Expertise

MATRIMONIAL LITIGATION

Chris represents individuals in all aspects of matrimonial litigation. This includes the following:

Preparing pre and postnuptial agreements. 

Pre-dissolution planning. 

Preparing and prosecuting dissolution proceedings.

Prosecuting and defending alimony, child support and timesharing enforcement matters and modifications.

Prosecuting and defending relocation matters.

Prosecuting and defending paternity actions. 

Preparing qualified domestic relations orders.  

Resolving post-dissolution issues.

Chris' civil litigation experience, detailed below, can be highly beneficial to matrimonial clients.  Specifically, Chris' civil litigation experience allows Chris to advise his matrimonial clients on a broad array of issues that can arise during a dissolution proceeding.  

CIVIL LITIGATION

Chris represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation matters in state and federal court. Chris has expertise in the following civil litigation areas:

Partnership and Shareholder Disputes

Chris represents individuals in partnership and shareholder disputes. Whether the individual is a shareholder, member or partner of a business, or even an investor, Chris represents such individuals in resolving disputes by and among the other shareholders, members or partners.

Landlord/Tenant Matters

Chris represents landlords in commercial landlord/tenant matters and evictions. Chris additionally represents landlords and tenants in residential landlord/tenant matters. Inasmuch as there is no self-help under Florida's landlord/tenant code, it is important to have experienced legal representation in landlord/tenant matters.

Foreclosure and Collection Matters

Chris represents financial institutions in residential foreclosure matters, as well as consumer collection matters. Due to the size of HTL, Chris is able to provide nimble and cost effective representation and is willing to consider alternative attorneys' fees arrangements.

Insurance Coverage Disputes

Chris represents individuals and businesses in insurance coverage disputes. Chris has sued insurance carriers who have denied insurance coverage under homeowners' policies, short and long term disability policies, commercial general liability policies, property coverage policies, directors and officers policies, marine policies, and errors and omissions policies. Depending on the facts and circumstances of the matter, HTL is willing to consider these matters on a contingent fee basis.

Contract Disputes

Chris represents individuals and businesses in contract disputes, ranging from purchase and sale agreements, employment agreements, service contracts, vendor contracts, and real estate contracts.

Restrictive Covenant Disputes

Chris represents both employers and employees in retrictive covenant matters, including those involving confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements and non-compete agreements.

Broker and Accountant Malpractice

Chris represents individuals and businesses who have been harmed by insurance  broker or accountant malpractice.