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Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation / real estate litigation

The Firm represents clients in commercial litigation matters, in a variety of practice areas in state, federal and bankruptcy courts, before administrative agencies, and in mediation/arbitration. The firm also handles disputes concerning Seminole and Miccosukee tribesmen and territory and is admitted to the Seminole Tribe of Florida Bar.

  • Business/contract disputes;
  • Real estate litigation;
  • Construction litigation and lien law;
  • Landlord/tenant disputes;
  • Personal injury plaintiff representation; and
  • General collection matters.

The Firm regularly represents clients in all aspects of their businesses, including:

Business Disputes
Representing locally-based and national corporations, partnerships and individuals. The Firm has successfully resolved business disputes of all types for its clients.

Real Estate Litigation
The Firm handles a wide variety of real estate disputes, such as:

  • Breach of contract and deposit disputes
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Specific performance actions
  • Title insurance claims
  • Community association law and other cases involving real estate property.


Commercial Foreclosure Defense
It’s crucial to hire the right counsel to defend you in a commercial foreclosure suit. There are fewer defenses available in contrast to residential foreclosures, in which various Federal consumer protection statutes are applicable. Personal guaranty of commercial loans is often required; therefore, all available defensive tools and strategies must be utilized. The Firm’s experience in this arena provides its clients with the maximum available protection.

Landlord / Tenant Disputes
The Firm represents commercial landlords and tenants, and regularly assists them to understand and maximize their rights under Florida law.

General Commercial Matters
In addition to the areas listed above, clients of SLF are well-counseled in general business-related matters. The Firm serves as corporate counsel for business clients and property managers/owners, helping them make the strategic decisions that will assist them in attaining their long-term objectives.

Personal Injury Plaintiff Representation

Mr. Strauss has served as in-house counsel to the largest insurance carrier in North America and offers aggressive representation for personal injury matters with inside knowledge and experience.

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you free information about our qualifications. This web site is intended to provide general information about our firm and its areas of practice. It is not intended to give legal advice to anyone on any subject.