The Barnes Walker Business Trial Group has over 40 years of combined litigation experience. If you or someone you know has been the victim of fraud or exploitation, or if you are involved in a complex business or real estate matter, put the Barnes Walker Business Trial Group's knowledge and expertise to work for you. They can provide you with experienced legal advice and representation in any of the following areas.



Investment Loss & Securities Litigation

Have you lost money due to securities fraud or misrepresentation? Protect your future! Mr. Perron has the knowledge and experience to help you understand and pursue legal options to hold guilty parties responsible. He represents clients throughout the United States who have been victims of:
  • Broker misconduct or misrepresentation
  • Mismanagement of investment portfolio
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Clawbacks
  • Churning
  • Inappropriate annuities exchanges, misrepresentation
  • Broker negligence
  • Selling away
  • First Position Commercial Mortgage Notes
  • Non-conventional investment products
  • Limited Partnerships/Joint Ventures
  • Theft/conversion
  • Senior/Elderly portfolio mismanagement
  • 401k, pension plan negligence
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Stock loss, portfolio mismanagement
  • Negligent supervision



Probate & Trust Litigation

A study comparing known victims of investment fraud ages 55 to 64 found that 70% of these victims made investment decisions based on the advice of a relative, friend, neighbor, or co-worker. Don't be a victim - let the Barnes Walker Business Trial Group help you navigate through any will or trust disputes, including:
  • Elder abuse or exploitation
  • Undue Influence by an outside party such as a caregiver, financial advisor, child
  • Breach of fiduciary duty by the executor of a will or a trustee
  • Executor or trustee defense against false allegations
  • Beneficiary claims
  • Trust mismanagement or theft



Homeowner & Condominium Law

Do you know your rights under your Homeowners or Condominium Association rules? Ms. Snyderman of the Barnes Walker Business Trial Group and Mr. Robert Hoonhout, a managing partner with Barnes Walker have nearly 60 years of combined experience to handle disputes that may affect you as a homeowner or your association.

Mr. Hoonhout has extensive experience with association governance matters. Mr. Hoonhout stays abreast of all changes in the law regarding homeowner/condominium associations and board obligations. Mr. Hoonhout routinely advises association boards regarding board of director obligations, creation and interpretation of governing documents, amendments to governing documents, rule and restriction enforcement issues, imposing and collecting assessments, board election and recall issues, maintenance and repair issues, and other legal issues that may impact associations.

These disputes may include:
  • Lien foreclosure
  • Dues collection
  • Association enforcement actions
  • Board of Directors representations



Eminent Domain

Eminent domain is the government's power to take private property. The government can take private property only if it is for a "public purpose." Usually, the government succeeds in acquiring private property through eminent domain. The government is, however, supposed to give "full compensation" to the owners for any property it takes. Specifically, the government must pay the fair market value of the property, taking into account its highest and best use. We fight unjust takings and "low ball" offers. Most eminent domain attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, charging a percentage of the additional money obtained for the property owner. Additionally, Florida has passed legislation requiring the government to pay the property owner’s attorneys’ fees and costs in these cases.



Construction Disputes

Construction law involves the contractual interplay of many players, including but not limited to, the owner, architect, engineer, contractor, subcontractor, and suppliers. Each of these parties has complex legal rights under Florida law in the event of a payment dispute or construction defect. Often these disputes can be significant in expenses and delays.

At the Barnes Walker Business Trial Group, we have handled construction disputes from the initial claim through trial. We are prepared to commit the time and resources necessary to prosecute your claim. We have a selection of experienced experts to review the dispute and provide litigation support, including trial testimony. The expert is the most influential factor in who wins and who loses.

Many of these cases are handled through mediation and often arbitration in lieu of court. The Barnes Walker Business Trial Group is experienced in arbitration. Don't become a victim of doing too little too late - contact the Barnes Walker Business Trial Group at 941-827-2228 or through thefinanciallawyer.com.



Real Estate Disputes

Real estate disputes often involve a person’s primary financial commitment such as their home or an investment. At the Barnes Walker Business Trial Group, we have successfully prosecuted cases involving commercial evictions, contract disputes, title disputes, trespass, partition, foreclosures, easements, and a host of related claims. As one of the largest real estate firms in Florida, Barnes Walker has extensive depth and experience in real estate title and contracts that provides valuable support to the litigation team.

If you have a real estate dispute, please feel free to contact the Barnes Walker business Trial Group at 941-827-2228 or through thefinanciallawyer.com.