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Hicks | Knight, P.A. becomes Hicks | Whiteside, P.A.

In December 2016, Hicks | Knight, P.A. became Hicks | Whiteside, P.A., as Adam J. Knight, Esquire, departed the firm to pursue other opportunities.  The firm relocated to smaller office space but maintained its office in the downtown Wells Fargo building at 100 South Ashley Drive, moving to suite 600.  Adam’s departure also meant that […]

Another Tampa Foreclosure Defense Trial Victory for Hicks | Knight, P.A.

The moral of this story is to not tamper with endorsements on the promissory note. On February 25, 2015, Hicks | Knight represented a foreclosure defense client in a foreclosure defense trial in Tampa, Florida. At trial, the bank tendered a promissory note with substantial changes to the endorsements present on the note along with […]

2014 at Hicks | Knight: Success, a Tragic Loss, and Resilience

At Hicks | Knight, 2014 was a year of triumph, loss, and resilience. 2014 began as a year of promise.  Fresh off Henry W. Hicks and Adam J. Knight’s late 2013 appeal victory and watershed decision in Cricket Properties v. Nassau Pointe, we looked forward to another great year of success at Hicks | Knight. […]

Surprise! Lenders must comply with Pre-Foreclosure Notice Requirements.

In Samaroo v. Wells Fargo Bank, Adam J. Knight and Henry W. Hicks successfully argued that a lender was required to comply with pre-foreclosure notice requirements contained in standard mortgages used throughout Florida. 137 So.3d 1127 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014). The Samaroo case has quickly become a boon to foreclosure defendants throughout Florida arguing that […]

THIS CRICKET MAKES A LOUD NOISE: TAX DEED BUYER WINS OVER HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION

Henry W. Hicks and Adam J. Knight prove themselves as leaders in representing tax deed investors by successfully challenging a homeowners association’s argument that a homeowners association can claim a lien for pre-tax deed assessments against a property. In Cricket Properties v. Nassau Point at Heritage Isles Homeowners Association, Inc., 124 So.3d 302 (Fla. 2d […]

Tax Deed sales in Florida provide safe guards for investors

Tax Deed sales in Florida provide safe guards for investors that simply do not exist for investors purchasing foreclosure sales.  Investors purchasing properties at traditional foreclosure sales run the risk that the foreclosing party and attorney failed to name all subordinate lienholders, other parties of interest, or that the foreclosing party failed to properly serve […]

Florida Homeowners Face Uphill Battle with Courts

Foreclosure divisions run by senior judges have created a fast track to foreclosures.  For those already experiencing the stress of foreclosure, the Florida court system’s rush to judgment is yet another slap in the face.  More attention should be given to the manner in which Florida courts are handling foreclosures and whether or not foreclosure […]