Upchurch, Bailey and Upchurch represents both lenders and borrowers in all aspects of individual and commercial finance and lending laws, including lending transactions, leases, structured financing, lending litigation, and lending liability disputes.
With so much at stake, you need aggressive, experienced representation you can trust. Our trial attorneys offer a wide range of litigation experience and resources to protect clients’ interests in both state and federal courts, including appellate courts. If it’s worth litigating, it's worth calling UBU.
We offer a wide range of experience in commercial and residential homeowners' association laws. We have represented developers, owners, and operators of diverse condominium properties, as well as community associations connected with condominiums.
Condominium and Subdivision Law
We represent developers of commercial projects. This includes new construction and conversions of existing projects to condominium ownership. Our services include preparing documents, coordinating services, budgeting, and obtaining state approval of documents. We also represent developers of commercial subdivisions in all phases of development, from acquisition and zoning through to turnover of association control.
Upchurch, Bailey and Upchurch represents owners, contractors, public entities, design professionals, construction trades and material suppliers throughout the state of Florida in all aspects of the construction process, from the contracting phase through final completion. We draft and negotiate construction agreements, including various industry standard form agreements. We also handle complex and routine construction litigation involving contract disputes, construction lien claims, construction defects, design defects, bid protests, delay claims, and insurance coverage disputes. We routinely practice in state and federal court, as well as handling matters in private arbitration.
Corporate and Business Law
Every business, no matter how large or small, faces legal challenges that can have a major impact on its bottom line. Our firm’s experienced attorneys help you achieve your business goals. Services include business entity organization, design and structure, business entity dissolution and liquidation, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, tax-free reorganizations, partnerships and joint ventures, and professional practices.
Education and School Law
Education law is a major area of our practice. We serve as general counsel to various schools across northern Florida. The laws regarding education can be complex and are constantly changing. Fortunately, we have the know-how and experience to represent your school effectively and affordably.
Environmental, Zoning, and Land Use Law
Our firm provides review of local, state, and federal land use and environmental regulations for business developers, agricultural interests, landowners, and individuals. We also facilitate applications for development permits and approval from local, regional, and state agencies. Other services include comprehensive planning, developments of regional impact, planned unit developments, variances, rezonings, and special exceptions.
Matters involving family can be emotionally charged, stressful to all parties involved, and complicated. Our seasoned family law team will help remove as much stress as possible and guide you to the decisions that best benefit you. Our firm offers a range of legal services, including preparation of prenuptial agreements, name changes and adoptions, representing spouses in dissolution of marriage actions, and modifications of alimony and child support.
Real Estate Law
Our professionals represent buyers, sellers, and brokers in commercial and residential real estate transactions, including acquisition of properties and related easement; title and development work; closing services for major real estate transactions (including mortgage loans); real estate litigation, including cases involving access, drainage, and riparian rights; utility and other easements; sovereign lands and other title issues; zoning and land use; growth management; and comprehensive plan issues. We are title agents for several national title insurance companies and issue title insurance for residential and commercial real estate closings and loan transactions.
We provide strategic, solution-oriented counsel in nearly all tax-related matters for business entities and tax-exempt organizations. Services include mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and reorganizations. We also can help with everything from operational arrangements and contracts, succession plans, and deferred compensation arrangements. No matter the need, our goal is to help you maximize benefits and minimize costs, whether it’s a federal or state tax issue. Finally, when needed, we represent clients before federal and state taxing authorities and courts, such as the Internal Revenue Service, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States District Courts and Courts of Appeal, and the Florida Department of Revenue.
Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Our experienced estate planning attorneys offer a broad range of services to assist clients in addressing their estate planning needs, including preparation of all types of trust agreements; preparation of all types of wills; preparation of related estate planning documents, such as powers of attorney; designation of health care surrogates; living declarations; HIPAA authorization; representation in all probate matters; and representation in all trust administration matters.
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With outstanding attorneys, over a century of experience, reasonable rates, and more personal attention, choosing UBU couldn’t be an easier decision. We’re ready to help.