Frequently Asked Questions


I have been served with a Complaint, what should I do?  In Florida, you have 20 days to file an answer to the Complaint and to serve affirmative defenses to the Complaint (this may vary depending on the venue or type of case).  With certain affirmative defenses, they may be waived if you do not timely assert them.  If you do not have an attorney, you should retain one immediately to advise you of and to preserve your legal rights.  

What if the party suing me is in the wrong?  Often times parties on both sides of the case have claims against the other party.  In this situation you may have a counterclaim against the other party.  Counterclaims must also be timely filed in order to preserve your rights.

Does my business need a registered agent? Yes, Florida law requires that every corporation designate a registered agent. Additionally, Florida law requires that the registered agent's office remain open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day except Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, and keep someone on whom process may be served at the office during these hours.

NOTICE:  The information provided on this page is for ​information only and should not be construed to form an attorney client relationship.  If you need legal advice, you should retain an attorney and follow their advice.  The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.  Any past verdicts and settlements are the gross amount of the settlement or verdict and not a reflection of the amount of money received by the client.  Attorney's fees, costs, and medical liens often reduce these amounts.


 

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Are you a business owner who has been sued for breach of contract?  Does your business need to apply for a license?  Do you own a construction company that is trying to assert a claim of lien or is trying to navigate Florida's complex construction lien laws?  Are you a homeowner who is dealing with issues that cropped up after a construction project on your property went bad?

Do you need litigation help?  If so, call 813-284-4024, we can help.



Our attorneys have worked on cases arising from similar situations and can help you navigate Florida's legal system to enforce and preserve your and your business' rights.   


Our attorneys have experience working on the following types of cases (among others:


Construction (liens, contract litigation, and construction defect)
Breach of Contract
Eminent domain
Insurance and coverage disputes

Licensing and permitting
Partnership Conflicts
Property Disputes
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)