We focus on providing individualized, cost-effective representation in the areas of bankruptcy, business law, real estate law, estate planning and taxation. To develop an action plan and get started on the road to achieving your goals, schedule an initial consultation today.
At St. Louis Morris, P.A., our practice is devoted to serving individuals and business clients in five key areas: bankruptcy, business law, real estate, estate planning, and taxation. We offer a wide range of services within these core areas, placing an emphasis on counseling our clients and helping them understand all of their options so that they can make smart, cost-effective decisions about their legal needs.
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We assist clients in filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The decision to file for bankruptcy is not one to take lightly, and when you contact us about your situation, our first step will be to sit down with you in a free, one-on-one consultation to discuss the options that you may have available. If bankruptcy is truly the best option given your personal circumstances, we will help you choose the type of bankruptcy that makes the most sense and represent you throughout the entire bankruptcy process.
It is important to understand that Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies are very different, and not everyone will qualify to file under Chapter 7. When considering your options for bankruptcy, there is no substitute for speaking with an experienced, qualified attorney. Learn more about filing for bankruptcy.
When starting a new business, focusing on the legal structure at the outset can save significant time and expense down the line. Your choice of legal entity has tax and liability consequences as well, and as a result you want to make sure that you both:
- Make an informed decision about the type of entity you choose (such as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), or corporation), and
- Take all of the steps necessary to form and maintain your new business entity properly.
In addition to advising entrepreneurs and business owners on choice of entity and assisting clients with the entity formation process, our business law services include providing experienced representation for contract-related matters as well. This includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating new contracts, as well as providing strategic representation for contract disputes. Unfortunately, too often contracts omit key terms and raise more questions than they answer. We can help you minimize uncertainty and protect your business through carefully crafted contract language and aggressive advocacy.
Our real estate practice focuses in several areas:
- Landlord-tenant law (both residential and commercial)
- Foreclosure and foreclosure avoidance
- HOA/Condo law
In the leasing context, we provide representation for lease drafting and lease negotiations, and also represent both residential and commercial clients in eviction proceedings in South Florida. Lease agreements can be extremely complex, and knowing what your lease says (and what it doesn’t) is critical to making sure that you are mitigating your liability and are able to use the premises as you desire. In Florida, evictions are subject to strict laws and regulations, and we can protect your rights in eviction proceedings as well.
If you are facing foreclosure, it is important to understand that you have options available. From negotiating with your lender to executing a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, we can help you explore a number of different options that can help you keep your home and mitigate your losses. The foreclosing process can be daunting – you do not have to go at it alone.
We represent South Florida residents and businesses facing both state and federal tax issues. These include:
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits and appeals
- IRS collection matters
- IRS tax litigation
- Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) tax disputes
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for many law-abiding citizens to face unwarranted scrutiny from the IRS and the Florida DOR. We have extensive experience dealing with the state and federal tax authorities, and we can work with the authorities on your behalf to resolve your issues as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
We represent clients dealing with issues regarding wills and probate. These include:
- Mediating the execution of a will.
- Navigating the probate process.
- Accounting for multiple assets.
Dealing with wills and probate can be particularly stressful due to the nature of loss that accompanies them. Having an experienced attorney to help guide you through the process not only reduces your stress, but speeds up the process and ensures that mistakes are not made.
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If you have questions about your situation or are in need of experienced legal representation, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your needs. For more information about how we can help, call our South Florida law offices at 954-239-2175 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.