At Heekin Law, we specialize in all aspects of transactional business law services including business formations, entity selection, contract drafting and review, non-compete agreements, partnership, limited liability corporations, and sole proprietorships. We understand it takes more than just having a good idea for a business to be successful and that the foundational tools of well-executed documents protect the legal workings of a business from harm and costly litigation.
The legal discipline of commercial and business law is a highly specialized field of law practiced successfully by only experienced and trained professional lawyers. In today’s complex business world, success starts with making legal decisions that will protect as well as promote your business interests. At Heekin Law, we have over 250 years of shared business and commercial law experience offering both transaction and litigation legal services.
As a commercial and business law attorney law firm, we know that great ideas and efficient marketing strategies may make a business stand out, but what really allows a business to rise above its competition and thrive is the effective handling of its day-to-day business law issues it may face. From entity selection, contract formation to dispute resolution for all parties concerned, having an available and proven, cost-effective legal resource is essential in today’s business environment.
At Heekin Law, our name says it all when it comes to resolving commercial disputes. Our proactive approach focuses on solving an array of business disputes in a wide and diverse variety of industries within all local, state, federal, and appellate courts in Florida. We believe in a different approach to business dispute resolution because we understand that after the dispute has been resolved, many business relationships should continue and flourish. Many times, a potential client believes that litigation is their only way to successfully resolve an issue. This approach, while aggressive, can damage a potentially beneficial relationship where settlement through a pre-suit resolution negotiation might seek to benefit both parties. Our skilled attorneys can oftentimes reach a mutually beneficial outcome without the need for costly litigation. We are, on the other hand, prepared, equipped, and trial-ready to pursue whatever legal avenues are available to us to seek a just and fair resolution for our clients. When facing a business dispute, breach of contract, partnership or shareholder dispute, intellectual property dispute, defending a non-compete agreement, unfair competitive claim, or even an employment law dispute, our collective goal is to resolve the matter successfully and ensure the long-term prosperity of the business.
Building assets takes time, successful planning, and making the right choices in a business’s growth. At Heekin Law, we have assembled a diverse group of highly skilled attorneys and an experienced legal staff that make up a formidable legal team to help guide you in protecting those assets in an ethical and legal manner. We understand that during the life of any business, attacks can come from many sources including partners, former employees, frivolous claims, creditors, landlords, current and former spouses, and even children. The best overall asset protection plan includes many well-tailored and diverse strategies based on your individual goals and may include a preventative risk management component. We also believe in having a holistic planning approach that includes working closely with tax and financial advisors to ensure your asset protection matches up with your estate planning and business succession planning. We even have a great deal of legal knowledge and experience in helping to construct a business succession strategy reducing potential disputes between the involved parties and giving clear financial direction in the event of the principle’s death, disability, or mental incapacitation. This plan should include guidance on the sale of assets, understanding tax liabilities and duties to other principles, shareholders, and partners even after a transfer of ownership.
Our commercial attorneys have over 250 years of shared business law experience that our clients have come to rely on. We specialize in all types of business entities including: Retail, Commercial, Construction, HOA and COA’s, Real Estate, and Estate and Succession Planning. We have numerous long-term relationships with clients who almost regard us as in-house counsel without the expense. We customize our representation and approach to each individual client’s needs, aspirations, and goals. Though our physical offices are in Jacksonville, Florida, we service clients throughout the entire state.
Our attorneys offer a wide array of Real Estate, Business, and Estate Planning Services to ensure you receive quality legal representation at an affordable price. Send us a message through the contact form and we’ll message you back within 24 hours. No matter the issue, we can help!
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