Brandon Legal Group,
Business / Civil Law
Providing enthusiastic legal counsel with confidence, integrity, and compassion.
Vigorous client representation has been our guiding principle since our start in Brandon in 2008. Our entire mission is built around one thing, protecting our clients' interests’ legally in Tampa Bay and throughout the state of Florida. From Divorce & Family Law to Criminal Defense and from Business & Civil Litigation to Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation, our team of experienced trial attorneys are ready to protect you.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care and respect for your time and of course, your wallet. We truly believe that each client deserves the highest quality representation possible, and we provide personal attention at each stage of the legal process.
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With These Business and Civil Law Services
Business Operating Agreements
Business Contracts and Disputes
Real Estate Contracts and HOA Disputes
Some matters in Criminal, DUI, Bankruptcy, Estate planning, Personal Injury, VA Benefits, and Workers' Compensation may be referred to an outside attorney
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We’ll review your situation with you and provide a quote for the services you need and
only the services you need.
Forming a business is an exciting time and requires many important decisions. One of the most important is the type of business entity you choose to operate under. Entity types range from a sole proprietorship where you personally bear responsibility for any and all occurrences to partnerships where you can divide responsibility between individuals to varying degrees. It is also possible to form a corporation, Inc., in which a new legal entity or “being” is formed.
Entity type will also dictate how you are taxed. LLC’s typically have passthrough taxes and will be entered on your personal taxes where Inc.’s face double taxation. It is extremely important to meet with an attorney and your tax professional in order to assist with making these critical decisions.
Business Operating Agreements
Operating agreements should be in place for any and all businesses. This is the document that spells out ownership percentages, how income will be divided and distributed and how the company will wind down when and if that time comes. It calls for the proper procedures on stock sales and purchases and whom may make financial decisions or bind the company in contract negotiations.
Business Contracts and Disputes
Did you ever notice that corporate contracts tend to be much longer than the two sentence small business contracts you receive? We hear from way too many small business owners regarding customers not paying for their services. Inevitably, the owner wants to get paid (for good reason) and they want the non-paying customer to pay for their legal fees. Many times we learn that the contract was a handshake which definitely did not outline who would be responsible for paying the parties legal fees should a dispute occur. We understand that paying a couple thousand dollars to have contracts and documentation written seems like a lot. However, when over the life of the business, you may be saving tens of thousands of dollars on future legal fees an nonpayments it becomes a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Real Estate Contracts and
Purchasing a home is a big ordeal for many people. It is most likely the largest purchase one will ever make in their lifetime. This purchase comes with many possible pitfalls despite ‘caveat emptor’ or ‘buyer beware’ attitudes and laws changing. It is important to know who you are beholden to and the possible rules regulating your property.
HOA documents and covenants can be lengthy and tricky to read. One wouldn’t want to purchase a property in a community hoping to do short term rentals or Airbnb if the minimum rental period is one year. Breaking this rule and continuing to do as such could allow the HOA to impose fines and ultimately take your home.
Case Study: Because legal issues rarely stand their own
Due to certain delays, he received fines for operating his business before everything was approved.
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Debunking Attorney Myths
It's too expensive to call an attorney.
At Brandon Legal Group, your initial consultation is free. Personal Injury cases are offered on a contingency fee basis meaning there are no out of pocket expenses unless there is a financial recovery in your favor. In other matters, if you think an attorney representing you is too expensive, imagine living without seeing your children or spending the next 10 years in prison…
Having an attorney makes you look guilty.
You may be great at a lot of things, but when is the last time you were lead counsel in a criminal matter? Every individual has a constitutional right to experienced legal counsel no matter the magnitude of the matter. In many instances, the Court may prefer working with experienced Counsel rather than a layman as all litigating parties will be held to the same legal standard and process.
Lawyers just complicate the process.
Experienced attorneys should foresee pitfalls in your case and reduce the chances of last-second surprises that delay or disrupt the finalization of your legal matter. Attorneys know the process, know the nuances of varying judges courtrooms, and can provide you with the proper resources to make the best decisions in your matter.
WHO WE ARE
Full service law firm serving the greater Brandon and Tampa area.
When you place your legal matter in the hands of our experienced Brandon Legal Group attorneys, you are placing it in the hands of professionals with over 40 years of experience committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Brandon Legal Group - Service Overview
We've Got You Covered
Family Law & Divorce
Business & Civil Litigation
Meet Our Attorneys
In 2008 after gaining years of experience under the watchful eyes of her predecessors, Ms. Hooglander opened her own private practice that has grown into what Brandon Legal Group is today.
Her weight lifting and Kick Boxing training contribute to a reputation as a "force of nature" in both her personal life and her presence in the court room.
Mr. Mattson found his niche in family law and has focused his practice in that area since 2000. In particular, Luke often handles matters involving divorce, timesharing, parenting plans, child support, alimony, paternity, and civil domestic violence.
Mr. Mattson might look like he’s all business, but you'd be surprised to discover the incredible fun loving attitude he brings to the practice. When outside the courtroom, Mr. Mattson can often be found watching Lightning games or riding his bike around downtown Tampa.
Hear What Clients Like You Are Saying About Us:
Ingrid is a gifted attorney with significant subject matter experience in family law matters. She has a ton of experience and is an expert in this practice area. She is a hard worker and puts clients first. She is able to gain exceptional results for her clients. Without hesitation I endorse Ingrid.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you help me form a company under Florida law?
Yes! The kind of permits, licenses, and registrations you will need to operate is dependent about what kind of business you are in. The following are examples of different documents you may need to start and operate your business:
- Sales Tax License
- Zoning Permits
- Sellers Permit
- Health Department Permits
- Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Can you assist me with a lawsuit that has been filed against my company?
Find an attorney who is both knowledgeable and makes you feel assured that they will be walking through these experiences together. It helps if they are willing to take the steps to help you learn and possibly provide mitigating steps so that you do not find yourself in this position again.
Can you review the contracts I have for my customers?
The number one thing we hear from our potential clients is this: XYZ did not pay for the services rendered and I want to sue them for the money and I want them to pay for my legal fees. Inevitably, the first question from our attorneys will be, “What does the contract say”? It is better to have a document reviewed now than when the fate of a $20,000 contract is dangling in the wind.
Brandon Legal Group
Easy To Find And Convenient Hours
Monday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:00 AM-5 PM
(Closed Daily from 12 - 1 PM for lunch)