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Florida Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth

Trust & Estate Litigation, Business Litigation, Employment Law


Florida Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth

Trust Litigation, Probate Litigation, Business Litigation, Employment Law

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Bloodworth Law Orlando Florida

Recent Client Recoveries

  • $750,000 In a trust dispute
  • $510,000 In a business dispute
  • $250,000 In a trust dispute
  • $417,000 In a business dispute
  • $385,000 In a trust dispute
  • $723,000 In a business dispute
  • $435,000 In a probate litigation
  • $775,000 In a Legal Malpractice Dispute

Practice Areas:

Trust litigation

Trustee Defense: Defense of trustees accused of wrongdoing while performing trust orders, duties or responsibilities.

Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Defense of trustees facing claims against them, or pursuit of beneficiaries’ claims against a trustee, that improper or ineffective trust management occurred.

Undue Influence: Exerting improper influence over a person with the intention of getting them to change a trust in favor of another person’s or organization’s benefit.

Lack of Capacity: The absence of mental capacity when a trust was executed.

Accounting Actions: Defense of trustees accused of wrongdoing, or assisting beneficiaries petitioning the court for trust assets accounting.

Tortious Interference with a Testamentary Expectancy: Questionable, detrimental interference with a trust.

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Probate & Estate Litigation

Defense of Personal Representatives: Defense of personal representatives accused of improprieties in managing estates, wills and assets.

Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Beneficiaries wishing to remove a personal representative or a trustee accused of wrongdoing. Bloodworth Law defends trustees and personal representatives facing removal actions.

Undue Influence: Improper influence over a person to change a will.

Lack of Capacity: Absence of mental capacity at time a will was executed.

Accounting Actions: Defense of personal representative accused of wrongdoing, or assist beneficiaries petitioning the court for estate or probate accounting.

Tortious Interference with a Testamentary Expectancy: Questionable, detrimental interference with a will.

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Business or Commercial Litigation

Breach of Contract: A valid contract is broken, a loss has occurred, a legal remedy is needed.

Business Torts: Describes the many causes of civil action within business litigation.

Shareholder & Partnerships: A shareholder pertains to partners or owners of a corporation. A partnership is a subset of business litigation involving company owners.

Breach of Fiduciary Duty: One party’s position breaches duty of trust to others in a contract.

Real Estate Litigation: Actions to resolve property or contract disputes.

Fraudulent Misrepresentation: One party lies to get another party into a contract with the other.

Negligent Misrepresentation: One party makes false statements to close a deal.

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Employment Law

Draft/Revise Employee Handbooks: Review company rules and procedures, employment laws to protect business owners.

Draft/Revise Independent Contractor Manuals: Ensure that contractors have contracts with job descriptions, and conform to non-employee roles and responsibilities. Help in assessing whether independent contractors should be employees.

Help Transfer Contractors to Employees: Compliance with Florida laws when contractors transition to employees make sure employers are following rules.

Employment Agreements: Preparation of employment agreements in accordance with Florida employment laws to secure valuable employees.

Non-Competes: Prevent loss in enforceable Florida non-compete agreements between employers and employees. Defend against non-compete challenges. Protect trade secrets, clients, and proprietary creations.

Non-Solicitation Clauses: Prevent employees from solicitation of business clients during and after employment.

Upper Management Contracts: Attorneys generate and regularly review employee contracts for compliance with Florida law.

Hourly & Wage Violations: Attorney consultations ensure employers are protected against wage violations through regular checks to ensure Florida laws are upheld.

Harassment & Discrimination Policy: Review and uphold laws to protect employers from harassment and discrimination lawsuits by clearly establishing zero-tolerance standards.

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Estate Planning

Probate: When your estate goes through probate you’ll need our help to resolve and move your case forward.

Summary Probate: Abbreviated Florida probate that doesn’t require personal representative where total value of assets minus creditor claims and exemptions doesn’t exceed $75,000.

Formal Probate: When an estate must be opened by filing a petition for a hearing in probate court which may need involvement of the court. Necessary when an original will can’t be found.

Guardianship: Guardianship cases handled are for relatives who have dementia or have been physically incapacitated due to an accident or an illness.

Estate Planning Documents: Preparation of all estate planning documents which includes:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Living Trust
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Asset Protection
  • Advance Health Care Directives

Business Succession: Who and what will come with the next generation of your business and how will you turn it over without disruption?

Business Sales: Prepare the sale of your business with a legal team to support plans for profitability and ownership transition.

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Florida Attorney L. Reed Bloodworth is the Founder and CEO of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, based in Orlando, with offices in Winter Haven. Reed has practiced Florida law since 2004 and has litigated hundreds of cases.

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Reed and the Bloodworth Law Team represent Florida clients by pursuing resolution to legal disputes through negotiation, settlements, and when necessary, lawsuits.

If you’re facing a legal challenge, find out how Bloodworth Law can help you, your family, or your business.


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