"My settlement was for $1.26 million. The accident changed my life, and Tom made sure that my injuries were identified, and my interests protected."
"Tom's excellent negotiation skills at the near day long mediation brought us a $650,000 settlement."
"Their dedication and proactive strategy was vital in the successful resolution of my situation. Honesty and fairness are the cornerstones of this firm's core values."
Owning and sustaining a profitable business is daunting enough without considering the red tape. Yet, maintaining the legal aspect is one of the most important things an owner can do. At Stathopoulos Law Group, we offer a full array of business legal services to help you navigate your claim against your opposition.
In the event you have a claim against another party, you are probably done with negotiating on your own by the time you start looking for a law firm. As a plaintiff, you decide the important issues, such as where the case gets filed. Generally, if you decided to file a lawsuit, you have two choices, state or federal court. The key threshold issue is which court has jurisdiction over the subject matter and person.
County Small Claims Court in Florida will entertain legal actions to settle disputes up to $5,000 in value, excluding cost, interest, and attorneys fees. If the value of the dispute is between $5,000 and $15,000 the County Civil Court has jurisdiction. For all matters beyond $15,000 the 6th Judicial Circuit Civil Court is the venue.
Federal court involves a federal question which gives the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida exclusive jurisdiction for such cases in the Tampa area. However, the federal court will also exercise jurisdiction over cases in which the parties are from different states and the claim or controversy is valued at greater than $75,000.00. State courts generally hear matters arising under state law and cases in which the federal court does not otherwise have jurisdiction.
Types of Business Law our Tampa Attorneys Handle
Stathopoulos Law Group handles a variety of business law, including:
- General Legal Counsel;
- Commercial Litigation;
- Contract Law;
- Business Formation, Reorganization,Mergers & Acquisitions;
- Purchase Agreements;
- Subcontractor Agreements;
- Employment & Labor Issues; and
- Ordinance Violations & Hearings.