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Dowd Law is located in Brandon, Florida and we provide legal services to businesses, families and individuals in the Fishhawk, Riverview, Lithia, Valrico and Brandon areas, but we provide services throughout the Tampa Bay area and can provide legal services throughout the entire state, as a lot of work is done over the phone and by email.

Our legal practice includes business law, estate planning and probate.

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Business Law

We provide a wide range of legal services to small businesses and their owners; handling everything business-related, from the setup and formation of a corporation, S corporation or limited liability company, also referred to as a LLC, right through to the sale or closing of the business.  We help protect business interests by guiding business owners around the maze of laws, ordinances and regulations that Florida businesses must deal with when setting up, operating or closing a business, from federal, state, county and local governments. We also help business owner protect their investments from the risks and liabilities associated with running a business, whether reviewing or creating contracts and leases that protect the business and its owners, or helping them to resolve a dispute that could end up in a lawsuit.

Estate Planning

We also provide estate planning services to families and individuals in the Brandon – Riverview – Fishhawk area. We provide advice and guidance on putting together a complete estate plan which may also include succession planning for a family owned business.  The estate planning documents typically included in an estate plan would include wills, living wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, designation of health care surrogate, and declarations of preneed guardians.

Estate Planning in the Brandon - Riverview - Fishhawk area

It’s never too early to plan!


In the event you don’t plan to avoid the probate process, we are here to help.  This probate process can be a very difficult time, from the emotions of death to arduous processes an executor must go through with the probate courts in order to transfer/sell all of that person’s property, file the taxes, deal with the heirs and mediate with the feuding families.  We can help handle probate matters and limit the pain associated with the position of executor, if not eliminate it altogether.