William C. Hearon
One Southeast 3rd Avenue
December 1990 - Present (incorporated as William C. Hearon, P.A. in October, 1994)
Practice areas: (i) litigation focusing on business torts and commercial, real estate, corporate, contract, trusts and estates, and construction disputes; (ii) general business representation for clients in a wide range of businesses, including but not limited to the distributorships, construction, marine vessel repair, maritime chandlery, real estate development and ownership, brokerage, internet and other tech start-ups, medical equipment and shopping center businesses; and (iii) serving as a mediator in both federal and state court actions with an emphasis on business disputes.
Mediation practice has covered a broad range of cases in both federal and state courts involving individuals, classes, privately held entities and publicly traded companies. In addition to commercial cases, mediations have included various types of significant personal injury and premises liability matters, insurance claims and other torts. The commercial cases have included class actions involving publicly traded companies, insurance coverage, construction, real estate and brokerage, employment and discrimination disputes, trusts and estates disputes, civil RICO claims, copyright, trademark, trade name and trade dress claims, internet and computer technology cases, franchise, distributor and agency cases, director and officer liability claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, corporate dissolutions, as well as a broad range of contract, lease and fraud disputes.
Partner, Katz Barron Squitero & Faust, P.A.
Handled litigation involving construction, real estate, and varied commercial disputes and business torts, primarily representing developers, banks, shopping centers, construction companies and individuals in various types of cases, including but not limited to contract actions, construction, leasing and brokerage disputes, foreclosures, and land use and assessment issues.
General business representation of certain clients in the real estate development, brokerage, and construction businesses.
The Courtelis Companies, directly or through affiliated companies and partnerships, built, leased and operated through a property management company, a collection of real estate developments (including shopping centers, specialty and neighborhood centers, and a mobile home park), and during my tenure, operated an equestrian/residential development and a construction company. The owner of the company engaged in the business of breeding and racing of Arabian horses, and through unrelated companies, operated corporate jets and a number of T.G.I. Friday's restaurants as a franchisee.
My responsibility for legal matters included general business representation for all companies and affiliates, litigation, active involvement in governmental relations (both on real estate and horse racing issues), franchise disputes, and transactional, financing, developmental, construction, zoning, land use and governmental regulation matters. Further responsibilities included the selection and oversight of outside counsel, and the development and implementation of measures to reduce and control outside counsel fees and costs. On the business side, I was involved in the structuring and negotiation of acquisitions and in the oversight of the property management department.
Associate, Floyd Pearson Stewart Richman Greer & Weil, P.A. June 1980 - May 1983
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