Areas of Practice
• Immigration Law
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• Family Law
• Bankruptcy
• Criminal
Wills & Trusts
• Probate
• Juvenille
• Business
• Real Estate
• Appeals
• Litigation
    
Areas of Practice

We proudly serve our clients in the following areas of law:

Bankruptcy

Our firm represents individuals and commercial clients in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings. As such, this office has been designated as a Debt Relief Agency. We assist persons in the filing of bankcruptcy. Decades of experience means that we can provide the best course for dealing with your creditors and protecting your assets.


Business and Commercial Litigation

We represent clients in State and Federal Court when disputes are over contracts and other commercial matters.


Business Organizations

The form of business chosen for a business entity potentially affects every aspect of its operations. Our firm assists our clients in formation and business planning in deciding whether they want to operate as a closely held business, limited liability company, partnership, or corporation. We advise our clients about directors' and officers' liability, dissolution, franchising, reorganization, trade association membership and activity, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business successions, and shareholders' rights. Our attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience in handling both transactional and litigation matters.


Criminal

Our firm has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses in State and Federal Courts. We handle all types of criminal cases, including minor infractions and misdemeanors and the most serious felony cases, such as, drug possession, narcotics sales, theft and grand larceny, white collar fraud, embezzlement, sex offenses, arson, and conspiracy.


Probate, Estate Administration and Estate Planning

Our firm handles all Estate Planning matters including wills, real property and trusts. Timothy A. Straus has earned a Masters of Laws degree in taxation.


Family Law

Our firm handles a full range of Family Law matters including adoption, divorce, separation, premarital agreements, paternity, custody, and support, as well as contempt, modifications, and enforcement of judgments.


Immigration & Naturalization Law

We represent individual and commercial clients before the Immigration and Naturalization Service and provide guidance in matters relating to immigration and naturalization, visas, citizenship, asylum, employment, and deportation/removal/exclusion. We have extensive experience in interpretation and compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and the Immigration and Naturalization Act. Petitions for family/relative, non-immigrant employment, HI-B, 1-129, L-1 Visa applications and Labor Certifications. Visas for E-2 Treaty Traders, Athletic, Entertainers, Fiancee Child Adoption. Exclusion Deportation proceedings and 212c Relief, 212 (h) Relief and Section 274, Document Fraud, family adjustment in deportation, Bond Release, Reduction or Redetermination of Bond, Change of Venue, Motion to Reconsider, Appeals to the Board of Immigration and Asylum Applications and Withholding of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal.


Litigation

Our firm represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit as a result of a dispute, including prevention and settlement, in such areas as personal injury and employment claims, contract disputes, family law, commercial matters and juvenile law/termination of parental rights.





Appeals

Our firm has is experienced in presenting and defending appeals to District Court of Appeals, Florida Supreme Court, the 11th District Court of Appeals and the Board of Immigration Appeals.


Real Estate

Our firm represents both commercial clients and individuals in all proceedings and transactions that deal with real property-land and the structures attached to it-including purchase and sale, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, leases, zoning, title examinations, quiet title actions, closings, and management. Further, we handle all Residential and commercial Sale/Purchase closings. Preparation of mortgages, (collateral and wrap-around), UCC-1 Financing and Security Agreements, Easements, Cross Easements. Agreements involving Party Wall, Partition, General and Limited Partnership and Joint Venture Agreements. Deeds including Quit Claims, General Warranty and Limited Warranty. Leases; both commercial and residential, as well as equipment. In addition, handle Owner's and Loan Title Policies, Title Opinions, Guarantee Agreements, Indemnity Agreements, Purchase and Lease Options and Defending Condemnation proceedings. Zoning and Variations of zoning applications attending hearings and opposing objections; incorporation or residential and commercial condominiums, applications and attending hearings for making approvals of residential and commercial subdivisions of properties. Zoning and residential and commercial subdivision approvals, incorporation of condominiums.


Juvenile & Dependency/Termination of Parental Rights

Timothy Straus has extensive experience in juvenile and dependency cases. As a former prosecutor with the State of Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (now the Department of Children and Families), Mr. Straus sought to terminate the parental rights of parents of abused, abandoned & neglected children to facilitate those Children's adoption by qualified parents. Mr. Straus has been chosen to present a juvenile law lecture to judges in a Statewide Circuit Court Judges Conference.



   
    
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