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20+ Years of Focused Legal Solutions
At Wyman Legal Solutions, we represent clients in business, construction and property damage
claims throughout the State of Florida. We also counsel and advise businesses on how to best
manage risks in their relationships and operations so they can thrive.
In addition to fighting for your business in any litigation, we provide valuable guidance to keep you out of litigation in the first place. Thanks to our exclusive Business Lawyer on Retainer access plans, we have solutions available for all budgets.
Whether you are an owner or contactor, whether the project is residential or commercial, whether you are building new from the ground up or just remodeling, construction projects come with risks for all involved – and we are here to help.
Property Damage Claims
Have you suffered unexpected property damage to your home or business? We’re here to turn the “sudden and unexpected” into a claim that’s collected.
Why work with Wyman Legal Solutions?
Experience / Empowerment
When you work with Wyman Legal Solutions, you feel stronger, more confident and more in control of your legal challenges and in claiming your rights. We call this “empowerment” … and empowering our clients in this way is at the core of why we do what we do. We give you the peace of mind in knowing that you’ve done everything possible to minimize your risk of loss in any situation.ABOUT US
What is a business audit and why do you need it?
Florida business, construction and insurance lawyer
Florida’s 25% rule for storm damaged roofs.
What is a Notice of Contest of Lien?
How can you protect your South Florida business from theft?
When should a property owner file a bad faith civil remedy notice?
You’re a subcontractor – should you file a notice to owner?
Andrew D. Wyman Boca Raton FL, Business Litigation Lawyer
Florida business, construction and insurance lawyer
Business Lawyer on Retainer
Designed for businesses of all sizes, our “Business Lawyer on Retainer” access plan helps you get the advice and counseling your business needs, when you need it, for as little as $10 per day. That’s the price of two cups of (Grande Salted Caramel......continue reading
Ask Andy: Construction Liens
Question (asked by a fellow attorney “Rob”): Hi Andy. I have a client with a small dispute with a contractor. The contractor recorded a lien but it is improper because it was definitely recorded more than 90 days after work was completed......continue reading
3 Tips: How to Have a Home Improvement Project that Doesn’t Suck
We get so many calls from people who are struggling to get their home improvement project finished. * The project is taking way too long. * The job is costing way more than they thought it would. * The work is sloppy and looks terrible......continue reading
Why You Need a Lawyer Case Study #2: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You…
We have a client that is a professional engineer. We will call him Edgar. Edgar does great work. High quality. Reasonably priced. And Edgar is a sweetheart of a guy to deal with. About 4 years ago, Edgar was sued along with about a dozen other contractors......continue reading
Why You Need a Lawyer: Case Study #1: Mitch Digs a Deep Hole
Mitch Digs a Deep Hole We have a client we’ll call “Mitch”. Mitch lives in Pennsylvania but owns property in Palm Beach County. Mitch had some work done to his Florida condo. Did Mitch hire a lawyer to look at his contract before he signed it?...continue reading
Who is YOUR lawyer?
It’s a simple question, really. I’m sure you can tell me who your doctor is. You could even tell me who cuts your hair. But you can’t tell me who your lawyer is because you don’t have one. Do you? Now more than ever, having a trusted advisor is so critical....continue reading
DON’T PAY TWICE
When we are not helping clients with their business issues and insurance claims, the rest of our work involves construction issues and disputes. Lately we have been contacted by numerous homeowners who have paid their contractors......continue reading
PPP Odds and Ends
The past few weeks has seen a flurry of PPP news. We wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on some of the more important developments: PPP Loan Application Deadline Extended June 20, 2020 was the original deadline for your PPP application....continue reading
In the last ten days, the SBA revised the PPP loan forgiveness applications and updated the instructions. There is now a Form “3508EZ” available for some borrowers which greatly simplifies the loan forgiveness process: * PPP Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ......continue reading
What is a Limited Liability Company and Why Do You Need One? (Hint: It’s in the Name…)
Darryl lost his job recently when his employer cut its workforce in half. And he couldn’t be happier. He’s ready to scratch his entrepreneurial itch and realizes that there is no such thing as a “secure” job anymore. This was the push he needed to finally do it....continue reading
It’s all about FLEXIBILITY
On June 5th, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) was passed. The PPPFA addresses some of the problems with the practical application of the PPP loan program. The biggest concern we hear from business owners is that......continue reading
Handshakes are so 2019…. (and not for the reason you think)
Are you ready for the “Footshake” or the “Elbow Bump”? According to a recent USA Today article, the future of the handshake is in serious doubt because of Coronavirus. So, is Coronavirus the reason that you should consider making handshakes a thing of the past?...continue reading
"You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn Will you remember COVID-19 as the event that destroyed your business? Or will you remember COVID-19 as the event that made your business better? This current economic......continue reading
PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Help
We’ve said this before about PPP loan forgiveness, and we’ll say it again: Getting your PPP loan was the EASY part. Getting your PPP loan FORGIVEN is going to be HARDER. SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form Hot off the presses, the SBA released......continue reading
The New PPP Rule Change Regarding Employee Headcount That Every Employer Needs to Know.
Earlier this week the SBA made a change to the PPP loan forgiveness rules. You may be asking yourself: How is that news? They’ve been changing the rules almost every day! Well, this rule HELPS small businesses get loans forgiven if their employees do not want to come back to work....continue reading
PPP Loan Forgiveness – What You Need to Know and Do
This past week saw a lot of PPP loan applications approved by the SBA. This means that small businesses will be receiving their PPP loan money in the next ten days. So, what do you need to know and do for this loan to be forgiven? Updated guidance is coming out daily...continue reading
DO’s and DON’Ts of New Round of PPP Funding
By the time you are reading this, it is likely the government has announced a new round of PPP loan program funding. If not, then that is happening imminently. If your small business was shut out of the first round of funding, then you now have a 2nd chance....continue reading
Paycheck Protection Program FAQ’s
We have been on the phone with a lot of small business owners and independent contractors discussing their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Here are a few of the questions we are hearing most often: Question: My bank won’t take an application from me....continue reading
RELAX. You’ll Get Your Money.
The Government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan application period opened April 3, 2020 to a loud THUD. Not even a week later…. …the SBA keeps changing the document requirements and application. …Wells Fargo has officially closed their doors...continue reading
The CARES Act and Your Small Business
With the US Government’s CARES Act hot off the presses, we are identifying massive opportunities for small business owners who do not panic. When (not if) we get past the COVID-19 pandemic, a surge of business will be created in just about every industry....continue reading
CARES Act Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Loans
CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Loans highlights for small businesses. Official Senate FAQ’s where this information was obtained available right here: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans: The program would provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent...continue reading
WILL YOUR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE COVER INCOME LOST FROM CORONAVIRUS?
Many businesses have seen, or are expecting to see, a loss of income or an increase in expenses due to the slowdown of business activities associated with the spread of COVID-19. Are these losses or expenses covered by your business interruption insurance?...continue reading
Insurance Case Study #3: Eduardo Gets a New Roof
Our Client Eduardo lives in Fort Myers. Eduardo’s roof was damaged in Hurricane Irma. Eduardo’s insurance company agreed that covered damage occurred from the Hurricane but paid him nothing. According to his insurance company, the damage did not exceed his deductible....continue reading
Insurance Case Study #2: Margie’s Leak Under Her Slab
Our Client Margie began noticing loose floor tiles and discolored grout lines in her living room. Margie had a pipe leak under her home’s concrete slab. Margie opened up a claim with her insurance company. The insurance company’s adjuster came out to her house and estimated $4,200 in damage....continue reading
Insurance Case Study #1: Jason and his Mismatched Granite
We recently worked with a client in Davie named Jason. Jason had a pipe burst under his kitchen sink. The damage required removal of his kitchen cabinets. To do that, his granite countertop needed to be removed first. While removing his granite backsplash, Jason’s contractor cracked it....continue reading
Insurance Myth #3: The Insurance Company’s Field Adjuster Will Make Sure I am Paid for All of My Damage
After you notify your insurance company about your claim, they will send someone to your property to look at the damage. This person is called a “field adjuster”. The field adjuster is usually a friendly person. His job is to analyze your damage and gather information....continue reading
Insurance Myth #2: If I cash my insurance company’s initial payment check, then I cannot continue to fight for more money.
We get this question all the time. A client reports a claim to their insurance company and the company issues a small check that is not enough to pay for the damage. The client then contacts us to help get them more money. Their first questions is, can I cash...continue reading
Insurance Myth #1: My homeowners insurance covers anything that could possibly damage my home.
If you have not had a reason to make a property damage insurance claim before, then you probably assume that if you pay your premiums, then your home is covered against anything or everything that could possibly happen. You would assume wrong…...continue reading
Wyman Legal Solutions Hires Director of Client Relations
We are proud to announce that Jennifer Wyman has joined the firm as our Director of Client Relations. We are very lucky and proud to have her on board (and I am not just saying that because she is my wife)! At Wyman Legal Solutions, we are always looking for ways to improve...continue reading
Avoid Having Your Water Damage Claim Denied!
Water damage claims are among the most frequent claims made under homeowners insurance policies – especially in Florida. But the coverage provided for water claims can be confusing. When might your claim for water damage be covered or denied?...continue reading
Do You Have the Right Homeowners Insurance?
At Wyman Legal Solutions, we help people who have suffered sudden and unexpected property damage and put them back into their homes and businesses. We are passionate about helping our clients level the playing field with their insurance companies so they can get the money...continue reading
Jury Trial Waivers Matter for Your Small Business
Everyone is familiar with the concept of “trial by jury.” In fact, the Seventh Amendment of the United States Constitution codifies the right to a jury trial in certain civil cases. As a business owner, you have the ability to include a “Jury Trial Waiver” in the standard terms of your customer contract....continue reading
Protect Your Company with Merger or Integration Clauses
Many people know a verbal agreement and handshake aren’t the same as having a well-written business contract. Having a written contract that clearly states and integrates all previous negotiations, representations, warranties and agreements will ensure that the deal is crystal clear....continue reading
Are you Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees if You Prevail in a Lawsuit?
As business lawyers, we get a lot of questions about contract law and how to better protect your business from legal risks. I’ll be sharing some of the most frequent and important topics with you over the next month. For example, many people think that the winner of a lawsuit in Florida...continue reading
Why you should NEVER send an email to your personal lawyer from your company email
It’s easy to think that everything you say to your lawyer via text, calls, and emails is private. However, that’s not always the case. Not all communications are secret, even if they are between a client and their attorney. This surprises many clients...continue reading
Now YOU Can Afford a Business Lawyer on Retainer…
All businesses have legal needs. Some more than others. Successful businesses address these needs before they turn into expensive problems. On an almost daily basis, your business can face legal issues or questions concerning employees, vendors, customers, licensing, contracts, and much more....continue reading
What Do You Do If Your Business Is Sued?
Don’t let the disruption from an unexpected lawsuit distract you from running your business and achieving your goals. The best way to deal with a problem is to anticipate it before it arrives so that you are ready and able to handle it when it does....continue reading
Attention Contractors and Subcontractors: Know Your Customer!
Did you know that not all construction work entitles you to lien the Owner’s property? Your lien rights go only as far as the land rights of the person who contracted the work. Knowing who your customer is puts you in the best position to file a Claim of Lien that will withstand a legal challenge....continue reading
Protecting your payment rights starts with getting properly licensed
Obtaining proper construction licensing is serious business in South Florida. A list of the trades that require licensing can be found at the State of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation website. Under Florida Statute §489.128 (1)(c)...continue reading
Why should you talk to a construction attorney before signing a lien release?
Subcontractors and material suppliers know that when it’s time to get paid on a job, they’re going to be asked to sign a lien release in exchange for receiving their payment. So, as their construction litigation lawyer, I always ask them about the lien release they signed....continue reading
What is a Notice to Owner and why do you need one?
Here is an unfortunate, yet all-too-familiar call I receive as a construction attorney. A subcontractor calls me concerned about getting paid on a project where he has already performed his work. Now, the general contractor who hired him is telling him that he has to accept less money than what was agreed to....continue reading
What can you include in your Claim of Lien?
“Greed is good.” While that famous line uttered in the movie Wall Streetmight apply to corporate raiders like Gordon Gecko, it does not apply to lienors under Florida’s Construction Lien Law. Emotional, unpaid subcontractors come to my construction law firm wanting to exact revenge...continue reading
How a construction lien attorney can help you file your Claim of Lien
As is true for most things in life, “timing is everything”. This is especially true under Florida’s Construction Lien Law. As a construction law firm, a common mistake we see made by subcontractors, material suppliers, and even contractors who have a direct contract with the Owner...continue reading
Do you need a construction litigation lawyer to help enforce your Claim of Lien?
If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it 100 times. Subcontractors, material suppliers, and even contractors who have recorded liens, wait too long to file suit to enforce their liens, neglect to contact a construction dispute lawyer, and lose their lien rights forever....continue reading
The Notice to Owner – Protect Your Lien Rights Under Florida’s Construction Lien Law
Under Florida’s Construction Lien Law, it is essential for most subcontractors and material providers, except those who have a direct contract with the Owner, to serve a Notice to Owner in order to perfect their construction lien rights on a project....continue reading
When Must My Homeowners Insurance Company Pay To Replace My Roof? Florida’s “25% Rule”
In 2017, the Atlantic coast of the United States was hit with three of the top five costliest hurricanes ever (Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma). Early forecasts are predicting that the 2018 South Florida Hurricane Season will be busier than usual....continue reading