Practice Areas

The attorneys of Wood, Buckel & Carmichael handle a wide variety of cases for their clients. Below are the particular practice areas of our law firm. If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us as we may still be able to handle your case.

Real Estate

Our knowledgeable real estate attorneys assist clients across a broad range of transactions in the commercial and residential real estate industry. Our real estate team will advise you every step of the way. Read More

Community Association Law

The attorneys who practice in the Florida community association area of law cover the entire spectrum of legal counseling to condominium, cooperative, timeshare and homeowner associations, developers, country clubs, marinas and master associations. T… Read More

Construction Law

Construction law practice at Wood, Buckel & Carmichael revolves around a diverse set of clients in the construction field. The firm represents clients involved in commercial building projects, including residential developments, high rises and a… Read More

Commercial Financing

The expanding financing and secured transactions practice at Wood, Buckel & Carmichael includes the representation of both borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of transactions. The firm lawyers who represent borrowers and lenders are generally… Read More

Zoning & Land Use

Wood, Buckel & Carmichael represents many land owners and developers with respect to land use planning issues, including obtaining approvals for development projects or property improvements affecting residential, mixed use developments, commerci… Read More

Trusts & Estates

Our attorneys draw upon their years of experience to help our clients with the effective preservation, management and transfer of wealth, and will help you structure your estate planning goals. Read More

Estate Planning

Estate Planning is the foundation of our Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Estate Planning is the implementation of legal advice and documentation to have one’s property and affairs properly ordered in the event of death or incapacity. The c… Read More

Family Wealth Planning

In today’s era of increased longevity, a focus on “multi-generational” planning for one’s heirs has become increasingly important. A cornerstone of our Trusts & Estates practice is properly navigating the client around iss… Read More


The stress of a court supervised estate administration (i.e., Probate) is certainly not something a family looks forward to after the loss of a loved one. In many cases, however, this process is a necessary step in moving forward and transferring ass… Read More

Trust Administration

Our Trusts & Estates Practice Group regularly assists Trustees in the administration of Revocable Trusts at the death of an individual or administration of Irrevocable Trusts during lifetime. We also can serve in the role as Trustee if requested… Read More

Business & Corporate Law

From entity formation to contract negotiations, our business and corporate law attorneys provide our clients with a wide array of legal services that help their businesses stay ahead of the marketplace. Read More

Business Succession Planning

Business succession planning is unique in that it involves not only elements of estate planning, but also general business law and taxation. For that reason and because of a lack of proper planning, most businesses fail when the time comes for a tran… Read More

Corporate / LLC / Partnerships

Just about anyone can file a corporation or other entity online using a simple form. However, selecting the right entity structure for your business is a critical first step on the road to a successful and profitable business. Wood, Buckel & Carm… Read More

Mergers & Acquisitions

Whether you are deciding to change your corporate structure, acquiring another business, combining one or more companies, or separating a segment of your business, we can guide you through the maze of tax and legal issues. We have experienced attorne… Read More


Our litigation team represents corporate and individual clients in areas of commercial, business and probate litigation. Our attorneys represent clients in both state and federal courts throughout Florida and in other states as well. Read More

Business Litigation

Wood, Buckel & Carmichael represents both businesses and individuals in all types of disputes concerning business relationships and transactions. Business litigation can include issues such as contractual disputes, partner and shareholder dispute… Read More

Civil Litigation

Wood, Buckel & Carmichael handles all types of civil litigation cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants. We represent everyone from individuals and small business owners, to large businesses, developers and associations. We consult and co-couns… Read More

Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation, which includes litigation between and among businesses and involving business relationships, includes issues such as breach of contracts, commercial construction disputes, real estate transactions, collections, shareholder and… Read More

Construction & Real Estate Litigation

Wood, Buckel & Carmichael has decades of experience with complex real estate transactions and construction projects and the litigation issues that accompany them. We have experience in all areas of real estate and construction litigation, includi… Read More

Probate Litigation

Wood, Buckel & Carmichael handles all types of estate, trust, probate and guardianship litigation issues. Our litigation department joins forces with our trusts and estates department to offer our clients decades of specialized expertise in both… Read More

Tax Exempt Organizations & Charitable Planning

There are many legal and tax compliance issues that surround tax-exempt/not-for-profit organizations. Our attorneys assist organizations from formation through operation, making sure your organization achieves and keeps its tax-exempt status. Read More

Charitable Planning

Charitable Planning encompasses a broad range of planning techniques and methods centered around a donor’s desire to make a lasting impact through charitable giving, whether during lifetime or at death. With respect to many charitable gifts, a… Read More

Tax Exempt Organizations

There are many legal and tax compliance issues that surround tax-exempt/not-for-profit organizations. Our attorneys assist organizations from formation through operation, making sure your organization achieves and keeps its tax-exempt status. Read More

Tax Law

At Wood, Buckel & Carmichael, our tax team focuses on providing our clients with tax-efficient solutions. From transactional taxation to tax controversies and foreign taxation, our tax attorneys are here to assist you. Read More

Tax Planning

A guiding principle of our firm’s representation of our clients in tax matters is made clear in a famous quote by Judge Learned Hand in Gregory v. Helvering, 69 F.2d 809, 810 (2d Cir. 1934), aff’d, 293 U.S. 465, 55 S.Ct. 266, 79 L.Ed. 596… Read More


United States taxpayers holding financial assets outside of the United States have a financial obligation to report certain foreign assets to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Taxpayers who fail to disclose required foreign accounts can face civil… Read More


In general, a non-U.S. person owning real property in the United States will be subject to the Foreign Investor in Real Property Act (FIRPTA) when disposing of U.S. real property. United States tax law requires the payment of income tax on certain di… Read More

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