Florida law obligates condemning authorities to be responsible for a court determined amount of attorney fees which the Fixel Law Firm will accept as full payment for representing its clients to secure their compensation for property acquired and damages to remaining property. Clients with these real estate claims will not receive a bill and will not be responsible for paying the Fixel Law Firm for pursuing these claims.
This policy of the Fixel Law Firm is based on Florida constitutional law which recognizes that full compensation received by those property owners subject to the eminent domain process should not be diminished as a result of property owners having to pay attorneys’ and experts’ fees and costs. In contrast, because the Florida constitution does not recognize business damages as part of full compensation, condemning authorities are not responsible in some circumstances for sufficiently paying the Fixel Law Firm for legal services directed to adequately prepare and timely submit business damage claims. In those circumstances, given the anticipated complexity and significant time necessary to prepare a compelling business claim, the business may be responsible for paying the Fixel Law Firm no more than a ten to fifteen percent portion of only its business damage recovery, with the understanding that there will be no fee if no business damage recovery occurs. Again, as to real estate claims, clients of the Fixel Law Firm will not be responsible for paying the Fixel Law Firm anything.