Commercial Litigation Lawyers Serving Fort Lauderdale and Miami, FL
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No matter what your business or commercial litigation needs may be, you can count on Solnick Law to provide you with exceptional representation. Feel free to browse our list of practice areas below and choose the best option to suit your needs.
Whether you are operating a small business or run a large corporation, commercial litigation is always a possibility. Even the best run companies will sooner or later have to deal with corporate disputes. The corporate attorneys at Solnick Law P.A. in Aventura have helped countless clients resolve their disputes by providing legal representation in cases involving business litigation in South Florida.
Because many business owners spend so much time concentrating on their daily operations, a major corporate dispute can place the company in financial danger. The legal team at Solnick Law P.A. can provide representation and counsel in cases involving commercial and business litigation in South Florida. Our team of corporate lawyers in Aventura can provide comprehensive legal assistance, ranging from the comprehensive pre-litigation strategies to high-profile merger suits. Ultimately, our job is to protect your business interests by providing the best legal solutions. Our team of legal professionals has complete knowledge of statutory and corporate law in South Florida. We deal regularly in cases involving contracts, insurance, construction, real estate, and securities. Even if your company has never been involved in a corporate dispute, it is only a matter of time before a conflict with an employee or competitor will arise. If you run an international company, it is essential to have a corporate attorney on your side in cases involving business litigation in South Florida.
Corporate attorney Peter Solnick has an extensive background in business law in South Florida. Over the years, he has successfully dealt with a variety of corporate litigation cases. Each day he works diligently to ensure the rights and business interests of his clients are protected. Business law in South Florida can be extremely complicated. Your choice for a law firm is critical. Contact the team of business attorneys in South Florida with a proven track record for success. Contact Solnick Law P.A. for a consultation today.
We all expect securities and investment firms to be truthful and accurate about our investment accounts. However, not every company plays by the rules. Some are even downright unscrupulous in their business practices. The legal team at Solnick Law P.A. in Aventura is committed to protecting the rights of investors who are the victims of securities fraud in South Florida.
The fact is public traded companies have a legal responsibility to give truthful information to their investors. But when that trust is violated and shareholders lose their money due to securities fraud, it may be in the best interest of the investor to file a securities action lawsuit. The team of corporate lawyers at Solnick Law P.A. are committed to protecting the rights of investors and help recover their losses. Taking action against securities fraud in South Florida is not just about recovering your losses. It is also about doing the right thing by protecting other investors from similar business practices. The more action that is taken, the more likely the chances for reforms.
Solnick Law P.A. offers a variety of comprehensive legal solutions in cases involving securities fraud. Our corporate attorneys can effectively guide clients through the legal process by providing experienced and knowledgeable representation and legal counsel. Because securities fraud involves very specific legal parameters, it’s important to choose the right corporate law firm in South Florida to protect your interests. When it comes to corporate law in South Florida, trust the team of business attorneys with a proven track record for success. Contact the legal team at Solnick Law P.A. and schedule a consultation today.
Every employee has the right to a safe working environment free of discrimination. Unfortunately, far too many people find themselves in extremely hostile working conditions. Many others are not receiving the fair compensation they were promised or have unpaid wages. Under Florida Law, employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. When those rights are violated, it is time to visit an attorney right away. The corporate lawyers at Solnick Law P.A. in Aventura are committed to providing experienced and knowledgeable representation in cases involving employment law in South Florida. Unfortunately, too many workers do not know their basic rights as employees. As a result, many unscrupulous employers continue their unfair and illegal business practices. All it takes is for one employee to take a stand to help make a change.
The legal team at Solnick Law P.A. is committed to protecting the rights of all workers in South Florida. We take pride in providing quality and knowledgeable representation to help find the best legal solutions in cases involving employment law. If you are currently working in a hostile environment, it is time to call for a consultation. Each case is important and unique. When it comes to employment law, it is important to choose a firm with a proven track record of protecting the rights of workers. Prevent an irresponsible employer from continuing to take advantage of your rights.
It happens all the time. Countless employees throughout South Florida are not receiving the proper wages they have rightfully earned. If there is money continuously missing from your paycheck, it is time to stand up and contact a business attorney with a proven track record of success in wage & hour law in South Florida. The legal team at Solnick Law P.A. is made up of highly experienced and knowledgeable corporate attorneys in Aventura committed to protecting the rights of each client.
One of the most common disputes in wage & hour law South Florida involves overtime wages. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to pay their employees time and one-half their regular rate of pay for each and every hour worked after 40 hours in a standard work week. The FLSA applies to all workers, regardless of whether the worker receives an hourly wage or is salaried.
Employers must also pay their hourly employees at least minimum wage for all hours worked in Florida. Restaurants and employers of "tipped" employees. who meet the eligibility requirements under the FLSA, can count tips as wages under the state minimum wage. Employers must also pay the “tipped” employee a direct wage. The direct wage is calculated as equal to the minimum wage ($7.31), minus the 2003 tip credit ($3.02) creating a direct hourly wage of $4.29 as of June 1, 2011.
If you are working for an employer that is in violation of the FLSA, it is important to recover the money you deserve. Contact the legal team at Solnick Law P.A. in Aventura today for a consultation in cases involving wage and hour law.
Real estate law in South Florida can be extremely complicated. That is because there are so many different facets it encompasses. Different rules apply when it comes to commercial and residential real estate. For example, many commercial real estate law disputes involve what is written and interpreted in a real estate contract. Unless you are a licensed and certified real estate attorney in South Florida, there is a good chance you do not have the time or energy to read these long and complicated documents. A real estate attorney can be a valuable asset to help protect the interests of a commercial client. At Solnick Law P.A., our team of legal professionals can carefully review real estate contracts to ensure your business interests are protected. Whether you are purchasing or selling commercial real estate in South Florida, it is vital to have an experienced real estate lawyer on your side.
The team at Solnick Law P.A.takes pride in providing first-class legal representation and counsel in cases regarding real estate law in South Florida. The legal professionals at Solnick Law P.A. utilize a comprehensive approach. Our team of attorneys takes pride in our ability to provide the best legal solutions to your specific needs. We represent small businesses, corporations, homeowner’s associations, commercial property owners, entrepreneurs and so much more.
When choosing a real estate attorney in South Florida, it’s important to select a team of lawyers with a long track record of success. Make sure your commercial real estate interests are protected. Contact the team at Solnick Law P.A. for a consultation today.
From failure to pay rent, property damage, premises liability and any violations of lease provisions, disputes between landlords and tenants happen. The legal rights and obligations of tenants and landlords are clearly defined under Florida Statutes. And some South Florida counties and municipalities have local ordinances that create stricter health and safety standards, nuisance laws and anti-discrimination statutes.
Though the protections and expectations differ between commercial and residential property, each dispute hinges on provisions of the lease agreement. An attorney is a useful guide to your lease agreement and can even find solutions that don’t require litigation. A stern notice from your attorney may be all you need to settle a dispute. A well-written lease with explicit terms can quickly and simply resolve disagreements between tenants and landlords.
The legal team at Solnick Law P.A. are experienced in representing both tenants and landlords. We are prepared to guide clients through the legal process by providing experienced and knowledgeable representation and legal counsel.
“The ADA defines an individual with a “disability” as one who has “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual.” 42 U.S.C. § 12102(1)(A).
The ADA's implementing regulations define “physical or mental impairment” as
(1) Any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more body systems, such as neurological, musculoskeletal, special sense organs, respiratory (including speech organs), cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, genitourinary, immune, circulatory, hemic, lymphatic, skin, and endocrine; or
(2) Any mental or psychological disorder, such as an intellectual disability (formerly termed “mental retardation”), organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.
The ADA provides a list of “major life activities,” which “include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.” 42 U.S.C. § 12102(2)(A) (defining chapter terms). An individual is substantially limited in a major life activity if he or she is “[s]ignificantly restricted as to the condition, manner or duration under which an individual can perform a particular major life activity as compared to the condition, manner, or duration under which the average person in the general population can perform that same major life activity.” 29 C.F.R. § 1630.2(j)(1)(ii). A substantial limitation in one major life activity is sufficient. See Shepard v. United Parcel Serv., Inc., 470 Fed. Appx. 726, 729 (11th Cir.2012).
Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12181-12189 (“Title III”), which addresses “Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities,” provides, no individual may be discriminated against on the basis of disability with regards to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation by any person who owns, leases, or operates a place of public accommodation.
Title III defines “discrimination” as, among other things, “a failure to remove architectural barriers ... in existing facilities ... where such removal is readily achievable.” 42 U.S.C. § 12182(b)(2)(A)(iv). To prevail on a Title III ADA claim, a plaintiff generally has the burden of proving (1) that he or she is an individual with a disability; (2) that the defendant is a place of public accommodation; and (3) that defendant denied him or her full and equal enjoyment of goods, services, facilities or privileges offered by the defendant (4) on the basis of his or her disability.
Title III sets forth a “comprehensive definition of ‘public accommodation, in which a private entity is covered “if the operations of such entit[y] affect commerce” and the entity fits into one of the statute's 12 enumerated sets of categories.
Title III covers the following entities:
(A) an inn, hotel, motel, or other place of lodging, except for an establishment located within a building that contains not more than five rooms for rent or hire and that is actually occupied by the proprietor of such establishment as the residence of such proprietor;
(B) a restaurant, bar, or other establishment serving food or drink;
(C) a motion picture house, theater, concert hall, stadium, or other place of exhibition or entertainment;
(D) an auditorium, convention center, lecture hall, or other place of public gathering;
(E) a bakery, grocery store, clothing store, hardware store, shopping center, or other sales or rental establishment;
(F) a laundromat, dry-cleaner, bank, barber shop, beauty shop, travel service, shoe repair service, funeral parlor, gas station, office of an accountant or lawyer, pharmacy, insurance office, professional office of a healthcare provider, hospital, or other service establishment;
(G) a terminal, depot, or other station used for specified public transportation;
(H) a museum, library, gallery, or other place of public display or collection;
(I) a park, zoo, amusement park, or other place of recreation;
(J) a nursery, elementary, secondary, undergraduate, or postgraduate private school, or other place of education;
(K) a day care center, senior citizen center, homeless shelter, food bank, adoption agency, or other social service center establishment; and
(L) a gymnasium, health spa, bowling alley, golf course, or other place of exercise or recreation.
Under Title III of the ADA, all new construction (construction, modification or alterations) after the effective date of the ADA (approximately July 1992) must be fully compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 28 C.F.R., Part 36, Appendix A.
Title III also has application to existing facilities. One of the definitions of "discrimination" under Title III of the ADA is a "failure to remove" architectural barriers in existing facilities. See 42 U.S.C. § 12182(b)(2)(A)(iv). This means that even facilities that have not been modified or altered in any way after the ADA was passed still have obligations. The standard is whether "removing barriers" (typically defined as bringing a condition into compliance with the ADAAG) is "readily achievable", defined as "...easily accomplished without much difficulty or expense".
The statutory definition of "readily achievable" calls for a balancing test between the cost of the proposed "fix" and the wherewithal of the business and/or owners of the business. Thus, what might be "readily achievable" for a sophisticated and financially capable corporation might not be readily achievable for a small or local business.
If you have been sued for a violation of the ADA, or been the subject of discrimination, the caring attorneys of Solnick Law can help. At our firm, we have extensive experience handling discrimination claims on behalf of individuals, and businesses. Because we are a small firm, our attorneys can help you either defend or pursue an ADA claim. We provide the highest quality legal representation to individuals and businesses throughout Florida. Call 786-629-6530 for a free consultation or contact us online.
In Florida, the weather causes billions of dollars in damages to homes and businesses. In the aftermath of a storm, families and businesses are substantially harmed. Policyholders rely upon their insurance companies to ensure they are compensated for the sustained losses. When an insurance company fails to cover a claim, Solnick Law can advocate for you and aggressively pursue a fair settlement from your insurer. We have extensive experience negotiating and litigating insurance claims on behalf of policyholders. From wind and hurricane damage to tornado and hail, we represent all types of property damage claims.
At Solnick Law, we handle a variety of property claims throughout Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Naples, and Fort Myers. We work with our clients to resolve insurance disputes regarding residential and commercial property, tropical storms, hurricanes, flood, tornados, fire, mold, roof damage, and more. Our attorneys are familiar with property and insurance law and help public adjusters and homeowners get the compensation they deserve.
We provide free consultations so you can learn more about your options at no cost. Our insurance claim cases are also handled on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to worry about upfront legal fees—we only accept payment after we recover money for you.