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Finalizing Business Agreements – What Willie Taggart and Florida State Can Teach Us

As a Florida State University alumnus, a recent news topic caught my attention. According to reports, the FSU Seminoles former head football coach, Willie Taggart, was possibly fired without the execution of a formal contract. Allegedly, the only document memorializing the university’s hiring of Taggart was a nine-page letter of agreement. Of course, if that […]

What New Real Estate Investors Should Know About Wholesaling

Real estate investing should be part of every wealth-building strategy. In Florida, we’ve enjoyed a hot real estate market for several years after recovering from the historic crash and global recession of a decade ago. A popular investing strategy, especially for new investors, is called wholesale investing or “wholesaling.” I have represented investors who have […]

SBA Proposes Consolidation of Federal Contracting Assistance Mentor-Protégé Programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed a rule of merging two of its current federal contracting assistance programs, the 8(a) Business Development Mentor-Protégé Program and the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program, in order to eliminate confusion and remove unnecessary duplication of functions within the SBA. The 8(a) Program is for small businesses owned by […]

What Is the Purpose of a Lady Bird Deed?

Many individuals wish to pass their property down to their heirs without probate. One way to do this is with a life estate deed where the owner retains possession of the property while they (or another person) are alive, and then another person becomes the fee simple owner of the property. However, this type of […]

Three Widerman Malek Attorneys Named 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Widerman Malek, PL is pleased to announce three attorneys have been selected to the list of 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than 5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected to appear on the list of Florida Super Lawyers, and no more 2.5 percent are selected to appear […]

Eric Hostetler named to Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce 2019 Board of Directors

Partner Eric Hostetler has been named to the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Board of Directors and serves on the Chamber’s Executive Committee as the Vice Chair of Board Governance. He focuses on a full range of civil and commercial litigation including contract disputes, recent lawsuits surrounding Title III American with Disabilities Act “Tester” […]

Widerman Malek sponsors National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) 2019 “Block Kids” competition

Widerman Malek is proud to be the Breakfast Sponsor for the 2019 “Block Kids” competition sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). The Block Kids Program is a national building competition sponsored on the local level by the Space Coast Florida Chapter, NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction). The program introduces […]

Join Us Saturday, February 9th for the No Bad Days Foundation Annual Kickin’ It For Hope Event

 Saturday, February 9, 2019 Pre-registration: 9 a.m. * Games begin: 10 a.m. Viera Regional Park  2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL $60 per player – $500 per team (10 player team) Participants with disabilities play for free Please come join us for a fun day of kickball and FREE family-friendly activities. Dozens of cash raffle […]

Three Widerman Malek Attorneys Become Partners

Attorneys Kelly G. Swartz, Eric L. Hostetler and J. Mason Williams IV have become partners at the firm! Kelly, as an equity partner, is board certified in intellectual property law and practices in the areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets and unmanned systems.  Kelly serves as chair of the Board […]

Two New Additions Boost Widerman Malek’s Growing Practice

We are pleased to welcome attorneys Demian S. Serianni and Charles P. Castellon to our Widerman Malek Celebration office. “Demian’s and Charles’ experience add incredible value to our clients,” said WM managing partner Mark Malek.  “We are proud to have them join our team.” Demian focuses on all matters related to United States Immigration and Nationality Law. Prior […]

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