We deliver value... with individual and collective contributions.

Practice Areas

A Klauber Shields difference... by each of us placing our focus on our area of expertise, we are able to support each other when matters overlap, and combine our strengths to create value for our clients.

Business Law

We counsel clients in all types of corporate work, both domestic and international, ranging from sophisticated business transactions, to day-to-day corporate housekeeping. We have represented the majority of our clients for many years and play an integral part in all facets of their businesses. We work with clients on banking, finance and workout services; business succession and estate planning services; collections, creditor remedies, general business and corporate services.

Real Estate

We counsel clients in every aspect of residential and commercial real estate investment, ownership, leasing, management and finance.  We also offer commercial and residential clients a unique insight into the complicated and ever-changing world of mortgage loans and foreclosure.  We educate clients about their financing options to help them make informed loan decisions, whether they’re looking for new financing or trying to renegotiate an existing loan. If our clients are experiencing or anticipating problems making payments, we have a team of lawyers that can negotiate the loan terms, perform a forensic analysis of the loan documents and properly defend and protect our client’s interests in a foreclosure suit.  Our lawyers and staff are highly trained and constantly educated on the ever-changing real estate laws.

Personal Injury

Klauber & Shields represents clients who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. We handle all aspects of the personal injury matter, from the initial insurance claim through settlement negotiations with insurance companies, to lawsuits in Circuit Civil Court, when necessary. Accidents that result in serious injury involve complex legal issues. Insurance companies can delay or, in some cases, be unresponsive to your claims. Since those companies have high-priced lawyers on their team, the playing field is not level for an individual trying to negotiate a claim. Our job is to remove that burden from you by using our team’s knowledge and experience to help you get just compensation for your injuries.

Mortgage Law

Mortgage Law involves the negotiation, closing services and litigation related to loans secured by real property. We offer commercial and residential clients a unique insight into the complicated and ever-changing world of mortgage loans and foreclosure. As part of our representation, we educate clients about their mortgage options to help them make informed loan decisions, whether they’re looking for a new loan or trying to renegotiate an existing one. If our clients are experiencing or anticipating problems making payments, we have a team of lawyers that can negotiate the loan terms, perform a forensic analysis of the loan documents and properly defend and protect our clients interests in a foreclosure suit.

Family Law & Mediation

Klauber Shields practices family law and family law mediation from standard cases, to complex property and financial cases, international family law, high conflict divorce, custody and family law litigation. We are also experienced in alternative dispute resolution in the family law arena. Our approach to a family law case is not typical. We always carefully examine the legal, financial and emotional aspects of every case and use that information to work with our clients to create a strategy that considers all of their needs.

Probate & Estate Planning

Our firm handles probate and estate planning, including wills and trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, business planning, asset protection and wealth preservation planning, and planning for incapacity and disability. We also handle probate administration including Florida trust administration and litigation, representation of personal representatives, heirs, creditors and trustees in the administration of trusts.

Litigation

At Klauber Shields, we litigate cases in every one of our practice areas. The litigation process is document-intensive and structured by a set of complex rules and procedures that dictate how a lawsuit is handled. We constantly study those rules, use them to our clients’ advantage and consult with one another to create the best strategy for each case. Litigation often proceeds much like trench warfare; court documents define the parties’ legal positions as trenches define battlefield positions. From experience, we know that the front line of a great litigation plan is a strategic analysis of the case that determines how to get the best result in the shortest amount of time.

Bankruptcy & Asset Protection

Asset protection can take many forms, but all of them involve the creation of a well designed plan to structure financial affairs and keep assets from creditors in the event of something unforeseen. We work with our clients to analyze their situation in detail and advise them on how to craft a plan that’s best for them. When bankruptcy is the only method of protection, we have experienced bankruptcy counsel to guide them through the process and then help restore their credit score afterwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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