Bruce Alexander Minnick

Bruce Alexander Minnick

Minnick Law Firm
  • Business Law, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud, White Collar Crime...
  • Florida
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If 41+ years of legal experience matters to you or to your small business, you should contact Bruce Alexander Minnick..Mr. Minnick has enjoyed a variety of professional legal and banking positions which combine to make him uniquely qualified to handle all your legal needs:

Private Legal Practice Experience:
+Partner, Mang, Rett & Minnick, PA, Tallahassee
++Founding Director, Bruce A. Minnick, PA, Tallahassee
+++Managing Partner, The Minnick Law Firm. Tallahassee

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., Tallahassee
+++General Counsel to several Florida Credit Unions and small banks in Florida

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

Wartime Military Experience:
+Wartime Veteran (Vietnam era)
++United States Army Field Artillery Officer
+++Artillery Firing Battery Commander
++++Artillery Battalion Adjutant (S-1)
+++++Infantry Brigade Assistant Adjutant (G-1).

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • White Collar Crime
  • Employment Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Collections
  • Civil Rights
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Social Security Disability
  • Real Estate Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Banking Law
  • Small Business General Counsel
  • 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
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • 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
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
Advised senior agency leadership and other staff lawyers on all matters requested.
Named Partner/Shareholder
Mang, Rett & Minnick P.A.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Florida State University College of Law
J.D. (1977) | Commercial, consumer and employment law
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)
Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honorary FSU Business Honors Progarm Gold Key Honorary Fraternity
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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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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
Certified as an expert in Labor & Employment Law from 2003 until 2008.
The Florida Bar
Independent Financial Counsultant
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
1720 Questions Answered

Q. getting money back from a hotel in greece, because of corona virus.
A: Take the credit and be glad you have it. Why? Because suing the hotel in Greece will cost you way more than $5,000.
Q. My wife had a student loan discharged in 2014 and was never sent a 1099c and we were not together at that time.
A: Not trying to read anything into your comments--but it sounds like you want your current wife to have to pay income tax on her discharged student loan; right? If you want to go down that rocky road you can try to convince her to amend her individual 2014 return--and include the income and pay the taxes and penalty--and then the two of you can amend your 2017 joint return accordingly. Good luck with that.
Q. Can a landlord require me to sign a new lease to get a key to the community pool?
A: Access to the community pool has nothing to do with this situation. Regardless of the reason you did it, if you signed a new 12 month lease with your landlord you are bound by the terms of it.
Q. If I buy ads to promote a widely published stock analysis after I purchase the stock, is that market manipulation?
A: You appear to have missed the area of most vulnerability. Rather than worrying about being charged with market manipulation if I were you I would worry more about incoming flak the owners of the copyrights on the articles you are planning to copy without permission and use them to make money.
Q. Is a subcontractor considered an employee in Florida if a paycheck (retainer) is received monthly via direct deposit?
A: Whatever benefits you as a subcontractor are entitled to receive under Florida law are spelled out under Florida law. For example, regardless of how long you were "employed" as a "subcontractor" unless your "employer" has been reporting you (and other employees) and paying Florida's payroll taxes that support the Unemployment Assistance programs you are not eligible for unemployment assistance. Rule of thumb: If you receive a W-2 at the beginning of every year the chances are good that you are covered; if you receive a 1099 your are probably not. You can find out really quick by trying to apply for benefits.
Q. I have a garnishment on my paycheck. Why ? Who is taking my money every week ?
A: Your employer must tell you who they are garnishing your paycheck for--and how to contact the person or company too. Depending upon the total amount they are trying to take, you might want to hire a banking lawyer to represent you and get to the bottom of this problem. Act very quickly.
Q. I have a question about settling a credit card debt.
A: On a positive note--this offer to settle an old debt of $5,400 for only $580 is the best one I have seen yet. So long as you get it in writing you should consider paying it--if for no other reason than peace of mind. Keep in mind that once you agree to pay it, you must pay it; and if you do not, JPMorgan can come back at you for the ENTIRE $5,400.
Q. I signed a contract with a roofing company. It gave a a 3day right to cancel. The contract did not have an address .
A: If you are tech-savvy enough to come here to Justia and ask for free legal help you surely must be able to Google the contractor and locate all the information you need that way; right?
Q. Should I get a lawyer & is my case strong? can I sue for my time being wasted in court when I don’t have time for this?
A: Just in case you might have missed the closing advice give to you by Mr. Baron: NO, you cannot claim or receive any "compensation" for any time you spend fighting in court to keep your dog.
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Contact & Map
Main Office
3810 Buck Lake Road
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Toll-Free: (850) 491-0015
Telephone: (850) 893-6091
Cell: (850) 491-0015