Palm Beach Gardens (Florida)
Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s Palm Beach Gardens office provides a full range of legal services to corporations, small companies, and individuals. We are dedicated to representing clients in diverse transactional and civil litigation matters including, but not limited to, business litigation, real estate, tax and estate planning, and probate and trust litigation. We are located in the thriving city of Palm Beach Gardens (approximately one hour north of the Miami metro area), which enables us to conveniently serve our clients situated in urban, suburban, and rural markets throughout the State of Florida and beyond.
Our lawyers possess the skill, experience, and business savvy to provide you or your company with cutting-edge counsel in a rapidly changing and challenging business environment. We have built long-standing relationships with our clients based upon trust earned through years, and in some instances, decades, of professional collaboration.
Tax and Estate Planning
For those who have the responsibility of shepherding an estate through the probate process or for those who administer the estate, successful navigation through these complex legal processes often require experienced counsel to guide you and help you make the right choices. Our attorneys have decades of experience to help you through those difficult processes including, but not limited to:
- Tax and Estate Planning, specializing in assisting high net-worth families take advantage of opportunities available under the Federal Tax Code.
- Estate and Trust Administration, specializing in assisting Personal Representatives in the administration of decedent’s estates, assisting Trustees in the administration of Trusts, and preparation of federal estate tax returns and federal income tax returns insuring that our clients pay the minimum amount of taxes.
Probate and Trust Litigation
Our estate planning and litigation group use a team approach in which we blend the experience of our estate planning attorneys and litigation attorneys and their respective knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive trust and estate litigation service to our clients. We work collaboratively to resolve disputes between the parties through discussion and negotiation. However, when early reasoned settlement cannot be accomplished, we can assist our clients with the ongoing litigation procedures and court appearances that are necessary to resolve the disputes that arise in the context of estate and trust administration matters.
Real Estate Purchases and Sales
Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s Residential Real Estate attorneys have extensive years of experience and closing real estate transactions for buyers, sellers and mortgage lenders. We help buyers and sellers throughout the closing process, from the signing of the contract to the delivery of the deed at the closing table. We help review our clients’ contracts and mortgage commitments, negotiate inspection issues, update and examine abstracts of title, and schedule and attend the closing with our clients. The firm’s attorneys take the responsibility of assisting our clients with the purchase of a home very seriously. As lending and housing issues have gained national attention and buying a house becomes more complex, we firmly believe that working with an experienced real estate attorney is the best way to insure a smooth closing process and avoid post-closing issues.
Commercial and General Business Litigation
Our litigation attorneys have years of experience assisting clients in complex commercial and business litigation cases in both state and federal courts. Our litigation group can assist you with your needs through all phases of the litigation process from pre-suit negotiation and dispute resolution through trial. Our principal areas of litigation practice include, but are not limited to, the following areas of law:
- Corporate and general business disputes
- Contract disputes
- Construction and construction defect disputes
- Commercial and residential real estate disputes
- Labor and employment disputes
- Business torts
In all client matters, we endeavor to aggressively represent our clients, work closely with our clients through the many challenges that often arise in litigation and resolution through trial.