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Bruce Alexander Minnick

Bruce Alexander Minnick

Minnick Law Firm
  • Business Law, Collections, Real Estate Law ...
  • Florida
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Biography

I am very fortunate to have a wide variety of life experiences which collectively allow me to understand and fully appreciate each client's particular needs--and their desires. Over 43 years of progressive legal experience preceded by Florida legislative staff director experience, Florida commercial bank operations officer experience, and Vietnam era wartime military command and staff experience have combined to help me get to the heart of very complex difficult situations quickly and to fashion appropriate legal relief--and in some cases offer practical advice--for all my individual and corporate clients.

I also practice contemplative prayer, meditation and Stoicism, all of which help keep me centered. Staying centered greatly assists me when searching for appropriate solutions to life's very complex legal and personal problems--faced by all of us from time to time.

If you need an experienced compassionate lawyer to advise and guide you through the mine fields of daily American life in the 21st century please feel free to contact me.

My Legal Experience:
+Florida Assistant Attorney General
++Partner, Mang, Rett & Minnick, PA, Tallahassee
+++Founding Director, Bruce A. Minnick, PA, Tallahassee

My Florida Banking Experience
+Florida Commercial Bank Operations Officer, Miami,
++ Senior VP & General Counsel, Florida Credit Union League, Tallahassee
+++Senior VP & General Counsel, FCUL Service Corporation, Inc., Tall.
++++General Counsel to several Florida Credit Unions and small non-profit businesses in North Florida.

My Florida Government Experience:
+House Rules Committee Staff Director, Florida House of Representatives
++Assistant Attorney General, Florida Department of Legal Affairs
+++Chief Advocate, Florida Commission on Ethics.

My Wartime Military Experience:
+US Army Field Artillery Firing Battery Commander
++US Army Field Artillery Battalion Adjutant (S-1)
+++US Armey Infantry Brigade Assistant Adjutant (G-1).

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Collections
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Homeowners Association, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Landlord Rights, Tenants' Rights
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Legislative & Government Affairs
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Banking Law, Financial Services Advice and Consultation
  • Small Business General Counsel, Employment Advice and Consultation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We use LawPay to send out our bills and requests for payment. LawPay accepts payments made through all major credit and debit cards.
  • Contingent Fees
    Each Client must agree and pay a reasonable minimum non-refundable retainer plus estimated legal costs & related expenses before contingency fee agreement will be discussed or accepted. The minimum percentage collected on contingency litigation is 25%; and the maximum is 33.3%.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fees for non-contingent representation and legal work vary between $125 and $395 per hour. Minimum non-refundable initial retainer required. Minimum retainers are applied against first billing. Written attorney-client relationship agreement is required for all representation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Managing Shareholder
Minnick Law Firm
- Current
In November 1995 I established The Minnick Law Firm and was the managing partner 15 years.
Senior Assistant General Counsel
Florida Department of Financial Services
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Conducted administrative hearings; drafted final agency orders; litigated DOAH administrative proceedings; advised senior agency leaders on all issues and matters requested.
Senior Assistant General Counsel
Florida Department of Children & Familes
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Advised senior agency leadership and other staff lawyers on all matters requested.
Named Partner/Shareholder
Mang, Rett & Minnick P.A.
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In 1987 I joined a small Tallahassee law firm as a partner; in 1989 I became a named partner.
Assistant Attorney General
Florida Department of Legal Affairs
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Beginning in March 1981 I served in dual appointed capacities as Chief of the Labor & Employment Law Litigation Branch, Attorney General's Office, and as Chief Advocate for the Florida Commission on Ethics.
Vice President & General Counsel
Florida Credit Union League, Inc.
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In 1978 I combined my commercial banking experience with my legal training and legislative experience as the vice president and general counsel for Florida's credit union trade association.
Staff Director, Committee on Rules & Calendar
Florida House of Representatives
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I was appointed by Speaker Donald L. Tucker and served as staff director of the House Committee on Rules & Calendar in the Florida House of Representatives while attending Florida State University College of Law.
Assistant Vice President & Assistant Comptroller
Pan American Bank of Miami
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Following graduation from the FSU College of Business in 1971, I was an operations officer for a commercial bank in downtown Miami, Florida. I resigned in August 1974 to begin attending law school at Florida State University.
First Lieutenant, Field Artillery Branch
United States Army
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I volunteered for the draft in August 1966, attended Artillery Officer Candidate School at Ft. Sill Oklahoma, and was commissioned as an officer in the Field Artilley in September 1967. I resigned from the Army to return to college and raise a family.
Education
Florida State University College of Law
J.D. (1977) | Commercial, consumer and employment law
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Activities: Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity; Gold Key; Student Body Comptroller
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Florida State University College of Law
B.S. (1969) | Finance (Honors)
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Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honorary FSU Business Honors Progarm Gold Key Honorary Fraternity
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Awards
Forty year membership certificate
American Bar Association
Thirty year membership certificate
American Bar Association
Professional Associations
Tallahassee Bar Association
- Current
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Federal Bar Association
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Common Cents
Florida Credit Union League
Common Cents
Florida Credit Union League
Speaking Engagements
Learn How to Respond To Personal Threats in the Workplace, Quarterly Pro Bono Legal Advice Conference, Provenza Apartments Club House
Open forum Pro Bono Conference
Learn How to Respond To Repeated Collection Threats, Quarterly Pro Bono Legal Advice Conference, Provenza Apartments Club House
The Minnick Law Firm
Quarterly Pro Bono Legal Conference Saturday March 18, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Legal Advice All Employees in Florida Need to Know, Provenza Apartments Club House
Minnick Law Firm
Quarterly General Legal Conference held Saturday September 17, 2016, 9:00 am to noon. .
General Legal Advice All Tenants Should Know, Provenza Apartments Club House
Quarterly General Legal Conference held Saturday September 17, 2016.
General Legal Advice All Renters Should Know, Provenza Apartments Club House
Quarterly Open Forum starting on Saturday June 19, 2016, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Certifications
Independent Financial Counsultant
IFC
Certified as an expert in Labor & Employment Law from 2003 until 2008.
The Florida Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
2638 Questions Answered
Q. I am a Florida resident and my ex husband/ childrens father devastatingly passed away in April. I am the beneficiary &
A: If you and your ex had a child or children at the time you were divorced there is a good chance the insurance policy was required or agreed to as a way to continue supporting the child(ren) if the father died. If so, then it was probably issued to you as a "trustee" for the child(ren), in what's called a "Totten trust" (also known as a "poor man's trust"). If you will look at the policy it will say "(Your Name) in trust for (Your Child's Name). The Totten trust naming you as trustee automatically changes the day the child turns 18 because they are not a child anymore. That instant the policy benefit went to the child.
Q. So I was descriminated against by another employee for my disability, instead of firing her, they moved her to another..
A: If you feel you have been discriminated against by the actions of your employer because of your race, age, gender (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation or national origin, religion or marital status, pregnancy, or because you have a disability or feel you have been retaliated against for speaking out or asserting your legal rights. you should contact the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) here in Tallahassee. The FCHR's toll-free telephone number is (800) 342 8170, or you can call them at (850) 488 7082. If you do call, ask to speak with an Intake Counselor. You do not need a lawyer but retaining one before you file a charge of discrimination will help get through the bureaucracy.
Q. Can we create a parent plan without going to court in Florida?
A: Yes, but no experienced lawyer would advise such a plan because there is no way to enforce it except in a court of law. And since the two of you live in different states, enforcing the agreement might require the involvement of two different courts.
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Contact & Map
Main Office
3810 Buck Lake Road
F-607
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Toll-Free: (850) 491-0015
Telephone: (850) 893-6091
Cell: (850) 491-0015