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Q UINTAIROS , P RIETO , W OOD & B OYER , P.A. A Services & Real Estate Division Business, Financial At QPWB, we understand the practical reality of dealing with outside counsel and, lets face it, many times doing so can be a nuisance—or at least the underlying reason for calling in outside counsel can be a nuisance. Our goal, whether it be transactional, litigation, or counseling, is to complete the assignment as quickly as possible and to do so with a favorable outcome. Examples of a few areas in which we can help include, but are not limited to, the following: B USINESS T RANSACTIONAL L AW e lawyers providing services in this area typically are en-gaged in matters such as general corporate representation, shareholder, member or partner representation, officer and director representation, and mergers and acquisitions. In providing such representation our attorneys assist in the for-mation of business entities, and can be involved from the early discussion that determine what entity is appropriate for a particular business venture, to preparing the documents necessary to create that legal structure. We also counsel clients and prepare agreements relating to shareholder, member and partner relationships. e services provided in-clude advising on all aspects of business operations such as issues relating to officer and director liability; observance of corporate formalities to maintain shareholder protection from liability; compliance with regulatory and other govern-mental authorities; product liability; and warranty matters. Additionally, our attorneys counsel clients in structuring and negotiating their business relationships and drafting written contracts. We routinely prepare agreements for sup-ply and distributorships; independent contracting and em-ployment; and noncompetition and confidentiality. ˾ C ONSTRUCTION L AW e construction and development industry is booming once again. Of course with all of this activity, projects must be doc-umented and disputes over performance and/or payment will ultimately arise and must be resolved. Although a subset of business and commercial litigation, construction disputes require attorneys who understand the construction process from contract, commencement, and through occupancy. Our experienced attorneys in this area allow us to provide repre-sentation in the following areas: • Contract negotiation, review and counseling • Claims and dispute resolution (including defect and schedule impact claims) • Bid disputes • Construction liens, bonds, and payments disputes • Mediation and arbitration • Litigation • Insurance counseling and claims • Surety bond counseling and claims ˾ FRANK COSMEN Frank’s practice involves a diverse mix of business trans-actional matters such as contract and commercial law, business formation, commercial real estate, merger and acquisition, licensing, and other areas of corporate legal interest. He is a partner in the firm’s Business, Financial Services & Real Estate Division. Frank received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida in 1996, and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from St. Leo College, Florida in 1986. Additionally, Frank served in the United States Air Force for 11 years. Reach Frank at FCosmen@qpwblaw.com MIKE BARKER Mike is a Jacksonville native and is the Managing Partner of the Business, Financial Services and Real Estate Divi-sion of the firm. Mike is Board Certified in Construction Law as recognized by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Spe-cialization and Education and holds an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mike is well versed in both transactional and litigation aspects of the area of construction law and has a diverse practice in the area and in general real estate. Mike graduated from the University of Florida in 1996 and in 1999 with his Juris Doctor from Loyola University College of Law. Reach Mike at MBarker@qpwblaw.com QPWB Q UINTAIROS , P RIETO , W OOD & B OYER , P.A. Attorneys at Law B USINESS , F INANCIAL S ERVICES & R EAL E STATE D IVISION Q UINTAIROS , P RIETO , W OOD & B OYER , P.A. 1 Independent Dr., Suite 2902, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (855) 287-0240 Downtown Office • qpwblaw.com Attorneys’ Title Services, LLC 12428 San Jose Blvd., #1, Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 260-0105 • attorneystitleservices.us

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