Practice Areas

Aggressively protecting my clients in the following areas:

Real Estate

With many years of real estate experience, I know that the acquisition and disposition of real estate is often the biggest financial transaction a person ever experiences. Whether you are a buyer, seller, tenant, or landlord, having an experienced advocate in your corner is a must.

 

Some of the services provided:

  • Real estate closings services for buyers and sellers including issuing title commitments and policies

  • Negotiating residential and commercial contracts, as well as drafting and reviewing leases, offers and/or Purchase and Sale Agreements

  • Short Sales

  • For Sale By Owner transactions

  • Evictions

  • Landlord-Tenant disputes

  • Resolving HOA/Condo/Cooperative disputes

  • Loan modification

 

Business

Assisting clients with all matters relating to business; whether litigating a business dispute, drafting business documents or the creation or expansion of their business. 

 

Some of the services provided:

  • Business dispute litigation

  • Selecting which business entity is the right one for you

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating business contracts and documents including , but not limited to, Operating Agreements, Non-Competition Agreements, and Asset Purchase Agreements.

  • Ensuring compliance with all legal formalities

 

Probate

Dealing with a loss is a very difficult time. I assist clients through the probate process to ensure the decedent's estate is properly managed and the assets properly distributed. Please call (305) 692-0799 for an appointment.

 

Estate Planning/Asset Protection

Preparing for the future; Protecting your assets; Preparing for a life-changing health event.  It is very important to plan for the well-being of your family and beneficiaries. This is a conversation that you should have at least every ten years, after buying a new home, upon the death of a loved one, the birth of a child, or when there's a downturn in your health. Don't leave the decisions to anyone but yourself.

As a member of the University of Miami's Planned Giving Advisory Board, I assist those that would like to make a lifetime or testamentary charitable gift as a way of fulfilling their estate planning goals while leaving a lasting legacy at the University of Miami.

 

Services include:

  • Drafting a Last Will and Testament

  • Trust creation and administration

  • Declaration of Living Will to ensure your medical wishes are respected

  • Durable Power of Attorney to protect your finances

  • Drafting a Designation of Health Care Surrogate so you have the right surrogate to protect your medical needs

  • Uniform Donor Forms

 

Tax Disputes and Issues

I assist clients in a variety of tax-related matters at risk of severe financial penalties. Whether you are facing a tax lien, need assistance in navigating the collections and settlement processes, determining the tax ramifications of setting up a business or hiring employees, or having concerns as to the tax liability of your estate, consultation with a licensed Florida attorney is the prudent action to take. 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

 

Debt Collections

It is imperative that a creditor, when faced with an unresponsive debtor, take quick legal action to protect its rights. Services include recouping debts through loan workouts, bank garnishments, debt restructuring, garnishment, and impleading third parties though proceedings supplementary. 

Medical Marijuana

The fluid nature of Florida's medicinal marijuana industry has created an arena for misrepresentation and fraud. There are many people willing to take advantage of the uninformed through the false promises of franchises, lease agreements, real estate purchases, and obtaining licensing to operate a business in the state. The reality is that marijuana remains a Schedule I drug and illegal under both federal and state law; thus, the industry is and will continue to be heavily regulated. This firm abides by the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct, specifically Rule 4-1.2(d) as it pertains to assisting clients in the area of medical marijuana.