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Introduction to the Firm
VolkLaw has been caring about and caring for clients for over 27 years. If your lawyer cares about you, you are going to have an engaged collaboration instead of a lawyer who is emotionlessly carrying out a task. We value our clients and know the outcome will be better when we work well together.
If you need help with any of a wide range of money and property and business matters, we have experienced Business, Real Estate, Employer Rights, and Construction Lawyers. We serve Melbourne, Brevard County, and more.
Our attorneys are experienced in Lawsuits, Business, Real Estate, Employer Rights, Construction, Creditor Rights Bankruptcy, and other business-related matters. You will be dealing with experienced, smart people. Business and Litigation law manager David Volk, Esq. has 33 years of business litigation experience including 16 years of Board Certified in Business Litigation and grew up working from age 12 in an entrepreneurial family business. Real Estate law manager Michael Dujovne, Esq. has 29 years of Real Estate & litigation experience and is Board Certified in Real Estate. Shawn Demers has been handling complex business disputes and has over 17 years of experience. Bryan J. Yarnell, Esq., attended Harvard Law School and received his juris doctor degree graduating cum laude, upon graduation he began teaching Nuclear Physics. Mr. Yarnell has 25 years of litigation experience. He has focused his practice on contract drafting, business formation, operating agreements, construction contracts, and other transactional matters for local businesses. Mr. Yarnell still practices general litigation including commercial and construction litigation.Read more...
Client Service Philosophy
VolkLaw Offices, P.A. is celebrating its 29th year in business. We say VolkLaw means business, because it has the expertise, experience, and resources to effectively represent entities and individuals in their financial affairs. We strive to deliver excellent service and quality work in a better-cheaper-faster context while remaining detail oriented. We believe that if clients trust us, we should strive to reward that faith. Read More...
VolkLaw uses procedural systems that have been written and routinely improved since the firm was founded at the end of 1994. Technology properly investigated, chosen, and implemented by highly skilled lawyers and their support team level the playing field with even the largest of law firms. VolkLaw actually has the advantage, because we can move much more quickly than a large law firm in choosing new or upgraded technology. Hardware and software are regularly updated so that the efficiencies developed in the computer industry continue to benefit our clients. All VolkLaw Offices, P.A. attorneys and paralegals are sophisticated computer users. We have been paperless for years. We work with double monitors which significantly increases efficiency. Electronic efficiency and our proceural Systems allow us to accomplish more in less time with fewer staff members. Overhead expense efficiency helps us keep our services more affordable for our clients. The firm’s computers are networked which facilitates communications and ensures that multiple drafts of documents or forms do not exist and that a standardized set of forms is available and used throughout the firm.
This is not a jack of all trades Melbourne lawyers law firm. We focus on Lawsuits, Business, Real Estate, Construction, Employer Rights, and Creditor Rights including Bankruptcy.
LAWSUITS We help resolve money, property, business operation, and deal problems. Our extensive experience and systems enable us to handle virtually any problem. We do more of this than anything else. The same procedures apply and the cases vary only by the particular legal rights at issue and the amount or value of the rights at stake. From a small claims matter to a $5,000,000.00 housing development foreclosure, to a legal status matter involving tens of millions of dollars, we have handled an immense variety of lawsuits. Routinely handling lawsuits makes us more careful in the other areas we work in.
BUSINESS We help businesses start up, survive, and succeed. This includes planning ahead and managing risk with our help through things like effective contracts; getting answers to questions about things like overtime pay; and dealing with overzealous government regulators. It is not enough to know the parts of a contract to be able to advise a client. Our litigation emphasis allows us to easily explain contract terms, understand the real world implications of contract breaches, the material risk of such breaches, and the how a Court would handle such a matter since that is what a client needs to know to make informed decisions in the negotiation, drafting, and enforcement stages.
CONSTRUCTION We help prepare and review contracts, change orders when the scope of your work needs to be modified, compliance with lien rights and contractual procedures, resolving change order disputes, legal rights and remedies in dealing with non-performing subcontractors and delays, claims for damage to your work by others, insurance coverage issues, claims and litigating or arbitrating actions. Successful navigation of these issues promotes efficiency and profitability. Our extensive experience enables us to handle virtually any problem that may arise so that you can minimize your costs and maximize your profits.
REAL ESTATE We help clients buy, sell, and own real estate. Helping with contracts and other papers affecting real estate, closings, foreclosures and alternatives, evictions, partitions, and construction and property association liens are some examples of complex issues we can make easier.
CREDITOR RIGHTS INCLUDING BANKRUPTCY We assist clients with money owed and owing. A win-win approach usually works the best. It often takes time to get the other side to realize that, but we are effective at getting the message across. We are experienced in virtually all aspects of bankruptcy. We have represented creditors, debtors, the Trustee, and professionals in bankruptcy proceedings, including personal, manufacturing, real estate, construction, and restaurant reorganizations, liquidations, stay proceedings, claim disputes, fraud/preference litigation, and discharge litigation. This dovetails neatly with litigation. Often a litigant will threaten or actually pursue bankruptcy. We can often remove the threat by explaining to the other side the dire consequences that will entail and if that does not work, effectively assert our client’s rights in the bankruptcy as that forum has many options available to a creditor.
EMPLOYER RIGHTS We provide advice and counsel on labor and employment issues arising at any stage of the employment relationship. Whether it's advising on fair and legal hiring practices, avoiding the pitfalls in leave administration, ensuring that any discipline is administered lawfully, or counseling on whether and how to terminate should that be necessary, we are here to help. We can guide you through the "alphabet soup" of employment laws (like Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA) and do practice in front of the state and federal agencies that enforce them (such as EEOC, DOL, OFCCP, NLRB, PERC).
Although we try to avoid risky and expensive litigation, when there's no alternative we zealously represent our clients in state and federal court and before administrative agencies. Finally, we are highly experienced in using alternative dispute resolution techniques like arbitration and mediation to achieve a favorable result expeditiously.