Our litigation practice includes representing individuals and businesses in a large variety of matters within a wide range of complexity, from simple contractual disputes to complex multi-party civil litigation matters. Each litigation matter is unique, and we carefully analyze each matter and work closely with our clients to develop a strategy with the goal of achieving the best possible result cost effectively. Depending on the matter, the best possible result can mean many different things, and varies depending on the client’s goals and the particular facts of the case. We focus on counseling our clients on the benefits and costs and positives and negatives of each matter, and use or best legal and business judgment to guide our clients through the process. We assist clients in all aspects of pre-suit demands and negotiations, mediation, arbitration, settlement discussions, discovery, motions and pleadings and trial preparation.
We understand what our clients expect from their litigation counsel because we not only have significant experience handling litigation matters, but we have several years of experience as in-house counsel managing outside counsel on various litigation matters, including class action lawsuits, collection actions, contractual disputes and noncompetition violations. We believe this experience helps us create a unique approach on how we handle our clients’ matters.
Whether our clients are seasoned businesses seeking advice on drafting board resolutions or starting a new business and not sure which form of entity to choose, we guide them through all of their corporate governance and organizational matters.
Our experience includes drafting and filing the necessary formation documents to form the business, assisting with obtaining the necessary licenses and permits to operate the business, negotiating and drafting shareholder agreements and operating agreements among the owners of the business, advising boards of directors and boards of managers and attending board meetings as needed.
We also provide securities law advice and services for privately held companies, including advising on private securities offerings and drafting private placement memorandum, subscription agreements and related documents and advising on equity-based employee incentives.
Through representation of county agencies, municipalities, and fire districts, we have experience providing legal advice in all areas of public records law, governmental ethics, and land development law, including comprehensive planning, land use, zoning, and development agreements.
Additionally, whether our client or their business is the target of a governmental investigation or a regulatory action or they have been subpoenaed as a third party to participate in such an investigation or action, we can assist. We have experience working with federal, state and local government agencies and successfully navigating our clients through the process.
Our marketing and advertising law services include reviewing our clients’ advertising campaigns and promotional materials, drafting sponsorship agreements, fulfillment service agreements and marketing agreements and guiding our clients through the legal pitfalls associated with their sweepstakes and contests.
For clients that need regular general legal assistance, we offer general counsel services where we provide general legal services for our clients and serve as the primary point of contact for all of our clients’ legal needs, ranging from day-to-day legal questions and coordinating the efforts of specialized counsel where necessary. We offer alternative fee arrangements for our general counsel services to allow our clients to obtain regular legal advice from dedicated and responsive counsel without the concern of incurring hourly fees.
We represent clients in connection with a wide variety of business transactions and contracts, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, asset sales, stock sales, loan and financing agreements, real property leases, equipment leases, software license agreements, product sales agreements, service agreements, consulting agreements, supplier and reseller agreements, terms and conditions, vendor agreements and non-disclosure agreements. Our goal is to minimize client risk and create certainty for our clients’ business relationships while also listening to, and meeting, their needs.
For clients looking to buy a business or sell their business, we guide them through the process from Letter of Intent, to the due diligence phase, to negotiation of the purchase/sale documents to closing. And if our client is buying a business, we are there after the purchase to assist them with successfully integrating the newly acquired business into their existing business.
We provide an extensive list of services to both employers and employees related to employment matters including drafting employment applications, offer letters, employment agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, intellectual property assignments and separation agreements, drafting and advising on employee handbooks, policies and procedures, providing employment law training, consulting on employee vs. independent contractor relationships, advising on employee relations matters, including employee terminations and reductions-in-force (RIFs), and advising on federal and state employment laws.
If our client receives an EEOC complaint, we help assess the risks involved, coordinate with the insurance company, draft the response and guide them through the process. If our client is an employer seeking to enforce a non-competition agreement, or an employee seeking to defend against the enforcement of a non-competition agreement, we are experienced in representing clients from both viewpoints.
We advise our clients on numerous federal and state employment laws, including Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act and Florida’s Minimum Wage Act.
Our extensive experience as both outside counsel and in-house counsel puts us in a unique position to guide our clients through these numerous employment-related issues with a combination of sound legal advice and practical business advice aimed at helping them reach a cost-effective resolution.
We represent physicians and health care entities in contractual disputes, regulatory compliance and reimbursement matters. We understand many of the unique challenges that our healthcare clients face and work closely with our clients to address those challenges.
Depending on the particular facts and circumstances of each matter, alternative dispute resolution may be an effective way to avoid the expense of litigation. We advise clients on alternatives to litigation, such as mediation and arbitration, including both the positive and negative aspects of the various forms of alternative dispute resolution.
We use our extensive contacts to partner with firms across the country to handle matters for our clients in other jurisdictions, and we serve as local counsel for law firms outside of Florida, including large national and international firms.
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