Yearly Archives: 2021

Warning Signs of a Potential Estate Battle- Final Installment


This is the final installment (see the May 6th and August 16th blogs) dealing with potential actions (or inactions) that may lead to a battle over your estate when you are gone. LATE MARRIAGE.  Marrying later in life, especially a May-December match-up can cause resentment among the heirs especially where the children are all those [...]

Warning Signs of a Potential Estate Battle- Final Installment2021-12-13T13:39:29-05:00

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Gibbons | Neuman! "Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other." -- Randy Pausch And for a little levity... "I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage." -- Erma Bombeck  

Happy Thanksgiving!2021-11-22T17:34:35-05:00

Honoring All Veterans on Veterans Day


“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” — Abraham Lincoln Gibbons | Neuman thanks all Veterans for their service and sacrifices.  We are forever grateful.

Honoring All Veterans on Veterans Day2021-11-11T08:53:16-05:00

“Cash Deal” in a Residential Real Estate Transaction


What is a “cash deal” in a residential real estate transaction? Many people think the definition requires the Buyer to pay cash in order to close the transaction. Because of this popular misconception, Sellers are often reluctant to allow the Buyer’s appraiser to come into the home when the Buyer decides to obtain financing. The [...]

“Cash Deal” in a Residential Real Estate Transaction2021-11-09T09:51:11-05:00

Attorney Jonathan S. Gilbert Selected One of Tampa Bay’s Best Lawyers in Real Estate


Gibbons | Neuman is proud to announce that Jonathan S. Gilbert has been selected as one of Tampa Bay’s Best Lawyers in real estate law by Best Lawyers magazine. Mr. Gilbert concentrates his practice in real estate-related matters and business law. His real estate practice includes purchases and sales, finance, and leases. His business representation includes [...]

Attorney Jonathan S. Gilbert Selected One of Tampa Bay’s Best Lawyers in Real Estate2021-10-14T10:50:12-04:00

Attorney Spotlight – Loretta C. O’Keeffe


Loretta C. O’Keeffe has been with Gibbons | Neuman for 12 years and has been practicing law for 29 years (16 years in the Tampa Bay area).  Loretta’s practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, and real estate litigation with particular focus on disputes involving contracts, foreclosures, title insurance, and collections.  Loretta enjoys spending [...]

Attorney Spotlight – Loretta C. O’Keeffe2021-09-21T09:35:19-04:00

Mediation Mistakes: Overly Aggressive Counsel


The purpose of mediation is to get the case settled, stop the bleeding (i.e. attorney’s fees and costs) and allow clients who are not regulars in the courtroom to take their lives back. The General Session usually begins with the attorneys giving their opening statements. In the opening statement, counsel will present his or her [...]

Mediation Mistakes: Overly Aggressive Counsel2021-09-10T09:01:14-04:00

Happy Labor Day!


“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Everyone here at Gibbons | Neuman wishes you and your family a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

Happy Labor Day!2021-09-03T08:14:57-04:00
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