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Founded in 1942, Fowler White Burnett P.A. has grown over the last six decades into one of Florida's largest and most dynamic law firms. As a result of Fowler White Burnett's commitment to professionalism and quality legal services, the firm's reputation has soared. Today, Fowler White Burnett is a full service, multi-practice law firm, that remains committed to a philosophy of excellence, proficiency, results and value. Fowler White Burnett's continued pledge -- to deliver the highest quality of legal services -- begins with its senior shareholders, who have practiced together since the early 1960's and whose shared philosophy provided historical continuity to the firm's growth. In recognition of the lawyer's multi-faceted role as adviser, counselor and advocate, the firm recruits lawyers with a proven commitment to educational excellence, professionalism and quality legal service. Fowler White Burnett supports those lawyers with a highly trained and experienced staff of paralegals, secretaries and support personnel. The firm is committed to the use of the latest technological advances and provides its lawyers with the most recent computer technology and support. Fowler White Burnett's state of the art computer network provides its attorneys access to the widest range of information resources and promotes the development and growth of the firm's multi-disciplinary team approach to the increasingly complex and potentially costly legal challenges our clients face. In addition to their client service, firm lawyers are actively involved in the community and serve as officers or board members of national corporations and professional, charitable and educational organizations. The firm's deep commitment for over a half century to quality client service and public and private outreach has assisted our clients in achieving success and prospering in an ever changing and increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment. Fowler White Burnett lawyers speak Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Russian. Fowler White Burnett is also the only South Florida law firm selected as a member of ALFA International. At Fowler White Burnett we offer specialized legal services in an array of Practice Areas. Our lawyers have the education, skills and experience to deliver quality legal services to our business clients. We are committed to excellence, proficiency, results and value. ADMIRALTY. Fowler White Burnett's Admiralty and Maritime Group, recognized and respected as one of the largest in the Southeast, has the knowledge and resources to handle maritime claims throughout the hemisphere. We represent cruise, commercial and pleasure vessel owners, charterers, and operators, as well as insurers and indemnitors. Whether we're handling administrative, mediation, or litigation matters, or dealing with issues that include liability; indemnity; claims; vessel purchase; sales; natural resource damage; and salvage, Fowler White Burnett provides effective services to its admiralty clients. APPELLATE PRACTICE. Fowler White Burnett's Appellate Group provides litigation support and legal analysis on procedural and substantive errors committed by lower tribunals. Using briefs, extraordinary writs, motions, and oral arguments, Fowler White Burnett's experienced appellate specialists present compelling arguments to state and federal courts. The Group was also instrumental in the formation of the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar, which provides a forum for lawyers and judges to work together on issues affecting appellate courts. AVIATION. Aviation law is an extremely complex area best handled by highly experienced attorneys. Fowler White Burnett's Aviation Group provides representation, including litigation defense, to aviation-related companies and underwriters located in the United States and overseas. Its lawyers defend this international roster of aviation clients in product liability, personal injury/wrongful death and property damage claims. In addition, these attorneys handle various issues involving passenger and cargo carriers, aircraft manufacturers and private and fixed base operators. The Aviation Group also represents clients in the leasing, purchase, and sale of aircraft, both domestically and internationally. BANKING AND LENDING. Fowler White Burnett represents many local, national and international financial institutions, including commercial banks, thrifts and savings, and credit unions, in complex and routine litigation and transactional matters. The Banking Group has experience in a variety of banking and lending matters including negotiations, structuring and drafting of asset-based loans and real estate commercial loans. The Banking Group also offers experienced representation in a broad spectrum of areas including liability; regulatory matters; tax appeals; trusts; creditors' rights; and bankruptcy matters. BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR'S RIGHTS. The Bankruptcy Group at Fowler White Burnett is a statewide practice that represents both debtor and creditors. The group is experienced in all aspects of bankruptcy and creditor's rights proceedings, including plans of reorganization and liquidation; foreclosure and other enforcement proceedings; bankruptcy litigation; cash collateral stipulations; valuation proceedings; asset or going out-of-business sales; and involuntary petitions. Clients include public and closely held companies, partnerships, trustees, committees, assignees and asset purchasers, and secured and unsecured creditors in complex Chapter 11 reorganization cases and Chapter 7 liquidations. CLASS ACTION LITIGATION. Fowler White Burnett has extensive experience in class-action litigation in state and federal courts. Our attorneys have defended some of the nation's largest and best-known companies in antitrust, securities, mass tort/toxic tort, products liability, insurance industry practices, consumer, and other types of class actions in federal and state courts in Florida. While most of our experience is in defending class-action litigation, our expertise in all relevant issues enables us to advise and represent clients effectively from any standpoint. COMMERCIAL LITIGATION. For businesses involved in a dispute or lawsuit, the Commercial Litigation Group is adept at handling all commercial litigation matters. Fowler White Burnett's litigators have substantial experience providing trial services to a wide array of industries, enterprises and individuals. Utilizing the firm's rich tradition and dynamic philosophy, the group provides results oriented and cost effective solutions for complex commercial problems concerning contracts; construction claims involving developers, contractors, subcontractors or owners; landlord-tenant disputes; banking and finance litigation issues; copyright and trademark infringement; a combination of these issues; or other claims or defenses. CONDOMINIUM AND HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION LAW. Condominiums and Homeowners Associations face constant legal issues. The owners and the associations often find themselves confronted with special assessments, construction defects, elections disputes, budget issues, alterations and modifications, problems concerning use of common elements, turnover, the fiduciary obligations of the directors, recalls, disputes with property managers, collections, foreclosures and violations. They also face ordinary day to day issues such as the need to have proper proxies, rules and regulations, and favorable contracts with vendors. The Condominium and Homeowners Association Group represents all of the needs of Associations, Owners, Property Managers and Vendors. The attorneys in the Condominium and Homeowners Association Group have wide and varied backgrounds encompassing not only condominium and homeowners association law, but also construction litigation, commercial litigation, general real estate law, corporate law, insurance law and administrative law. CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION. The Construction Litigation Group provides complete and quality representation of owners, condominium associations, homeowners' associations, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in delay claims, defect and performance claims, lien disputes, contract disputes, payment and performance bond issues, and all other construction-related disputes in state courts, federal courts and arbitrations. The Construction Litigation Group also works closely with the Real Estate Group to serve its clients needs with licensing, permitting, variances, condemnations, and other government actions affecting construction. CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LAW. The Corporate Group at Fowler White Burnett helps domestic and international clients build a protective business foundation. From structuring and forming corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures to preparing buy-sell agreements, mergers, reorganizations, liquidations; private offerings; and employment and independent contractor agreements, the firm is poised to help clients resolve or avoid business disputes. Owners and employees also benefit from our vast experience in structuring equity compensation arrangements such as stock options, phantom stock, deferred compensation and other long-term incentive plans. EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW. The Labor & Employment Group at Fowler White Burnett provides comprehensive guidance and litigation services to private and public sector clients. The group helps employers successfully avoid workplace disputes and comply with issues concerning discrimination and employee rights. The group has experience in all aspects of labor related workplace issues including advising management on union avoidance and representing management against unfair labor practice charges and at grievance proceedings. When necessary, attorneys in the group effectively litigate cases in administrative agencies and before state, federal and appellate courts. ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS AND SPORTS LAW. The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Group of Fowler White Burnett has substantial and comprehensive experience representing recording artists, recording companies, music publishing companies, television and film actors, film makers, directors, models, producers, managers, agents, promoters, artists, sports agents and sports organizations. The areas of representation include both transactional and litigation matters. The Practice Group has also been responsible for changes in the law concerning the due process rights of professional athletes and has significant experience in respect of the purchase and sale of professional sports franchises. The Practice Group currently represents the entire cast of a well-known, highly-rated television series. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. The Environmental Group at Fowler White Burnett is dedicated to offering a full range of services to our national and international clients in this growth area. Members of the practice group have substantial expertise in such divergent areas as land use, remediation, insurance coverage, personal injury and wrongful death. On land use, Fowler White Burnett has assisted large and small property interests in chartering the unique regulatory environment of Florida. When these interests diverge from the regulatory scheme, the Environmental Group is there to offer expert assistance in compliance and remediation. Should litigation ensue from a claimed regulatory, statutory or common law breach, lawyers in the Environmental Group offer premier legal services in defending claims asserted by governmental entities or private parties. In addition, The Environmental Group has closely followed and participated in the historical evolution of the insurance industry as it has responded to the growth of environmental claims. In offering opinions and litigation services on coverage, the attorneys at Fowler White Burnett are expert at managing the complexities involved in all forms of general liability and environmental risk policies. Finally, the Environmental Group has premier experience in defending toxic tort personal injury and wrongful death claims. Representing leading insurers and industry, this practice group has successfully fought cases in state and federal courts involving alleged exposure to literally hundreds of various chemicals, compounds (organic and inorganic) and contaminates in a variety of public health, occupational and natural resource settings. The Environmental Group is routinely at the forefront in the defense of traditional and emerging toxic exposure risks ranging from asbestos, silica and mold (IAQ) to benzene, heavy metals, latex, CCA and pharmaceutical products. ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE. The focus of the Estate Planning Group is to provide practical solutions for estate planning, with strong emphasis on the tax ramifications of estate plans. Fowler White Burnett's attorneys have exceptional experience in all facets of estate planning and probate, with emphasis on last wills and testaments, trusts, family limited partnerships, durable powers of attorney, advance medical directives, and probate matters such as full, family, summary and ancillary administration. The Estate Planning Group also handles all types of litigation proceedings involving estates, trusts or guardianships. FAMILY LAW. Fowler White Burnett P.A's family law practice provides representation to individuals in all aspects of marital and family law including: pre and post-nuptial agreements, divorce proceedings, child custody matters, determinations of paternity and child support, and modification and enforcement actions. Caring, sophisticated, and personalized attention is provided to ensure that the client's interests are aggressively pursued. Our attorneys are experienced in the resolution of complex family law matters including high conflict dissolutions, contested custody disputes and relocation cases, determinations of financial obligations such as alimony, child support and the valuation of businesses, the handling of international kidnaping, and more. The attorneys work with qualified forensic accountants, business valuators, psychologists, private investigators and other experts to ensure the best possible results. HEALTHCARE AND PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE. The Healthcare Group continuously monitors the increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment affecting health care providers in order to develop effective client strategies. The group provides counsel for legal issues involving federal, state or local law, rules or regulations, health care provider issues, legal issues regarding relationships between and among providers and between providers and payers, and legal issues regarding the delivery of health care services. In addition, Fowler White Burnett has a longstanding history of aggressive representation in the defense of healthcare providers in medical malpractice claims. IMMIGRATION LAW. Fowler White Burnett's Immigration Group provides a broad range of services, including processing visas for all employment-based categories and family petitions including relatives of U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens, work visas, change of status, and employment and permanent residency. The head of the Immigration Group, a nationally recognized expert who lectures for Bar Associations and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, oversees a group of Attorneys and staff fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian. The Immigration Group also represents clients at Immigration Court Proceedings and in labor relations matters. INTERNATIONAL LAW. The International Group has amassed extensive experience representing American companies doing business abroad and in-bound investors or companies doing business in the United States. Fowler White Burnett attorneys effectively advise clients in all facets of international trade including mergers, acquisitions, sales, disposition of businesses, joint ventures and finance. Attorneys in the International Group frequently speak to foreign audiences on matters such as real estate purchase and development and offshore banks, corporations and trusts. Fowler White Burnett also has significant expertise registering and licensing trademarks and other intellectual property in foreign countries. PRODUCT LIABILITY. Experience in product liability litigation distinguishes the Product Liability Group of Fowler White Burnett. With a keen knowledge of medical aspects associated with such cases and a history of successful outcomes, the group has represented manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the defense of product liability claims. From aircraft, heavy equipment and asbestos to pharmaceuticals and medical devices, the firm's attorneys are adept in mass tort and class action litigation, as well individual cases. The firm has prepared, mediated and tried jury trial cases in both the State and Federal courts throughout Florida. REAL ESTATE. Fowler White Burnett's Real Estate Group has handled all facets of real estate law for major residential and commercial developers, including developers of single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses, planned unit developments, shopping centers, rural subdivisions, warehouses, industrial and office buildings, hotels, resorts and multi-use projects. Representation in this area includes sales, leases, title insurance and other transactions in addition to structuring complex sale and acquisition agreements and negotiating and closing complex mortgage financing on behalf of major lenders and developers. SECURITIES. The Securities & Commodities Group of Fowler White Burnett represents many of the best-known national and regional brokerage firms. The attorneys primarily counsel and defend broker-dealers, officers and directors in all aspects of this highly regulated industry. Fowler White Burnett is actively involved in litigation, arbitration and regulatory (SEC, state, federal and SRO) proceedings involving customers, employees and competing firms. The Securities & Commodities Group also has an extensive practice in employee recruiting litigation concerning raiding, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. TAXATION. The Tax Group centers on the following areas: tax controversy, tax planning, estate planning and estate administration. Fowler White Burnett has substantial depth in the tax area. The tax controversy portion of the Tax Group involves representing clients in income tax, corporate tax, foreign tax, estate and gift tax and exempt organization matters or controversies with the IRS in any form and disputes between parties involving tax matters. The Tax Group has represented clients and appeared before the Tax Court, federal district courts, and state courts and has dealt directly with the Internal Revenue Service at the Agent, Appeals District Counsel and National Office levels. Specifically, Fowler White Burnett has represented clients in matters involving the assertion of proposed assessments by the IRS, Fowler White Burnett has worked in collection matters (including determinations with respect to the imposition of the 100% penalty in regard to employment and excise tax matters), tax planning and withholding in the case of non-resident aliens, exempt organization matters (including recognition of status, declaratory judgments and the use of such organizations for estate planning purposes) and the accumulated earnings tax issues. In the probate area, the Tax Group represents clients as petitioners, claimants or as interested parties before state probate courts in Florida. The tax and estate planning practice area includes the analysis of estates and determining the estate plan that will best meet the client's requirements while reducing income, estate and gift taxes to a minimum. This practice area includes tax exempt organizations, family limited partnerships and other tax and estate structuring. Fowler White Burnett has structured corporate, real estate (including like-kind exchange transactions under Section 1031), commercial and individual (including transactions involving resident and nonresident aliens) transactions with an emphasis on the tax implications of such transactions. Members of the Tax Group have lectured on various tax-related subjects, including partnership taxation, and written articles concerning various aspects of tax law (Stopping Internal Revenue Service Administrative Collection Efforts, Tax Notes, Special Allocations and Allocations Relating to Varying Interests, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, Deductions for Additions to a Bank's Bad Debt Reserve & The Representation Loan Base, Taxes, The Tax Magazine; and The Federal Income Tax Significance of Being a POW or MIA, Taxes, The Tax Magazine). TORT AND INSURANCE PRACTICE. The Insurance Group at Fowler White Burnett is comprised of insurance defense litigators who have worked in close association with insurance adjusters and personnel for many years. It provides excellent litigation services that include the defense of liability, negligence, civil rights and discrimination claims. The attorneys also provide analysis, advice, negotiation and litigation services related to insurance coverage issues and disputes and insurance bad-faith actions. The Insurance Group has prosecuted and defended declaratory judgment actions on a broad spectrum of issues for the insurance industry and their insured. TRADE ASSOCIATIONS, TRADE REGULATION, AND ANTITRUST. The Trade and Antitrust Group at Fowler White Burnett is knowledgeable and experienced in complex antitrust issues that may require litigation on a state, regional or national level. Out attorneys believe the best defense to antitrust and illegal trade claims is to provide proactive legal advice in all areas of antitrust law, such as unfair competition, price discrimination, membership criteria, marketing, licensing, and trade association activities. The group includes lawyers with extensive knowledge of antitrust, trade regulation, and franchise law as it applies to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other business arrangements. WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE. Fowler White Burnett's White Collar Criminal Defense practice area provides representation to corporations and individuals in grand jury investigations, as well as in state and federal criminal prosecutions in a wide range of areas including securities, tax fraud, money laundering, antitrust, public corruption, healthcare fraud, Sarbanes-Oxley Act violations, insider trading, mail fraud, wire fraud, broker/dealer regulation, investment manager and adviser regulation, insurance and re-insurance regulation, accounting fraud, and international and domestic extradition proceedings, among others. Fowler White Burnett is also experienced in civil investigations conducted by a variety of regulatory agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and various divisions of the Department of Justice, the Florida State Attorney General's Office and the Florida Department of Financial Services, among others.

Fowler White Burnett P.A., 4445 North Highway AIA, Suite 130, Vero Beach, FL 32963

Fax: (772) 231-8855 / (772) 469-1372 (eFax)

Telephone: (772) 231-1777

Florida, Stuart


Admiralty & Maritime Law, Antitrust Law, Banking & Finance Law, Bankruptcy Law, Business & Commercial Law, Business Organizations, Estate Planning, Trusts, Family Law, Health & Health Care Law, Hospital Law, Immigration, Insurance Law, International Law, Personal Injury -- Defense, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Probate & Estate Administration, Products Liability Law, Professional Malpractice Law, Real Estate Law, Condemnation, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Securities Law, Commodities, Taxation Law, Transportation Law, Aviation

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