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Business Transactions and Advice

Weiss, Handler & Cornwell P.A assist our clients with business transactions, and provide our clients with general legal advice. We are business attorneys, with the legal and business background to counsel clients through the numerous legal obstacles and decisions that are faced in the business environment.

Our business clients range from large international corporations to smaller closely held corporations we have the experience.

The Business Transactional Team also can assist clients from entity formation, reformation, purchase and sale of companies or its assets, merger and acquisition, and partnerships.

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Governmental Affairs and Public Policy

Weiss, Handler & Cornwell P.A. prides itself on providing the most effective representation for its clients. Our governmental affairs team fully understands the complexities of government and has the experience to develop a particularized strategy to achieve each client’s goals and objectives.

We serve every client with a total team approach that capitalizes on our many years of experience of our legal and governmental affairs professionals. This strategy provides the most effective representation before the judicial, legislative, and executive branches, including the Governor and Cabinet. Our firm is equally proud of its successful representation of clients before municipalities, counties and state agencies.

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Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation

Founding partners Howard Weiss and Henry Handler have successfully litigated multi-million dollar settlements in construction defect and accounting lawsuits for some of the most prominent condominium associations and country clubs in South Florida. Partner William Cornwell, has litigated a wide variety of commercial and tort cases, whose jury successes include an $11 million judgment against a major car manufacturer in a products liability suit and a multi-million million dollar jury verdict in a residential condominium construction defect case. Senior Attorney Carol Kartagener experience includes a $10.7 million jury verdict in a commercial fraud and breach of contract lawsuit against one of the nation’s largest property managers.

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Real Estate & Development

Weiss, Handler & Cornwell, P.A.’s Commercial Real Estate and Development Team has the knowledge and experience required to help navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of laws, rules and regulations that affect modern real estate transactions. We represent a wide range of clients in a myriad of real estate situations. Whether representing clients before local value adjustment boards or procuring Federal funding from Washington, the Commercial Real Estate and Development Team can get the job done.

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Trust and Estate Planning

Weiss, Handler & Cornwell, P.A.’s Trust and Estate Planning Team provide individuals and families with valuable insight into the process of estate planning and administration. By focusing on the client’s desire for a seamless transition we arrange for the transfer of property to occur in a time a place that best fits each individual situation.

The Estate Planning Team aims to preserve the maximum amount of wealth possible for the intended beneficiaries while still providing flexibility for the individual prior to death. Our team can assist in disposition of the entirety of a property both real and personal.

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Private Client Services

Weiss, Handler & Cornwell P.A. is experienced in personal, business and family wealth planning. The insights brought by the Private Client Services are the results of more than 25 years of experience assisting individuals and their families grow, manage and sustain their wealth to ultimately leave a lasting legacy.

Our Private Client Attorneys advise and represent individuals at a time when personal matters and relationships require sensitive and strategic counsel.

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Why Co-Counsel? By having an experienced law firm on your team like Weiss, Handler & Cornwell P.A., it can give you the tactical advantage you need. An experienced trial and appellate attorney can anticipate the likely issues for summary judgment and motions in limine allowing you to structure the case in advance rather than reactively.

Weiss, Handler & Cornwell offer a strategic co-counseling alliance for many reasons.

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Complex High-End Divorce and Family Law

Weiss, Handler & Cornwell, P.A.’s family law team is known for handling complex marital litigation and property settlements encompassing millions of dollars in assets.

We employ in-house experience with forensic and tax accounting as well as real and personal property evaluation to help our clients achieve an equitable distribution of property. We also counsel clients with family and device issues such as ...

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