Brett A. Hyde was an all lines insurance adjuster for a few well-known national insurance carriers prior to his legal career. This exposure and interaction with various personal injury law firms throughout the state resulted in the opportunity to join the Morgan, Colling and Gilbert (MCG) law firm as a case manager.
After a few years with Morgan, Colling and Gilbert, Brett decided to continue his education and sought his Juris Doctorate degree at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, FL. There he met his current colleagues Scott Widerman and Mark Malek. While engaged in his study of law, Brett joined a well-known insurance defense firm handling the type of claims brought by his former employer MCG.
Upon graduation and passing the bar exam, Mr. Hyde was offered a position with the law firm Vance Lotane and Bookhardt (VLB) in Brevard County and moved his family from Orlando to be closer to his job. It was during this tenure that he met another of his colleagues Eric Hostetler. Brett was involved in representation of the nation’s largest auto and home insurers, specifically related to their loss mitigation and claims recovery litigation known as subrogation, throughout the state of Florida. In addition to those activities, he was also providing legal services to local banks, credit unions, and various local business enterprises.
Brett enjoyed many years associated with VLB but decided that he was interested in opening his own practice and expanding upon his current endeavors into other areas of law. This brought the founding of The Florida Legal Group, LLC which was a full service law firm providing a vast array of business and personal legal representation in both the civil and criminal arenas. After operating and managing The Florida Legal Group, LLC, he has come to the Widerman Malek law firm bringing with him the extensive and unique experiences from his many years of practice. He now looks forward to extending the same exceptional professional services in his new firm.
Brett has been and remains actively involved in his community through his church affiliation, and many years of coaching little league baseball and flag football. In addition to the sports leagues, he is an assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts. He also supports 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 protect and serve our community.
On behalf of the undersigned individually and for the applicant business:
I/We authorize my/our insurance company, bank, financial institution, or other creditors to release to SBA all records and information necessary to process this application.
If my/our loan is approved, additional information may be required prior to loan closing. I/We will be advised in writing what information will be required to obtain my/our loan funds.
I/We hereby authorize the SBA to verify my/our past and present employment information and salary history as needed to process and service a disaster loan.
I/We authorize SBA, as required by the Privacy Act, to release any information collected in connection with this application to Federal, state, local, tribal or nonprofit organizations (e.g. Red Cross Salvation Army, Mennonite Disaster Services, SBA Resource Partners) for the purpose of assisting me with my/our SBA application, evaluating eligibility for additional assistance, or notifying me of the availability of such assistance.
I/We will not exclude from participating in or deny the benefits of, or otherwise subject to discrimination under any program or activity for which I/we receive Federal financial assistance from SBA, any person on grounds of age, color, handicap, marital status, national origin, race, religion, or sex.
I/We will report to the SBA Office of the Inspector General, Washington, DC 20416, any Federal employee who offers, in return for compensation of any kind, to help get this loan approved. I/We have not paid anyone connected with the Federal government for help in getting this loan.
CERTIFICATION AS TO TRUTHFUL INFORMATION: By signing this application, you certify that all information in your application and submitted with your application is true and correct to the best of your knowledge, and that you will submit truthful information in the future.
WARNING: Whoever wrongfully misapplies the proceeds of an SBA disaster loan shall be civilly liable to the Administrator in an amount equal to one-and-one half times the original principal amount of the loan under 15 U.S.C. 636(b). In addition, any false statement or misrepresentation to SBA may result in criminal, civil or administrative sanctions including, but not limited to: 1) fines and imprisonment, or both, under 15 U.S.C. 645, 18 U.S.C. 1001, 18 U.S.C. 1014, 18 U.S.C. 1040, 18 U.S.C. 3571, and any other applicable laws; 2) treble damages and civil penalties under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729; 3) double damages and civil penalties under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, 31 U.S.C. 3802; and 4) suspension and/or debarment from all Federal procurement and non-procurement transactions. Statutory fines may increase if amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
I/we authorize Widerman-Malek PL to process my loan application/s based on the information provided.
I certify that: