Litigation and the Baby Boomer Wealth Transfer

Over the next several decades, up to $30 trillion in assets will transfer from the baby boomer generation to their Gen X and Millennial children, and the baby boomers’ favored charities. Change of this magnitude, and of such immense wealth, will most assuredly precipitate many changes in the lives of those affected. These huge wealth […]

Understanding Arbitration Clauses

Today, many contracts contain arbitration clauses, which often state that in the event of any dispute arising from the contract, the parties will be required to resolve the dispute through binding arbitration — instead of in a court of law. Before agreeing to arbitration, it is important that you understand the consequences of signing a […]

What is a Contract Venue Clause and Why is it Important to Me?

Oftentimes people sign contracts without thoroughly reading the fine print, where important clauses like those involving venue can be found.  What is “venue”? It is the geographical location, i.e. city, county and state which may exercise jurisdiction over the parties and their dispute, and is where a lawsuit may be brought.  Jurisdiction means the Court […]

Stay Lifted on BP Deepwater Horizon Litigation; Claims Now Being Processed & Still Time To File Claims

On May 28, 2014 the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the October 3, 2013 injunction which had imposed a stay on BP oil spill claim payments. The Court’s mandate stated: “The injunction prohibiting payment of the relevant claims is vacated.” District Court Judge Carl Barbier promptly followed-up with an Order […]

Message from the Partners: Our Privilege to Serve You

Our firm continues to grow.  Blalock Walters has offices now conveniently located in Bradenton, Sarasota and St. Petersburg to better serve our growing clientele with the changing demands for high quality legal services in our globally connected world. We are grateful for you, our clients, and for our collective success.  We continually strive for excellence […]