Firm Overview

Experienced Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Fort Lauderdale Residents and Enterprises

For years, the lawyers at Stok Kon + Braverman have been providing skilled representation to our clients in a variety of legal matters. Our team of experienced professionals combines the personalized attention of a small firm with the deep resources of a large firm. This combination has earned us a strong reputation in the legal community throughout Florida. We believe in working efficiently and effectively for our clients, taking cases from their beginnings, through negotiations and trial, to potential appeals and post-judgment actions. Our knowledgeable lawyers handle a wide variety of matters for clients throughout Broward County. Some of our core practice areas include commercial litigation, family law, business law, real estate, immigration, probate and guardianship, and intellectual property.

Seek Legal Guidance for a Business Issue

Many Florida business owners come to us for guidance on matters involving breach of contract, unfair competition, trade secrets, partnership dissolutions, and more. For example, a breach of contract can arise when one party to the agreement fails to perform its obligations. In such an instance, the non-breaching party can typically take legal action against the breaching party. The usual remedy consists of monetary damages, although in some unusual situations a court can issue an injunction ordering the breaching party to perform its obligations as stated in the agreement. The types of damages the non-breaching party can recover will depend on the contract in question and the extent to which it has been violated.

  • Bankruptcy Bar Association: Southern District of Florida
  • The Florida Bar Board Certified - Marital & Family Law
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated
  • Expertise Best Real Estate Attorneys in Miami 2021
  • Super Lawyers Alan Braverman
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Super Lawyers

Real Estate Law

Stok Kon + Braverman can help you maximize your investment, minimize risk, and reduce the potential for expensive mistakes. Our attorneys have many years of experience handling every aspect of commercial and residential real estate law. We employ state-of-the-art technology to process your closing, from offer to settlement and beyond, by monitoring your property to remind you of important deadlines affecting the ownership of your land. Your closing will not be a termination point in our relationship; rather, it will be a passage that will enable us to fulfill any needs that come with the ownership of your property. Firm founder Robert A. Stok is a real estate developer and investor as well as an attorney. His knowledge and experience provide exceptional leadership to the firm’s real estate practice.

Stok Kon + Braverman’s attorneys will protect your investment in residential, commercial, or investment property. We serve all your real estate needs, including:

  • Residential real estate closings
  • Commercial real estate transactions and closings, including negotiation and drafting of purchase and sale agreements
  • Drafting of leases and occupancy agreements
  • Secured lending agreements
  • Title services
  • Representing condominium developers and condominium converters
  • Filing of condominium documents
  • Representation of developers and mortgage lenders in closings

Bankruptcy

At times, unfortunately, a business does not maintain its profitability, whether because of internal or external factors. Its owners may consider filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Code. We understand that both debtors and creditors have important rights in these situations, and our ability to see the two sides of these disputes allows us to represent either of them with care and zeal.

Creditor’s Rights

At Stok Kon + Braverman, we understand that few problems cause more damage to small and medium-sized businesses than the inability to collect accounts receivable. The damage can affect your ability to pay bills and get the credit or financing you need. However, you can take action against delinquent accounts.

We represent businesses, financial institutions, lenders, and lien holders in state court and bankruptcy litigation. Our attorneys have years of experience in both state court and bankruptcy court representing creditors. In addition, our commercial litigation experience allows us to understand your perspective and tailor our services to meet your goals. We know that it does not make sense to spend an enormous amount of money to collect on a debt. That is why we develop a strategy to conduct your case in a timely and cost-effective manner.

We can defend you in contested matters, adversary proceedings, and preference lawsuits to ensure your lien or claim receives fair treatment in bankruptcy proceedings. We pursue your claims in bankruptcy cases, including motions for relief from the automatic stay and objections to plans of reorganization. We provide representation to business debtors seeking to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Stok Kon + Braverman knows how to fight for creditor’s rights in Florida’s state courts and in bankruptcy cases. Our experienced attorneys can assist you with debt collection and execution of judgments in the Florida court system.

    Pillars of Our Practice

    • A Team of Experienced Problem Solvers

      Our large team of attorneys has a collective amount of unique experience that has often helped us turn losing situations into winning results on more occasions.

    • Solutions Fit to Your Goals

      Part of our strategy when assessing your case is weighing your legal options and the financial efficacy, ensuring that how we proceed makes sense for you.

    • Wide Range of Legal Services

      Our litigators handle a wide variety of matters for our clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida. This includes commercial litigation, family law, business law, real estate, immigration, intellectual property, and personal injury matters.

    • Large Firm Resources. Boutique Firm Service.

      Our team of attorneys is dedicated to providing the same personalized attention to each client you would expect at a smaller boutique firm, while still getting the experience and resources of a large firm at your disposal.

    Construction Litigation

    Construction projects are notorious for delays, problems, and disputes between the parties involved. From financing to design to materials, there are nearly endless opportunities for something to go wrong. When you have a large investment at stake, you need the attorneys at Stok Kon + Braverman to protect your interests.

    In addition, our lawyers can assist you with mechanics’ lien (construction lien) disputes. We represent developers, contractors, owners, and other parties in lien enforcement and removal actions. We take action against delays, poor workmanship, non-payment, code violations, and more. To save you the expense and time of a trial, we will attempt to resolve your dispute through negotiation. However, sometimes litigation is the answer. You can be sure that our experienced attorneys will present a strong argument on your behalf.

    We have years of experience negotiating and litigating lawsuits involving real property owners, developers, investors, contractors, architects, engineers, materials providers, and lien holders. Our comprehensive knowledge of Florida commercial real estate law and our business experience also informs our construction litigation practice. We will strive to resolve your construction dispute as quickly as possible.

    Immigration Law

    We have accumulated significant experience in securing and preserving immigration status for non-citizens. With rigorous attention to detail, we can guide companies and individuals through the challenging paperwork needed to apply for a business visa or a green card. Moreover, non-citizens living in this country sometimes will face the serious threat of removal, or deportation, under one or more provisions of the labyrinthine immigration laws. Our lawyers can help assist them at this potentially life-changing crossroads, constructing the most persuasive case possible for why they should be allowed to stay in the United States.

    We know there is more to immigration law than rules and regulations. It’s about keeping families together, assisting people in securing employment in the U.S. and helping investors enter the U.S. marketplace. Your way of life and family are at stake. We will spend time with you and explain the process step by step.

    Stok Kon + Braverman has experienced attorneys who will guide you through the entire immigration process. We handle green cards, employment and business visas, and representation in removal proceedings. Our attorneys are knowledgeable and always up to date on the latest changes in immigration law.

    • Family-based immigration: We have years of experience preparing applications for lawful permanent residence (green cards), marriage and fiancé(e) visas, and petitions for immediate family members. We provide representation in the U.S. and through consular processing at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.
    • Removal (deportation): We often appear in immigration courts throughout Florida, representing clients in cases involving asylum, withholding removal, convention against torture, overstay/unlawful presence, and criminal matters affecting immigration status.
    • Specialized visas: We provide representation for religious worker visas, student visas, and O and P visas for entertainers.
    • Waivers and appeals: We are skilled in obtaining hardship waivers, as well as pursuing appeals to the Board of Immigration on behalf of our clients.
    • Employment visas, business planning, and compliance issues: We have extensive experience obtaining E-1/E-2 treaty trader/investor visas, L-visas for intra-company transfers, H-1b professional visas, labor certifications and NAFTA and TN visas. Our immigration, corporate, and real estate departments work together to prepare corporate documents and negotiate and draft leases, deeds, and other contracts.

    Sensitive Representation in Family Law Matters

    Having assisted many individuals going through the dissolution of a marriage, we are knowledgeable in divorce proceedings, custody cases, paternity suits, and disputes regarding support and visitation. Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state, which means that its residents do not need to allege a spouse’s wrongdoing as the cause of a divorce. In most cases, the grounds for ending a marriage are irreconcilable differences. However, the respective conduct of each spouse during the marriage may be considered by the court when it comes to dividing property and awarding alimony.

    In determining custody arrangements, courts will look to the best interests of the child. Generally, this means dividing their time with each parent in a relatively even way as long as this is practically feasible and there are no issues of substance addiction or domestic abuse. Legal custody is also usually divided evenly between the former spouses when possible. This refers to the right to make important decisions regarding the child’s upbringing, such as those involving education, religion, and medical treatment.

      Appellate Litigation

      At Stok Kon + Braverman, we know that sometimes the battle over a case does not end at the conclusion of a trial. If we prevail at trial and your adversary appeals the decision to a higher court, we continue to fight for you on appeal. We will work hard to vindicate your rights and preserve your victory. Our lawyers can also assist clients who are unhappy with their current lawyer or the outcome of their case.

      Appellate litigation involves the legal assessment of your case in the context of Florida legal precedents and encompasses research and analytical skills that transcend standard trial work. You need an attorney with the research, writing, and oral argument skills that stand up to the scrutiny of a higher court. If we handle your case at trial, we will begin laying the groundwork for a successful appeal. Our strategy includes connecting with the jury, communicating successfully with the judge, and preparing detailed records for review by the appellate court.

      Cases we handle in appellate court are primarily focused on commercial law, business law, real estate law, and family law, including visitation rights and property rights.

      Not every case is eligible for an appeal. Circumstances that warrant an appeal include:

      • Defending an appeal of a favorable trial result
      • Mistakes related to points of law
      • Procedural errors by the trial court
      • An abuse of the trial court’s discretion
      • I would highly recommend Alan Braverman to anyone going through a difficult divorce situation.

        “I have known Alan for several years and always found his office staff to be professional and responsive. Alan is highly credentialed and is one of just a few attorneys that is Florida Board Certified in Marital & Family Law in South Florida.”

        - Scott S.
      • I have never dealt with a more compassionate person than Alan J. Braverman.

        “He is not only one of the top divorce lawyers anywhere today but an amazing human being. Alan was there for me in my hour of need and stood by me, advised me, and put me on the right road.”

        - Michael P.
      • I have never met a more compassionate and hard-working lawyer.

        “I had a specific problem during my first divorce. It was a total mess...until I was recommended to Alan Braverman. Here is a lawyer who will go the distance with you, protect you and he will make sure your divorce is fair and will fight for every legal rig”

        - Michael P.
      • Alan is one of the finest lawyers I have ever worked with.

        “I will always be grateful to him for the wisdom he has shared. His work ethic is incredible. His clients LOVE him because he gets great results.”

        - Katherine C.
      • If you need a family law attorney and you live in South Florida call Alan.

        “Alan is one of the most respected family law attorneys in South Florida. He handled a case for a close personal friend and did such a great job that I wanted to let the world know what a great man he is.”

        - Joe H.

      Intellectual Property

      We support the complete scope of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, and copyright law. We help you defend brand names, logos, marketing taglines, trade secrets, and other intellectual and marketing trademarked property. If you want experienced representation combined with exceptional personal service, come to Stok Kon + Braverman.

      Stok Kon + Braverman’s intellectual property services include:

      • Copyright, trademark and patent infringement claims or disputes
      • Non-competition agreements
      • Unfair competition litigation
      • Protection of trade secrets
      • Trademark violations
      • Internet terms of use and copyrighted materials

      Intellectual property law is complex and continually changing. You need an attorney who has experience with intellectual property cases and is up to date with current law. We provide advice and counsel regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as dispute resolution and litigation.

      Consult a Lawyer for Assistance Tailored to Your Personal & Professional Goals

      We believe that we stand out from our competition because of our strong commitment to assessing the financial efficacy of a particular case. At Stok Kon + Braverman, we are careful to thoroughly evaluate the economic merits of your potential options. In other words, if pursuing a lawsuit simply isn’t financially worth it, we will let you know rather than draining your resources for a paltry reward. We are committed to providing compassionate yet competent representation to all our clients. If you need the services of skilled attorney, we will be proud to assist you.


      Please call us today at (954) 874-8870 or contact us online to arrange an initial consultation.


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