100 NORTH TAMPA STREET, SUITE 2050
TAMPA, FL 33602

P 813-223-3888
F 813-228-6422
info@sblfirm.com

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Our business clients look to us to counsel and represent them aggressively in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, from breach of contract to business torts, through trial and any appeals. We quickly learn our client’s business and how to effectively frame business disputes for trial.

 

Our complex commercial litigation practice also encompasses the types of intellectual property disputes that are commonly present in commercial litigation, including disputes over trade secrets, trademarks, non-compete covenants, and breaches of confidentiality. We have extensive experience litigating complex commercial matters across a variety of industries and subject matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

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Eminent domain, or “condemnation” is the process by which the government or a utility company takes ownership of private property for public use. We offer full-service representation to our property owner clients facing eminent domain, including pre-condemnation planning, selecting and coordinating expert witnesses, negotiating with condemning authorities and litigating those cases where negotiations will not achieve a satisfactory result. We also provide property rights representation for situations where the government has taken private property but failed to pay the compensation required by the constitution.  These “inverse condemnation” takings may be by physical appropriation, such as by flooding or by the destruction of access, or they may be by permit denials or regulation that goes so far as to eliminate reasonable use of the property.
Our firm has extensive experience representing major public utilities, as well as county and municipal governments, amassing a long track record of providing cost-effective legal service to condemning authorities throughout the State of Florida. Having procured thousands of parcels, our team has experience acquiring property with a wide range of uses, and for a variety of purposes. We have substantial experience defending inverse condemnation and Bert Harris matters, as well.
SBL+ has extensive experience litigating a wide range of real estate disputes through trial and the appellate process, from easement and boundary line disputes to nuisance matters, and homeowner or condominium association disputes.
Our firm maintains an active appellate practice, continuing our clients’ advocacy after the conclusion of a trial or proceeding in state and federal courts of appeal.

Our class action practice is primarily focused on defending companies against claims of deceptive and unfair trade practices, statutory violations, product liability, data breaches, and mass torts. We have represented “household-name” companies in class actions pending in several different state and federal courts tried class actions to jury verdict and represented clients on appeals of class certification decisions. We provide “big-firm” class action experience and expertise but employ the attentive, nimble and cost-effective approach of a smaller firm.

We have a depth of experience in litigating through trial and any appeals disputes between clients and governmental permitting authorities under the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and Section 1983 of the United States Code.

We have extensive experience dealing with intangible forms of property and in litigating trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual-property disputes.

We have extensive experience guiding our clients through administrative proceedings, even advocating for them during the development of rules and regulations.

From construction defect cases to real estate deposit claims, to warranty disputes, our attorneys have represented claimants and respondents in arbitration proceedings of all degrees and complexity.

Our firm’s experienced attorneys can provide a broad array of assistance in construction disputes, whether in arbitration, civil litigation, or mediation.