Commercial Litigation

At Berlin Patten Ebling, we have experience representing all size businesses – from Fortune 500 companies to sole proprietorships. We have extensive experience prosecuting and defending business disputes in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and before governmental bodies.

Commercial and business litigation matters including:

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Claims involving breaches of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Business dissolution disputes
  • Fraud and civil theft claims
  • Corporate Officer, Director & Shareholder Liability
  • Tortious Interference with Business Relationships
  • Defamation (slander and libel) claims
  • Violations of Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice laws
  • Construction-related disputes
  • Will, estate and trust litigation
  • Injunctions and declaratory judgement actions
  • Title insurance claims and disputes
  • Commission and deposit disputes
  • Partition actions
  • Boundary line disputes
  • Quiet title actions

The focus of any business is the bottom line. Negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation are all viable tools for solving disputes. The heavy hammer of filing a lawsuit, may not provide the ideal economic approach. Experience and necessity provide our litigation team the insight to warrant an aggressive approach when the viability of a business is in peril. The process of determining which tool is best suited for solving a business dispute is our most valuable resource.

Involving an experienced commercial litigation attorney early in the process will help you understand your options, choose the best path forward, and execute on it. Berlin Patten Ebling will handle commercial litigation matters throughout the state of Florida.

Landlord Tenant Disputes

Protecting the interests of Landlords, in a productive, cost-effective manner requires experience and thoughtful examination of the specific matter at hand. Berlin Patten Ebling’s litigation team provides a fully integrated service to ensure our corporate and entrepreneurial clientele receive real property legal advice ranging from basic to complex issues. Specifically, our firm provides comprehensive services that range from:

  • Real Property Code Violations
  • Lease Negotiation and Drafting
  • Eviction Proceedings and Trial
  • Commercial and Residential Mandatory and Prohibitory Injunctions
  • Account Collections
  • Deposit Claims
  • Bankruptcy

Not all leasing disputes require litigation. It is important to have a competent, experienced landlord attorney at your side through the beginning and end of the landlord-tenant relationship.

Personal Injury

Accidents happen. At Berlin Patten Ebling, when clients seek our assistance it means there was a life altering event caused by the act of another, impacting your health and lifestyle. In Florida, the law places time limits on when personal injury lawsuits can be filed, and pursuing your rights as soon as possible can help preserve vital facts and evidence to support your case.  There are also certain requirements and conditions that must be followed to ensure you are eligible for certain insurance coverage.  Waiting to secure an attorney could materially affect your rights.  If you are involved in any of the below accidents, Berlin Patten Ebling is prepared to assist with any of your questions or concerns on how to protect you and your family during a difficult and traumatic time.

  •     Motor Vehicle Accident
  •     Wrongful Death
  •     Slip & Fall
  •     Premises Liability
  •     Dog Bites / Animal Attacks
  •     Defamation

Family Law

At Berlin Patten Ebling, we know how stressful it can be when dealing with legal issues involving your family.  Financial uncertainty and the emotional impact on children all can weigh heavy on your mind.  In order to navigate through this process efficiently and cost-effectively, you should seek the help of an experienced lawyer who is knowledgeable, sympathetic, and responsive to help you obtain the outcome you and your children deserve.

With decades of experience, our attorneys here at Berlin Patten Ebling, have the tools necessary to provide you with a guiding hand to help you through such a difficult, complex, and confusing time.  We handle the full array of family law matters including:

  • Divorce, ranging from uncontested to high asset and high conflict cases
  • Parental Responsibility and time sharing
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Modifications
  • Contempt and Enforcement
  • Equitable Distribution and property division of cash accounts, investments, retirement, pensions, military benefits, business valuations, and real property
  • Domestic violence

In all of these, our family law attorneys provide attentive, responsive service, devoting personal attention to each client.   Berlin Patten Ebling is dedicated to addressing our clients’ concerns, assessing their family dynamic, and guiding them to set realistic, practical expectations for a future that is both sustainable and beneficial.

Before you make any decision that could affect you personally, professionally, financially, and emotionally, please contact a well-qualified family law attorney here at Berlin Patten Ebling.

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PRACTICING ATTORNEYS

Anastasia M. Stefanou, Esq.

Mark C. Mann, Esq.

Michael E. Schuchat, ESQ.

Daniel C. Guarnieri ESQ.

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