Small businesses are the lifeblood of our society, the so-called engines of our economy and our lives. They provide jobs and the opportunity to make money which in turn is spent in businesses for goods and services that would otherwise not exist. They make our lives more comfortable and ease the burden of having to produce what they alone create. But many small to medium size businesses are at risk, more for what they don’t know, rather than for what they do. Successful businessmen and women work very hard to protect their investments and sometimes those investments are vulnerable to fraudulent claims or damages brought by legal suit. Providing small businesses legal assistance is often critical to mitigating those damages and further subjection to business-related legal issues. As a full-service business and construction law firm, Heekin Law, P.A. of Jacksonville Florida is perfectly positioned to share our knowledge and experience assisting businesses in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St Augustine, Fernandina Beach and beyond. We believe that being proactive in all aspects of business dealings; from entity selection, drafting agreements and operating contracts to creating successful litigation strategies is the most cost-effective approach to helping businesses limit their exposure. Having knowledgeable legal business counsel can help identify potential risks and avoid future legal issues that may develop. Geoff Heekin and Hunter Malin have spent their entire legal careers advocating for businesses by providing advice and guidance on any legal matter that businesses may face. If you are seeking the counsel and advice of an attorney in the North Florida area on matters ranging from commercial litigation to the drafting of documents and reviewing of contracts you need the services of a commercial business attorney. This type of legal practice is very specialized in scope and application and is usually practiced as a direct response to the market needs of small businesses with limited resources. Heekin Law, P.A. can fill that void with affordable, comprehensive coverage on all business-related legal matters.
In the business world of today, having a legal partner that is committed to handling all of the legal issues a business might encounter is a sensible step towards promoting a business’s growth and success. At Heekin Law, P.A., our business law attorneys have more than 70 years of combined legal experience representing businesses throughout most of Florida. We believe the most prudent way to avoid costly legal entanglements is taken in the initial steps when forming a business. Many times, business success is dependent upon the legal assistance it receives from the beginning, reviewing documents, negotiating partnerships and employee contracts or resolving the intricacies of agreements that might be put to the test at some later date. Considering starting a new business venture, entering into a franchise or purchasing an existing business, Geoff Heekin and Hunter Malin are eager to learn about your business goals and needs. We have been part of many business successes. Customizing a legal approach means focusing on business goals and objectives. We are knowledgeable in all aspects of business formations including raising capital, managing risk, regulatory compliance and exposing shortfalls. Our collective business and legal experience in matters relating to construction, HOA’s and COA’s, litigation and defense, appellate law is second to none. Commercial transactions are the very backbone of our extensive legal practice and we create personalized solutions tailored to fit any industry and client needs. Give us a call for a free, no-obligation consultation at 904-355-7000. Visit our website for a complete list of our qualifications and services @ Jax-Law.Com
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