Quality legal services with small firm pricing
Our Firm regularly represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, trustees and examiners in consumer cases and major business reorganizations. We also counsel financial troubled companies outside of bankruptcy proceedings regarding restructuring alternatives, their fiduciary duties and corporate governance. Though our attorneys are often at the forefront of all high profile business reorganizations filed in the Jacksonville, Florida division, our primary focus is on representing medium sized companies with $1 million to $100 million in debts or assets. We also specialize in the representation of the owners of distressed businesses in the litigation and workouts which often accompany financial restructurings. In those instances, we pride ourselves in resolving such claims “under the radar,” outside of the public view.
Though the majority of our work is business oriented, the Firm also represents business owners with exemption planning, fraudulent transfer defense and discharge litigation issues. We are proud to have earned the reputation as the "go to firm" for such matters in the Jacksonville market.
Our lawyers handle cases in a wide range of contract disputes including disputes arising out of the purchase and sale of businesses, enforcement and defense of non-compete agreements, loan foreclosures, collection actions and partnership disputes. Although we are experienced and successful in taking complex litigation through trial, our goal is to resolve disputes short of the risk or expense of trial. We develop strategies to position a case for early resolution consistent with our client's objectives.
Each business has legal issues and needs that are unique to the particular entity and its owners. Our lawyers understand the business of each client and provide advice that will help the owners achieve their business, financial and family goals.
The Firm routinely advises and assists clients in mergers and acquisitions, entity selection and formation, loan transactions and investments by venture capitalists and other investors.
Franchising laws are confusing and complex. Our lawyers have substantial experience in franchising, including preparation of the initial franchise agreements and the Uniform Franchise Disclosures. We also have experience in enforcing franchise agreements.
We assist clients with a wide range of matters relating to the protection of trade secrets and confidential information. Our work includes the preparation and negotiation of agreements on behalf of employers restricting employee activities during and post-employment in order to protect and secure trade secret and confidential information.
We also secure copyright protection for all varieties of original work of authorship and have experience in handling disputes involving material protected by copyright. Specific services include the development of copyright protection strategies; copyright searches; preparing, filing and prosecuting copyright applications; preparing and negotiating copyright license agreements and work-for-hire agreements; and providing services associated with copyright infringement litigation.
Our real estate services include the negotiation and closing of real estate acquisitions and sales, the preparation of purchase agreements, conveyancing documents, financing documents, tax-deferred and multiple-party exchange agreements and other related documents. The Firm also negotiates and prepares leases for landlords and tenants, including ground leases, build-to-suit leases, office leases, retail leases, industrial leases and subleases.
Partnership, Joint Venture and Real Estate Investment
We are regularly involved in structuring and documenting limited liability companies, real estate partnerships, and joint ventures and our lawyers advice regarding the structuring of real estate investments.