Florida Small-Firm Practice Tools

Covers 17 practice areas with concise text, step-by-step procedures, hundreds of voice-of-experience tips, and citations to 1000+ Florida and federal cases. More than 370 custom-drafted, practice tested forms in print and digital format.

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REVISION 2 HIGHLIGHTS

Florida Small Firm Practice Tools is an indispensable reference for attorneys who practice in multiple areas. This  edition adds dozens of new sections and forms covering recent cases and legislation including:

Civil Litigation (Chapter 1)

  • Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic, §1:06 
  • Shortening and Tolling the Statute of Limitations, §1:35 
  • Importance of Jury Instructions, §1:55 
  • State Courts—Concurrent and Exclusive Jurisdiction, §1:72 
  • Representation by Counsel, §1:107 
  • Small Claims, §1:137 
  • Preservation of Error, §1:260 
  • Appeals – Jurisdiction, §1:272 
  • Appeals – Time of Commencement, §1:273

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT AND OTHER PERSONAL INJURY CASES (CHAPTER 2)

  • Death of a Party, §2:117
  • Accident/Incident Surveillance Evidence, §2:237

BUSINESS LITIGATION (CHAPTER 4)

  •  Prospective Waiver of the Statute of Limitations, §4:14 
  • Time-Barred Debt, §4:15 
  • Contract Interpretation Principles, §4:205 
  • Admission of Expert Testimony, §4:276

EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONS (CHAPTER 8) 

  • Medical Marijuana, §8:52 
  • Workday Defined, §8:65 
  • Employee Seats, §8:71 
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act, §8:144 
  • Arbitration, §8:148 

MARRIAGE DISSOLUTION (CHAPTER 11) 

  • Judicial Disqualification, §11:11 
  • Venue, §11:44 
  • Cut-Off Date for Determining Marital Assets and Liabilities, §11:116 
  • Equitable Lien against Homestead Property, §11:117 
  • Motion for New Trial, §11:190

Forms include:

  • Client intake and interview questionnaires.
  • Checklists.
  • Letters to clients, experts, opposing parties, insurers, and others.
  • Pleadings, motions, and additional litigation documents.
  • Interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admission.
  • Complex transactional documents such as purchase and sale agreements, leases, deeds, corporate formation documents, partnership and operating agreements.
  • Wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents.
  • And more.

All 370+ forms are printed in the book and provided in digital format delivered with an emailed zip file.

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Table of contents

ABBREVIATED TABLE OF CONTENTS


VOLUME 1


Chapter 1 Civil Litigation
Chapter 2 Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
Chapter 3 The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and Other Florida Consumer Protection Laws


Chapter 4 Business Litigation
Chapter 5 Credit and Collections
Chapter 6 Landlord-Tenant Relations
Chapter 7 Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales
Chapter 8 Employer-Employee Relations
Chapter 9 Organizing and Operating a Small Business
Chapter 10 Buying and Selling a Small Business


VOLUME 2


Chapter 11 Marriage Dissolution
Chapter 12 Estate Planning
Chapter 13 Probate
Chapter 14 Incapacity and Guardianship
Chapter 15 Adoptions and Gestational Surrogacy
Chapter 16 DUI Defense
Chapter 17 Misdemeanor Defense
Index