Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

What Is Civil Litigation In Florida?

Civil Litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties (individuals or business’) that seek damages and/or other remedies beyond criminal sanctions. Florida Civil Litigation attorneys represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and/or mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals and federal, state and local courts. In a civil litigation case, the plaintiff sues the defendant to recoup damages sustained, usually through monetary damages.

Florida law requires corporate plaintiffs and defendants to have an attorney in all cases except for small claims court (which consists of cases seeking less than $8,000 in damages). It’s never an easy or exciting experience to be on either side of a lawsuit, many of which are long, expensive, and tedious. The civil litigation attorneys at Vincent Law, P.A will fight for you from the initial consultation until your case is resolved.

Types of Cases
We Handle

We maintain a broad litigation practice where we represent individuals and companies of all sizes as plaintiff’s counsel and defense counsel. We have secured favorable results for numerous clients in matters involving:
  • Business Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Probate Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Family Law Matters
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Probate and Will Contests

Speak with a Fort Lauderdale Litigation Attorney in Confidence

Whether you have questions about a potential dispute or are in need of litigation counsel in South Florida, we encourage you to contact us and confidentially speak with a Fort Lauderdale litigation attorney.

Civil Litigation Matters In Florida Can Include And Are Not Limited To:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Disputes
  • Collections
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Employment Disputes
  • Family Law Matters
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Investment Disputes
  • Land Use Matters
  • Landlord / Tenant Disputes
  • Patent Disputes
  • Probate and Will Contests
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Trademark Litigation

General Litigation

Lawyers Representing Individuals and Companies of All Sizes in State and
Federal Litigation in South Florida

No one plans to end up in litigation. Yet, litigation often proves to be a necessity, and, when facing litigation, parties must work to resolve their disputes as efficiently and as favorably as possible. At Vincent Law, our litigation attorneys rely on their extensive experience in state and federal litigation to help our clients overcome disruptive disputes, whether this involves negotiating a settlement or presenting evidence at a jury trial.

When facing a dispute, engaging legal counsel promptly can often help to reduce both the risk and burdens of litigation. When our clients engage us early, we can provide strategic advice—often focused on litigation avoidance. While we have the team, resources, and capabilities required to fully litigate our clients’ cases, when necessary, we understand that most of our clients prefer to avoid litigation whenever possible.

When Is It Time to Talk About Litigation?

Many company executives and business owners wait longer than they should speak with a Fort Lauderdale litigation attorney. As previously mentioned, this can prove costly. So, when is the right time to talk to an attorney about potential litigation?

This type of proceeding is used where there are considerable assets and it is necessary to appoint a personal representative to act on behalf of the estate. Letters of administration will be issued to the personal representative so that he or she will be able to administer the estate. A formal administration MUST be filed by an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida, unless the personal representative is the sole beneficiary.

You have questions about your (or your company’s) legal rights or obligations
The best time to consult with litigation counsel is before anything goes wrong. If you have questions about your (or your company’s) legal rights or obligations, we can help you understand your situation and move forward accordingly.
You have tried to resolve a disagreement to no avail
If you have tried to resolve a dispute to no avail, it may be time to explore your legal options. We can help you decide whether (and when) to file a lawsuit, and we can advise you regarding any remaining pre-suit options you may have available.
You have concerns about a possible lawsuit
If events have transpired that you believe may lead to a lawsuit, the time to engage litigation counsel is now.
You (or your company) have been sued
If you are currently facing a lawsuit, you need to engage experienced litigation counsel promptly. You only have a limited amount of time to respond before you will risk facing a default judgment.
You (or your company) are currently experiencing legal, financial or reputational harm
If a competitor, former employee, business partner, tenant, or other party is presently violating your (or your company’s) rights, initiating litigation promptly could be essential for preserving the remedies you have available. This could be the case, for example, if a business partner has defamed you or exceeded his or her authority, if a competitor is using your company’s trade secrets, or if a tenant is holding over in violation of your lease.

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Vincent Law is widely recognized for its ability to resolve complex disputes between landlords and tenants. Our firm has a dedicated team of real estate attorneys who are committed to protecting and advocating for the rights and interests of our clients.

Every Fort Lauderdale real estate dispute attorney at our firm has a thorough understanding of the laws and statutes in Florida that regulate the relationships between landlords and tenants. We leverage this knowledge to help our clients draft and negotiate detailed lease arrangements that avoid future legal issues and accurately set forth the rights and obligations of the parties.

We represent landlords and tenants in a wide array of lease matters and disputes, including:

  • Drafting and negotiating leases
  • Lease interpretations
  • Breach of lease agreements
  • Unpaid rent
  • Landlord overcharges
  • Property damage claims
  • Subleases
  • Common Area Maintenance Charges (CAM)
  • Security breaches
  • Eviction matters

Call Our Fort Lauderdale Attorneys

When conflicts arise in connection with a lease, our attorneys work closely with our clients to develop creative solutions that resolve the dispute in a quick and cost-efficient manner. Prior to the retention of an attorney to defend a client in a civil lawsuit, the client is advised to contact their insurance companies to determine if there is coverage to defend and indemnify. If an effective resolution cannot be achieved through negotiation, our attorneys are well-prepared to vigorously pursue the matter in court or settle the dispute through mediation or arbitration. Contact us today for help with your case.