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Our Practice Areas

For almost two decades, Sanders Law Group has worked diligently to assist our clients with their business and personal life planning needs.  We always strive to provide solution focused legal assistance in a high quality and economical manner.

BUSINESS LAW

Business Sales and Acquisitions

We work closely with our corporate clients to provide practical, customized solutions that further their business objectives. From entity formation to complex business agreements, we always apply common sense in an effort to come up with an effective and economical plan.

Corporate and Commercial

We work closely with our corporate clients to provide practical, customized solutions that further their business objectives. From entity formation to complex business agreements, we always apply common sense in an effort to come up with an effective and economical plan.

Finance

Our finance practice engages in the areas of secured, unsecured, commercial, corporate, real estate, acquisition, development, operating and construction lending throughout the U.S. We advise lenders and borrowers on a variety of related commercial financial transactions including intercreditor arrangements, workouts, loan participations, loan review, and loan purchases and sales. We regularly represent banks and other lenders in documenting their secured and unsecured loans and lines of credit.

SBA Lending

Mr. Sanders is a SBA 504 Designated Attorney, which means he has been qualified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to serve as counsel to community development companies under the SBA’s expedited closing procedures. Our SBA lending practice serves both CDCs and banks by documenting and closing both SBA 504 and 7a loans.

REAL ESTATE LAW

Real Estate Transactions

We work with owners, developers, and lenders in the matters of acquisitions, divestitures, leases, development, permanent and construction financing, and investment activities for multi-family housing, retail, commercial, and industrial property in the Tampa Bay metro area and throughout the Southeast.

ESTATE PLANNING

Proper Estate Planning is vital to protect yourself and your family in the event of disability or death. Many people are under the impression that estate planning only involves the disposition of assets after death through a will or trust. However, one of the most important aspects of estate planning during your lifetime is planning for incapacity. Also, a medical care plan should also be established. A simple Estate Portfolio should include a Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will and designation of Healthcare Surrogate and a Last Will and Testament. There are also many occasions where a Trust is beneficial in achieving your estate planning goals.

Without proper legal documents that address incapacity, many families will be forced to petition a court to declare a family member or loved one incompetent before they can manage their financial affairs. This process cannot only be time consuming, but can be equally as costly. Not to mention, a Court can appoint a guardian that might not be the person who would have been chosen while you or you loved one had the capacity to make the choice. In most instances, a guardianship can be avoided with a Durable Power of Attorney, also known as a DPA. A DPA gives the person you elect the power to handle your affairs as if you were handling them for yourself. It is a very powerful document and the person you elect should be someone you trust. A DPA is effective when delivered, used during your lifetime and terminates at your death.

Selecting a Healthcare Surrogate and having a Living Will are important to your medical care in the event you are unable to care for yourself. A Healthcare Surrogate is a person selected to make healthcare decisions in the event you can no longer make them for yourself. A Living Will addresses your wishes concerning medical care when there is no reasonable medical probability of your recovery. Your appointed Healthcare Surrogate will not only make medical decisions, they will also carry out your wishes in your Living Will. Making these decisions ahead of time will not only alleviate the stress on family or friends having to make the decision for you but you will have the peace of mind that your wishes will be honored.

While the above documents address estate planning during your lifetime, a Will and Trust address your estate planning after you or a loved one pass away. Both a Will and Trust allow you to decide who receives property after you pass instead of the law making the decision for you. A Will is a vital piece of the estate plan even if you establish a Trust. Both express your desires, through written instructions, for the disposition of your estate assets to your chosen family members and loved ones. A Will is also the document that addresses caring for your minor children in the event that something happens to you or your spouse. You may name a guardian to care for your minor children and also establish a testamentary Trusts to financially support them. These Trusts can be drafted in numerous ways to ensure that your children are properly provided for until they reach certain ages or have made certain life accomplishments that warrant principal distributions.