Bruce Alexander Minnick

Bruce Alexander Minnick

Minnick Law Firm
  • Business Law, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud, Securities Law...
  • Florida
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If 40+ years of experience matters to you or to your small business, you should contact Bruce Alexander Minnick..Mr. Minnick has enjoyed a variety of professional positions which combine to make him uniquely qualified to handle your legal needs::

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

Florida Banking Experience
+Florida Commercial Bank Officer in Miami
++ Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Florida Credit Union League, 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
++Florida Assistant Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs
+++Chief Advocate, Florida Commission on Ethics

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


Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • Securities Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Consumer Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Military Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Banking Law
  • 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 vary between $125 and $395. 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
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • 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
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
Forty year membership certificate
American Bar Association
Thirty year membership certificate
American Bar Association
Professional Associations
Tallahassee Bar Association
- Current
Federal Bar Association
- Current
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
249 Questions Answered

Q. Shareholder for my corporation withholding clients information. Can he do that?
A: This free legal advice forum is intended to help consumers better understand common legal terms and to explain general legal principals and procedures to non-lawyers interested in understanding more about the law. This forum is not the place to seek free legal representation in ongoing cases, nor is it the place to ask complicated questions about specific situations requiring significant amounts of legal work. People in need of specific legal assistance should use the free resources available elsewhere on this website to locate competent lawyers who may take on their cases.
Q. I have an uncle in assisted living. I have POA. He did not recieve the forms to file his tax. S.S. said I needed a lette
A: Yes, in fact she has more than the right to refuse. Why? Because the administrator of an assisted living facility does not have the authority to do what you asked her to do. Moreover, the administrator is not being paid to write official letters to the Social Security Administration or the IRS for residents. If you have POA over your uncles financial affairs then you should have the power to write the letters yourself; just remember to include a copy of your POA.
Q. Mom had apt at a retirement home, we get 90% of cost when it sells. Any laws for how long we have to wait for sale?
A: All of your questions should be answered in the original purchase documents controlling all the terms of ownership, maintenance, assessments and all other terms and conditions. Why not hire a lawyer to review everything and help you convince the owners of the retirement community to speed up their efforts to sell the unoccupied apartment.
Q. Can a property management company be considered the power of attorney on behalf of a unit owner?
A: Not unless the unit owner gives the management company the power to represent them. Most management companies are smart enough NOT to accept a POA from a unit owner because of the inherent conflict of interest in such a relationship.
Q. Roommate violating lease giving keys out, lets others stay without her being there,wont lock door apt mgmt doing nothing
A: IMO, the best thing you can do is to find some way to bury the hatchet with your roommate--because the landlord probably does not care who stays where as long as they pay their rent on time. No online lawyer can help you either.
Q. I sold my NY home in Mar. & had paid school & town taxes in Jan. for the year 2019. Am I entitled to a partial refund?
A: If you sold your house through a Realtor, lawyer, title company or other closing agent they should have given you a pro rata credit for the 2019 taxes you paid and an offsetting charge against the new owner's proceeds. Look at your closing statement.
Q. I have a contract that expired4/5 and extension expired 4/15. Seller does not want extension. Do we have a contract?
A: If you are the seller and intentionally breach the written contract you signed==depending upon the amount of money involved and the tenacity of the buyers--you may see a lawsuit seeking specific performance an/or consequential damages caused by the intentional breach. The seller may also have to pay attorney fees and costs if the contract provides for prevailing party fees and costs.
Q. How do I gain sole ownership of an online business that I started with someone else?
A: Unless you provide much more information about the business and everything gone before between you and the person who apparently shut you out of the business you started you will not get many answers on this forum.
Q. If a business name and entity was stolen or transferred without permission, do I sue or contact local authorities?
A: Contacting "local authorities" will probably do no good because this is clearly a family business matter. And unless you can show some actual damages the courts will also be hesitant to get involved. Finally, unless the actual amount of money involved is very substantial it is likely that the cost of litigation would make it not worthwhile to sue. However, since only you can answer these fundamental questions, you should contact an experienced business lawyer to help you decide what you want to do.
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Main Office
600 Victory Garden Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Telephone: (850) 893-6091
Cell: (850) 491-0015