Why We're Different - Legal Services to Businesses and Individuals
Waugh PLLC is different by design — not by happenstance. Our attorneys set a high bar for both the quality of our legal services and our attentiveness to each client. We provide top-notch, cost-effective services, accompanied by superior client service. Our traditional approach to practice, the scope and depth of our services, and the dynamism of our firm are the intrinsic qualities that set us apart.
A Modern Law Firm with a Traditional Approach to Practicing Law
We are an earnestly modern law firm. On-going investment in our infrastructure provides our team with state-of-the-art technology, which enables us to work more efficiently and provide reasonably priced services for our clients. Within that high-tech framework, our approach to practicing law is traditional. Our attorneys are generalists, who provide transactional counsel and litigation representation across a broad range of substantive areas.
We are akin to the small-town lawyers of mid-twentieth century America who served all the legal needs of every client. Those attorneys all but disappeared when specialization took over the legal profession in the latter decades of the last century. Waugh PLLC embraces that time-honored practice model.
Our clients are as diverse as our practice. We provide legal services to businesses and individuals. Our business clients operate in many different industries and markets and include large international corporations, as well as small mom-and-pop ventures.
At Waugh PLLC, our attorneys pride themselves on having diverse experiences from working in both the public sector and private industry, as well as across different specialty areas. We take a "hands on" approach to obtaining satisfactory outcomes for all clients.
The bedrock legal principles of fairness and justice are the guiding precepts for the firm. Integrity and candor are crucial underpinnings for every matter we handle. Our client relationships are built solidly on sincere mutual respect and trust as well as an uncompromising approach to quality and service.
Our partners, Gerrard Grant and Christian Waugh, bring their unique experiences and personalities to solve problems, too. Both have lived in different countries for substantial amounts of time, bringing international awareness of different cultures, practices, and legal regimes to the table. They also have a dedication to diversity, having been members of the Cuban American Bar Association, the Paul C Perkins Bar Association, National Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, Sumter County Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, and many others. For more on what makes each of our attorneys special, visit their individual page.
The Depth and Breadth of Our Practice
Our practice at Waugh PLLC is distinctive in two different respects. First, we provide services across a comprehensive array of substantive law areas. We handle matters ranging from real estate and local government law to all types of business and corporate concerns and estate planning — and more.
Equally notable is the fact that we handle litigation and court appeals in addition to transactional matters. Many lawyers concentrate their practices on just one type of work to the exclusion of others. So, if litigation arises during a transactional matter, the lawyer must refer the client to a different attorney who handles litigation. In our case, no referral is necessary. In fact, Waugh PLLC receives many litigation referrals from transactional lawyers.
We recognize that each type of legal work requires a special set of skills. Our attorneys' achievements demonstrate the capability of our attorneys to handle your matter in a transactional sense, or at any stage of litigation, be it a trial or appeal at state or federal levels.
The range and versatility of our proficiency are a substantial benefit to every client. Even if litigation doesn’t arise in a transaction, our litigation experience informs us about how to navigate through a transaction skillfully, in a way that avoids a court action. Similarly, our transactional experience is an advantage in trial and appellate litigation, because we understand first-hand how legal disputes can arise in an interaction.
Proof of Our Success
Our approach and philosophy resonate with our clients and our colleagues in the legal profession. Proof of our success lies in the fact that most of our clients come to us through referrals of current or previous clients or other attorneys. Our long-term relationships with many clients also attest to the confidence and trust that our uncommon approach to practicing law instills in our clients.