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Dion James Moniz

Business Attorney at Destin, FL

5.0   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 23 years
    Alabama - AL 22 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Dion

Learn Dion’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    Business transactions and litigation, formations, contracts, lease agreements, buy-sell agreements..

  2. Commercial real estate
    10%
    Commercial real estate transactions, closings and litigation.

  3. Construction and development
    10%
    Assisting commercial developers and/or contractors with real estate transactions, contractual issues, and collections/lien issues.

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Assisting clients with corporate formations, drafting corporate documents, selling their business, mergers and acquisitions, and contractual issues.

  5. Limited liability company (LLC)
    10%
    LLC formations and assistance with all aspects of operating an LLC.

  6. Litigation
    10%
    Civil and commercial litigation, business law, workers' compensation defense and/or penalty disputes, real estate litigation, foreclosures and collections litigation.

  7. Mergers and acquisitions
    10%
    Business purchases, acquisitions and mergers.

  8. Real estate
    10%
    Real estate closings - commercial and residential, and real estate litigation.

  9. Residential real estate
    10%
    Residential real estate transactions, closings and litigation.

I am a partner/member with Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC and have built my reputation and practice largely through favorable word of mouth. I offer all-encompassing services for business and real estate clients throughout Northwest Florida. My primary areas of practice are real estate transactions and litigation, civil and commercial litigation, business/corporate law, collections, and uncontested/simplified divorces. HAHS is a full-service law firm with seven offices throughout Florida (Destin, Santa Rosa Beach and Panama City) and Alabama (Mobile, Birmingham, Athens and Fairhope).

 

 

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Hand Arendall Harrison Sale
Rated AV Preeminent (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell peer review process.

Location

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
35008 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Suite 500
Destin, FL, 32541
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
2050 W. County Hwy 30A
Unit M1-109
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
304 Magnolia Avenue
Panama City, FL, 32401
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Reviews

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Posted by Luke Preslaski | April 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Managing member - Focus Construction of NW FL
Dion and his team are always extremely prompt to respond to our needs. In today's world, that a quality that's hard to find. We value their attention to detail and good advise. I would highly recommend Dion to anyone seeking legal advise.
Response from Dion Moniz April 8, 2022
Thank you, Luke!
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accomodating, Accurate & Quick to Respond
I personally hired Dion Moniz to assist in a settlement agreement. His communication between all affiliated parties was extremely professional, accurate and timely. 5 stars for Dion and his team!
Response from Dion Moniz June 9, 2021
Thank you, Emily!
Posted by Tiffany | May 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dion and his staff are amazing at what they do
Recently, Dion and his staff helped my husband and I create a business contract for our new business. I was overwhelmed with the legalities. But, Dion fixed that. Our contract is perfect and we received it when promised. I will always turn to Dion when I have contract needs.
Response from Dion Moniz May 3, 2021
Thank you, Tiffany!
Posted by laura | March 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I hired Mr. Dion Moniz as a Real Estate Attorney for the purchase of property in Panama City, FL. He is an excellent attorney. I would recommend him to anyone.
Response from Dion Moniz April 23, 2020
Thank you, Laura!
Posted by MINDY | July 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+++
Dion has helped me on numerous real estate Nd business deals. He’s very responsive, knowledgeable, professional, and always has his clients’ best interests in mind by seeking the most beneficial and cost-effective solution vs. just running up the bill. He’s my go-to lawyer!
Response from Dion Moniz July 9, 2018
Thank you, Mindy!
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Dion has been on top of things for us, we keep him on retainer and very busy. He is always quick to respond and take action, so glad we found him!
Response from Dion Moniz July 1, 2018
Thank you!
Posted by David | April 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best!
Dion and team are extremely knowledgeable, professional, punctual, and genuinely care! Many amazing things set them apart from other firms; but one quality that resonates is they are highly competent, sharp, yet still down to earth. I can't say enough positive remarks; but you can trust that Dion and his team, including Casey and Jessica will represent your needs like no other law firm in the area. My situation was extremely time sensitive. Dion, Casey and Jessica immediately took action; protecting me of my rights and reputation as a business owner. I highly recommend allowing Dion and team to assist you both professionally with your business and personally with your own matters...they are simply the best!
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Response from Dion Moniz April 24, 2018
Thank you, David!
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Dion works very hard and diligently at getting whatever it is that you need done. He responds very quickly to calls/emails, and will go out of his way to make sure you receive the help that is needed.
Response from Dion Moniz February 28, 2018
Thank you!
Posted by James | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Personable
I have worked with Dion and his firm a number of times via personally for my estate planning and/or I have referred my clients to him for their real estate needs, estate planning and other legal issues firm. I have been extremely satisfied. Dion is always a pleasure to work with. Thanks Dion for all the assistance.
Response from Dion Moniz February 28, 2018
Thank you, James!
Posted by Linda | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasant experience!!!!!
I am presently working with Dion on an issue with a condo I own, I gave him all the documents with confidence that he would defend my rights to the fullest. He has not disappointed me. I will continue to work with him on any legal issues that may arise. Great attorney, great person. Thank you Dion.
Response from Dion Moniz February 20, 2018
Thank you, Linda!
Posted by Eddie | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer and firm you can trust
when I thought I have no hope to recover part of my job done in abusive costumer , have the best service and response from Mr Dion, very educative about my rights as a company and help me to resolve this inconvenient, also is helping me in my new contracts and always pending for the legal part on the growth of my company
Response from Dion Moniz February 20, 2018
Thank you, Eddie!
Posted by Scott | February 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Listens and advises with skill
One of the most important traits I look for in a professional is their ability to listen to my situation. Dion is a great attorney because he listens so well. After I've explained my situation he's had great legal advice on protecting my business and personal assests as well as strategic advice on how to move ahead. He's quick and efficient in getting my legal work done and I'm never surprised by the bill. Highly recommend Dion.
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Response from Dion Moniz February 15, 2018
Thank you, Scott!
Posted by Ryan | February 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful and approachable
I was able to consult with Dion and get the information and direction I needed on a real estate matter. His response time was great, and he was very down to earth and approachable to talk to! He took great care of me and my situation! I will definitely refer Dion to others!
Response from Dion Moniz February 5, 2018
Thank you, Ryan!
Posted by Alicia | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consistent, Caring and Beyond Capable
Dion has represented me and counseled me on 2 different situations. I have complete trust in him and always confident that he will offer the best advice, guide me through the process and deliver fair results. His consultative manner and relationship building skills are superb and valued.
Response from Dion Moniz December 14, 2017
Thank you, Alicia!
Posted by Jake | November 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Customer Service
Dion and his crew were very prompt and offered great communication. They were able to help me out with my situation and at the end of the day, all parties were happy. I will be contacting him in the future.
Response from Dion Moniz November 15, 2017
Thank you, Jake!
Posted by John | November 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trusted Advisor
Dion is the consummate professional! Always on top of everything and there when you need him. Would recommend him to anyone who needs legal services. If the need is not Dion's area of expertise, there are others in his firm that are equally outstanding.
Response from Dion Moniz November 15, 2017
Thank you, John!
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Timely
I've worked with Dion since 2010 and he has always been thorough and diligent in his research and ensuring my necessary legal documents were properly executed. He has helped me expand my business and always been a willing ear to help ensure my business strategies were grounded in the proper law. I would and have highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Response from Dion Moniz November 15, 2017
Thank you!
Posted by Jonathan | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend, great experience
Dion has done work for my business and I couldn't he happier. He was easy to deal with, very smart, and has a great attention to detail. I highly recommend him.
Response from Dion Moniz November 8, 2017
Thank you, Jonathan!
Posted by Brian | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good guy to have on your side!
Dion is great at what he does. You never want to have to use your legal documents in a case, but Dion had to for us. He was great and I am glad he represented us.
Response from Dion Moniz November 8, 2017
Thank you, Brian!
Posted by Jeremy | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted advisor
Dion is our go to general counsel. He is very reliable and it’s very nice to have such a trusted advisor who is both knowledgeable and responsive to our needs! I highly recommend Dion for any legal counsel that you may need.
Response from Dion Moniz November 8, 2017
Thank you, Jeremy!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Member
  • Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner/Shareholder
  • McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, PA
  • 2000 - 2008

Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Florida State University
  • B.S.
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DEHLCO Hospitality LLC v. Gay Lynn Enterprise, LLC, et al
  • Successfully obtained final judgment against Defendants.

Associations

  • Destin Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman
  • 2021 - Present
  • Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, Inc.
  • President-Elect
  • 2021 - Present
  • Aletha's Legacy, Inc.
  • Vice President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Destin
  • Past President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Bar, First Circuit Grievance Committee B
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Destin Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Walton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Destin Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Rotary Club of Destin
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Rotary Club of Destin
  • Foundation and Grants Chair; President Elect
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Rotary Club of Panama City
  • Treasurer, Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Business Person of the Year
  • Destin Chamber of Commerce
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Anne Gibson Community Service Award
  • Destin Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Public Service Award
  • Bay County Bar Association and 14th Circuit Pro Bono Committee
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • The Four Pillars of Business Success
  • Legal Essentials and Pitfalls
  • 2017
  • Real Estate Contracts Seminar
  • Comparison of FARBAR and CRSP forms for realtors
  • 2017
  • How to Save the Deal
  • Do's and Don'ts of Real Estate Closings
  • 2017
  • ECAR Seminar for New Agents
  • Contracts for New Agents
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Dion
Real estate Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've encountered Mr. Moniz a number of times in commercial litigation concerning Real Estate. At all times, he has been courteous, professional, and focused on resolving the matter in an efficient manner. I also know that Mr. Moniz has a reputation for being exceptional in his work as a real estate closing attorney. I endorse Mr. Moniz."
Business Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have no problem with endorsing Dion and his firm. If you ask around, you will quickly realize Dion is highly respected in the community and is a strong attorney who always goes above and beyond for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dion is an excellent attorney who is very knowledgeable in many areas of the law. He is an excellent litigator along with handling business and real estate matters effectively and efficiently. I would highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Dion Moniz professionally and personally for a number of years. As a real estate attorney and litigator, among other practice areas, he represents the highest standards of our profession. I endorse him without reservation."
Business Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Dion. Dion is a great friend and I have additionally leaned on him for legal advice on personal business matters."
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