The Villages, as a community, is one of the fastest growing and most developed areas of Florida per square mile. Located in the central part of the state and only a short distance from Ocala, The Villages enjoys providing an adult 55+ retirement setting complete with a downtown business community, retail shops, residential neighborhoods, recreational areas and golf and country club amenities. Most of its inhabitants are retirees seeking a casual atmosphere where they can enjoy the twilight of their years in a warm, sunny climate exposed to limited crime and surrounded by a planned community structure that is pretty much self-contained. But even in this newly evolved development concept, legal issues do arise and many involve Construction Law issues, Property Rights issues, Commercial and Business Contractual issues and Homeowner, Condo or Commercial Property Association violations. There are only a limited number of business and commercial law practices that assist both businesses and consumers in matters ranging from contract disputes to resolving complex legal disputes. Most of these types of commercial law practices specialize in both litigation and transactional (general law) legal services. Litigation attorneys provide businesses with representation when a business is being sued by someone; when a business needs to collect money owed; in resolving breach of contracts and agreements; and in drafting and enforcing non-compete agreements. They provide legal representation when clients believe litigation is likely, imminent or where litigation has begun. Some examples of commercial litigation services might include pre-suit negotiation and settlements, pre-suit meditation or arbitration.
On the other hand, transactional legal services, or what might be called general legal services, include assisting businesses with choosing the proper type of entity and name; developing articles of organization and corporate filings with the state; drafting governing documents; and general contract review and drafting. Because this is such a specialized field of law, few legal practitioners have the experience, knowledge and ability to provide these types of legal services in every town or hamlet in the state.
For many years, Heekin Law, P.A. of Jacksonville, Florida has been representing clients in legal disputes throughout the State of Florida. Small communities like The Villages have limited commercial and business law resources. Therefore, many small communities rely on these types of specialized legal services for attorneys from other towns or cities who are willing to make themselves available. Heekin Law, P.A. is one such experienced and knowledgeable commercial law firm. We practice both litigation and transactional or general law for businesses and individuals. The difference between Heekin Law, P.A. and many other law firms is we are a full service civil litigation law firm. Instead of having multiple attorneys providing legal counsel and representation for different civil disputes, Heekin Law, P.A. handles a wide variety of cases and legal issues in-house. We provide free consultations to discuss your legal concerns and are available after business hours by appointment. Eighty percent (80%) of our practice involves litigation and twenty percent (20%) is dedicated to general services like contract review and drafting, debt collection and assistance with business formations and non-compete document drafting.
Additionally, Heekin Law, P.A. provides construction law services involving Breach of Contract, Drafting Claims of Liens, Construction Defects and Lien Foreclosures. Our Real Property Law division provides legal assistance in matters ranging from drafting and reviewing commercial and residential lease agreements, enforcement, eviction and foreclosures, access disputes and quiet title issues. We even provide Homeowner, Condo, Association and Commercial Property Associations services including general counsel and representation to associations, enforcement of declarations and covenants, collection of unpaid assessments and the drafting of covenant amendments and rules and regulations. We also represent individual homeowners that have disputes against their associations or neighbors for covenant rule violations.
Heekin Law, P.A. is an experienced commercial law practice with a tremendous track record for resolving disputes that are both durable and affordable. Give us a call in our Jacksonville Florida office at 904-355-7000 for a free consultation. Please review our website @ Jax-Law.Com for a complete list of our qualifications and services. Heekin Law, P.A. is dedicated to the practice of commercial and business law and clients seeking a just resolution to their legal disputes.
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