Practice Areas

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Commercial Litigation & Business Disputes

When you retain the Firm to represent you in a business dispute, you are ensuring that you will berepresented byanexperienced and passionate business lawyer who is well-versed in all aspects of business litigation. The Firm was founded principally as a business litigation firm with one goal in mind: excellence in all we do. Accordingly, the Firm’s clients can expect to receive alevel of service commonly associated with large, national law firms, but with greater personal attention. Our client-centered approach, experience in litigating cases in state and federal courts, and passion for handling business disputes frequently result in significant savings to our clients in the form of favorable settlements, the elimination of unnecessary litigation expenses, and favorable court rulings in litigation and at trial.

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Real Estate Litigation & Property Disputes

If you’re involved in a Florida real estate dispute, then it is critical that you retain counsel who is knowledgeable about all aspects of Florida property law.Property law in Florida is generally more complicated thanmost other areas of law:In addition to being a product of centuries of legal development dating back to the English feudalism, Florida property law is unique in that the Florida Constitution affords considerable protection for individuals’ homestead property. Moreover, legal proceedings relating to real estate are frequently governed by obscure statutes that have, over the course of decades, been interpreted (and, in some cases, re-interpreted) by Florida courts.

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Banks & Financial Institutions

Traditionally, two types of law firms have primarily serviced banks and financial institutions: (a) large, national law firms that charge premium rates; and (b) smaller law firms that handle matters in tremendous volume—so-called “foreclosure mills.” However, in our view, neither of these types of firms is well-suited to service a local or regional bank. First, because of the numerous, additional regulations imposed on banks in the wake of the financial crisis, most local banks are no longer inclined topaypremium rates. Second, the nature of a volume-based practice often leads to significant, costly errors that jeopardize banks’ rights and exposes banks to potentially significant expense down the road.

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Community Associations

In the State of Florida, community associations include condominium associations, homeowners associations, and (less commonly) cooperative apartments. Each person who assumes this form of property ownership takes the property subject to the association’s governing documents (usually recorded in the Public Records) and the particular Chapter of the Florida Statutes that relates to the form of community ownership. Frequently, disputes arise as to the rights of the association relative to those of the property owner, occasionally resulting in a dispute(financial or otherwise) between the parties.

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Business & Corporate Transactions

In the legal community, the term “small business” is used to describe any business enterprise whose stock or ownership interests are not publicly traded. Small businesses today face a litany of challenges as they seek not only to survive, but thrive, in the marketplace. These challenges are compounded by a host of legal obligations imposed on business entities (both large and small) by regulatory bodies, including the obligation to pay taxes to various state and federal governmental agencies, to register annually with the Secretary of State in all the states in which the business is conducted, to attain and maintain proper licensing, and to comply with federal and state employment laws.

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Title III-ADA Litigation Defense

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (28 C.F.R. Part 36) forbids places of public accommodation and commercial facilities from discriminating against its patrons on the basis of disability. While the ADA has protected countless disabled individuals from becoming the victims of discrimination, it has become the subject of litigation abuse in South Florida. In short, many plaintiffs’ lawyers are filing multiple ADA actions against small businesses, seemingly for the purpose of collecting attorneys’ fees. Most of the businesses do not even know they are violating the ADA until they are summoned to appear in federal court.

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Labor & Employment Litigation

When you retain the Firm to represent you in an employment or labor dispute, you are ensuring that you will berepresented by an experienced and passionate employment lawyer who is well-versed in employment law. The Firm was founded principally as a business litigation firm with one goal in mind: excellence in all we do. Accordingly, the Firm’s clients can expect to receive a level of service commonly associated with large, national law firms, but with greater personal attention. Our client-centered approach, experience in litigating cases in state and federal courts, and passion for handling business disputes frequently result in significant savings to our clients in the form of favorable settlements, the elimination of unnecessary litigation expenses, and favorable court rulings in litigation and at trial.

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Complex Divorce Litigation

Having started his legal career primarily as a business and real estate lawyer, Fort Lauderdale attorney Justin C. Carlin began representing clients in family law proceedings in response to the incredible demand in the marketplace for competent family law representation. Since 2010, Mr. Carlin has represented numerous clients in divorce and family law proceedings involving complicated custody, equitable distribution, and support issues. Dozens upon dozens of these cases have been settled through the use of alternative dispute resolution (including pre-suit negotiations and mediation) and, when it has been in the clients’ best interests, at trial.

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