Practice Areas

Business, Corporate & Commercial Law

Business law is sorted into two categories: (1) business transactions, and (2) business litigation. Business transactions include business formation, contracts, security agreements and perfection, as well as real estate transactions, and a host of other subcategories of contract. Business litigation is simply the enforcement of those rights as defined by contract or by statute. Proper business formation and contract structuring can significantly reduce the need for business litigation in the future.

The attorneys at Clyatt, Richardson & Ryan are very experienced in both business litigation and transactional work. Business litigation often turns on the interpretation of business contracts. It is therefore invaluable to have the same attorneys that drafted the contract, represent the business, or its owners, in litigation involving the contract.

 

Asset Protection & Estate Planning

Few areas of law are as ingrained with historical precedent and tradition as estate planning. Historically, technical formalities have undone important executory documents. While the modern trend is beginning to focus more on intent and less on formalities, it is essential that any estate attorney be familiar with these technical rules.

A thorough and fully developed estate plan is essential to protecting those assets which have taken a lifetime to earn. Clyatt, Richardson & Ryan represents those in need of complex estate plans regarding high value assets, as well as simple wills and trusts.

 

Family Law

Family law is often one of the most contested and emotionally draining areas of law for clients. Often, the overriding concern of a family law client is simply to be treated fairly by the other party and the court. Experienced family law attorneys give clients the knowledge to comprehend the seemingly complex and unsure legal system and the confidence to know that they will be treated fairly.

 

Real Estate

Real estate law encompasses a wide variety of law, including title insurance and escrow transactions, drafting purchase or lease agreements, drafting mortgage or promissory notes and litigating claims thereto. The team at Clyatt, Richardson & Ryan are well-versed in all of these facets of real estate law.

 

Personal Injury

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Falls, Product Defects

If you have suffered a serious injury in an accident that was not your fault, you have the right to seek compensation from the at fault parties. These cases can be extremely complex and it is important to have strong representation behind you from the start. Our attorneys have the experience, knowledge and commitment to properly handle your case. We will work with your physicians and other medical professionals to assess and review all the short and long-term medical aspects of your case. Our detailed understanding of Florida automobile insurance and liability laws mean that we understand the different sources of recovery available to car accident victims and their families, as well as the various theories of liability that enable those victims to collect from the parties who caused them harm.

 

Construction & Lien Law

Construction law includes everything from contracts to recording claims of lien. In a complex statutory scheme, with strict deadlines for providing seemingly innumerable notices, it is vital to have an experienced construction attorney.

 

Probate, Estate & Trust Administration

Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Estate Administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased’s assets. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased’s estate. Trust Administration involves managing, directing, and supervising the affairs of the trust. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so, it is important to consult a firm with experience in these areas of the law to ensure that the deceased’s assets are distributed correctly.