For the time being, it looks like COVID-19 is going to affect almost every aspect of American life: from the home front to the Business and Office fronts, Commercial and Residential Real Estate sectors, ongoing Construction Projects and even Marital and Family Law issues. Many people have questions regarding the legal, business and even social effects that the virus is perpetrating on the very fabric of our society. At Heekin Law, P.A., we are experienced in all aspects of business law, construction law, HOA and COA association guidance, real estate law, and marital and family law. Our group of experienced and seasoned attorneys has over 50 years of shared legal experience. We understand the numerous legal conditions that this dreaded disease has caused and we have outlined below the many areas of law we practice and are ready to address client’s needs regarding their legal rights and obligations, specific contractual responsibilities and fulfillment challenges as affected by this crisis.
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At Heekin Law, P.A. we are here to answer questions and help resolve issues brought about by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Below are the areas of law we practice and some guidance in the areas of law we can provide assistance.
Many business owners, partners, franchisees and associates have questions about contractual agreements, job fulfillment, business closures, employee and fiduciary responsibilities that might have come into play due to the COVID-19 epidemic. We have extensive Business Law knowledge and can help guide business owners through this perilous and difficult time.
At Heekin Law, P.A., we assist, protect and give guidance to creditors, lenders, guarantors, unsecured creditors, and others who are owed unresolved debt. Even during this Coronavirus outbreak, debtors have a responsibility to pay their debts. We are known for our successful and vigorous representation protecting Creditor’ Rights in pursuing debt owed. If you have questions about any aspects of your rights and issues that have materialized due to the recent pandemic outbreak, give us a call for a free, no-obligation consultation.
At Heekin Law, P.A. we specialize in all aspects of Construction Law, from drafting and contract review, to business formations and dispute resolution. Ongoing construction projects during this Coronavirus Outbreak could be affected by performance issues including construction project disruptions, contractor performance, and sub-contractor and supplier fulfillment. We are here to answer any questions regarding these matters and take whatever action is necessary to protect our client’s rights.
HOA and COA Association Matters
Associations might need guidance through these difficult times with covenant disputes, enforcement and assessment collection. We have extensive experience resolving disputes amicably, protecting the delicate relationships that exist between association governing bodies and property owners. Association Law is a highly sophisticated legal discipline that requires a lawyer with experience and who understands all applicable laws. We can even help answer Property Management Company’s questions that have resulted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Real Estate Law Issues
Heekin Law, P.A. handles Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Evictions, and Defaults. During this very sensitive time, obtaining professional and legal guidance might be necessary to navigate the rough waters created by the virus. We are available to answer any questions and take whatever necessary legal actions are appropriate. Give us a call at 904-355-7000 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Marital and Family Law and Corona Virus Outbreak
During these extremely sensitive and demanding times, parents and guardians are being forced to take on additional responsibilities due to school closures and work-at-home requirements. Divorced couples with dependent children might have questions about the recent shelter-in-place and other guidelines and the effect on timesharing or other divorce decree issues. Many unintended consequences have developed due to recent events, and circumstances have been created beyond most parental controls.
Our lead Marital and Family Law Attorney, Hunter Malin, has been selected by Expertise as a top family law attorney in Northeast Florida and he has extensive experience in all matters pertaining to divorce, child-related issues, timesharing, support issues, equitable distribution, alimony, among others, and he can answer any questions you might have, interpret an existing order, protect any rights you have gained or defend an existing court decree on your behalf.
Experience, competence and our commitment to protecting your rights through whatever legal means are necessary to achieve a durable and desired outcome. Due to the Corona Virus, we at Heekin Law, P.A. have also had to modify our office staffing, but we are always available by phone to schedule a secured appointment, answer any questions you may have or take appropriate action on your behalf to protect your legal rights. Give us a Call at 904-355-7000.
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