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About me

      I was a business consultant and Entrepreneur for many years.  During
this time I had many attorneys and often felt that they certainly knew
the law but often did not understand my business or my desire of a
certain outcome.  About 8 years ago through my business efforts, I was
in a place and time in my life where I could take some time off.  I was
always curious about the law and made the decision to attend law
school.  In law school I took all the business classes that fit into my
schedule and graduated passing the Bar on my first attempt.  The first
law practice I joined was not a fit for me as I felt things were not
business friendly enough.  When I left I wanted to have a law firm that
understood business and had a common sense approach to all forms of
law.  I didn't wan't to name it the Sarris Law firm or have a lot of
partner names. 


 


The Affinity Law Firm was founded and then
merged with the Law Office of Millie Kanyar.  A strong partnership was
formed that relied strongly on technology, business models, and an
"affinity" for the law.  In a short time another partner joined, Graham
Syfert, and we have not stopped growing.  Affinity Law now handles many
types of law but has not forgot the basics that client service is
number one.  As an entrepreneur I did not like many things about law
firms and at Affinity we have eliminated many of those issues to
provide the client with the feedback and updates they deserve. 


 


From
the sound of our name you will find our approach to law refreshing.  I
hope that if you have read this far you will give us your enough trust
to come in and see us and we will earn your trust.  - Gust Sarris

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Business: 50%
    11 years, 500 cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    10 years, 125 cases
  3. Real Estate: 12%
    27 years, 150 cases
  4. Bankruptcy: 8%
    10 years, 35 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($195-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200606/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer Jacksonville 2014Jacksonville Magazines Top Lawyers2014
Real Estate Sales Agent (FL)Florida Department of Professional Regulation2007
Mortgage BrokerFlorida Department of Financial Services2006
Title Insurance Agency (FL)Florida DBPR2006
Series 6, 7, 63Pennsylvania Professional Regulation1990
Real Estate Sales (PA)Pennsylvania Professional Regulation1989
Nursing Home AdministratorPennsylvania Department of Aging1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerAdsum Law Firm, P.L.2015 - Present
Managing PartnerTidal Title, L.L.C.2007 - Present
Managing PartnerAffinity Law Firm, P.L.2007 - Present
AssociateKeystone Law Group, P.L.2006 - 2007
Law ClerkLaBella Law2004 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southside Business Mens GroupMember2007 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of FloridaMember2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2006 - Present
Florida BarMember2005 - Present
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationOfficer2003 - Present
VistageMember2009 - 2011
Raymur Villas Home Owners AssociationPresident2008 - 2010
BNI - HurricanesMembership Committee2006 - 2009
Florida BarAttorney2004 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
VAB Tax Appeal$400,000 lower tax basis
Banruptcy Chapter 7Case Discharged
Asset PurchaseClient purchased asstes of business
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Avvo - Staff PickAlternatives to Bankruptcy -Getting out of debt! (Bankruptcy Chapter 7, 11, 13 Negotating Credit)2010
Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education publicationKeeping Your Clients Dream Alive2009
Avvo - Staff PickHow to Modify Your Home Mortgage2009
North Florida DoctorMedical Practice Partnerships2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of PhoenixBusiness Technology ManagementM.B.A.2002
Pennsylvania State UniversityBiology - Environmental ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The ChatFirst Coast News2015
Small Business Relationship ForumSmall Business Issues in Northern Florida2015
Nancy GraceDr. Howard Schneider2015
CNN Victor BlackwellDentist Abuse / Malpractice2015
Advanced LitigationInterviewing Clients for Complex Litigation2014
HOA Monthly meetingReal Estate Tax Appeals - Duval County VAB2010
Obama's Mortgage Bailout & Bankruptcy AlternativesObama's American Recovery & Reinvestment Act 20092009
Florida Coastal School of Law Alumni WeekendReal Estate Transactions - 2 Legal CLE Credits2009
Estate Planning - Guest SpeakerEstate Plans & Assets Protection2009
JaxREIA - October 11, 2008 MeetingLand Trusts and Estate Protection2008
Real Estate Investment NetworkAsset Protection2007
Duval County Small Claims ClinicSmall Claims Court Clinic2006