Hackleman, Olive & Judd comprises some of the brightest legal minds in South Florida.

Our attorneys are graduates of top-tier law schools and possess large firm experience. Our boutique size allows us to maintain a select caseload so our attorneys can personally give every case their closest attention. Our lawyers are hands-on, rather than delegating important matters to paralegals as is necessary at larger law firms. We work as a team to develop creative solutions so our clients receive the benefit of our combined knowledge and experience.

Our award-winning attorneys are regularly recognized in the legal community for their ethical, professional, and successful approach to legal issues. Our legal team has been named as:

  • Best Lawyer Best Law Firms 2014
  • Best Lawyer Best Law Firms 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • AV Preeminent
  • Florida Legal Elite

Our legal team includes multi-lingual attorneys who speak Spanish, Italian, and Finnish. Members of our firm have litigated complex cases through every level of the Florida courts and in the Federal courts of appeal. Our attorneys understand business disputes and understand that creative legal solutions are sometimes required to solve them.

Hackleman, Olive & Judd is a boutique law firm focusing on high-stakes complex commercial litigation. Our firm has represented clients ranging in size from large to small, from multinational Fortune 100 companies, to locally-owned businesses and high net worth individuals in Fort Lauderdale and other South Florida jurisdictions. As counsel to a wide variety of corporations, our attorneys have litigated cases involving every type of complex commercial litigation issue imaginable, both on the state and federal levels as well as in arbitration.

Litigation may arise in any number of business contexts. We concentrate on complex commercial litigation involving banking and finance, bet-the-company matters, breach of contract, construction, commercial mortgage foreclosure and receiverships, class action defense, government agencies, labor and employment, securities, breach of fiduciary duty, land use, probate, and stockholder derivative actions. We understand the unique features of each complex commercial litigation matter, but we also have the substantive knowledge of the various industries we represent that is required to understand how the particularities of the underlying industry apply to the unique traits of each litigation matter.

We prepare for every commercial litigation matter as if it will go to trial. We develop a case theme early and frame the case in a way that will be natural and easy for a judge, arbitrator, or jury to understand. Assuming that a business matter will end in litigation from the beginning allows us to optimize our discovery and leads us to taking depositions and requesting documents in a way that increases our chances of winning at trial or obtaining a favorable result at mediation. In many cases, this strategy leads to favorable settlement. But if not, our clients are prepared for trial.

Our appellate division consists of lawyers who have litigated matters on appeal before Florida’s state courts of appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuits.

Our lawyers represent a talented group, and we work together to leverage our knowledge and meet our goal of providing our clients with the best shot at winning their disputes. When you hire one of our lawyers, you are hiring a team of lawyers dedicated to bringing your complex commercial dispute to an efficient and successful close.

Our firm helps executives and professionals manage their wealth through solid estate planning. When advising on wills and trusts, our lawyers consider asset preservation and tax liability, as well as the individual goals of each client, to protect loved ones in the future. We draft crucial estate planning and life care documents pertaining to wills, trusts, guardianships, health care directives, and powers of attorney. Our estate planning division works closely with our tax attorneys to develop effective succession planning for family businesses and larger corporations.

We also handle trust and probate administration matters. Our legal team has extensive experience in administering trusts and probate matters of modest and complex estates. For more than 30 years, our attorneys have strived to lessen the legal burden of clients during difficult times. By utilizing creative, technical, and practical solutions, we seek prompt resolutions to complicated trust and probate administration problems.

Hackleman, Olive & Judd’s real estate practice group is a dedicated team with decades of experience. As a result, our clients have a range of options for high-quality representation on sophisticated and complex real estate matters.  Our reputation is built on a deep understanding of the real estate business and the way in which it functions.

Our real estate attorneys offer the experience necessary to guide clients through an entire real estate transaction, from the initial due diligence and investigation of a property through the closing on the property acquisition, including escrow and title insurance services, entitlement of the property through governmental approvals including land use, zoning and permitting, environmental matters, acquisition and construction financing, and construction and operation, including leasing and property management.

In addition, we negotiate and draft condominium and property owner association documents for various types of residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments. Our clients in the real estate industry include developers, owners, investors, lenders, borrowers, brokers, contractors, landlords, tenants, management companies, and associations.  We have experience in residential, retail, restaurant, office, industrial and multi-use projects of all sizes, and our firm provides escrow, closing, and title insurance services for all levels of commercial and residential real estate transactions.

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    Hackleman, Olive & Judd comprises some of the brightest legal minds in South Florida.

    Our attorneys are graduates of top-tier law schools and possess large firm experience. Our boutique size allows us to maintain a select caseload so our attorneys can personally give every case their closest attention. Our lawyers are hands-on, rather than delegating important matters to paralegals as is necessary at larger law firms. We work as a team to develop creative solutions so our clients receive the benefit of our combined knowledge and experience.

    Our award-winning attorneys are regularly recognized in the legal community for their ethical, professional, and successful approach to legal issues. Our legal team has been named as:

    • Best Lawyer Best Law Firms 2014
    • Best Lawyer Best Law Firms 2015
    • Super Lawyers
    • South Florida Legal Guide
    • AV Preeminent
    • Florida Legal Elite

    Our legal team includes multi-lingual attorneys who speak Spanish, Italian, and Finnish. Members of our firm have litigated complex cases through every level of the Florida courts and in the Federal courts of appeal. Our attorneys understand business disputes and understand that creative legal solutions are sometimes required to solve them.

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  • Complex Commercial Litigation

    Hackleman, Olive & Judd is a boutique law firm focusing on high-stakes complex commercial litigation. Our firm has represented clients ranging in size from large to small, from multinational Fortune 100 companies, to locally-owned businesses and high net worth individuals in Fort Lauderdale and other South Florida jurisdictions. As counsel to a wide variety of corporations, our attorneys have litigated cases involving every type of complex commercial litigation issue imaginable, both on the state and federal levels as well as in arbitration.

    Litigation may arise in any number of business contexts. We concentrate on complex commercial litigation involving banking and finance, bet-the-company matters, breach of contract, construction, commercial mortgage foreclosure and receiverships, class action defense, government agencies, labor and employment, securities, breach of fiduciary duty, land use, probate, and stockholder derivative actions. We understand the unique features of each complex commercial litigation matter, but we also have the substantive knowledge of the various industries we represent that is required to understand how the particularities of the underlying industry apply to the unique traits of each litigation matter.

    We prepare for every commercial litigation matter as if it will go to trial. We develop a case theme early and frame the case in a way that will be natural and easy for a judge, arbitrator, or jury to understand. Assuming that a business matter will end in litigation from the beginning allows us to optimize our discovery and leads us to taking depositions and requesting documents in a way that increases our chances of winning at trial or obtaining a favorable result at mediation. In many cases, this strategy leads to favorable settlement. But if not, our clients are prepared for trial.

    Our appellate division consists of lawyers who have litigated matters on appeal before Florida’s state courts of appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuits.

    Our lawyers represent a talented group, and we work together to leverage our knowledge and meet our goal of providing our clients with the best shot at winning their disputes. When you hire one of our lawyers, you are hiring a team of lawyers dedicated to bringing your complex commercial dispute to an efficient and successful close.

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  • Estate Planning

    Our firm helps executives and professionals manage their wealth through solid estate planning. When advising on wills and trusts, our lawyers consider asset preservation and tax liability, as well as the individual goals of each client, to protect loved ones in the future. We draft crucial estate planning and life care documents pertaining to wills, trusts, guardianships, health care directives, and powers of attorney. Our estate planning division works closely with our tax attorneys to develop effective succession planning for family businesses and larger corporations.

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  • Probate Administration

    We also handle trust and probate administration matters. Our legal team has extensive experience in administering trusts and probate matters of modest and complex estates. For more than 30 years, our attorneys have strived to lessen the legal burden of clients during difficult times. By utilizing creative, technical, and practical solutions, we seek prompt resolutions to complicated trust and probate administration problems.

    Back to Top
  • Real Estate

    Hackleman, Olive & Judd’s real estate practice group is a dedicated team with decades of experience. As a result, our clients have a range of options for high-quality representation on sophisticated and complex real estate matters.  Our reputation is built on a deep understanding of the real estate business and the way in which it functions.

    Our real estate attorneys offer the experience necessary to guide clients through an entire real estate transaction, from the initial due diligence and investigation of a property through the closing on the property acquisition, including escrow and title insurance services, entitlement of the property through governmental approvals including land use, zoning and permitting, environmental matters, acquisition and construction financing, and construction and operation, including leasing and property management.

    In addition, we negotiate and draft condominium and property owner association documents for various types of residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments. Our clients in the real estate industry include developers, owners, investors, lenders, borrowers, brokers, contractors, landlords, tenants, management companies, and associations.  We have experience in residential, retail, restaurant, office, industrial and multi-use projects of all sizes, and our firm provides escrow, closing, and title insurance services for all levels of commercial and residential real estate transactions.

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