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David M. Goldman
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(904) 685-1200 3733 University Blvd W
#212B
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Free ConsultationDuval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Florida Coastal School of Law and University of London
Firm works with Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Wills, & Trusts, Probate, Jacksonville Foreclosure Defense,Employment, Criminal Law, DUI, Elder Law Guardianship, Gun Trust, NFA Firearms, NFA Trust, Gun rights, Probate, Probate Litigation, Trusts, Trust Litigation. Licensed in Texas and Florida
C. Randolph Coleman
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(866) 510-9099 10161 Centurion Parkway, N
Suite 310
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Florida
The Coleman Law Firm combines 30+ years of experience, concern for the individual client, responsiveness to clients needs, reasonable fees, a focus on the client's objectives by listening carefully to the client's wants and needs, and a commitment to excellence, compassion and sensitivity for family dynamics and relationships.

C. Randolph Coleman, entered private law practice in 1978, after six years as a Certified Public Accountant. His practice is limited to estate planning, Elder law, asset protection planning, probate and trust administration. He is a member of The Florida Bar (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Elder Law Section....
Logan Kyle McEwen
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(904) 398-0900 1200 Riverplace Boulevard
Suite 800
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP and Real Estate
Florida State University College of Law
I chose to enter the legal profession to serve others in need. While community service and civic engagement organizations are part of my personal life, I believe that the legal profession allows me to extend those values to my professional life.

I practice primarily in Jacksonville, Florida, where I live with my wife, our daughters, and our two dogs. My family is the most important part of my life and having them has only made me more appreciative and thankful for the opportunities I've been given.

When I'm not working I enjoy building computers, playing music, and reading.
Gregory Arthur Lawrence
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(904) 632-0077 1301 Riverplace Blvd
#1630
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Greg graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1993. For the first four years of his practice, he worked for one of Jacksonville's oldest and largest insurance defense firms representing insurance companies. This background provides great insight now used to help clients maximize the value of their claims.

Greg has earned the highest rating of "AV" by the prestigious Martindale Hubbell service with a score of 5.0 out of 5.0. We also welcome you to read our firm's reviews on Google, which also score 5.0 out of 5.0.

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Thomas Frederick Asbury
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(904) 203-8776 12724 Gran Bay Parkway West
Suite 410
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258
Business, Administrative, Estate Planning and Health Care
Florida Coastal School of Law
Mr. Asbury is an Ivy League grad (Penn/Wharton), published legal scholar, lecturer, former state healthcare prosecutor (AHCA), and a law school professor with broad legal and corporate experience spanning over 15 years. His practice emphasis is focused on business law and consulting, contract compliance, administrative law with an emphasis on representing healthcare facilities, drafting and negotiating business and contract documents, estate planning and probate, and litigation of wills, trusts and estates.

Prior to re-entering private practice, Tom Asbury was the regulatory compliance counsel for WellCare, a Fortune 500 company (NYSE: WCG). He provided in-house legal advice and analysis on various regulatory and...
Dennis Guidi
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(904) 777-7777 1837 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Admitted to Florida Bar; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; Assistant State Attorney, Office of the State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit; Director of Felony and Misdemeanor Prosecution Departments.
Karla E. Cornejo
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(866) 542-1996 1300 Riverplace Blvd
#401
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Business, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Karla Cornejo is currently involved in litigation matters involving personal injury, premises liability, insurance defense, construction litigation and commercial litigation. Ms. Cornejo graduated from Barry University School of Law with honors, ranking in the top ten percent of her class. During her law school career, Ms. Cornejo was selected to serve as a student representative for the Immigration Clinic where she provided pro bono legal services. She served as Secretary of Rotaract and was an active member of Phi Alpha Delta and the Hispanic American Law Student Association. Born in Ecuador, Ms. Cornejo is fluent in Spanish. She earned her...
Barry Ansbacher
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(904) 737-4600 8818 Goodbys Executive Drive
Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Construction
University of Florida
Barry B. Ansbacher, Esq., is the managing partner of Ansbacher Law. He and his legal team serve North Florida from offices in Jacksonville, Fleming Island, St. Augustine, and Palm Coast. Barry Ansbacher is recognized by his peers and clients as one of Florida’s leading trial attorneys. He was the first lawyer in Florida to achieve Board Certification in both Real Estate and Construction Law, and is the only attorney in North Florida to hold both certifications.
A Jacksonville native and University of Florida Levin College of Law graduate, Barry Ansbacher began working as an attorney in Jacksonville with his father, Lewis “Lukie” Ansbacher. In...
Francis M. Boyer
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney
(904) 236-5317 9471 Baymeadows Road
Suite 404
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Estate Planning and Immigration
Florida Coastal School of Law
Hello. My name is Francis M. Boyer, Esq., and I would like to take a quick second to thank you for visiting my profile. My main office is located in Jacksonville, Florida, but our firm has two other offices located in Orlando and Miami. I regularly travel to these offices in order to better serve our clients who reside there. I am licensed to practice law throughout the entire state of Florida, as well as in the District of Columbia. My practice areas include business law, immigration, real estate, debt collection, civil litigation, and international law. I invite you to contact me...
Justin Scutt Warren McMurray
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(888) 316-2131 10175 Fortune Parkway, Suite 502
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Before obtaining my law degree I was a licensed mortgage banker in Florida. I have a very strong background in real estate law and participated in over 10,000 Real Estate Closings. I also have helped thousands of clients throughout Florida with bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt settlement. I always offer a FREE consultation. Call us today (888) 316 2131
Cydney Bulger
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(904) 608-3694 2120 Corporate Square Blvd
Suite 17
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law and The University of Georgia School of Law
Cydney Bulger is the Managing Partner of The Bulger Firm, a Jacksonville law firm focusing on family law. Cydney began her career as an attorney for the State of Florida, prosecuting cases of child abuse and neglect. Cydney then entered private practice, where she exclusively practiced family law. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in political science. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, where she was elected treasurer of the Family Law Society. During law school, she interned at the Office of the Public Defender and the...
Jeffrey McFarland
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(904) 301-1269 One Independent Drive
Suite 1200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Business, IP, Municipal and Securities
University of Florida
Jeff McFarland received his Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Florida. He was the Managing Editor of the University of Florida Law Review and is a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. McFarland was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1995. He focuses on business and corporate law, securities, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and contracts. Following law school, Mr. McFarland spent eight years as an attorney in the corporate and government finance divisions of Foley & Lardner LLP, first as an associate and then as senior counsel. While with Foley & Lardner, Mr. McFarland's practice...
Eric Steven Ruff
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(904) 720-0070 1756 University Boulevard South
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Business, Bankruptcy and Consumer
University of Florida
Rated "AV" Peer Review 5.0 out of 5.0 and Client Review 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubble . Rated Superb Attorney 10.0 out of 10.0 by Avvo.com and 5.0 out of 5.0 by Google Places reviews. Eric S. Ruff has filed over 2,900 bankruptcy cases and has over 30 years experience. He attended law school at the University of Florida where he was also a member of the Law Review. Mr. Ruff graduated from law school with honors in 1979 and soon afterwards was an attorney with the firm of Trinkle & Redman in Plant City,...
Adam J. Dugan
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(904) 595-5290 419 3rd St. N.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Florida
The Law Office of Adam J. Dugan, P.A. was established to provide efficient, effective, and intelligent legal services to the greater Jacksonville Beaches area by incorporating business acumen with legal expertise. Our commitment is simple: compassionate client service and integrity in everything we do. Some of our areas of legal expertise are estate planning, probate administration, business law, landlord/tenant, and asset protection.
Paul Bryan Christensen
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(904) 379-7802 3749 Southern Hills Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Business, Communications and Immigration
Florida Coastal School of Law
Welcome to the web site of The Law Office of Paul B. Christensen, P.A. Our client-centered law practice is committed to providing legal services devoted to immigration law. We represent corporations, governmental organizations, universities, and individual clients from all points of the world and we pledge to provide you with professional customer service at every step toward achieving your immigration goals. When considering an immigration attorney in matters requiring complex technical and business matters, seek out an attorney with experience and a formal education in the sciences and business. Ask the attorney for a copy of his or her curriculum...
Charlie Douglas
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 705-5457 10245 Centurion Parkway, North
Suite 103
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Aquesha Daniels
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(904) 483-9886 12443 San Jose Blvd.
Suite 802
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Business and Immigration
Florida Coastal School of Law
The A. Daniels Law Office is a boutique firm that has the unique ability to engage others, justly fight to protect your interests. We strive to offer clients top-notch and professional service while maintaining personal and detailed attention to each client. With years of experience working with clients from all walks of life, The A. Daniels Law Office is a collaborative environment fit for you.
Hae Kyung Lim
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(904) 220-7702 Jacksonville, 32235
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I attended the University of Florida and graduated with a B.S. Degree. I graduated Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1999. I have over 15 years of transactional and litigation experience experience. My goal was to gain the legal experience to form my own law office where I can truly help my clients with their legal needs at affordable prices. My opinion is that legal services should be reasonable and convenient to the client. My law office offers flexible appointment hours and locations. Appointments can be at a client's home for convenience. Scheduled...
Thomas Adam
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(904) 329-7249 301 W Bay St #1430
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Florida State University College of Law
Thomas Adam was born and raised in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD. He performed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland at College Park and Florida State University; where he excelled in business and investments, and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. During his time as an undergraduate at Florida State University, Mr. Adam interned for Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith in Tallahassee, Florida. After graduation, Mr. Adam joined Merrill Lynch’s Jacksonville, Florida office, where he acquired the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. Mr. Adam earned his Juris...
Reed Grimm
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(904) 356-0700 50 North Laura Street
Suite 3500
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Business, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
Stetson University College of Law
Reed has been practicing law in the state of Florida for over 30 years. He is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, which deems him an expert in construction law and litigation matters, but that isn’t the only reason clients request to work with him. Reed prides himself on being able to understand each client’s focus, concern, and priorities without losing sight of the big picture. His long-standing relationships and experience within the industry give him a valuable point of view in recognizing possible disrupters for companies far before they...
Gust G. Sarris
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(904) 398-9510 4800 Beach Boulevard
Suite 9
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and DUI
Florida Coastal School of Law
Aaron Carter Bates
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(904) 683-4027 2064 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
The Florida State University College of Law
Aaron Carter Bates has over a decade of legal experience, successfully representing both individuals and institutions in all stages of litigation. Prior to forming The Bates Law Group, Aaron’s practice was focused on complex commercial litigation and federal mass tort litigation, as well as catastrophic personal injury cases and federal civil rights. Aaron Carter Bates has tried multiple cases to verdict in Florida State and Federal Courts. Over his tenure as an attorney, Aaron Carter Bates has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for victims of negligence and discrimination.
C. Ryan Maloney
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(904) 389-0050 One Independent Drive
Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Landlord Tenant
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Ryan Maloney is a Jacksonville trial lawyer and Partner at Jimerson Birr, who practices in the areas of construction law, business and contract disputes, government bid protests, real estate disputes, and creditors’ rights, including complex commercial foreclosures, bankruptcy and workouts. Clients look to Mr. Maloney for his excellent legal and practical judgment, and his ability to quickly assess the key issues and develop strategies for consistently obtaining client-focused results within budget. Mr. Maloney is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law and is Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating...
Brandon Meadows
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney
(904) 389-0050 One independent Drive
Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Business and Real Estate
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Brandon C. Meadows is a Partner with the firm, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, financial services litigation, real property litigation, business torts and creditors’ rights.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Meadows served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Roy B. Dalton, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Honorable Mark W. Moseley of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. While in law school, Mr. Meadows served as the Executive Editor of the Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy and as President of the University...
Austin Hamilton
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney
(904) 389-0050 One Independent Drive
Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Business, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Florida Coastal School of Law
Austin is a business litigation attorney who joined Jimerson Birr, P.A., in February 2019. For six years prior to joining Jimerson Birr, P.A., Austin worked for a business litigation firm in Jacksonville representing a wide variety of clients from small business owners to associations and larger corporations. Austin has a diverse legal practice focused on obtaining the best results for his clients. Austin focuses on all aspects of business litigation in both state and federal court. Austin is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, recognized by his peers as having the highest level of ethical standards and professional ability. ...
Kendra Lee Bunn
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(904) 493-6101 4720 Salisbury Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Business, Employment, Immigration and International
Florida Coastal School of Law
Locations in Jacksonville, Florida and Marietta, Ohio: Our firm practices broadly in immigration and international law, assisting businesses and individuals with US immigration issues (including visas, greencards, and citizenship). Ms. Bunn has practiced immigration law exclusively since her law school graduation in 2000. She serves as the national liaison to the USCIS-Jacksonville offices and was elected to this position by her peers in 2000. She is active in her communities and is married to a first-generation immigrant from the Mediterranean. Her husband is also a Navy officer and pilot and she assists many military families with their immigration issues.
Shawn Alan Arnold
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(904) 731-3800 6279 Dupont Station Ct
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Business and Criminal
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Florida Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney Practice in State and Federal Courts in Florida and Georgia
Barry W. Kaufman
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(904) 348-5669 11250 Old St Augustine Rd
Suite 15116
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Business, Collections, Consumer and Divorce
Florida Coastal School of Law
Joshua A Cossey
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney
(877) 663-6380 4651 Salisbury Road, Fourth Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Business, Administrative, Employment and Health Care
University of Florida
Joshua began his legal career working for a boutique firm in Gainesville focusing on consumer litigation and property disputes. In addition to proudly serving in the Florida Army National Guard, he spends considerable time supporting local charities and educating the public on issues related to real estate and the mortgage industry.
Raymond Barket Joseph
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(904) 636-8600 4035 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Business, Collections, Criminal and DUI
Neil Henrichsen
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(904) 381-8183 1648 Osceola St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Business, Civil Rights, Construction and Employment
American University Washington College of Law and American University
Neil L. Henrichsen, a founding member of Henrichsen Siegel, PLLC, is an experienced AV Rated civil trial lawyer. Mr. Henrichsen has tried to verdict numerous cases before juries and judges in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Henrichsen's practice focuses on the representation of businesses and individuals in domestic and international commercial disputes, business fraud claims, banking/financial industry negligence, construction and employment/labor matters. The complex civil litigation Mr. Henrichsen has been involved in includes the representation of commercial sureties in claims situations, construction disputes for sureties, owners and contractors, financial fraud and banking negligence and creditor/debtor workouts....
Christopher Pace
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(855) 722-3435 2591 Park Street
Jacksonville, Florida, FL 32204
Business, Collections, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Charles B. Jimerson
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(904) 389-0050 One Independent Drive
Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Business, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Collections
University of Florida
Charles B. Jimerson founded Jimerson & Cobb and continues to lead its preeminent business litigation practice. Born in Sarasota, FL, Charles B. Jimerson, Esq. is a 7th generation Floridian. Mr. Jimerson represents various corporations, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and small and mid-size businesses in business litigation matters ranging from commercial collections, contract disputes and business torts to real estate, construction, bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings. After leaving home at the age of 15, Mr. Jimerson supported himself with odd jobs to put himself through high school. Upon graduation, Mr. Jimerson enlisted in the U.S. military to serve his country and earn money...
Mark Adrian Hall Esq.
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(904) 332-4607 4320 Deerwood Lake Pkwy
Suite 101-144
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Business, Collections, Divorce and Education
Florida Coastal School of Law
Robert Daugustinis
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer
(904) 297-0950 12412 San Jose Boulevard
Unit 102
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Florida State University College of Law
Omar Farooq Esq.
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(904) 396-9669 PO Box 19815
Jacksonville, FL 32245
Business, Consumer, Criminal and Landlord Tenant
Florida Coastal School of Law
Amanda K. Brooks
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Duval County, FL Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(904) 301-1269 One Independent Drive, Suite 1200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Business and Securities
University of Florida
Ms. Brooks focuses on corporate law (including mergers and acquisitions), business, contracts, venture capital, securities law and technology law. She represents clients in business acquisitions, dispositions and mergers, as well as providing ongoing counseling regarding business formation, corporate governance, contract law and ancillary legal issues. In regard to her technology law practice area, she counsels clients on software licenses, data licenses, software development agreements, hosting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, vendor agreements and various other information technology-related contracts
Kellie Cameron Baker
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(904) 406-8636 12724 Gran Bay Parkway
Suite 410
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
Legal and mediation services for divorce, family law, probate, estate planning, business and consumer matters. Help by the hour, day or entire case. Offering a variety of services to assist all clients at an affordable rate. Free half hour consultations by phone or at the office.
Catherine Popham Durant Decunto
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(904) 652-2600 6550 St. Augustine Road
Suite 105
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Business, Appeals, Employment and IP
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
John Richard Crawford
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Duval County, FL Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(904) 398-0900 1200 Riverplace Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Florida
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