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The Power of Planning Podcast: What is an estate plan and why do I need one?

The Power of Planning Podcast: What is an estate plan and why do I need one?

This podcast is designed to educate and empower listeners by offering a detailed discussion of the various legal considerations associated with the planning process for all different types of planning, including estate planning, government benefits planning, special needs planning, retirement benefits planning, asset protection planning, tax planning, charitable giving planning, Veterans benefits planning, and planning … Read more

WHWW Attorneys Named 2022 Legal Elite

WHWW Attorneys Named 2022 Legal Elite

WHWW attorneys Ryan E. Davis and Richard B. Weinman were recently recognized in the 2022 edition of Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite™. Ryan concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditors rights and receivership. Rich practices in the areas of commercial and real estate litigation, creditors rights, and matters involving closely held corporations. … Read more

Thirteen from WHWW Named 2023 Best Lawyers in America©, Three Named “Ones to Watch” and Ryan E. Davis Named Lawyer of the Year

Thirteen from WHWW Named 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Thirteen lawyers from WHWW were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2023), and four 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, Ryan E. Davis was named an Orlando Lawyer of the Year … Read more

Attorney Lionel E. Rubio Renamed as a Firm Shareholder

Lionel E. Rubio

The firm recently renamed Lionel E. Rubio as a firm shareholder. Lionel, a former shareholder of the firm, returned after serving as a Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for an investment advisory firm. He primarily practices in the firm’s real estate and land use practice area, representing clients in real estate, land use … Read more

2022 Florida Sales Tax Rates for Commercial Tenants

2022 Florida Sales Tax Rates

VIEW UPDATE FOR 2023 The Florida sales tax rates on commercial leases remains at 5.5% for 2022. Last April, Senate Bill 50 provided a route to reduce the state sales tax rate on commercial leases (see here) The law requires a reduction in the sales tax rate from 5.5% to 2% after Florida’s Unemployment Trust … Read more

Attorney Lauren Reynolds Elected to Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association

Attorney Lauren Reynolds has been elected to the Board of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association and was appointed to serve as Treasurer. Lauren is a litigation attorney, focusing her practice in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, where she represents trustees in complex chapter 7 cases and creditors in chapter 7, 13, and … Read more

Attorneys Brandon DeGel and Heather Moraes Named as Firm Shareholders

Attorney's Brandon DeGel and Heather Moraes Named as Firm Shareholders

The firm recently named attorneys Brandon DeGel and Heather Moraes as firm shareholders. Brandon’s practice primarily involves real estate litigation matters, with a focus on contract disputes, title claims, construction litigation, mortgage and lien foreclosures, and commercial landlord-tenant matters. He also maintains a general commercial litigation practice in which he represents business owners, financial institutions, … Read more

WHWW Named a 2022 Best Law Firm

Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A. - Central Florida Law Firm

Once again the firm is honored to be named a 2022 “Best Law Firm” by The Best Lawyers in America©. Firms included in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth … Read more

WHWW Welcomes Attorney James L. Doyle

Attorney James Doyle

WHWW is pleased to announce that real estate attorney James L. Doyle has recently joined the firm. James represents individuals, developers, and lenders in real estate transactions, 1031 exchanges, land use and development, commercial lending, and business transactions. He holds his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, and a B.S., cum laude, in Political … Read more