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What is the Difference Between Specific and General Liens?

There are two different types of liens that an individual may have over real property: specific and general. A specific lien is granted only with respect to a particular asset. In foreclosure, the specific asset is the real property that is subject to the foreclosure. A specific lien also occurs in the context of real…

Deposition Leads to Case Dismissal for Attorney Vater

Recently, Attorney Michael Vater represented a client that was being wrongfully sued for breach of contract. In this particular case, Attorney Vater determined that in order to best defend the claim, it would be necessary to depose one of the employees of the company suing his client. This employee was located in the State of…

How to Pursue Compensation After a Boating Accident

Boating is a popular activity whether you’re a Florida resident or a vacationer. However, there are some important rules to know before taking your boat out on the water – including what to do in the scenario of a boat accident. Boating accidents can be tragic. In order to get full compensation, you’ll want to…

Employee vs. Independent Contractor?

Business owners commonly face the same hiring decision: hire a full-time employee or an independent contractor to do the same work? Although the differences between an independent contractor and an employee seem slight, proper classification is important. There are obvious financial benefits to a business owner that have clouded the distinction between the two. Furthermore,…

Vater Named Back to Back Rising Star Super Lawyers Winner

The Ticktin Law Group is pleased to announce that Michael Vater, a partner in the firm’s Deerfield Beach office has once again been named Florida Super Lawyers’ Rising Star for the year 2020. This is the second straight year that Michael has been named a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in the field of business litigation.

The Entertainment World loses a Film and Legal Legend

The entertainment world mourned the death of one of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age the weekend of July 25, 2020. Olivia de Havilland who starred in Gone with the Wind and had an over 50 year career both on the big and small screen passed away at the age of 104. Ms. De Havilland was not just an actress, she also was a trail blazer in the law.

Personal Injury Lawsuit Process in Florida

What is the process for a personal injury lawsuit?   If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence or fault, you have a personal injury lawsuit on your hands.   Unfortunately, these scenarios can be very costly. Medical bills can pile up – and of course there is emotional pain and stress that goes…

Double Win for The Ticktin Law Group in Mortgage Foreclosure Case

Last May, Attorney Michael Vater conducted a Mortgage Foreclosure Trial in Palm Beach County on behalf of one of our clients. Leading up to the trial, Michael was extremely aggressive in pursuing depositions needed to win the case at trial. On the eve of trial, the bank attempted to switch its witness. Michael refused to…