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Pamela Marie Mori Holcombe

Pamela Marie Mori Holcombe

Experienced Business, Construction, and Commercial Attorney
  • Construction Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Florida, USDC for the Middle District of Florida, USDC for the Northern District of Florida, USDC for the Southern District of Florida
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Biography

Sophisticated construction and business representation without the formality and cost that often accompanies the large firm experience. From St. Johns County's local residents and businesses, to international businesses and high net worth individuals, Pamela, provides strategic and informed counsel in a variety of areas of law, including but not limited to, construction, business, commercial, construction, employment and non-competes, health care, medical practices, litigation and appeals in state and federal court, maritime, intellectual property, commercial and residential real estate, yachts and aircraft. Pam is the current chair of the Construction Law Committee of the Jacksonville Bar Ass'n and serves in a leadership role for the Florida Bar's Construction Law Committee. She also regularly volunteers for St. Johns County Legal Aid and has received numerous awards for her pro bono service.

Having served in the U.S. Army and having worked as a news photojournalist and sports editor, Pamela has a unique perspective and brings a broad spectrum approach to legal challenges and understanding of her client's needs. Pamela knows how to surmount the legal and business challenges her clients encounter as they look to protect their assets, broaden their opportunities and pursue legal challenges. As a seasoned complex commercial litigation attorney well-versed in a variety of substantive areas of law, Pamela brings years of experience and perspective to navigating the nuances your legal matter. For clients with unique and complex legal and business issues to tackle, Pamela is the attorney they want to steer the ship through the choppy and uncertain waters.

For Pamela, success is defined when she is able to call upon her past law firm experience representing clients with high value complex matters to personally steer your business transaction to success or legal matter safely through any rocky shoals.

Practice Areas
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Animal & Dog Law
Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Intellectual Property
International Law
Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Maritime Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Trademarks
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • State and Federal Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees are offered for most cases involving personal injuries. In certain cases, a specific business tort litigation matter may be appropriate for a blended or partial contingency fee representation. Such arrangements are only offered subject to a full review of the matter.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In certain cases, some or most of the fees for probate and/or real estate matters can be deferred to conclusion of the representation. Such arrangements are only offered subject to a full review of the matter.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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USDC for the Middle District of Florida
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USDC for the Northern District of Florida
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USDC for the Southern District of Florida
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11th Circuit Court of Appeals
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • French
  • Russian
Professional Experience
Attorney
Anastasia Law, PL
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Akerman Senterfitt
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English, McCaughan & O'Bryan, P.A.
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Education
University of Miami School of Law
J.D.
Honors: magna cum laude Order of the Coif
Activities: Law Review
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University of Maine - University of Southern Maine
B.A. | International Relations
Activities: Senior Thesis - Messianism in Russian Foreign Policy from 12th Century to Present
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Awards
Pro Bono Service Award
St. Johns County Legal Aid
Pro Bono Service Award
St. Johns County Legal Aid
for outstanding pro bono service
Pro Bono Service Award
St. Johns County Legal Aid
for outstanding pro bono service
Order of the Coif
University of Miami School of Law
Law Review
University of Miami School of Law
Professional Associations
Construction Law Committee, Florida Bar  # 0135010
Chair, Pro Bono Initiative
Current
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St Johns County Bar Assoiation
Current
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Florida Association of Women Lawyers - St Johns Co Chapter
Current
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St. Augustine Inn of Court
Executive Board Member
Current
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Jacksonville Bar Association
Chair, Construction Law Committee
Current
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Equine Subcommittee, Animal Law Section, Florida Bar
Vice Chair
Current
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Business Law Section, Florida Bar
Business Litigation Committee, civil rules commmittee
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer Marine Insurance, Miami, Florida
St. Thomas Law School Miami
Gues Lecturer Marine Insurance, Miami, Florida
St. Thomas Law School Miami
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered
Q. I’m a NY resident buying new construction in Florida. What are rules around using escrow $$ for developer const costs
A: Unfortunately, no attorney here on Justia can address the situation posed here without a review of the contract for purchase and sale and any agreement with the escrow/closing agent. In general, there is no prohibition on out of state buyers purchasing property in Florida, although recent legislation imposed limits on by purchasers with certain ties to China. In Florida, any person involved in real property transactions should obtain advice of independent counsel as the closing/title agent does not represent either the buyer or the seller and their duties are limited to executing the transactions in an unbiased manner. If this involves a contract proposed by a developer and use of their captive mortgage or closing entity, expect contract to be heavily biased in favor of the developer and against the homeowner. ... Read More
Q. what happens if the lender releases the funds to the contractor without prior approval of the borrower.
A: Unfortunately, no attorney here on Justia can review the construction loan agreement with the bank and/or the construction agreement with the contractor as to the terms and conditions and whether the release of the funds was a breach of the agreements. As with many issues relating to construction disputes, the rights, responsibilities, and remedies between the parties are derived in large part from the written documents themselves, are factually complex, and beyond the scope of the general legal guidance that can be provided on Q&A forums.

The prudent course of action is to consult with experienced construction counsel in your local area and the loan officer may be able to address some of these issues. ... Read More
Q. In the state of FL, what is the maximum late payment interest charges a contractor can charge a client for not paying on
A: Unfortunately, as with many issues regarding construction contracts, many of the rights and remedies are derived from the written terms and conditions of the agreement itself, rather from any statutory or regulatory authority. In very general terms, Florida law provides that no combination of interest and late fees should exceed the statutory usury limits, however, the usury law provides for a number of exceptions (most notably banks, credit cards issuers, and other lenders) and varying remedies, including preventing the contractor from collecting the entire amount due under the agreement or the entirety of interest amount.

If this question is being posted by a homeowner, you may be able to receive guidance on this consumer defense issue from your local Legal Aid organization. If posted by a contractor, it would be prudent to have experienced construction/business counsel review your standard contractual terms as the risks from running afoul of usury laws can be very severe indeed. ... Read More
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Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Telephone: (904) 236-6243
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