Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones, P.A.

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Firm Overview

The attorneys of Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones, P.A.

-Strive to provide the firm's clients with the highest quality of legal services for good value
-Engage in community service throughout the Palm Beaches
-Dedicate themselves to uncompromising ethics and direct access for their clients
-Measure the firm's success by their clients' satisfaction
Main Office

Main Office
790 Juno Ocean Walk, Suite 600
Juno Beach   FL  33408

Phone
  • (561) 331-2597
Fax
  • (561) 747-4113
Real Estate
Ready to assist you with a variety of real estate transactions and litigation
The attorneys at Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones, P.A. apply their knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business to all areas of real estate law. Our firm also possesses the courtroom presence to successfully litigate your real estate disputes.

Commercial real estate:
This group's practice includes counseling end users, retailers, restaurants, professionals, investors, borrowers and lenders of special use out parcels, headquarters, shopping centers, office buildings, marinas, mobile home parks, ranch lands, golf and country clubs and industrial properties. The attorneys at Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones are skilled in virtually every aspect of buying, operating and selling commercial real estate.

Examples of our firm's experience include representing headquarters for regional, national and international companies, foreign nationals in the acquisition and disposition of residential and commercial investment properties, owner/users in the acquisition and disposition of industrial property, owners of mobile home parks in the acquisition, sale and termination of those parks and construction, leasing and sale of commercial office buildings and strip malls.

Development:
This creative practice includes counseling investors and developers of multi-use developments, single-family and multi-family residential developments, shopping centers, office buildings, marinas, mobile home parks, ranch lands, golf and country clubs and industrial properties.

Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones has substantial experience guiding such developments, including advising on niche details such as entity structure for maximizing asset protection, minimizing taxes, anticipating future exit strategies, site plan optimization, project value enhancement, proactive liability risk avoidance and minimization, advertising, construction cost and time control, preparation of deed restrictions and condominium documents and more.

Examples of our firm's experience include representing developers of luxury, oceanfront condominiums, multi-phase residential projects and single-family projects in all aspects of development, construction and sale, and builders and developers in all aspects of development, construction, leasing and sale of commercial office building.

Residential real estate:
Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones provides personal attention to buyers and sellers of residential real property, whether homestead, second homes, vacation homes or investment properties. For many clients, the investment represents their single most valuable asset. Our affluent clients benefit from non-assembly-line attention to high-dollar value investments, where nuances in details can yield high value consequences. For clients who choose not to seek legal advice for their transactions, All Florida Land Title Company, an affiliate of our firm, provides efficient title and closing services with closing agents whose supervisors are all attorneys. We serve unique communities throughout the state, including local icons such as Jupiter Island, Admirals Cove, Loxahatchee Club, Bears Club and Frenchman's Creek.

Associations:
Many different types of multi-owner associations receive counseling from our firm, including master, commercial, condominium, homeowners, marina, golf, townhome, recreational vehicle, mobile home park and other associations. We represent the associations in developer control, in turnover and under unit owner control so we have a 360-degree perspective in rendering legal advice and promoting efficiency in association management.

Attorneys Philippe C. Jeck, Jeffrey S. Raynor, Richard D. Percic and Darren Leiser assist clients in real estate practice areas, including:
-Associations
-Permitting
-Entity selection
-Property management
-Tangible and intangible personal property
-Environmental assessments
-Recreation property
-Zoning
-Industrial real estate
-Shopping centers
-Land use
-Acquisitions and sales
-Borrowing
-Lending
-Easements
-Adverse possession
-Condominiums
-Conservation easement
-Platting
-Planned unit development
-Multiuse development
-Developments
-Foreign ownership
-International law
-Short Sales
-Yacht sales
-Access
-Parking
-Entitlement
-Subdivisions
-Variances
-Special exceptions
-Real estate tax
-Title insurance
-Right of way
-Leasing
-Rent
-Water rights
-Construction
-Investments
-Title issues
-1031 exchanges
-Boundary disputes
-Commercial leasing
-Condo conversions
-Riparian rights
-Littoral rights
-Covenants
-Marketing
-Escrow agents

Philippe C. Jeck

Background:
Philippe C. Jeck is a member of the Florida and New York Bar Associations and has been practicing law since 1980. He is the president of Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones, P.A. and was a Certified Public Accountant. His areas of concentration include all aspects of purchasing, structuring, zoning, developing, constructing, marketing, leasing and selling industrial, commercial, residential, condominium and ranch real estate projects, real estate and assett-based lending, business formation and entity selection, mergers and acquisitions, general commercial law, intellectual property/computer law, foreign investments and dispute resolution.

Practice areas:
-Real estate
-Business and entity
-Banking

Honors:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Education:
-J.D., with honors, University of Florida, 1980
-B.S., magna cum laude, Florida State University, 1977
-Major: Accounting; Minor: French

Affiliations:
-Palm Beach County Early Learning Coalition, Inc.
-Chairman (1999 - 2001)
-Current director and executive committee
-Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Inc.
-Current member
-Chairman (1995 - 1996)
-Past director
-Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
-Current trustee and treasurer
-Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce
-Current general counsel
-Past director
-Child Care Partnership Act Task Force of Palm Beach County
-Past chairman
-American Bar Association
-Member
-The Florida Bar
-Former member of Steering Committee
-Continuing Legal Education Manual: Small Business Practice
-Palm Beach County Bar Association
-Member
-Past Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee chairman
-Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
-Past member
-Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Board of Realtors
-Past affiliate member and lecturer
-Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 1990

Awards:
-Champion of Children - Palm Beach County, 2010
-Individual Achievement Award, Jupiter Tequesta Juno Beach Chamber of Commerce, 2002
-Child Advocacy Award, School District of Palm Beach County, 2001
-Honorable Mention Award, Florida Children's Forum, 2001
-Humanitarian of the Year Award, Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound Association of Realtors, 2000
Long Course World Championship Triathlon Team USA Member (2006, 2008)
Education
  • University of Florida
    Juris Doctorate, with honors , 1980

Audrey Harris

Background:
Audrey Harris is admitted to the practice of law in Florida (1981) and Illinois (1975) and concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and estate and trust administration. Prior to practicing law in Florida, Ms. Harris was a vice president and trust officer of a local bank.

Practice areas:
-Estate planning
-Estate and trust administration

Education:
-J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1975
-B.A., with honors, University of Illinois, 1969
-Major: History; Minor: Political Science

Affiliations:
-The Florida Bar
-Member
-Palm Beach County Bar Association
-Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
-Palm Beach/Martin County Estate Planning Council
-Member
-Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Planned Giving Committee
-Member
-Lighthouse Gallery Foundation, Inc.
-Director (1996-2000)
-President (1998-2000)
-Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 1985
-Lighthouse Art Center/Museum and School of Art, Inc.
-Member
-Director (2004-2012)
-Guardian ad Litem Palm Beach County volunteer
Education
  • Northwestern University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1975

Jeffrey S. Raynor

Background:
Jeffrey S. Raynor is a member of the Florida and New York Bars and has been practicing law since 1981. He is a shareholder of Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones, P.A. and a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Attorney. From 1988 through 2007, Mr. Raynor was the sole shareholder of Raynor Law Firm, P.A. His areas of concentration include all aspects of residential and commercial real estate, title insurance, wills, trusts and estates, probate, trust administration, entity formation and organization and business sales and purchases.

Practice areas:
-Real estate
-Estate planning and probate
-Business and entity
-Banking

Honors:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Education:
-J.D., New York Law School, 1980
-B.A., State University of New York, 1973
-Dual majors: English and Political Science

Affiliations:
-The Florida Bar Association
-Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
-New York State Bar Association
-Member: Real Property Law Section
-American Bar Association
-Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
-All Florida Land Title Company
-Founder and President
-Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors
-Former Affiliate of the Year and director
-Member and past chairperson of realtor attorney committee
-Attorneys' Real Property Counsel of Palm Beach County
-Founding member, former director and past chairperson
-St. Mark's Episcopal School
-Former trustee and past chairperson
-Loxahatchee Historical Museum
-Former director and counsel
-The Children's Golf Foundation
-Former counsel
-Business Ideas Group
-Former member, director and officer
-Juno Beach Civic Association
-Member
-Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2010
Education
  • New York Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1980

Geoffrey L. Jones

Background:
Geoffrey L. Jones is a member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bars and has been practicing law since 1987. He practices in the Florida state and appellate courts, including the Florida Supreme Court, and is a member of the general and trial bar of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Jones is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He represents clients in civil litigation with a concentration in commercial litigation and has experience in jury trials, bench trials, arbitration, mediation and appellate practice.

Practice areas:
Litigation

Honors:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Education:
-J.D., with honors, The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, 1987
-B.A., with honors, Grove City College, 1981
-Major: History

Affiliations:
-The Florida Bar
-Member: Litigation Section (1987 - present)
-Palm Beach County Bar Association
-Member (1989 - present)
-The Friends of Jupiter Beach, Inc.
-Member (1998 - present)
-Director (2001 - present)
-President (2012 - present)
-Jupiter Medical Center Institutional Review Board
-Member (2000 - present)
Education
  • The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
    Juris Doctorate, with honors , 1987

Richard D. Percic

Background:
Richard D. Percic is a member of the Florida Bar Association and has been practicing law since 1983. He is Of Counsel with Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones, P.A. Prior to his association with Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones, P.A., Mr. Percic practiced law in prominent Broward County firms and was a commercial title officer with First American Title Insurance Company. His areas of concentration include multi-million-dollar lending transactions, including workouts of public loans, the sale of commercial properties including shopping centers, malls and industrial buildings, the sale of residential properties, stock and asset-based transfers and loans, the representation of residential and commercial lenders and condominium and homeowners associations and corporate law.

Practice areas:
-Real estate
-Business and entity
-Banking

Honors:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Education:
-J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1983
-B.S., Youngstown State University, 1972
-Major: Education

Affiliations:
-Palm Beach County Bar Association
-Member
-U.S. Selective Service System
-Local board member (1980 - 2000)
-Tamarac Chamber of Commerce
-Board member and vice president (1992 - 1994)
-St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
-Board member (2002 - 2008)
-Diocese of Palm Beach
-Member: Finance Council (2005 - present)
-Diocese of Palm Beach
-Member: Real Estate Committee (2006 - present)
-Heathcote Gardens, Fort Pierce
-Board member (2008 - 2011)
Education
  • University of Miami School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1983

D. Bruce Kratz

Background:
D. Bruce Kratz is admitted to practice in Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Western, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. He has been practicing law since 1972 and is Of Counsel with Jeck, Harris, Raynor & Jones, P.A. He was also a prosecutor with the U.S. Air Force. His areas of concentration are commercial, finance and business law, including litigation and bankruptcy, representing individuals, financial institutions and corporations. He has litigated a variety of commercial and bankruptcy cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States and has significant experience in commercial loans, real estate finance, secured transactions and equipment leasing, asset protection planning, construction law, business counseling, business divorce and real estate asset management.

Practice areas:
-Litigation
-Business and entity
-Banking

Honors:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Education:
-J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1972
-B.A., Cornell University, 1969
-Dean's List, 1967 - 1969

Affiliations:
-Florida Bar Association
-Member
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Juris Doctorate , 1972

Darren Leiser

Background:
Darren W. Leiser is a member of the Florida Bar and has been practicing law since 2008. Mr. Leiser is a native Floridian and his areas of concentration include: permitting, zoning, developing, purchasing, selling and leasing commercial and residential real estate; homeowners and condominium owners associations; mergers and acquisitions; general commercial law; trusts and estates; and litigation.

Practice areas:
-Real Estate
-Business and Entity
-Estate Planning & Probate

Honors:
-J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2008
-Editor in Chief, University of Miami Business Law Review
-B.A., Boston University, 2001

Affiliations:
-Palm Beach County Bar Association
-City, County & Local Government Section of the Florida Bar
-The Environmental and Land Use Section of the Florida Bar
-Animal Legal Defense Fund

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