PRACTICE AREAS

The legal abilities, experience and raw talent of the attorneys at Rosenbaum PLLC span most areas of the practice of law. We are well qualified to handle almost any case or matter. We take great pride in the representation of our clients and the results that we obtain for them. We emphasize client satisfaction, not billable hours. We do not value intra-firm competition; we value teamwork and devotion to our clients' needs.

Appellate Practice

The Firm has highly experienced appellate attorneys who routinely prepare memoranda of law in complex cases in both State and Federal Courts. Our practice echoes the depth and broad experience of our Firm’s practice, including appeals involving business, insurance, constitutional, real property and government issues.


Assessment Collection and Foreclosures

  • We defer the billing of all attorneys’ fees and advance all costs in assessment collection and foreclosure cases. These costs include recording fees, filing fees, service of process costs, court costs, publication costs and all other costs of collection and foreclosure.
  • In most collections, the attorneys’ fees and costs incurred are paid by the delinquent or noncomplying owner.
  • Disbursements are provided timely.
  • Detailed assessment account status reports are provided on-line, 24/7, so that our community association clients are always kept fully updated and informed about the status of each collection or foreclosure matter.

Community Association Law

Rosenbaum PLLC is a full service law firm devoted to the representation of hundreds of community associations throughout Florida. We serve as general and litigation counsel for residential and hotel condominium, homeowners, and cooperative associations, as well as country clubs, throughout Florida. The extensive years of experience of our community association attorneys have made us sensitive to the needs of associations. We understand those needs are as varied and individual as the associations themselves. We are well aware that our continued success depends on our relationships with you and we therefore make client service our foremost concern.

  • There is no fee to become an annual retainer client of the Firm.
  • We do not charge for being designated as Registered Agent.
  • Detailed assessment account status reports are provided on-line, 24/7, so that our community association clients are always kept fully updated and informed.
  • We are highly accessible and responsive.
  • We provide complex and routine legal services for each of our community association clients, irrespective of size.

Matters handled by our community association attorneys include:

  • Providing legal opinions;
  • Reviewing, negotiating and preparing construction and service contracts and loan agreements;
  • Collecting delinquent assessments from initial demand through foreclosure;
  • Covenant review and amendment, enforcing covenants and restrictions from initial violation notice through arbitration, mediation or court case;
  • Amending and re-writing governing documents;
  • Assisting with pre and post transition matters,
  • Attending board and unit owner meetings;
  • Handling construction defect claims;
  • Assisting the community to meet financing guidelines and requirements;
  • Preserving or reinstating the association’s governing documents pursuant to Florida’s Marketable Record Title Act “MRTA”;
  • Handling fair housing and administrative matters before governmental entities;
  • Handling land use and zoning matters, and more

Insurance Claims and Disputes

We understand the internal operations of insurance companies and how claims are handled and defended and we use this to our advantage in pursuing complex, first-party insurance litigation and bad faith claims. The attorneys in our insurance law section have a history of cutting-edge trial and appellate decisions and insurance appraisal awards. These include numerous multi-million dollar verdicts, judgments, appraisal awards and settlements.
Pursuing first-party insurance litigation and bad faith claims requires substantial financial and technological resources and teams of skilled attorneys, support staff and experts.

  • We typically handle these claims on a contingency basis.
  • Our clients pay no costs – all costs are advanced by the firm and paid from the proceeds.
  • No costs or attorneys’ fees are due if there is not recovery.

Governmental Litigation

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing governments as well as those who come before government. We understand the issues and complexities associated with both sides. We handle almost all aspects of representation, including the following:

  • Land use and zoning litigation, including obtaining development orders, defending governmental claims of almost every type;
  • Environmental law and litigation;
  • Eminent domain;
  • Ad valorem tax challenges for large residential and for commercial properties.

Complex Commercial Litigation

A significant amount of our trial and appellate work involves the resolution of all aspects of business, contract and real property disputes. These problems are as varied as the business or matters are themselves. From breach of contract claims to trademark infringement claims, partnership dissolutions, issues pertaining to purchase and sale of a business or real property, real estate boundary, title or use issues and almost any other type of matter that is routine or complicated, they are almost all within our wide array of capabilities.


Construction Claims, Defects and Liens

Upon transition of an association from the developer to the owners, a number of issues will often arise, including construction defects of the developer and its contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers, claims for misuse of association funds, construction liens of all kinds and other types of claims.

  • We counsel associations to timely and properly resolve construction defects by settlement, mediation or litigation.
  • We handle construction lien law matters and can help property owners including associations, understand and comply with the construction lien process throughout their construction projects.

Labor and Employment Law and Litigation

We have extensive experience in these matters having represented employers and employees. They include ADA claims, Fair Labor Standards Act claims, wage claims, incentive compensation claims, discrimination claims, Fair Housing Act claims and much more.


Admiralty and Maritime Law and Litigation

The Firm's Maritime Law Practice Group provides a full range of services concerning admiralty and maritime matters and litigation. Our lawyers have handled marine insurance coverage claims, bad faith claims, salvage, vessel arrests, cargo claims, disputes concerning letters of credit and charter party litigation. Our lawyers also have extensive experience litigating maritime death and injury claims under The Jones Act and/or The Death on the High Seas Act, as well as maintenance and cure and seaworthiness claims under the general maritime law.


Significant Injury and Wrongful Death

The Firm represents individuals and relatives who have suffered catastrophic losses caused by the negligence of others through admiralty and maritime wrongful death actions.


Equine Law and Litigation

We have experience in equine law representing owners and equestrian associations in litigation and mediations relating to the equestrian industry and real estate and property matters relating to the equestrian community, including protests before the United States Equestrian Federation.


Probate and Guardianship Litigation

Our attorneys have represented individuals involved in probate, whether family or other heirs of the decedent, the appointed personal representative of the Estate, or creditors of the Estate in matters involving will contests, trust litigation, and voluntary and contested guardianships.