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WHWW Named a 2022 Best Law Firm

November 30, 2021
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

November 22, 2021
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

Potential Estate Tax Law Changes To Watch in 2021

November 16, 2021
Potential Estate Tax Law Changes To Watch in 2021

The House Ways and Means Committee released tax proposals to raise revenue on September 13, 2021, which included notable changes to income tax and estate and gift tax. However, on October 28, and then again on November 3, the House Rules Committee released revised proposals after substantial congressional negotiations that surprised many estate planning advisors. … Read more

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

August 26, 2021
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?

August 25, 2021
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

July 27, 2021
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

July 9, 2021
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

July 1, 2021
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

April 23, 2021
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

April 22, 2021
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