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Welcome to the VolkLaw legal blog for Florida. We want to share legal and business information that can inspire you to think more completely about business opportunities and risks if you do business in Florida. Our blogs are written by Melbourne, Florida business litigation lawyer, David J. Volk. David is in his twenty-ninth year of client-service, centered on helping people navigate tricky legal waters. The VolkLaw blog will, at times, call on other legal professionals, successful local business entrepreneurs, and other business service providers to help our readers aim higher and shoot straighter. VolkLaw employees are trained and encouraged to think about client needs and desires. What you want matters. Attorneys and clients work best when they work together so, we value collaboration with clients. We are dedicated to earning our clients’ trust. That is just good business.

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Are You a Melting Ice Cube?

Written by: David J. Volk, Esquire | October 24, 2017 We should view work as a sport where we continuously try to get better. Why? If you do not, you are a melting ice cube. Melting ice cubes go from effective to not effective. They lose the power to affect the... Read More

When Being Indispensable Is Not a Good Thing

Written by: David J. Volk, Esq. | August 6, 2017       Will it all come crashing down if we are away for two weeks? In most cases, no, it will not. If we fear it will, we have to think about that and try to fix it. I am going to direct you to a... Read More

The Irony of High Tech

BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN | This Week In Geopolitics | JUNE 19, 2017 Technology is a major foundation of national power. Its uses are obvious. But the path from innovation to obsolescence is frequently less obvious. Technologies that define an era usually come... Read More

Stop! Are Those Roses We Smell?

Written by: David J. Volk, Esq. | June 5, 2017       You are not a special victim of the universe. Life is certainly, routinely, ever ceaselessly difficult. And we have to work hard at looking past that part and looking hard and long to see the... Read More

Distracting Debt Does Damage

Written by:  David J. Volk, Esq. | April 23, 2017         Since the readers of this blog are generally all high achievers, you might want to share this blog with youngsters or others who are still learning to be good with money.  ... Read More

Stop Talking!

Stop Talking!     Written by David J. Volk, Esq. | April 5, 2017 Studies show (or at least they should) that talking interferes with learning. This is about managing a task delegation meeting to make sure the person receiving an assignment understands... Read More

Is This All There Is?

Is This All There Is? Written by: David J. Volk, Esq. | April 16, 2017 There is something bigger and more important in life than our material success. It is faith in God. Many of us will always want to climb the ladder of success in one way or another. It can... Read More

Good Boss, Bad Boss and the Wisdom of Office Space

Written by: David J. Volk, esq | March 23, 2017       Several blogs ago, I addressed the qualities of a good employee who is viewed as indispensible. This time, let’s look at attributes of a bad boss with a little wisdom from the movie, “Office... Read More

Branding

Written by: David J. Volk, Esq | March 13, 2017 Have a goal: The Brand in Demand. (Catchy or goofy? Doesn’t really matter. It makes you think. That is what you want people to do: think about you. And, it could be worse. I just read an article about rapper... Read More

Goals Work! (Maybe.)

Goals Work! (Maybe.) | Written by: David Volk, Esq. © 2017 Does setting goals work? Probably not, unless done very carefully. When I began doing research for this article, I thought I was going to find overwhelming statistical proof that goal-setting... Read More

6 Keys to Effective Meetings

Written by: David J. Volk, Esq. | February 28, 2017               "There is no specific agenda for this meeting. As usual, we'll just make unrelated emotional statements about things which bother us…" Dilbert.          Most... Read More

Good Employee, Bad Employee, and Becoming Indispensable

Written by: David J. Volk, Esq. | February 9, 2017 Be indispensable or you might be dispensed with. Good enough is not good enough. Until recently, mediocre performance was all too often tolerated. Boom times meant there were plenty of jobs. A lot of employers... Read More

You Own Your Life: Excuses Begone!

You Own Your Life: Excuses Begone! Written by: David J. Volk, Esq. | January 19, 2017       You can learn in all settings. I heard an amazing thought in a movie trailer. A person said to his friend, enthusiastically and with complete conviction... Read More

Attitude Reflects Leadership

  Facing Challenges With Attitude Written by:  David J. Volk, Esq | December 7, 2016            Regardless of who we are or what we are doing with our life, we will face challenges. We can look at those challenges as: ... Read More

Dealing with Difficult People at Work

The most effective way of dealing with others. Written by:  David J. Volk, Esq. | July 1, 2016         I’d love to say that this article teaches gamesmanship strategies on how to change bad behaviors of others at work but, the reality... Read More

What We Can Learn About Leadership From the 2017 College...

  What We Can Learn About Leadership From the 2017 College Football National Championship Game > Clemson vs Alabama Written by: Jo Garcia | January 12, 2017 “Perhaps the greatest display of self-discipline is persisting when the going gets... Read More

What’s Holding You Back?

Get in gear for the New Year! Written by Jo Garcia | December 15, 2016 As Hall of Fame football quarterback (1965-1977), Joe Namath would ask “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” The New Year is approaching and you likely already... Read More

Are You Ready for the Storms? Risk Management Through...

Are You Ready for the Storms? Risk Management Through Agreements Such as Noncompete & Trade Secrets How to Mitigate Your Legal Risks Written by David J. Volk, Esq. | June 2, 2016 Thomas Jefferson said, “The art of life is the art of avoiding pain... Read More

Email Insanity – The Enhanced Guide to Managing Your...

The Enhanced Guide to Managing Your Email Written by: David J. Volk | December 6, 2016      “I feel the need, the need for speed.” Maverick in Top Gun played by Tom Cruise.      Think of email as a cruel enemy, an unwieldy... Read More

The Lucky Ones Never Give Up

The Lucky Ones Never Give Up Written by:  David J. Volk, Esq | October 27, 2016         If you are a football fan, you probably find it hard to believe that we are already halfway through the college football season. Time flies when you... Read More

Brevard County, Florida: A Great Place for Business

Brevard County, Florida:  A Great Place for Business Written By:  David J. Volk, Esq. | September 28, 2016         Those of us who grew up or have lived here a long time have seen this fine community slowly but surely... Read More

In The Arena as Great Business Advice

 In the Arena as Great Business Advice Written by:  David J. Volk, Esq. | September 1, 2016         I have Theodore Roosevelt’s, 'In the Arena' hanging in my office right by the doorway so I can see it every day. I routinely... Read More

Property Matters: What An Improving Real Estate Market...

How will the improving real estate market affect foreclosures? Written by: Michael Dujovne, Esq. | July 20, 2016 Answer: There will be fewer foreclosures and the properties sold at foreclosure sales will be worth more. There will be fewer foreclosures because... Read More

Protecting Your Assets During A Catastrophe

Protecting Your Assets During a Catastrophe Written by:  Jo Garcia | Octiber 5, 2016         Living in sunny Florida can be like living in a vacation paradise most days of the year.  We have the beautiful Florida sunrises, magnificent... Read More

Property Matters: Buying a Home in Foreclosure

Can I buy a property that is in foreclosure directly from the bank before a foreclosure sale? Written by: Michael Dujovne, Esq.| July 13, 2016 Answer: No. The property owner continues to own the property after defaulting on the payments and during a foreclosure... Read More

Beating the Odds: 3 Leadership Lessons from the 2016...

3 Leadership Lessons from the 2016 Presidential Election Written by:  Jo Garcia | November 15, 2016         I don’t normally take a huge interest in politics but, certainly, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were two candidates who... Read More

Email Sanity - 10 Ways Organized and Productive People...

10 Ways Organized and Productive People Keep Their Email Inbox Clear Written by Jo Garcia | November 29, 2016         Does your email inbox seem like it’s perpetually over-flowing?   Like there’s a never-ending waterfall... Read More

Property Matters: Prior Owner Won't Leave Home Bought...

What can I do if the prior owner is living in a house I bought at a foreclosure sale and refuses to leave? Written by: Michael Dujovne, Esq. | August 25, 2016 See new Florida Statute Section 83.561, Fla. Stat. (effective June 2, 2015) dealing with this situation... Read More

15 Surprising Workplace Statistics

15 Surprising Workplace Statistics Written by:  Jo Garcia | August 16, 2016         Do you ever sit at work wondering why your employers, co-workers, or employees do what they do?  What makes them tick?  Here are 15... Read More

Property Matters: Search Title Before Bidding at a...

If I buy a property at a foreclosure sale, do I get clear title? by: Michael Dujovne, Esq. | August 5, 2016 Answer: Not necessarily. A certificate of title issued by the clerk of court after a foreclosure sale provides no warranties of title. A foreclosure judgment... Read More

Recovery-Mode. How to Mend at Work from a 3-Day Weekend...

Recovery-Mode. How to Mend at Work from a 3-Day Weekend     Written by:  Jo Garcia| May 31, 2016         Many of us look forward to a 3-day holiday weekend like a 6-year-old the night before Christmas.   We do the... Read More

Are You an Entrepreneurial Genius??

Are you an Entrepreneurial Genius?   Do you have what it takes to start a business and grow it to a profitable company?   Take this informal quiz to see how your business personality compares to the profile of some successful entrepreneurs. At VolkLaw... Read More