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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
2712 Questions Answered
Q. Does my written answer to a petition need to be notarized before submitting it to the clerk of courts
A: No you do not need to have your response notarized.
Q. What is considered unlawful termination
A: Yes, yes, yes, and yes, your employer can do all these things and much more. Why? Because Florida is an “at-will” state. Private employers are free to solicit, hire, promote, increase their pay, demote, lower their pay, suspend, terminate, rehire, reinstate benefits and treat employees unfairly for any reason—or no reason--at any time, i.e., “at will.” Note: Employers cannot lawfully make any of these employment decisions solely based upon the employee’s race, gender, age, national origin, handicap, disability, religion, or whether single, married, or pregnant.
Q. What federal laws are broken when a court reporter refuses to hand in a transcript to a litigant?
A: I will start by answering your closing question, "What federal law have (sic) been violated?" Answer: None. FYI, most civil trial court reporters are not paid by the court or the government for their reporting services. The litigants hire them and must pay them. If you are involved as a defendant in a criminal case the government will give you a copy of the transcript(s) in printed form.
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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