One of the most important and prudent aspects of owning a business is to have competent, reliable legal services available to thwart off problems before they develop. Business law is a very specialized legal discipline that most attorneys do not attempt to practice because it requires not only considerable business knowledge but understanding how the laws and rules governing business practices and procedures operate. One of the most overlooked aspects of business start-ups, especially when partners are involved is creating durable operating agreements that define many aspects and responsibilities the entities will share. Having an agreement with a clear division of roles can address managing the day to day operations, create trust and avoid conflict down the road. Often times, business partners operate under the assumption that they will continue to communicate in an open and friendly environment and do not anticipate conflicts of opinions, how mistakes will be rectified or how to effectively navigate a growing business. Verbal agreements in most cases do not address these issues and having a tangible document from the start puts into clear perspective the issues and challenges owners might face. Most business partners start off with shared visions, but over time these can change causing what proves to become irreconcilable differences, disagreement, and hardship. Businesses oftentimes suffer at the hands of the very stewards whose sole responsibility is to promote growth and profit. At Heekin Law, P.A. we believe in being proactive in all aspects of business formations. From entity selection to drafting partnerships, shareholder, membership agreements and operating contracts. We even have the experience to create employment and non-compete contracts and design employee handbooks that outline company rules and procedures.
In today’s business world, having a legal partner committed to handling all legal issues a business might encounter is not only prudent but a sensible step towards promoting business success and growth. At Heekin Law, P.A., our business law attorneys have more than 70 years of shared legal experience representing businesses throughout Florida. We believe the best way to avoid costly legal entanglements that may develop in the life of a business is to take a proactive approach when forming a business. Many times, success depends upon the legal assistance one receives from the outset, whether reviewing documents, negotiating contracts or resolving the intricacies of partnership agreements. If you are considering a new business venture, buying a franchise or purchasing an existing business, Heekin Law, P.A. is eager to learn about your business and how we can be part of its success. Our customized legal approach focuses on the business goals and objectives of our individual clients. We are experienced in all aspects of business formations; from raising capital, managing risk, regulatory compliance and implementing best practices. Our cumulative business and legal experience is second to none. Commercial transactions are part of the backbone of our extensive legal practice and personalized solutions are tailored to fit industry and client needs. Give us a call for a free, no-obligation consultation in our office in Jacksonville Florida. 904-355-7000. Visit our website for a complete list of our qualifications and services @ Jax-Law.Com
In every case, we customize our representation to our client’s business and industry. We are efficient, flexible and adept at personalizing solutions based on each client’s individual needs.
We are eager to learn about your business and how we can help make it more successful. Call us at 904-355-8633 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation.
The Commercial/Corporate Transactional Practice focuses on the business objectives of our clients. We utilize the depth of our experience and resources to help clients achieve their goals notwithstanding the constantly changing business landscape.
From raising capital, to doing deals, to complying with regulations, to managing risk, to implementing best practices, our cumulative experience is extraordinary, and our commitment to service is unmatched.
Are you starting a new business from scratch? Are you opening a franchise or buying an existing business? Whatever the case may be, we are here to help you make it a success. Call us at 904-355-7000 or complete the form below to schedule a free consultation.
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