Powell Carney Maller

727-898-9011 One Progress Plaza, Suite 1210 · St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Trial and Settlement of Florida Business and Personal Controversies

Business and individual clients throughout Florida rely on Powell, Carney, Maller, P.A. to defend their vital interests in real estate and construction disputes, as well as other commercial controversies and estate and probate matters. We understand the issues at stake when problems arise, and the best strategy for resolution. With an effective appellate practice, our experienced attorneys are frequently able to preserve decisions in favor of or reverse decisions against our clients on appeal. Our objective in any dispute is to resolve it in the way that works best for our client.

Crafting a litigation strategy

We work quickly to assess the merits of opposing claims, balance the strength of the allegations against the potential damages and advise clients on choosing settlement, dispute resolution or litigation. If trial is the best option, we are experienced at identifying the issues and developing an understanding of how the ultimate legal decision-maker, whether judge or jury, will react to the issues.

Many commercial and individual disputes settle short of trial, but our lawyers' willingness and preparedness to appear in court enables us to better evaluate the odds of success at trial, and often to develop a workable strategy to resolve the case. Trial experience is what gives us the ability to advise clients on whether to avoid, commence, settle, try or mediate a dispute.

Handling estate and trust controversies

Estate and trust controversies are highly sensitive and often complex disputes at which we excel. Our lawyers can use knowledge of effective tax and business planning to craft win-win solutions — particularly when disputes involve family members. We have resolved a variety of will and trust contests in probate litigation, striving to make sure that the original wishes of our clients are carried out as they intended.

Defending your interests on appeal

A highly focused area of client representation for us is appeals before federal and state appellate courts. We make appeals on behalf of our clients and defend against the appeals of adverse parties, offering a wide range of services that extend well beyond briefing and oral argument. Often we work with trial counsel to handle all aspects of an appeal, from identifying key issues and strategies to preparing and presenting the brief.

Taking the next step

When we take your business or personal matter to court, our goal is to do everything possible to achieve the results you want. Call (727) 898-9011 or contact our law firm online to learn how we can be of service to you.

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