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Sixteen from WHWW Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America©, Three Named “Ones to Watch” and Bradley M. Saxton Named Lawyer of the Year

Sixteen from WHWW Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Sixteen lawyers from the law firm of Winderweedle, Haines, Ward and Woodman, P.A. (WHWW), were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2022), and three lawyers were named “Ones to Watch”, as published in dozens of city and regional publications in the U.S. including, U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Bradley … Read more

Did Your Property Taxes Increase This Year?

Did Your Property Taxes Increase This Year?

By: Brandon Degel, Esquire and Trippe Cheek, Esquire Understanding the processes, dates, and deadlines for challenging your 2021 ad valorem tax assessment. Over the next few days, Florida property owners and managers will receive their annual “Truth in Millage” (or “TRIM”) notices in the mail from their local property appraiser’s office. These notices are sent … Read more

WHWW Attorneys Named 2021 Florida Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars

WHWW Attorneys Named 2021 Florida Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars

WHWW is proud to announce that 4 attorneys have been named to the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers® list, while 3 attorneys have been recognized as 2021 Rising Stars. The attorneys recognized as 2021 Super Lawyers® include: Ryan Davis (Bankruptcy: Business), Jeff Deery (Business Litigation), Brad Saxton (Bankruptcy: Business), and Mya Hatchette (General Litigation). The attorneys … Read more

11th Circuit’s FDCPA Decision Upsets Status Quo for Debt Collectors in Florida, Georgia, & Alabama

FDCPA Decision Upsets Status Quo for Debt Collectors

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision, Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, Inc., may have changed the industry standard for debt collectors in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama who use third-party vendors to prepare and mail collection notices. The Court itself expressly recognized that it’s decision, which interprets section 1692c(b) of the Fair … Read more

Thunder Road – Accelerating Toward the Promised Land

Thunder Road – Accelerating Toward the Promised Land

In his iconic ballad “Thunder Road,” Bruce Springsteen sings of doubt and redemption. Understanding that he is “no hero,” Bruce croons for a better future. He pleads with Mary to stop “wasting her summer praying in vain” and, instead, to join him on Thunder Road. If only she would climb into his car, hit the … Read more

The Bankruptcy Tsunami Remains Offshore

The Bankruptcy Tsunami Remains Offshore

Bankruptcy filings, both for businesses and consumers, were in a steady decline since 2010 and leading to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then when the pandemic hit, many Courts imposed moratoria on foreclosures and evictions, thus eliminating the reason many businesses and individuals file for bankruptcy protection. Additionally, PPP loans and stimulus funds were made available by … Read more

Business Rent Tax Reductions Make a Comeback

Business Rent Tax Reductions Make a Comeback

Early this year, the news in Florida’s business rent tax, the sales tax applicable to commercial leases in Florida, was that there is no news. After several straight years of reductions in the sales tax rates on commercial leases, the rates for 2021 held steady at 5.5% plus the applicable discretionary surtax. Today, only a … Read more

Residential Tenancies During a Pandemic: Unprecedented Times Equals (Some) Unprecedented Government Action

Residential Tenancies During a Pandemic: Unprecedented Times = (Some) Unprecedented Government Action

By: Michael C. Caborn, Esquire and Lauren M. Reynolds, Esquire During this unprecedented pandemic, the federal government, Florida government, and even local governments have taken unprecedented action to limit residential evictions, largely in an attempt to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The federal government, acting through the CDC and HHS, previously issued an Agency Order … Read more

Webinar: Foreclosure and Eviction in Florida: Red Light? Green Light?

Webinar: Foreclosure and Eviction in Florida: Red Light? Green Light?

Join us as Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A. representatives discuss the landscape of federal and state moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures. Learn what to expect if you are seeking to enforce a lease or loan documents or are concerned about a default. REGISTER HERE Speakers: Michael C. Caborn, Shareholder, Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman … Read more