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Mills Paskert Divers is a multi-faceted business litigation firm whose lawyers have been recognized by Chambers USA, Martindale–Hubbell, U.S. News & World Report, SuperLawyers, Florida Trend "Legal Elite,” and Georgia Trend "Legal Elite."  Our lawyers are licensed to practice in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.  From our offices in Tampa and Atlanta, we serve a diverse client base throughout the southeastern United States.

Our attorneys are nationally recognized in various business contexts including construction, surety, and fidelity litigation, administrative law, appellate law, complex commercial litigation, and creditors’ rights.  In every matter, we are committed to providing innovative, effective, and efficient legal representation.

Many of our clients have worked with our lawyers for more than 20 years.  By building solid relationships and thinking long-term, our attorneys engage in a varied approach to every legal issue and devise strategies specifically tailored to the needs of each client for each matter entrusted to us. Our attorneys provide quality service with the goal of resolving matters quickly and efficiently.  We have a reputation for aggressive advocacy, responsive service, and attention to detail.

  • Florida’s First District Court of Appeal Weighs in on Unresolved Lender Liability Question and Statute of Limitations Issue

    For the first time a Florida appellate court has decided whether section 713.3471, Florida Statutes, provides a contractor’s sole remedy against a lender that has ceased advances on a construction loan. The First District Court of Appeal took up this issue of first impression in Jax Utilites Management, Inc. v. Hancock Bank, No.1D14-664, 2015 WL 1809322 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015) while also addressing pertinent statute of limitations issues relating to equitable lien actions.

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    May 1, 2015
  • The Florida Supreme Court Invalidates Joint Proposal for Settlement in Pratt v. Weiss

    Florida’s Statutes and Rules of Procedure provide a mechanism by which parties may offer to settle cases, and in the process potentially create an entitlement to recover attorney’s fees.  The mechanism is through service of what are commonly called proposals for settlement or offers of judgment.  Predicting the enforceability of joint proposals for settlement and offers of judgment under current Florida law, however, can be somewhat challenging.  Exhibit “A” supporting this statement could be the trial court, appellate court, and Florida Supreme Court decisions in the Pratt case.

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    April 22, 2015