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Florida Civil Law - Glossary

Below you will find some basic definitions related to the civil law.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

A forum or means for resolving disputes that exists outside the state or federal judicial system.

Business & Corporate Law/Litigation

Mergers, acquisitions and contracts; representation of plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes including complex business litigation.

Business Formation

Guidance and assistance in forming a new business with the state and/or federal government.

Civil Litigation

The process of filing a lawsuit through the court system that involves steps towards a resolution to the matter.

Commercial Law

Representation of business entities in a variety of legal disputes.

Construction Lien Law

Assist in the technical requirements to insure lien filings as well as defense and prosecution of lien enforcement proceedings.


Establishing legal agreements between two or more parties.

Debtor & Creditor Law

Representation of debtors and creditors in the satisfaction of debts.


The legal process by which a property may be sold and the proceeds of the sale applied to the mortgage debt. A foreclosure occurs when the loan becomes delinquent because payments have not been made or when the homeowner is in default for a reason other than the failure to make timely mortgage payments.


The power or protective authority given by law, and imposed on an individual who is free and in the enjoyment of his rights, over one whose weakness on account of his age, renders him unable to protect himself.

Labor & Employment

We can work with employers or employees on any workplace issues that deal with the legal relationships between employers and employees.

Landlord & Tenant Law

Commercial; representation of clientele in the eviction process.


The process overseen by the courts when a person dies that includes distribution of assets.

Property Law

Civil theft, replevin of goods and other related procedures.

Real Estate Law

Document review in anticipation of real estate transactions; representation of plaintiffs and defendants in disputes over ownership, boundaries and easements.

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