The legal practice of commercial litigation or business law which it is commonly referred to, is such a highly specialized field of law that only a handful of attorneys are successfully engaged at practicing it. Jacksonville is blessed with a number of factors that lend support to a business law practice including an expanding market base with ongoing commercial construction, a vibrant and thriving business community, and an ever-increasing population. But what do these business law litigants actually do besides represent plaintiffs and defendants in legal actions within the commercial fields of endeavor? The practice of business law is actually broken up into two specific fields of work, transactional and litigation. Transactional law deals primarily with drafting durable contracts, non-compete agreements, business formations, negotiating disputes, advising clients on all aspects of business law and performing research of current case law and incorporating all of those activities into a legal services structure. Litigation attorneys, in many cases, perform transactional work also but have the knowledge and experience to conduct themselves in all matters that are involved in legal cases seeking resolution. From drafting pleadings or legal documents filed in a lawsuit, complaints, petitions and written arguments to jury selections and appeals, business litigation attorneys specialize in representing many different kinds of business interests. Most business law attorneys represent business owners as well as consumers having grievances with breach of contract and performance issues especially involving the construction Industry. Business law attorneys have to be familiar with both state and federal statutes and procedures. Many Jacksonville business law attorneys also represent homeowner and condo associations and can assist developers with HOA creation, governing documents, declaration of covenants, restrictions, and conditions. In addition, many also handle legal issues involving creditors rights, addressing liens, repossession of goods and collection of consumer, as well as commercial debt.
With more than 70 years of shared business law experience, the attorneys at Heekin Law, P.A. have assembled the best legal minds available representing individuals, businesses and community associations. Resolving multifaceted, complex legal matters takes experience and judgment no average law firm can perform. Heekin Law, P.A. specializes in all types of commercial litigation involving businesses, small and large including corporate enterprise structures. If you have an issue involving a business dispute, construction agreements, defects, liens or licensing or need assistance with any facet of a business law issues including formations, business and shareholder disputes, and creditor issues, Heekin Law, P.A. is a proven and valuable resource. In every case we handle and every business issue we resolve there lies an underlying issue that might have been avoided if sound business judgment had been used in the first place. Our lead attorneys, Geoff Heekin and Hunter Malin have extensive business experience building durable, dispute resolution strategies to ensure the long-term success of your business. We not only have a reputation for it but have a proven track record of successes while still delivering cost-effective results in even our most complex cases.
Not all cases require a rush to court and there can be sound reasons to consider settlement through negotiation that finds a mutually beneficial resolution if a skilled negotiator is involved. At Heekin Law, P.A. we have a saying that we “pursue resolution without conflict, but are prepared for conflict”. This adversarial role has a two-edged sword, one where relationships between parties can be maintained and the other where success is the objective above all else. If you have a dispute involving any business issue Heekin Law, P.A. stands ready to help you resolve it. Give us a call at 904-355-7000 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Visit our website at Jax-Law.com for a complete list of our services and credentials.
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
If you’ve found a malfunction or have ideas for improvement, we’ll be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email
Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. For any assistance, please reach out to