If you own your own business or are planning on starting a business, chances are you haven’t considered all of the issues that can develop between partners, employees, subcontractors, and suppliers. A prudent recommendation is to have a competent and experienced business law attorney review any of the contracts, internal documents and agreements your business has entered into, to protect the integrity and well-being of your business operation. St. John’s County and specifically the City of St. Augustine is a wonderful place to conduct business with its booming tourist trade combined with the dynamic population growth it has been experiencing in recent years. Businesses of all types including retail, construction, commercial entities, and even some light industrials have developed, and where specialized services were only available in Jacksonville a few years ago, are now commonplace and readily available. Also, with this rapid economic growth comes an expansion of support services and the demand for highly diverse, legal advice from business law attorneys becomes even more important. That is where a firm like Heekin Law, P.A. comes in, to offer a wide range of business and commercial law expertise. We provide proactive transactional law assistance with business formations, contract creation and review, employment and non-compete agreements, franchise law, creditors rights for commercial businesses, construction trade, homeowners and condo associations disputes, and real estate transactions. Heekin Law, P.A. attorneys are also very seasoned and skilled at litigation involving dispute resolution of complex legal issues along with extensive trial experience in local, state, federal and appellate courts. With over 70 years of shared business law experience, Geoff Heekin and Hunter Malin are experts at advising and solving legal matters in cities throughout Florida.
The legal practice of business law is different than most attorney-client relationships because of the complexities involved and the level of training and experience needed to properly advise a client. Business law attorneys should be very familiar with your specific type of business and industry to be effective. At Heekin Law, P.A. we pride ourselves on having a diversified legal practice with over 70 years of shared legal experience representing clients in many diverse businesses including retail, food services, commercial and financial services, construction, real estate, and association law for homeowners and condominiums just to name a few. One of the most important factors when choosing a business law firm is their level of experience in and out of the courtroom. At Heekin Law, P.A. we named ourselves after the last and strongest legal position a client and attorney should take to solve an issue or resolve a legal dispute. Our first choice is to negotiate on behalf of our clients and seek out durable and long-lasting resolutions without damaging a relationship that might serve both parties mutual interest. Litigation in most cases should be the last step one takes to resolve a problem due the time and expense involved for all concerned. The first step in avoiding legal issues is to seek the advice and counsel of a business law attorney from the outset. Relying on that advice and expertise is paramount to avoiding problems down the road. Geoffrey Heekin and Hunter Malin believe that by providing a personalized solution to each individual client’s legal needs is paramount to success. Our clients, for the most part, treat our firm as if we were in-house legal counsel which makes our lines of communication that much more effective. Give us a call for a free, no-obligation consultation and see what makes us different from the standard, run-of-the-mill business law firms. Give us a call in our Jacksonville office at 904-355-7000. Servicing the needs of businessmen and women throughout Florida.
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