Other Practice Areas

The Duarte Firm has strong and long-standing Of Counsel relationships with experienced and talented Real Estate, Maritime, and Estate Planning attorneys. Through these relationships the firm is able to provide its services to our clients all under The Duarte Firm umbrella. Below are the services offered by the firm's Of Counsel attorneys:

Real Estate

The firm routinely assists lenders, borrowers, developers, buyers, and sellers with all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, guiding clients through all aspects of due diligence, contract negotiation, leasing and financing. The firm's services includes:

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  • Residential and Commercial Closings

  • Title Insurance

  • Acquisitions and Sales of Residential and Commercial Real Property

  • Residential and Commercial Leasing

  • Financing and Re-Financing

The firm also represents builders, commercial and industrial property owners, developers, general contractors, and investors in disputes involving:

  • Breach of purchase and sale, developer, and joint venture agreements

  • Broker commission disputes

  • Enforcement and Defense of Commercial Loan, Mortgage and Guaranty Agreements

  • Commercial evictions and foreclosure

  • Commercial leasing

  • Dispossessory actions 

  • Injunctive relief

  • Specific performance

  • Title, easement, partition, equitable subordination, and boundary line disputes

  • Construction and Lien Litigation

  • Zoning and permitting

Maritime

The firm relies upon its vast experience and network within the marine industry in advising its clients on the unique aspects of maritime transactions, working closely with many aspects of the yachting community including yacht brokers, shipyards, marine lenders, and a variety of international shipping registries. The firm's services includes:

  • New Build or Brokerage Transactions

  • Vessel Purchase and Sale Agreements

  • Vessel Registration Options

  • Corporate Ownership Structures

  • Marine Financing

  • Local Sales and Use Tax

  • Domestic or International Delivery

  • Hiring, Retention, and Termination of Captain and Crew

The firm regularly assists its clients through all aspects of due diligence, contract negotiation, and closing, and has handled numerous maritime transactions worth several millions of dollars throughout the state of Florida.

Estate Planning and Elder Law

Making plans for your estate and legacy is important at several life stages – for young married couples, as your children grow up, and as you age. Irrespective of your life stage, estate planning is rarely straightforward, posing challenges and puzzling questions. To this end, the firm guides individuals and families through this planning process and assists clients in the following areas:

  • Estate Planning

  • Elder Law

  • Wealth Preservation Planning

  • Snowbird Planning

  • Planning for Young Couples

  • Probate Administration

  • Private Fiduciary Services

  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Contact us to speak with an experienced Florida Real Estate, Maritime, or Estate Planning attorney.