Odessa, Florida Business Lawyers

Joe Kennett
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Florida Business Law Lawyer

Florida Coastal School of LawU.S. District Court Middle District of Florida and Florida
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Kevin G. Brick Esq.
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Florida Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

I am the managing attorney of Brick Business Law, P.A. My firm focuses primarily on litigating and resolving business disputes in and around the Tampa Bay Area. Our clients include business organizations of various... Read More »
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Frank N. Lago
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No B.S. Business Law Counsel

Legal Issues affecting your business? At Bay Area Corporate Counsel, we’ve got your BACC. We promptly, and expertly, handle all business related legal issues. Call or email today. Tomorrow may be too late. Read More »
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Jeffrey Lieser
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Florida Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Jeff is the Managing Partner of Lieser Skaff Alexander (LSA), a 9-attorney firm with 3 Florida offices. Jeff has concentrated his practice on business law and business litigation. In 2017 and 2018, Jeff was named to... Read More »
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Odessa, FL Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(941) 539-5588 16311 Ivy Lake Dr
Odessa, FL 33556
Business and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Mario E. Torres
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Lutz, FL Business Law Attorney
5308 Van Dyke Rd.
Lutz, FL 33558
Business and Divorce
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Business, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
Stephen K. Hachey
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(813) 549-0096 15619 Premiere Dr. Ste 104A
Tampa, FL 33624
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Business, Foreclosure Defense, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Florida State University College of Law
Mr. Hachey opened his law practice in Tampa, Florida in 2007. Mr. Hachey is admitted to the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. Prior to launching his legal career, Mr. Hachey earned an undergraduate degree from Indiana University in accounting and performed tax consulting services as a Certified Public Accountant for Arthur Andersen in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Hachey is also a graduate of Florida State University, earning his law degree in 2005.

Mr. Hachey is also a current member of the National and Florida Board of Realtors, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants,...
Mr. Jerrold Edward Slutzky
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Land O' Lakes, FL Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(813) 909-1515 20719 Sterlington Drive
Suite 103
Land O' Lakes, FL 34638
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Jerrold E. Slutzky, J.D., CFP® is a Florida-licensed Attorney at Law and owner of The Slutzky Law Firm, which focuses primarily on Estate Planning Services ( wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care surrogate designations, living wills, probate, guardianships, etc.) and Small Business Legal Services (start-ups, buy-sell agreements, drafting of legal documents, contract negotiations, succession planning, and general business law, counseling, and advice. Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois ( Champaign -Urbana ), and a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois
Brian P. Battaglia
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Tampa , FL Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(727) 420-8708 15170 North Florida Avenue
Tampa , FL 33613
Business, Employment, Health Care and Insurance Defense
Loyola University Chicago and Drake University Law School
An Attorney at Law and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator handling Labor and Employment, Business Litigation, Health Care law, Civil Litigation, and Arbitration and Mediation matters. Brian Battaglia has more than 28 years of experience handling litigation matters in state and federal court and administrative forums. Please call 727-420-8708 to schedule an appointment. - See more at: http://brianbattaglialaw.com/#sthash.m5euJJAy.dpuf
D. Michael Lins
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Tampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(813) 386-5768 14497 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Suite 160-N
Tampa, FL 33618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Florida State University College of Law
I am an attorney with over thirty years of law practice experience in the Tampa Bay area. My practice concentrates in the areas of estate planning, probate, estate litigation, elder law, business and contract law, personal injury and wrongful death, .
Timothy George Hayes
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Lutz, FL Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(813) 949-6525 21859 State Road 54, Suite 200
Lutz, FL 33549
Business, Administrative, Elder and Estate Planning
Stetson University College of Law
General law practice in Pasco County and Hillsborough County with emphasis in areas of Business Law, Corporations, Wills, Probate, Real Estate (residential, commercial) and Zoning & Permitting
Gary Baker
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New Port Richey, FL Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(727) 376-3180 2154 Seven Springs Blvd, Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
The University of Chicago Law School
Gary H. Baker, P.A. is a full-service law firm which represents clients in a number of areas concerning consumer debt. Our consumer debt practice is primarily focused around bankruptcy filings, foreclosure defense, collection accounts or other civil law suits, and mortgage modifications. Mr. Baker has over 35 years of experience assisting clients. He has represented consumer debtors, as well as privately and publicly traded companies. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, following his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma, Mr. Baker is admitted to practice law in both Florida and Oklahoma.
Mr. Afram Malki
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New Port Richey, FL Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(727) 375-3090 6931 Little Rd.
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Barry University
Karla E. Cornejo
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Florida Business Law Attorney

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... Read More »
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John S. Koda
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Florida Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience

University of Florida College of LawU.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and Florida
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Spiro Tilemachos Komninos
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Tampa, FL Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(813) 251-3444 4124 West Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33624
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Stockbroker Fraud
South Texas College of Law
At Komninos Law Firm, PA, we measure our success by the value we create for our clients. We are focused on achieving positive results and providing outstanding client service to each and every client. Our law firm has successfully represented clients facing complex legal issues. Our law firm is more than up for the challenge of taking on all types of litigation and transactional matters. With main offices in Tampa we represent clients across Florida. We are proud to represent a diverse clientele. Many of our clients are small-business owners, such as commercial builders, restaurant and service station owners,...
Brett Alan Geer
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Tampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(813) 961-8912 3837 Northdale Blvd, #350
Tampa, FL 33624
Business, Administrative, Appeals and Legal Malpractice
Stetson University College of Law
Civil trial attorney and Florida Bar complaint defense attorney. Originally from Ohio. Bachelor of science degree from Bowling Green State University, law degree from Stetson University College of Law (1995). In law school, interned with United States District Court Judge, Hon. Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, served as executive editor of Stetson Law Journal, worked as Teaching Fellow in legal research and writing. Served as ethics attorney for the Florida Bar and then entered private practice in 2002 with The Geer Law Firm, L.C.
Maggie Jo Hilliard
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Trinity, FL Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(813) 540-7171 2049 Welbilt Blvd
Trinity, FL 34655
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
Dual-licensed attorney in Kentucky and Florida representing individuals and organizations in state and federal civil and criminal matters.

Former prosecutor and former public defender.

Business developer and creative consultant for entrepreneurs, candidates, companies and nonprofits.

Legal research and writing professional open to contract with other legal practitioners as co-counsel.

Appellate successes and trial experience, as well as business development samples, can be viewed at www. MaggieJo.com/portfolio
Gary Davis
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New Port Richey, FL Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(727) 376-3330 9020 Rancho del Rio Dr., Ste. 101
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Stetson University College of Law
Gary L. Davis is the sole practitioner of Gary L. Davis, PA and also serves as president of 1st Affiliated Title Services, Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree in government and international affairs from Florida State University in 1977 and his juris doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1979. Gary began his career serving as an assistant state attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit. In 1984, he entered private practice in New Port Richey His law practice focuses on wills and estate planning, trusts, probate, guardianships, commercial and private real estate, foreclosure, corporate/business law, incorporation...
Laurie C Satel
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TAMPA, FL Business Law Lawyer
(813) 563-0636 3903 NORTHDALE BLVD
SUITE 100E
TAMPA, FL 33624
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Florida
John Raymond O'Connor
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Tampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(813) 964-1617 4120 Brentwood Park Cir
Tampa, FL 33624
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Immigration
Inter American University School of Law
Bilingual attorney admitted to practice in both local and federal courts and government agencies in Florida, New York and Puerto Rico. Engage mainly with multinational business entities in and out of Puerto Rico, representing these companies with business, corporate law, litigation, tax exemption, however not limited thereto. Involved with matters and issues concerning industrial promotion under the scope of the Economic Development Administration's programs and related governmental agencies and entities. Legal Counsel for several entities not limited to Acts 73,22 and 20, etc. in Florida, New York and Puerto Rico.
Buddy Dwight Ford
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Tampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(813) 877-4669 9301 W. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33615
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Travis Watson
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Lutz, FL Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(813) 579-5588 17862 Hunting Bow Circle
Suite 102
Lutz, FL 33558
Business, Estate Planning, Health Care and Insurance Claims
Florida State University College of Law
Mr.  C. Todd Marks
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Tampa, FL Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(813) 490-5211 12029 Whitmarsh Lane
Tampa, FL 33626
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Mr. Mark Jerome Albrechta Esquire
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Tampa, FL Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(813) 265-4036 3837 Northdale Blvd., Ste. 346
Tampa, FL 33624-1841
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The University of Toledo College of Law
Natalia Ouellette
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Tampa, FL Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
P.O. Box 340626
Tampa, FL 33694
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Stetson University College of Law
Natalia has successfully completed nearly a thousand Tax Deed cases and has skillfully represented foreclosure bidders in hundreds of cases.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of South Florida (2005), a Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and International Business from the University of South Florida (2010), and a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Stetson University College of Law (2009).

She has been practicing real estate, title insurance, business, and estate planning law for nearly a decade. She is fluent in Spanish and French, loves the business world, and enjoys traveling...
Ernie E. Trichler II
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Tampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(813) 862-1029 6528 Gunn Hwy
Tampa, FL 33625
Business, Divorce and Family
DePaul University College of Law
Bryan Alexander Kutchins Esq.
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Oldsmar, FL Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(813) 855-4663 3974 Tampa Rd
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Construction
Bradley Abraham Tobin
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Tampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(813) 452-6199 13043 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33626
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Joseph R. Kalish
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Tampa, FL Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(813) 962-8685 13153 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618
Business, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Probate
St. Mary's University School of Law
Thomas S. Rutherford
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Tampa, FL Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
13153 N Dale Mabry Hwy., 115
Tampa, FL 33618
Business, Collections, Foreclosure Defense and Insurance Defense
Matthew Joseph Ryan
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New Port Richey, FL Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(727) 359-7285 7916 Evolutions Way Ste 200
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Business, Criminal, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Duquesne University School of Law
Daryl Dykeman
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Tampa , FL Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(813) 407-7882 P.O. Box 262
Tampa , FL 33548
Business, DUI, Estate Planning and Family
Jeffrey Lieser
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Tampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(813) 280-1256 403 N. Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jeff is the Managing Partner of Lieser Skaff Alexander (LSA), a 9-attorney firm with 3 Florida offices. Jeff has concentrated his practice on business law and business litigation.

In 2017 and 2018, Jeff was named to the Florida Legal Elite roster. The select lawyers on this prestigious list represent fewer than 1.5% of active Florida Bar members. Jeff has also been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® magazine each year from 2013-2017, an honor based upon peer review reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under age 40.

Jeff represents clients in complex business and civil litigation cases...
Patricia Candamo
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Tampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(813) 549-5544 2209 E 5th Ave
Ste B
Tampa, FL 33605
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal and Immigration
Stetson University College of Law
Candamo Law provides legal consulting and litigation services for individuals and businesses in Tampa. Call us for a free consultation (813) 549-5544

We help businesses protect themselves and represent them in negotiations, collections, lawsuits, arbitration, mediation and administrative hearings. Our practice areas include:

* Business Dispute Resolution and Litigation
* Commercial Debt Collections
* Construction Law and Real Estate Litigation
* General Corporate Law

Our law firm also represents individuals in criminal defense, immigration and civil litigation matters in the entire Tampa Bay area. We are committed to finding practical and affordable solutions to your legal challenges. Our lawyers have considerable experience in various areas of...
Robert Stines
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Tampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(813) 488-2928 201 North Franklin Street
Suite 3550
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications and Legal Malpractice
Stetson University College of Law
Robert helps small and medium sized businesses with issues related to cyber/internet law, privacy, cybersecurity, business litigation, and professional liability defense. He assists companies who engage in e-commerce, collect data, use mobile apps, or simply use the internet to perform services.

He has litigated contract disputes, products liability claims, legal malpractice lawsuits, unfair trade practices, employment agreements, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenants, healthcare matters, insurance professional malpractice, and business torts.

He handles matters that affect companies and consumers interacting through the Internet, such as online contracts, service and user agreements, social media, cyber-insurance products and e-discovery. His clients cover...
Griffin Klema
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Tampa, FL Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(202) 713-5292 420 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Commerce Club, Second Floor
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of Miami School of Law
Civil litigator and registered patent attorney who brings wide-ranging experience to bear on legal matters, combining scientific, technological, business, and legal knowledge in a single advisor. I pride myself in careful and effective tactical planning in litigation and negotiation. I am committed to providing creative, aggressive, professional representation. I can be reached directly at 202-713-5292 or griffin@klemalaw.com.
Frank N. Lago
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(855) 521-2222 4830 W Kennedy Blvd
#600
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Business and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Stetson University College of Law
As an attorney dedicated to serving businesses and business owners, I provide counseling in a wide variety of matters which businesses and their owners face: from reviewing contracts and drafting agreements to regulatory compliance, mergers & acquisitions (representing buyers and sellers), employment law (e.g. handbooks, EEOC representation), intellectual property (e.g. copyright, trademark, trade secret), tax (e.g. federal, state, local), and international trade (e.g. China, Israel, Hong Kong, Bermuda, etc.).

As your outsourced general counsel, I help solve your business problems, a few recent matters having been:

A) Work Representing Sellers
1. Helping a business owner sell his multi-million dollar electrical services business.
2. Counseling...
James Roscoe Tanner
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Tampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(813) 322-3565 5700 Memorial Hwy. Suite 102
Post Office Box 260156
Tampa, FL 33685
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Criminal and DUI
Suffolk University Law School
I'm Attorney Jim Tanner, of Tampa, Florida 813-322-3565. I've been a trial attorney for 30 years. I was born and raised right here in good old Tampa Bay. The very night I graduated from High School I was selected as the third draft choice nationwide by the Detroit Tiger organization. During the baseball offseason, I went to work in the insurance industry as a salesman where I earned top level management as the youngest executive sales and marketing director in the nation. After earning my BA from the University of South Florida, I went...
Kevin G. Brick Esq.
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(813) 816-1816 100 Ashley Dr S
Suite 620
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Business, Antitrust, Consumer and Employment
Florida State University College of Law and Florida State University College of Law
I am the managing attorney of Brick Business Law, P.A. My firm focuses primarily on litigating and resolving business disputes in and around the Tampa Bay Area. Our clients include business organizations of various sizes and in various industries such as manufacturing, services, technology, medical, food, real estate and others. I am an AV-rated attorney with significant trial and courtroom experience (over 100 trials). I have been named as a "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers, to the "Florida Legal Elite" and among Tampa's Top Attorneys. I am rated "Superb" and received the Client Choice Award from...
Dennis Hernandez
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Tampa, FL Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(813) 250-0000 3339 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
Business, Antitrust, Criminal and Nursing Home
Florida State University College of Law and Harvard Law School
Dennis Hernandez, Esq. is a fifth-generation native of Tampa, Florida who started practicing law at just 23 years old. Dennis graduated from Duke University at the age of 20 with a bachelor’s in economics. He then graduated eighth in a class of 260 from Florida State College of Law and obtained his Master of Law from Harvard Law School at the age of 24. Additionally, Dennis graduated from the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and is one of only 1,378 attorneys who claim this distinction.

In 1996, he started the Florida personal injury firm Dennis Hernandez & Associates, P.A. which he...
John Richert
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Clearwater, FL Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(727) 235-6461 5801 Ulmerton Road, Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33760
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
John Richert is a Managing Attorney at Richert Quarles, P.A. He received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida and a Master’s in Business Administration from Stetson University in Deland, Florida in May 2013. While at Stetson, John participated in Stetson’s pro bono program and was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Before attending Stetson, John attended the College of William and Mary located in Williamsburg, Virginia and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in September 2013. John’s practice is focused...
Dominic Baccarella
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Tampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(813) 348-9445 4144 N Armenia Ave
Suite #220
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida State University College of Law
Dominic J. Baccarella is a divorce and family law attorney and criminal defense lawyer. He has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating available for attorneys for legal ability and ethical standards. Prior to opening Baccarella & Baccarella, P.A., Mr. Baccarella worked as an assistant professor for the Legal Assistance program at Hillsborough Community college and as the Assistant State Attorney for the State of Florida. In 1989–1990, he was a certified contract advisor to National Football League (NFL) players. In addition to providing clients with zealous and thorough representation in divorce, family law and...
Joe Kennett
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(813) 816-1816 100 Ashley Dr S
#620
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Business
Florida Coastal School of Law
Spiro J. Verras
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Palm Harbor, FL Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(727) 493-2900 31640 US 19 N
Suite 4
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Tulane University School of Law
A graduate of Yale and Tulane, Spiro’s professional background includes estate planning and probate, corporate and business law, real estate and closings, intellectual property, immigration and civil litigation, with experience in serious personal injury and probate litigation. He has handled class actions, consumer protection and privacy matters, and has pursued claims against major financial institutions on behalf of defrauded customers, and he has tirelessly championed civil rights suits. A native of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Spiro was formerly a partner at Jones, Verras & Freiberg, a New Orleans-based multistate law firm. After returning to the Tampa Bay area, Spiro served...
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