VolkLaw Legal Blog
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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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Written by: David J. Volk, Esq. | January 7, 2019
How's Your Portfolio?
No, not your investment portfolio. While that one is important, you have a lot more you are invested in than stocks and bonds. So, how is your BIG portfolio? You know, the one comprised of... Read More
Written By: Michael Dujovne, Esq. | October 22, 2018
What would you do if your real estate taxes on your investment property, your restaurant, or your office went up by 50% in one year? And another... Read More
Written by Beth Clause, Esquire | August 30, 2018 | Volk Law Offices, P.A.
Is multi-tasking always a must?
Most business minded people think so.
As published in Forbes magazine in February of 2016, approximately 2% of multi-tasker are good at it. ... Read More
Written by: David J. Volk, Esquire | July 15, 2018
Why are you gonna do great this week? Because you are reading this and it will change your life in all aspects. (Aim high: massive improvement is always possible with the right objectives... Read More
Written by: David J. Volk, Esq. | April 22, 2018
A gratitude mentality will bring you greater success and happiness. Why does that matter? How do you achieve it?
I began 2018 at a two-day conference lead by Michael Hyatt... Read More
Written by: David J. Volk, Esq. | March 18, 2018
Simply put, you’re in big trouble if you are a perfectionist. I will tell you a little bit about how it affects you and a better approach that you should take.
Before... Read More
Dear Job: Be My Valentine?
Love my JOB? WHAT? (Read more.)
Written by: David J. Volk, Esq. | February 14, 2018
You can have more than one love and spread your love around. Don’t you remember buying boxes of cards to give out when you were a kid? And, did... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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.) | 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
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
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!
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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