Jacksonville

Foley’s Jacksonville office, strategically located in what is rapidly becoming a significant international trade center and business hub, provides trusted counsel as you establish, grow, or exit your business. Serving business clients, government agencies, and individuals in the Jacksonville area and beyond, we offer a full range of legal services to large and small clients, ranging from emerging e-commerce businesses to large public companies.

As an integral part of a national firm, our Jacksonville office addresses the spectrum of legal needs, with a strong focus in the following areas:

Commercial Transactions and Business Counseling: We provide comprehensive services, encompassing all forms of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, commercial finance, tax planning, initial public offerings and other securities matters, labor and employment, and all types of commercial litigation. And when you need it, our employment attorneys travel throughout the nation to conduct training sessions and to try cases.

Manufacturing: As our manufacturing and distribution clients move into the future, we are working shoulder to shoulder with them to focus on emerging issues such as continuous process improvement; customer-focused innovation; human capital acquisition, development, and retention; enterprise-wide supply and distribution chain management and collaboration; sustainability; global engagement; reshoring; facilities siting, reconfiguration, and management; foreign direct investment; strategic acquisitions and divestitures; government and public affairs; next-generation technologies; and Big Data, as well as traditional areas such as corporate, labor, tax, and IP. We take a holistic approach to the industry, working closely with colleagues from all practices, industry teams, and offices across the firm to deliver comprehensive solutions that help you achieve your business goals.

Real Estate: We represent clients in the development, acquisition, and sale of commercial, industrial, and residential properties throughout Florida. We routinely handle construction, land use, environmental, zoning, and tax issues for developers of a wide variety of commercial projects, ranging from regional malls to multi-family, time-share, and resort developments. We also represent public and private real estate investment trusts in all aspects of their business.

Public Finance: Our attorneys act as bond counsel and counsel to underwriters, purchasers, credit enhancers, issuers, borrowers, trustees, and other parties in connection with all types of tax-exempt and taxable governmental and private activity financings throughout Florida. We routinely handle financings for governmental capital improvements, utilities, solid waste disposal facilities, airports, seaports, hospitals and other health care facilities, housing, retirement communities, educational and other 501(c)(3) facilities, and manufacturing facilities.

Estates and Trusts: We provide comprehensive estate planning and administration services for select high-net-worth individuals and succession planning for business owners. In addition to preparing wills and creating trusts in sophisticated estate-planning transactions, we probate significant estates and litigate will and trust disputes.

Litigation: Our attorneys handle trials and appeals in state and federal courts as well as arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution for businesses and individual clients.

Information Technology and Outsourcing: We counsel local and national clients on a variety of technology-related matters, including software licensing, IT systems acquisition, IT and business process outsourcing, and Internet/online terms and contracts.

Data Privacy and Security: Our attorneys represent local and national clients on privacy and security matters, including regulatory compliance (e.g., Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, and FTC), privacy and security policies, and FTC enforcement actions.

Consumer Financial Services: Our Jacksonville attorneys counsel clients on financial services regulatory matters, and any matter involving the 50-state attorneys general, including investigation, litigation, and crisis communication.

Health Care: Our attorneys represent clients in health law-related matters, including anti-kickback, self-referral and regulatory compliance; enrollment, accreditation, and licensure; and health regulatory requirements and risks related to acquisition/sales of health care entities.

Foley's Health Care Industry Team has been named “Law Firm of the Year — Health Care Law” for the third consecutive year on the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list for our ability to provide a broad range of participants in the health care industry with value-added, pragmatic legal advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Only one firm in the country receives this recognition each year.

Public Policy: Members of our Public Policy Practice regularly advise clients on legislative strategic planning, political action committee management, as well as state and federal political contribution laws. They also have significant experience representing a diverse client base before the Florida Legislature, Executive Office of the Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, and executive branch agencies of Florida.

  • Eight Jacksonville attorneys were named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016, with two attorneys earning Best Lawyers® 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” recognition
  • In 2015, Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers ranked our Jacksonville attorneys for excellence in banking and finance, corporate/M&A and private equity, health care, insurance, labor and employment, Latin American investment, and real estate, and four attorneys received individual local recognition
  • In 2014, Foley was named to the Law360's Florida Powerhouses list for our sizable presence in Florida and our significant regional accomplishments
  • Four Jacksonville attorneys were recognized in The Legal 500 guide for the United States in 2014 
  • Jacksonville received Tier 1 rankings in the 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in the areas of banking and finance, banking and finance litigation, corporate law, construction litigation, employment — management, labor and employment litigation, labor — management, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, real estate, real estate litigation, securities and capital markets, and tax
  • Seven Jacksonville attorneys were named to the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars® lists, published by Law & Politics magazine

Representative Matters

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Represented in a sale of a portfolio company, McBee Associates Inc., for approximately $50 million
Representing major health care provider in False Claims Act qui tam whistleblower litigation asserting inadequate physician supervision of medical procedures, alleged lack of medical necessity of certain drugs, and alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, as well as assorted employment claims by former employees.
Foley represented Emergent Capital, Inc. in its Regulation S offering of Senior Secured Notes in Canada.

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