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Why is Having an Estate Plan so Important?

There are many reasons to have an estate plan set up by a qualified estate planning attorney; a will, trust, guardianship, even having a power of attorney designated in case of your future incapacitation. The idea of protecting assets one acquires over a lifetime of working is part of the American culture, inherited from civilizations…

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Jacksonville Real Estate Law and Estate Services Specialists

At Heekin Law we pride ourselves on providing legal representation and guidance on a complete line of real estate law services including: residential, commercial, mortgage, reverse mortgage, equity line and refinance closings, foreclosure defense, real property title search, title problems/defect resolution, builder and developer representation and handle landlord/tenant disputes. Additionally, there are cross-over legal services…

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What is Meant by a Full-Service Commercial Law Firm?

In the minds of most businessmen and women, the practice of commercial or business law is a highly specialized field of law that includes many legal facets from transactional contract development to litigation services. As a general rule business law attorneys are well-versed in the laws governing the establishment and operations of a business entity…

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Landlord-Tenant Disputes

The legal practice of landlord-tenant law is a highly specialized and technical legal field usually practiced by real estate attorneys. Under Florida law, both landlords and tenants have specific legal responsibilities and obligations to each other. To avoid disputes it is important for both entities to understand their rights and if issues insure hire a…

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HOA and COA Representation

With all the added security concerns evolving today, it’s not surprising that many developers, builders, and land use architects are designing private neighborhoods and planned communities as private associations with property owner covenants and restrictions. Many of these planned communities, subdivisions, or neighborhoods are without gated security structures but still retain all the characteristics of…

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Starting a Jacksonville Business

If you are thinking about starting a business in these very challenging times and not really sure of the advantages and disadvantages of creating one of the different types of entity selection available, we have some very good news for you. At Heekin Law, P.A. we help business owners in choosing the right type of…

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What to Consider Before Purchasing Commercial Real Estate

If you are a commercial investor, commercial property owner expanding your footprint or you are branching out of the residential real estate market and into the commercial arena, then there are specific issues that need to be taken into consideration that is unique to commercial real estate transactions in the State of Florida. First and…

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Construction Defects and Legal Remedies

If you have recently bought a newly constructed home or have had renovations completed on your existing home you need to be aware of the Florida Statute, Fla. Stat. § 95.11(3)(c) that govern your time limitations of legal actions that can be taken to remedy construction defects. It is important for homeowners to understand that under Florida…

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Why Would Someone Need a Real Estate Attorney?

Many people are still under the impression that a real estate attorney practices their craft during real estate transactions, drafting real estate contracts and documents, and are usually found at closings. That is still true in many states in the country and up until a few years ago, was even a common practice in the…

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Hiring Experienced Construction Law Attorneys

The most important aspect of starting or owning a business, besides having a well-thought-out foundational business plan is to have competent business law legal services available when you need them the most. Experienced business law attorneys can set your business on the right course with the proper agreements and contracts that can solve most problems…

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