In any commercial enterprise, construction business, retail location, hospitality industry, or even an online digital business, owners and stakeholders have many difficult and varied issues to contend with. From procurement, financing, employment, and general managerial issues to internal and external contract disputes, all have the potential of disrupting or derailing a company causing financial loss to owners, employees, and other involved parties. Practicing commercial litigation and general business law is a highly specialized field of law not practiced by most mainstream attorneys. Successful commercial litigation firms have a wide variety of general business experience and possess the working knowledge to advise clients on an assortment of issues they may face. They also have to acquire the legal knowledge and practical application of the law which is paramount to success. At Heekin Law, P.A. we have acquired the skills and proficiency in all aspects of commercial and business litigation including both transactional and litigation services. We take the time to listen to our business clients, understand their expected goals, and create solutions for a positive and durable outcome. Our primary goal is to protect the interests of our clients and their financial exposure through negotiation before litigation. We always ask what they feel winning looks like so that we both have a clear expectation of the results they are seeking to achieve. Our lead commercial law attorneys, Geoff Heekin and Hunter Malin have the skills and experience to help you achieve your goals and resolve even the most complicated of commercial disputes. Our legal practice is extensive and incorporates the most cost-effective legal assistance in issues ranging from commercial litigation to business formations, business disputes, construction law, real property law, HOA and COA representation, and even appellate law cases. We are an on-going legal resource for many of our clients because we have a very hands-on approach to every case we handle, from small and medium-size businesses to enterprise corporate structures. Below is a sampling of the unique and diverse legal issues many of our clients face.
Partnership Disputes-Misaligned strategies and disagreements between partners.
Breach of Contract-A breach of a binding contract or bargained-for-exchange agreement.
Misappropriation or Embezzlement of Funds-Employees, owners, share-holders fraudulent use of business funds for private use.
Unfair Competition-Illegal and Deceptive business practices or statements made against a company.
Fraud-A wrongful act or criminal deception committed against an organization or business.
Breach of Fiduciary Responsibility-Obligatory party acting contrary to a company or individual’s best business interest.
Misappropriation of Intellectual Properties and Trade Secrets-Intentional disclosure, stealing or misuse of company property without permission.
Defamation- False statements publicly made against a business or individual.
Tortious Interference with a Business-Wrongful interference with a contractional or business relationship causing financial harm.
FDUTPA-Unfair competitive or deceptive practices levied against a company or individual.
Civil RICO-Defending businesses against civil actions of racketeering acts.
With over 70 years of shared legal experience, the attorneys at Heekin Law, P.A. have both a wealth of knowledge, experience, and successful defense in resolving complex litigation issues and disputes. These causes of actions include the full array of business issues that involve, commercial enterprises, construction firms, HOA & COA Associations as well as resolving Real Property Rights and civil actions levied against a business. Geoff Heekin, Hunter Malin and Ariel Spires provide skilled, individualized legal representation for any business or individual facing a civil dispute where a business is concerned. Our affordable legal representation is available to clients in all of Central and North Florida seeking successful and durable outcomes to their legal issues. Give us a call at 904-355-7000 for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the relevant fact in your case.
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