• Joy Is The Simplest Form Of Gratitude
  • J&C Continues To Grow: Land Use and Governmental Relations Attorney Patrick W. Krechowski Joins As Partner
  • Jimerson & Cobb adds another Gator lawyer: Sean P. Lynch, II, Joins as an Associate Attorney
  • J&C speaking circuit: Charlie Jimerson speaks at The River Club Young Executive Leadership Luncheon
  • New Law Blogs
  • Curiosities, Ruminations and Various Eccentricities of Firm Biz
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"Joy Is The Simplest Form Of Gratitude"
- Karl Barth
Normally, the clichéd November theme is “giving thanks" to coincide with the Thanksgiving Holiday. Well... we are still going to do that, but we are going to change it up a bit. It's time to break the annual monotony. The first thing is we are starting in October. And more importantly, I need your help so we can give thanks together, J&C Style!

I have always been a big believer in the age-old wisdom that “actions speak louder than words."  In fact, this well-known adage is a fundamental tenet of Jimerson & Cobb, P.A. words mean absolutely nothing when actions are completely opposite. And that's why the attorneys and staff at our firm don't dwell on efforts, but rather focus on actual client results. So, with this motivation in mind, we want to inspire you to join us in giving thanks to those people in our lives who truly have made a difference in your life in 2019. And we want to use a very public medium.

I would like you to pick people who you are thankful to have in your life. Maybe it’s a family member, a few co-workers, or a really good friend. Think of folks who have had a lasting impact on you for the better. Then, come up with a creative way to express your gratitude and celebrate the impact they have on your life. Don’t just tell them... SHOW them. Finally, share your expression of gratitude with Jimerson & Cobb. Post your pictures and sentiments on social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. And be sure to include the hashtag #givingthanksJ&Cstyle .
So to start things off, the quote this month is from Karl Barth: “ Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. " That quote is no coincidence, because Joy is my wife's name. Needless to say, I am grateful every day for Joy and what she does for our family.

Now it's your turn. Go ahead and make someone smile, and lets spread a little positivity ahead of schedule! Stay connected with us over the next several weeks as we spread thanks together to those who mean the most in our lives.
Best regards,
J&C Continues To Grow: Land Use and Governmental Relations Attorney Patrick W. Krechowski Joins As Partner
October marked another milestone for Jimerson & Cobb, as we added Land Use and Zoning Law, and Governmental Relations Law, as the firm's newest two practice areas. This month we welcomed Patrick W. Krechowski to the firm as our fifth partner. He is Board Certified in City, County & Local Government Law by The Florida Bar and is now heading up the firm's new Commercial Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Law practice group. Patrick also serves concurrently as City Attorney for The City of Neptune Beach, Florida and has over 20 years of experience, including oversight and defense of governing bodies and related board activities and decisions, land use litigation and appeals, environmental permitting and remediation, ordinance drafting and development, code enforcement litigation, budget oversight, contract negotiation, employment and collective bargaining and general representation of city government. Patrick's expertise provides our clients with access to a valuable wealth of knowledge in matters related to land use and local government.

Previous to joining Jimerson & Cobb, Patrick was a key asset to GrayRobinson and its prominent government and lobby team. Before that role, he served as an in-house attorney for the Fortune 500 company Fidelity National Title Group. Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Patrick grew up in a traveling Air Force family, with homes throughout childhood in Germany, Alabama, Tampa and Hawaii. Despite all this travel, his family roots run deep in Jacksonville including San Marco, Ortega, and the Beaches. Patrick is a former adjunct professor with the Florida Coastal School of Law where for 8 years he taught Environmental Law, Ocean and Coastal Law and Environmental Law Practice and Procedure.

When not working at J&C, Patrick enjoys quiet runs, relaxation and family time with his wife Jennifer, their children Maggie and Maxwell, as well as their 8 year-old Australian Shepherd. He is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, Florida State University Seminoles and Jacksonville Jaguars. We hope that you are as thrilled as we are to have Patrick as the newest Jimerson & Cobb Partner.

Jimerson & Cobb adds another Gator lawyer: Sean P. Lynch, II, Joins as an Associate Attorney
Newly minted lawyer Sean P. Lynch II joined the firm this month as an Associate Attorney. He is a Jacksonville native, has family in town and is proud to have recently passed the Florida Bar. While in law school he was in the top 15% of his class, booked 3 classes, has a judicial clerkship and has already published in the Florida Bar Journal . When asked why he chose to join the firm to start his career, he shared that Jimerson & Cobb provides the opportunity to hone his skills as a young attorney, while learning from the firm best known for resolving complex commercial issues.

Sean's personal mantra is Preparation Prevents Poor Performance, and he believes in treating the client, not the case. While he is not working at Jimerson & Cobb, he enjoys spending time with his family at the beach, fishing, watching football and working out. Please join us in welcoming Sean to the firm as he begins his career of advocating for J&C clients and helping them to meet their goals.

J&C speaking circuit: Charlie Jimerson speaks at The River Club Young Executive Leadership Luncheon
Each month The River Club hosts a Young Executive Leadership Luncheon, and invites a local business leader to share their insights with attendees. In October, Charlie Jimerson was invited to speak and he presented his list of Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Business:

  1. Work on your business just as hard as you work in your business.
  2. Create a metric driven environment that fosters accountability and competitiveness.
  3. Invest in your people in every way you can.
  4. Implement systems and processes/form flow.
  5. Create a team of specialists who are market leaders at what they do.
  6. Ubiquitous marketing.
  7. Intensive year end planning, introspection, goal setting.
  8. Servant leadership at all levels. 
  9. Learning from my business lessons from first 10 years running a law firm.
  10. Define your own legacy: Make the world a better place. Have a purpose. Make an impact. Use your business platform to leave a legacy.
J&C Legal Blogs
Are you keeping up with the latest information in business and law? J&C publishes weekly blog posts covering topics from construction law, business litigation, eminent domain law, community associations law and everything in between. Click here to subscribe today and stay up-to-date on the latest legal news from these areas:

Construction Industry Law Blog
Construction Contracts: Arbitration and Venue Provisions

Many construction contracts for Florida projects contain arbitration provisions that require venue in a state, other than Florida. The term “venue” refers to the location where litigation will take place, in the event a dispute arises. Although Florida has a statute that governs venue in some construction contracts, when the construction project involves interstate commerce, that venue statute may not be applicable.

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An Insider's Perspective on Navigating the Florida DBPR Regulatory and Professional Boards

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Commercial General Liability Insurance in the Construction Industry

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How do you become a Certified Building Contractor in Florida?

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Business Litigation Blog
5 Things You Need to Know About Obtaining Discovery from Mobile Electronic Devices

The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure allow any party to request from another party production of relevant electronically stored information (“ESI”) if the ESI is in the custody and control of the producing party. Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.350. “Custody and control” not only includes desktop computers, but also mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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Are Actual Fraudulent Transfer Judgments Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

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Fraudulent Transfers 101: What You Need to Know When Following the Money Trail

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Handling Delinquent Customers: Legal Action and Collection Methods, Part I

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It's Not Too Late: What to Do After Your Business is Sued For Violating the ADA

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Mortgage And Note Default: Avoiding Usury Allegations

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3 Main Considerations When Obtaining Assignments of Lawsuits or Judgments as a Judgment Collection Tool

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"Small" Claim Doesn't Mean an Unimportant Claim

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When do Florida Companies Need to Start Preserving Electronic Evidence if a Dispute is Possible?

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Community Association Law Blog
Making Sense: Legal and Practical Considerations of a Community Association Committee in Florida

What happens when a debtor is granted an automatic stay in bankruptcy court? Essentially, it halts creditors and potential creditors from trying to collect pre-bankruptcy debts. However, there are exceptions which may be relevant to your case. This video blog presentation explains the automatic stay as set forth in the U.S. bankruptcy code and describes how it can impact different types of creditors, claims and debts.

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How to Recall a Condominium Board Member in Florida

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How to Analyze a Condominium Board Member Recall in Florida

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Eminent Domain Law Blog
Do Homeowners Have a Duty to Disclose Potential Eminent Domain Proceedings When Selling Their Property?

In many cases, property owners become aware that eminent domain proceedings will affect their property, but owners are often surprised to learn how long the process takes. Major government projects can take years of budgeting, engineering, and planning before the first parcel is ever taken by eminent domain.

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Right To Compensation: Are Signs and Billboards Subject to Eminent Domain in Florida?

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Commercial Real Estate And Land Use Law Blog
Commercial Evictions In Florida: What No Landlord Wants to Go Through, But What Every Landlord Needs To Know

This series discusses some of the many important considerations for landlords who want to evict their tenants, such as rent default collection, the statutory process of evicting tenants from property, and much more. These are the most recent two blogs on this topic.

Part IV: Tenant's Abandoned Property.

Part III: The Complaint & Available Damages.
Buyer Actions and Seller Actions for Drafting a Complaint Due to a Real Estate Sales Contract Breach

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Firm News
Curiosities, Ruminations and Various Eccentricities of Firm Biz
The "Party At The Peninsula" with the Rotary Club of Jacksonville
Jacksonville has a strikingly dynamic, beautiful downtown landscape which is especially evident when viewed at night from across the St. John's River on the 36th floor of The Peninsula. That's where members and guests attending the Rotary Club of Jacksonville's October 4th Membership Social enjoyed an evening of networking, fellowship and networking.
What's Rotary? You may have heard something about it in a movie, from a friend, or some old timers in line at the DMV. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. The Rotary Club of Jacksonville was founded in 1912 as Florida's first club, and 100 years later gave Jacksonville a mobile health unit to help those in need in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, Putnam and Baker counties. Rotary meets at the Omni on Mondays at Noon, and prospective members are invited to join by a current member of the club. Candidates are typically executives with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognized business, who serve or have served as a community leader.

Charlie has been a member of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville since 2010, and this year was selected to serve on the Board of Directors. In this position, he has taken on various projects and club growth initiatives, such as the "Party At The Peninsula," which was a signature event to help build relationships and familiarity between current Rotarians and prospective candidates.
Jimerson & Cobb, P.A. is one of The Community of 100

As we all enjoy the arrival of Autumn in Northeast Florida, and look forward gratefully to the Thanksgiving Holiday only a few short weeks from now, it's very timely to reflect on all our blessings. The freedoms that we enjoy as Americans are not something we ever take for granted at Jimerson & Cobb. We believe that American veterans and their surviving spouses deserve dignity, respect, and support for all they have given to protect our freedoms. As such, one of the ways that the firm honors those sacrifices is by partnering with the National Association of Veteran's and Families . This month we were recognized as one of The Community of 100, and presented with a banner to mark the occasion. We encourage other businesses and organizations in our community who feel the same way to give back what they can to help support our veterans.
J&C Lawyers Explain...

J&C Lawyers Explain... is the lighter side of current events, from a Jimerson & Cobb attorney's perspective. Each month, a different lawyer is spontaneously presented with a question about a relevant topic, for them to comment on completely off-the-cuff. Attorneys are not provided the question ahead of time, and the video is all shot in one take, without any edits. If you have a funny and timely question you'd like us to consider our lawyers answering on YouTube, email marketing@jimersoncobb.com .

This month's question was answered by Attorney Hans C. Wahl : " Can you explain the health benefits of Fidget Spinners and how they have helped your life? " To view his funny response on YouTube, click here . For those that don't know what fidget spinners are, think yo-yo's of the twenty first century.
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