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A Boutique Law Firm Serving South Florida
The Law Offices of Oates & Oates, P.A., is a premier boutique law firm providing services to clients throughout South Florida. A father and son practice built with a team of dedicated paralegal and legal assistants. We pride ourselves on treating clients like family and building relationships that last for generations.
We combine a high level of expertise with exceptional, personalized service.Thomas Oates | Partner
Since 1978 we have built a successful practice by providing general counsel for our clients so they can focus on what they do best.
Focused on serving small to medium business owners with legal issues here in South Florida, we consider it a privilege to become your resource for all legal needs.
Like having a friend of the family advising your business, we strive to become an integral part of your venture. Whether it is litigation, business law, real estate, estate planning, wills, trusts or probate, we have the experience you need. Our reputation for integrity and ingenuity has earned wide praise from both our clients and our peers in the business community.
No matter how difficult or complicated the matter, we maintain competitive rates and provide access to high-quality legal services.
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Marriage Penalty Removed for Conveyances Between SpousesFebruary 15, 2020When you purchase a property prior to marriage you take title as co-tenants (similar to a partnership). The default language for taking…
Commercial Rental Sales Tax Decrease, Surtax IncreaseNovember 16, 2018Effective January 1, 2019, there will be a decrease in the sales tax rate for renting, leasing, letting or granting a license…
FRS re-enrollment in 2017February 2, 2017The Florida Retirement System (FRS) has a major flaw which disincentives reemployment by individuals who were employed by the state prior to…
Broward Ancillary Probate AdministrationAugust 12, 2016In order to start a Broward Ancillary Probate or a Palm Beach Ancillary Probate we need exemplified copies of the probate proceeding…
FinCEN GTO ExpansionJuly 27, 2016The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently issued an expansion to their Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) that will temporarily require certain U.S.…
Your Estate Plan Needs a CheckupJanuary 13, 2016To avoid the unintended consequences of an outdated estate plan you should consult on a regular basis with your trusted estate planning professional to make sure your plan is ready in the event it's needed.
Ladybird Deed: An Enhanced Life EstateFebruary 9, 2014How can I change title to a piece of real property to affect my estate plan and avoid probate, yet still maintain complete control over it during my lifetime, including the ability to un-do the transfer, and not just the right to occupy for as long as I am alive? Florida recognizes an enhanced life…
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Law Offices of Oates & Oates, P.A.
1701 East Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Main Phone: 954-942-6500