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The attorneys of Widerman Malek have a varied and extensive focus on appellate law. Our appellate experience includes the drafting of appellate briefs and presentation of oral argument in the federal courts, the Florida Supreme Court and the district courts of Florida.

Our attorneys handle appeals involving business and corporate law, and complex litigation cases which include breach of contract, real estate transactions, construction disputes and other property rights cases. In addition, WM also handles family law appeals, including equitable distribution, support and paternity issues, probate and guardianship appeals, as well as personal injury appeals.

WM has experience providing trial support to trial attorneys in complex litigation matters. Preserving the record is of primary importance for success on appeal. The attorneys at WM offer trial support in every area of trial preparation, including the drafting of motions, both pre-trial and post-trial, as well as attending the trial itself. Attorneys nearing trial should consider consulting with an experienced WM appellate attorney to ensure that a potential appeal is addressed in their trial strategy and preparation.

Our attorneys also have a broad range of oral argument experience before the courts of appeal. WM offers oral argument support, affording attorneys an opportunity to prepare their cases for oral argument. We work with trial counsel to present mock oral argument to allow attorneys a meaningful opportunity to prepare and maximize their efforts to protect their clients’ interests.

What’s the Appeal – Do You Need an Appellate Lawyer?

WM Attorneys Who Practice Appellate Law

Mason Williams and Mary Kinberg of Widerman Malek, PL had a great time networking at the Space Coast Women In Defense (SCWID) October 26th meeting at the Courtyard Marriot in Cocoa Beach. Pam Gillespie was the moderator and one of the members on a panel discussing Community Service, Mentoring and Professional Development. The other panel members were Carol Craig of Craig Technologies, Lt. Erica Harris of the U.S. Air Force, and Brian Jaskiewicz of Space Coast Intelligent Solutions, Inc. (SCIS). The discussions were focused on mentoring, internships, servant leadership and important values for businesses.

Susie Glasgow, Mason Williams, Pam Gillespie

From left to right: Susie Glasgow, Mason Williams, Pam Gillespie

Pam Gillespie, Carol Craig, Lt. Erica Harris, Brian Jaskiewicz

From left to right: Pam Gillespie, Carol Craig, Lt. Erica Harris, Brian Jaskiewicz

August 17, 2015
Contact: Mark Malek
Tel. 321-255-2332




Widerman Malek, PL is pleased to announce that Brett A. Hyde  has joined the firm as an Attorney. Brett is a member of the Florida bar.  He, graduated from Florida State University and received his Juris Doctorate from Barry University School of Law.

Brett practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, foreclosure prosecution and defense, bankruptcy and family law. He joins Widerman Malek’s commitment to our community coaching little league baseball and flag football.  In addition to sports leagues, he is an assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts. Brett continues to support the Cocoa Police Department, in particular their SWAT team, with regard to their participation in the international SWAT competition which helps hone their skills to better protect and serve our community.  Brett’s experience, work ethic and commitment to his family and community make him yet another perfect fit to join the Widerman Malek family.

Widerman Malek, PL maintains offices in Melbourne FL, Evansville IN, and in the Washington DC area. The firm practices in intellectual property, commercial litigation, land use, real estate, corporate formation, asset protection, estate planning, government contracts and construction law. For more information about the firm, please visit.

Widerman Malek,PL is a leader in Florida community association (condominium and home owner’s association) law. We can handle the any of the diverse issues facing your condo or HOA.

More so than other areas of the law, community association law changes frequently — new laws and changes sometimes occur as often as every few months as new bills are passed and courts interpret laws differently.

Services we provide to Community Association clients include the following:

  • Counsel community associations in applying and interpreting the impact of various laws (federal, state, local, and administrative) on the operation of Community Associations.
  • Interpret, amend and enforcement of governing documents – including Declarations of Condominium, Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws of the Association and rules and regulations.
  • Answer everyday questions regarding operational, technical, regulatory, and practical issues.
  • Assist Boards of Directors on fiscal matters, including budgeting, levying special assessments, and establishing reserves.
  • Address maintenance and repair issues.
  • Instruct new Officers on best practices for efficiently and professionally managing meetings.
  • Advise on which projects require Board approval and which require unit owner approval.
  • Draft and review contracts and requests for proposals.
  • Plan and develop contracts for construction projects and advise on compliance with construction lien laws.
  • Collect delinquent assessments, including prosecuting foreclosures and liens against non-paying owners.
  • Counsel owners committees and the Association during the pre-transition and post-transition phases of the Community’s evolution.
  • Review loan documents and structure commercial lines of credit and/or arrange sources of financing for recreation lease purchases, capital improvements, etc.

Widerman Malek, PL has long served as general counsel and/or special counsel to numerous municipalities, special districts, public boards, and public agencies. Widerman Malek, PL counsels the North Brevard Hospital District and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office regarding various issues. We represent the Brevard County Housing Authority and the Melbourne Housing Authority in intergovernmental relations, litigation, contractual issues, and many other issues. We represent the tax exempt governmental entity, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, on a variety of issues. Our firm has represented the St. John’s Water Management District with regard to land use and environmental issues. We have also served as special counsel to the Brevard County Property Appraiser’s Office with regard to classification of real property issues and even had the privilege to represent NASA with regard to patent prosecution matters. Recently, the firm served as special counsel to the Brevard County School District and have represented the City of Palm Bay in trademark matters. We also served as counsel to the Barefoot Bay Recreation District for several years, and in that capacity, acted as the District attorneys for all matters. Widerman Malek, PL represents governmental entities in a wide variety of matters, including: ordinance drafting pursuant to the state comprehensive planning laws; negotiation and drafting of development agreements; complex development permitting, eminent domain and inverse condemnation activities; code enforcement prosecution and board counsel; growth management and land use; intergovernmental agreements; negotiation, litigation and administrative proceedings of environmental permitting and enforcement actions; real estate and equipment purchase, sales, and leases; intellectual property prosecution and litigation, submerged land leases and easements; and water law and consumptive water use. Our firm is highly involved in the political process at all levels of government and our team of attorneys knows how to work with federal, state and local governments to achieve excellence as well as value for taxpayers.

WM Attorneys Who Practice Government Law

Scott Widerman scott widerman
Ed Kinberg ed kinberg
Scott L. Knox Scott L. Knox