

When one business acquires another, they may bring their own style of management and conduct. Employees of the acquired business will have to go through an adjustment period to get used to the shift in structure. If this shift is not handled efficiently, it can lead to conflict.

If your business is experiencing a merger or acquisition, it is important to make sure that this new, combined business is reorganized quickly and efficiently. New standards and regulations must be set in place, and each employee must be made aware of what is expected of them, or whether or not their job will be secure.  In this process, communication is key.


If the merger is not handled efficiently, it could result in employee stress. Stressed employees are not as productive and may not remain loyal to the company.

To prevent stress, be sure to communicate all changes and expectations openly. It is also important to listen to how the employees feel and to make necessary adjustments to appease all sides.

In order to ensure that your merger or acquisition is smooth and worry-free, it is important to reach out to an attorney from the start of the process.

Here at KFB-Law, several of our attorneys are highly experienced in Business Acquisition Law.


Firm Opens New Office; Broward and Miami Offices Move to Aventura, Fla.

Kurkin Forehand Brandes is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Aventura, Fla. Centrally located between Broward and Miami-Dade counties, the new office will better serve the needs of Miami- and Broward-area clients.

All of the firm’s previous phone extensions will remain the same and the main number will continue to be (305) 929-8500.

New Miami Office Address:
Kurkin Forehand Brandes LLP
18851 N.E. 29th Avenue, Suite 303
Aventura, FL 33180-2808

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Blinderman and Kuhl Join Kurkin Forehand Brandes

Blinderman concentrates his practice on personal injury litigation. He brings 20 years of experience as a trial attorney, including more than 15 years of experience in personal injury protection (PIP) litigation representing both plaintiffs and insurance carriers during his career. He has also been plaintiffs’ co-counsel on several high-profile class action lawsuits against large corporations such as Wal-Mart, Netflix, Shell Oil and Celebrity Cruises.

Kuhl concentrates his practice on motor vehicle dealer and auto industry law. With more than 20 years of legal experience, Kuhl frequently speaks to dealers, dealer groups, state dealer associations and other industry associations. He recently co-authored a report entitled “Understanding the Bush Administration’s Auto Bailout,” published by Aspatore Books. Kuhl has appeared on CNN Headline News’s Comcast Newsmakers South Florida and has been a frequent guest on AdAgencyOnline.net’s blog talk radio station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time.

“Craig and Lewis are wonderful additions for Kurkin Forehand Brandes,” said managing partner Alex Kurkin. “They bring valuable skills and a wealth of experience in personal injury protection and auto dealership law that will have a very positive impact for the firm and our clients.”

Blinderman was most recently an attorney at Rosenburg & Rosenburg, P.A. In 1991, he earned his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich. and was admitted to the Florida Bar. Blinderman handles high-level cases involving both the prosecution and insurance defense of bodily injury claims, personal injury protection (PIP) claims, personal injury pre-litigation and workers’ compensation litigation. A renowned expert on attorney’s fees relating to PIP litigation, he regularly testifies before the courts in South Fla. on these matters.


Kuhl was most recently an attorney at Pathman Lewis, LLP. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a law degree from Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Dealer Counsel, the Florida Auto Dealers Association, the Florida Independent Auto Dealers Association and the National Independent Auto Dealers Association.

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John Forehand Joins South Motors; Firm Renamed Kurkin Brandes LLP

Kurkin Forehand Brandes has changed its name to Kurkin Brandes as it congratulates John W. Forehand, who has left the firm after recently accepting a position at the Vista/South Motors Dealer Group.

The firm’s Tallahassee office remains open as the firm continues to represent businesses statewide.

“Our experienced group of attorneys will continue to deliver the highest level of excellence to our clients in all of our practice areas,” said Alex Kurkin. “Beyond that, John and I were friends prior to becoming business partners and we truly remain friends today, and I expect that we will continue to work together; although now in an attorney-client relationship.”

Kurkin Brandes, LLP, focuses on contract law, election law, franchise law, automobile dealer law, real estate law, business acquisitions, regulatory compliance, government disputes and commercial litigation. Its partners represent the Florida Automobile Dealers Association and regularly conduct compliance seminars for organization members. A new firm website is currently under construction at kb-attorneys.com, in the meantime visit kfb-law.com or call (305) 929-8500 for more information on Kurkin Brandes.

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