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Important Links & Forms

At Patrick Neale & Associates we want to help our clients and our community to take advantage of all of the resources available.  We hope you will find the links and forms below to be useful and informative.  If you have questions contact us for an initial consultation.


Forms:

Initial Consultation Form (non Bankruptcy)for your Initial Consultation Meeting.  This form may be filled in online or printed and filled out by hand.  Please bring it with you to your initial consultation meeting.  In the case of a phone consultation, please email it to info@patrickneale.com or fax it to 239-642-1487.

Initial Consultation Form (Bankruptcy) – for your Bankruptcy Initial Consultation Meeting.  This form may be filled in online or printed and filled out by hand.  It requires a signature.  Please bring it with you to your initial consultation meeting.  In the case of a phone consultation, please email it to info@patrickneale.com or fax it to 239-642-1487.

LLC Corporate Formation Form – this form will provide us with the basic information needed to set up your LLC corporation.  Feel free to contact us with questions.

Corporate Formation Form – this will form provide us with the basic information needed to set up your corporation.  Feel free to contact us with questions.


Links and Articles:

When Should I See a Lawyer?This Florida Bar publication will answer many questions you may have on this topic.  When in doubt, contact us for an initial consultation. 

Legal Aid of Collier County - The mission of Legal Aid Service of Collier County is to provide high-quality free civil legal advice, representation and education to the residents of Collier County, based on need, so as to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the entire community.  If we feel you may qualify for their services we will refer you to them.


Business and Entrepreneurial Law:

Starting a Business in FloridaThis information, from the State of Florida, is only a beginning.  We can help you be sure you have the right type of corporation for your needs and that you start your business on solid legal footing.


Construction and Contractor Law:

Collier County Contractor Licensing BoardUnderstand the contractor licensing requirements for contractors in Collier County.

Lee County Contractor Licensing - Understand the contractor licensing requirements for contractors in Lee County.

State of Florida Contractor Licensing – State of Florida contractor licensing from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation

Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) – This is the building industry trade organization in Collier County.

Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) - This is the building industry trade organization in Lee County.

Florida Construction Lien Law – Those who work on your property or provide materials are required to be paid in full, or they have a right to enforce their claim for payment against your property.   We can help you secure a lien for construction that is not paid for and we can assist property owners who have had a lien placed on their property.

List of Recommended Contractor Forms - If you do not have all of these necessary forms ready for your business, you are placing it at risk.  When in doubt, contact us for an initial consultation. 


Drone (UAS) Law:

Federal Aviation Administration Drone (UAS) Info - When you fly a drone in the United States, it is your responsibility to understand and abide by the rules.



Real Estate:

Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR)This is the Realtors trade organization for the Naples Area.  The site includes useful links for those searching for or selling homes.

Marco Island Area Association of Realtors (MIAAOR) - This is the Realtors trade organization for Marco Island.  The site includes useful links for those searching for or selling homes.

State of Florida Real Estate Licensing – State of Florida real estate licensing from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.

How to Safeguard Against Fraud When You Buy Property (FL Bar) – This Florida Bar article offers advice for those considering the purchase of land in Florida.  If you have questions contact us for an initial consultation. 

Buying a Home (FL Bar) - This Florida Bar article offers advice for those considering the purchase of a home in Florida.  If you have questions contact us for an initial consultation. 

Mortgage Fraud (FL Bar) - This Florida Bar article offers advice for those considering a mortgage, reverse mortgage or home equity loan in Florida.  If you have questions contact us for an initial consultation. 


Bankruptcy:

Consumer Bankruptcy (FL Bar)This Florida Bar article discusses bankruptcy, the process to file, the types of bankruptcy options and other general information.  If you have questions contact us for an initial consultation at no charge. 

Answers to Common Bankruptcy Questions - Bankruptcy can be a complex and emotional decision.  This document attempts to answer some of the most common questions.  If you have additional questions, or would like to discuss whether bankruptcy is a viable alternative for you, contact us for an initial consultation at no charge. 

Myths about BankruptcyThis article from Bankrate.com is intended to help set your expectations for what bankruptcy can and cannot do for you.  If you have additional questions, or would like to discuss whether bankruptcy is a viable alternative for you, contact us for an initial consultation at no charge. 

Debt Calculator – This tool is intended to help you understand how much debt you have and how long it will take to pay it off.  If you have questions contact us for an initial consultation at no charge. 

Bankruptcy Filing Fees – The US Federal Bankruptcy Court sets fees that those filing for bankruptcy must pay prior to the case being filed.  If you have additional questions, or would like to discuss whether bankruptcy is a viable alternative for you, contact us for an initial consultation at no charge. 

How to Choose a Bankruptcy Attorney – This article from the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) is a guide.  We invite you to come for a no charge consultation to meet our knowledgeable and compassionate team. 

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act – This article for consumers from the Federal Trade Commission explains your rights and responsibilities.  If you feel that a debt collector is in violation of the act or if you have questions contact us for an initial consultation. 

Bankruptcy Debtor Education Requirements When filing for bankruptcy, you will be required to take 2 education courses.  This article from the Federal Trade Commission will help you understand this requirement.  If you have questions contact us for an initial consultation at no charge. 

Bankruptcy Documentation Requirements– In addition to your bankruptcy questionnaire, which is used to generate your Bankruptcy Petition, several types of personal documents must be supplied by you.  If you have additional questions, or would like to discuss whether bankruptcy is a viable alternative for you, contact us for an initial consultation at no charge.

Bankruptcy Questionnaire – This is required to be filled out by you in order to draft your Bankruptcy Petition, the legal document submitted to the court to initiate your bankruptcy.  It is essential that you be completely honest and complete in filling out this document as you will be signing an oath attesting to this when you sign your Bankruptcy Petition.  If you have additional questions, or would like to discuss whether bankruptcy is a viable alternative for you, contact us for an initial consultation at no charge. 

Florida Exemptions from Creditors – Certain assets are exempt from bankruptcy, meaning that you will most likely not lose them in bankruptcy.  Each state’s exemptions may differ slightly so it is important to understand the specifics for the state in which you file bankruptcy.  If you have additional questions, or would like to discuss whether bankruptcy is a viable alternative for you, contact us for an initial consultation at no charge.

341 Review Meeting - This a mandatory meeting for you to attend with the Bankruptcy Trustee appointed to your case by the court.  You will discuss the assets and debts that you reported on your Bankruptcy Petition and answer whatever questions the Trustee may ask.  Your bankruptcy attorney will attend this meeting with you.


Litigation and Foreclosure Prevention & Defense:

What is a Short Sale? - If you have questions contact us for an initial consultation. 

What is a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure? - If you have questions contact us for an initial consultation. 

What is a Loan Modification? - If you have questions contact us for an initial consultation. 

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Housing Development Corporation (HELP) – This is the HUD-approved, non-profit counseling agency for Collier County providing no-charge assistance with foreclosure prevention, credit counseling and homebuyer education.  Depending on your situation, they may recommend legal assistance.  If you have questions contact us for an initial consultation. 


Chambers of Commerce and Other Local Business Organizations:

The Greater Naples Chamber of CommerceOur firm has been an active member of this organization for several years.

Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce Our firm has been an active member of this organization for several years.

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Southwest Florida – This is a regional Chamber covering the 5 counties of Collier, Lee, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte.

SCORE of Naples - SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed.  They offer consulting services free of charge and educational seminars for a fee.  If you would like help setting up a new corporation, contact us for an initial consultation.

SCORE of Lee County - SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed.  They offer consulting services free of charge and educational seminars for a fee.  If you would like help setting up a new corporation, contact us for an initial consultation. 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – At Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). In addition to the SBDC’s core service offerings of consulting provided at no-cost, training, and business research, the Florida SBDC Network also provides a comprehensive toolkit of specialized services for qualifying businesses looking to accelerate market growth, including: Growth Acceleration, International Trade, Government Contracting, and Business Continuation. Please also review our Business and Entrepreneurial Law web page and, contact us for an initial consultation. 

Collier County Business Tax Receipts – Business tax requirements in Collier County.

Lee County Business Tax Requirements



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Patrick Neale & Associates serves clients throughout Southwest Florida and has office locations in Naples and Marco Island.

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