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Bruce Alexander Minnick

Banking Attorney at Tallahassee, FL

4.7   13 reviews

About Bruce

Learn Bruce’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Banking
    40%
    Assisting a limited number of individual clients and small business clients in all manner of Florida commercial banking situations; wealth management and risk prevention; arranging commercial loans and lines of credit for appropriate purposes.

    44 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    Drafting, revising, reviewing and completing both simple and complex contracts and agreements, to the satisfaction of all parties involved.

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    15%
    Assisting small business clients chartering and operating non-profit businesses; acting as general counsel; advising clients in all business operations and assisting clients in business development and growth.

    42 years

  4. Debt and lending agreements
    15%
    Drafting, revising, reviewing and completing both simple and complex debt and lending agreements and written contracts to the satisfaction of all parties involved.

  5. Employment and labor
    15%
    Assisting clients filing complaints against employers or a Charge of Discrimination at the Florida Commission on Human Relations or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Enforcement in the state and federal courts.

    42 years

I am very fortunate to have a wide variety of life experiences which collectively allow me to understand and fully appreciate each client's particular needs--and their desires. Over 43 years of progressive legal experience preceded by Florida legislative staff director experience, Florida commercial bank operations officer experience, and Vietnam era wartime military command and staff experience have combined to help me get to the heart of very complex difficult situations quickly and to fashion appropriate legal relief--and in some cases offer practical advice--for all my individual and corporate clients.     

I also practice contemplative prayer, meditation and Stoicism, all of which help keep me centered. Staying centered greatly assists me when searching for appropriate solutions to life's very complex legal and personal problems--faced by all of us from time to time.

We are living this lifetime together; so if you need an experienced compassionate lawyer to advise and guide you through the mine fields of daily American life in the 21st century, please feel free to contact me.  

 

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Licensed for 44 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1978
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Bruce

Bruce Alexander Minnick Attorney at Law
3810 Buck Lake Road
Unit F-607
Tallahassee, FL, 32317

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Chuck | June 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Couldn’t ask for anything more!!!
When there are a million different things going on with your case and you don’t know all the correct terminology or laws regarding specifics and you’re trying to explain this and that…sometimes attorneys can be difficult. Mr. Minnick is quite the opposite and to me, that’s priceless. After consulting with Mr. Minnick I found him to be an extremely knowledgeable individual but more importantly to me, he was very patient and understanding. He took the time to answer every question I had, gave me valuable insight into various scenarios that I would not have otherwise given a second thought too. Super nice guy, an invaluable asset and the person you want representing you when you need it most. Highly Recommend! Thanks again!!!
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Response from Bruce Minnick June 30, 2022
Thank you for these very kind words, Chuck. You are the kind of client most hardworking lawyers appreciate. FYI, in the 44+ years, I have practiced law in Florida I cannot remember receiving a nicer compliment than this. You might not believe it but you are among the very few clients who have told me "thanks" regardless of how much I did for them. About twenty years ago I had a wonderful client who paid me a lot of money to rescue him and his small business from a looming disaster. Afterward, we stayed in touch and went out to lunch several times, and he always paid the bill. One day at lunch I got up the courage to ask him why he never thanked me for the good job I had done for him and his small business. His immediate answer was "Because I paid you $$$$ for doing it." I was floored by his candid answer. So when the check came he immediately paid it, left a big tip, and thanked the waitress for her excellent service. I also thanked the waitress, then turned to my client, looked him straight in the eye, and said "And thank you for buying my lunch Mr. Client." He turned around looking perplexed, thought a moment, and said: "I just learned a very valuable lesson today. Thank you for teaching me to say thank you to everyone who does great work for me." I responded with "You are most welcome." On the way back to my office we talked about our shared experience. And as he was dropping me off he looked me in the eye and said "Thank you for saving me and my company Bruce." I said, "You are more than welcome sir." \
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Posted by RYAN | September 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Still Helping Others After 40+ Years
Bruce Minnick has been helping others for over 40 years. Bruce Minnick just keeps getting better with time. Bruce Minnick talked to me like we were old friends & gave me honest advice. THANK YOU ATTORNEY BRUCE MINNICK
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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Mr. Minnick was extremely responsive! He was a great help and he let me know everything that I needed to know to get a better outcome for my situation.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Layed it on the line
This man is honest and to the point. He's a straight shooter who I appreciate the way he put things and I admire his candidness in how he did that.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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I believe Mr Minnick is an excellent lawyer. I am very happy to find this wonderful lawyer after some bad experiences I had with others. He is very knowledgeable in his field and provided the answers to my questions in a very clear and rational way and gave helpful advice. I totally recommend him.
Posted by Marshall | May 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Possible Scam Questions
Mr. Minnick was spot on with his assistance. My limited internet searches regarding my situation as a SCAM were confirmed by his response. Thank you Mr. MInnick for your help.
Posted by Andrea | April 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Pleased
Mr. Minnick provided me with a sufficient answer. in the future, I will hope Mr. Minnick will be answering my inquiry.
Posted by Greg | April 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mortgage Company Woes
I truly appreciated Mr. Minnick's prompt response. He provided me with the exact information I was seeking and was very courteous.
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate Lawyer
Although I hope I do not have to hire an attorney. He answered my questions promptly. Gave excellent advise. Even referred me to try to seek help from possible support groups available that might help me in handling this difficult situation. Apparently I’m not alone in this struggle to care for my elderly parent and the legalities that go along with that.
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Posted by Robert | July 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire this experienced attorney if you want competent service.
Hiring an experienced attorney like Bruce Alexander Minnick is the best way to go if you are involved in any kind of complex case or complicated civil litigation in business contracts and banking. Mr. Minnick graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1971 and the Florida State University College of Law in 1978. He has practiced law here in Tallahassee his entire career. Mr. Minnick has represented me and my family for the past 20+ years, and has never failed to solve every legal problem presented. We recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2014
Dedicated to Employment Rights
Thank you Mr. Minnick for your prompt response to my initial contact. When I was feeling doubtful about my case, your consultation provided me with faith. Your strong faith gives others hope, and you're a fabulous attorney that I recommend. You are genuinely concerned for employees who have been wrongfully terminated. Your hard work will not go unnoticed.
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Posted by Thomas | May 28, 2013
Bruce Alexander Minnick is an excellent trial attorney and a very experienced general counsel who cares for people
The fact that Bruce Alexander Minnick has been a very successful Florida civil trial attorney and general counsel for over 35 years was the reason I chose Bruce to represent me and my partners and all our non-profit small businesseses.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very rude
Instead of leaving a clear answer regarding the legal side of the question asked he chose to be cruel and insult the question and rebuff it entirely. He claims to be compassionate but is far from it.
Response from Bruce Minnick February 11, 2021
Wow. Since this is the first time I recall being downvoted and complained about by any askers here on AVVO, I took the time to go back and find the question asked and read my answer to it, and also read the asker's comment to my answer and my reply. The question asked was about how best to "quash" a valid collection action pending against him using a procedural rule--ineffective service of process. The answer I gave was IMO the correct legal answer--which basically said "no, don't do that." I went on to explain why pro se litigants should not try to "play games" in serious litigation because they may end up receiving Final Default Judgment--something much more difficult to deal with later. Apparently my answer was not the answer the asker was hoping for--because here is his very rude comment to me: "You defend banks, so I don't believe you . Go defend banks if they hire old men now." Unfortunately--and against my better judgment--I replied to his very rude comment by advising him against "being rude"--which I am guessing is why he has since accused me of being rude. Mea culpa. Thank you for allowing me to respond. Bruce Alexander Minnick, Esq.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-400 per hour
  • Pro bono 15 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Office of the Attorney General of Florida
  • 1981 - 1987
  • General Counsel
  • Florida Credit Union League
  • 1979 - 1981
  • Staff Director, Committee on Rules & Calendar
  • Florida House of Representatives
  • 1975 - 1978

Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance
  • 1971
  • Broward County Community College
  • Associate in Arts, Pre-Business Law
  • 1970

Legal Cases

  • Griffin v. Wainwright, et al
  • Defeated statewide class action against Florida

Associations

  • Tallahassee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present

Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Common $ense
  • Dealing with the New Bankruptcy Code
  • 1980

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Judgment Recovery Specialists Convention
  • Avoiding Practicing Law Without a License in Florida
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (40)
Debt and lending agreements Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Minnick is a model professional who sets the bar high for all Florida lawyers. His advice is clear and concise and he brings a level of wisdom, grace and expertise that is truly uncommon and greatly needed in the profession of law."
Banking Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Minnick is a well versed and knowledgeable attorney and it has been a pleasure to work with him in the Avvo advice forums. He is always willing to offer excellent advice to those in need. It is my pleasure to endorse this attorney."
General practice Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Minnick is a an experienced attorney who provides thoughtful and astute advice drawn from both his extensive professional and personal experiences."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Banking Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been reviewing Bruce's responses for quite some time. I selected to endorse him in banking, but only because I could only chose one practice area. He has great comments to contract issues, lending matters, business matters and a plethora of other areas. He is thoughtful, pragmatic and to the point. I highly endorse Bruce and he is really an asset to the AVVO community."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Minnick is a very knowledgeable and forceful advocate for his clients."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Minnick is a prolific participant on AVVO. I find his responses to temper good sense with the application of the law."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Attorney Minnick as an astute attorney, and an apt contributor to AVVO for both the professional and public users and community. He adds tremendous value to and demonstrates extensive expertise in his practical and thorough responses and contributions to answering, helping, and directing individuals attempting to understand and navigate their legal concerns and needs. He has extensive experience and a knowledgeable background, making him and excellent and qualified legal and professional contributor."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Minnick is an exemplary professional, a dedicated advocate, and a highly respected lawyer. His extensive knowledge of law and his understanding of how the law applies to your circumstances is unparalleled. It is without reservation that I endorse Attorney Minnick."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Minnick provides good advice. He is a lawyer that recognizes that not every problem requires a "legal" solution. I highly recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse Bruce. We worked together for a year on a very big employment case and his knowledge was unsurpassed by any other lawyer involved. A lot of lawyers say they are for the people. Bruce IS! He has my fullest endorsement."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Minnick is a well-known attorney working in many areas. He is known to be thorough, knowledgeable and helpful to clients and fellow attorneys alike. I review Mr. Minnick's responses because they are accurate and helpful. Mr. Minnick presents tremendous experience, knowledge, and efficacy. I'm happy to recommend this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Bruce. His advice and counsel is spot-on. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of labor and employment issues."
Banking Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the few lawyers that truly "gets it" in regard the practical aspects of lawyering."
Banking Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Minnick's answers reveal a breadth of expertise fitting of a lawyer as experienced as him. Therefore, it is my pleasure to give him my endorsement."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate who will fight for you"
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Tallahassee Banking Lawyer Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Banking Attorney
Tallahassee, FL
Licensed for 44 years