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Spring is really starting to heat up in North Florida, and the commercial real estate market is no exception. According to Forbes Magazine, Jacksonville is listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, ranked 5th overall for 2018. Two of the chief reasons for this economic condition to continue for a third straight year are the employment opportunities available and the stable population growth that exists. Not only are people not leaving our fair city but more and more are finding their way here looking for affordable housing and jobs. In 2017, job growth was almost 3.0% and the future looks even brighter with job futures expected to top 40% over the next 10 years. The commercial markets including retail, property development, and even service businesses will benefit greatly from this expected growth. The driving forces behind this expansion can be found in the right combination of talent, educated workforce, sustainable infrastructure and the availability of existing commercial space. Over the last two years, Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America has listed over 50 local Jacksonville companies with services ranging from health care, construction, engineering, and civil contractors to insurance, real estate, logistics, and IT services.

Legal Services Supporting Healthy Business Growth

With all this economic expansion taking place, companies and business people, now more than ever need the legal advice of business law professionals to help guide them through the day-to-day legal issues they may face. The best way to win a legal dispute is to avoid it altogether. Many companies believe the strongest path to success is to have an effective marketing plan and be able to execute on business deliverables. What separates those that can weather a legal storm and those that cannot, is usually found in the legal advice one receives from the start. Many business formations and contractual agreements entered into are never reviewed by a trusted business law attorney who proactively looks to strengthen the business and prevent issues from arising in the future.

Jacksonville Business Law Attorneys Dedicated to Your Success

At Heekin Litigation Group, Geoffrey Heekin, Hunter Malin, and Austin Hamilton understand many legal issues arise during the life of a business. We know the best way to protect a business concern is to be there at the start of the business formation, drafting contracts and assisting with other legal matters. For existing businesses, we are happy to review contracts, documentation or troubleshoot any business issue in order to minimize risk and future conflicts. Safeguarding your business is our chief concern and with over 65 years of combined legal experience, we take that responsibility very seriously. Our longstanding relationships with the businesses we serve is the foundation of our legal practice. We act as in-house counsel to many businesses without the added expense of lawyers on their payroll, un-utilized until an issue arises. We pride ourselves in providing cost-effective legal assistance in matters ranging from business formations and contract drafting to advice on avoiding legal disputes and commercial litigation. Heekin Litigation Group has the experience, knowledge and expertise to guide you through legal waters, involving businesses from small to enterprise corporate business entities. Our legal practice includes Business Law, Business Disputes, Creditors Rights, Franchise Law, Construction Law, including Construction Defects and Liens, Homeowners, Condo’s and Commercial Associations, Real Estate Law and Family Law Matters.

Give us a call at 904-355-7000 for an appointment to discuss how we can put our legal business knowledge to work for you. Visit our website at for a complete list of our legal services and credentials.


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