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Q: What kind of lawyer do I need? And what are the charges?

I’m a Malaysian. Bought a land with LLC years old in Fort Myers. The land was put into an auction . Received a surplus check. But could not claim it due to it is in LLC .

I need someone to help me in claiming the surplus. What kind of lawyer do I look for . And how much is the charges? If agree on a percentage is how much? The surplus check is $25000

2 Lawyer Answers
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
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  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You may be able to reinstate the LLC by paying the required amount to the Department of Corporations. If that's possible and the LLC is once again active, you may be able to negotiate the check. Checks have an expiration date, so you don't want to wait too long.

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Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert
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  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If you agree to pay a percentage of recovery you are looking at 33-40% usually if it is a contingency matter at most law offices. If the check is in your LLC name that is closed and no longer exists, you could have an attorney look into opening it up and getting it paid up with the Florida Department of State as an option. Otherwise, you are stuck with a law office attorney hourly fee, depending on the attorney it could be $400-$550 per hour or more potentially and they will likely request a substantial retainer payment. No matter what, an attorney is going to have to review everything and see what needs to be done precisely.

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