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2522 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
Getting and staying sober can be difficult. Whether the problem is alcohol, prescriptions or street drugs, lasting recovery is possible. Treatment works best when driven by experienced professionals who bring together the individual and family to develop a specialized care plan. BOARDPREP RECOVERY CENTER is located right here in South Tampa, allowing clients to benefit from local family support and long-term coaching and follow-up. If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s substance use or mental health disorder, call BoardPrep for a complimentary phone consultation or face-to-face evaluation today. BoardPrep is not a call-center. A licensed clinician will assist you personally, even during weekends and evenings.
503 E Jackson St #222, Tampa
ATTORNEY KARAN S. NAYEE is experienced in the highly emotional and intricate issues involving domestic relations and family law. He is thorough and aggressive in his preparation of a case, always seeking a reasonable divorce settlement with cost-effective services. Karan explains that the discovery process of a divorce proceeding assists both parties in understanding information that is necessary and appropriate for asset evaluation, income & support needs, and a multitude of related issues. The resolution stage of a divorce can include custody issues & visitation, equitable distribution of assets, family debt, maintenance, alimony awards, child support, education, etc. He is also frequently asked to help enforce post-judgement agreements, ranging from collection of child support, maintenance, property settlements, custody or visitation rights, or the modification of a judgement. His general practice includes civil, commercial & real estate litigation, divorce mediation, complex business mediation, business & contract dispute resolution and limited immigration matters.
9301 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa
Attorney Buddy D. Ford of THE LAW OFFICES OF BUDDY D. FORD, PA concentrates his practice in bankruptcy law. He represents individuals & businesses in Chapters 7 , 11, 12 or 13 bankruptcy cases. Attorney Ford advises people & businesses with financial problems to learn their rights and seek answers early to avoid dissipation of assets and opportunities. He is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy, served as a Chapter 7 Trustee for 10 years, is a former two-term county commisioner, and has clerked for a bankruptcy judge. Attorney Ford has 30 years of experience and is readily available to answer your questions with personalized attention. There is no charge for the initial consultation. If you need financial advice, he has the experience and insight to guide you through the complex maze of bankruptcy and its alternatives. Buddy can help you stop repossessions, foreclosures, wage attachments and creditor harassment. They are a debt relief agency and help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
6940 W Linebaugh Ave #101, Tampa
ATTORNEY MITCHELL L. FELDMAN has the experience and background to handle a wide range of employment, personal injury & workers’ compensation issues for his clients. He has a strong belief that all employees have a right to a safe and non-discriminatory work environment, and that employers owe employees a duty to compensate and provide them benefits consistent in compliance with all laws. He concentrates on the rights of individual employees in the areas of wage & hour laws, discrimination, wrongful termination, compensation and benefits. Attorney Feldman addresses the issues of disability-age-race-sex-sexual harassment, wrongful termination & discharge, slander & defamation, Family & Medical Leave Act, minimum wage & overtime, wages & commissions, employment contracts, severance agreements, covenant not-to-compete, pension, ERISA claims and workers’ compensation. Mr. Feldman also has 20 years of personal injury litigation experience and has handled state & federal jury trials, bench trials and workers’ compensation final merits hearings. He has two decades of experience winning strong results for his clients in employment & injury litigation, as well as class and collective action litigation in state & federal court.
442 W Kennedy Blvd #280, Tampa
Whether you are facing a dissolution of a marriage, a dispute over the custody of a child, alimony or child support issues, or any other family law matters, Seth Nelson and his team are dedicated to helping good people through these difficult times. ATTORNEY SETH NELSON uses his experience to devise creative solutions to difficult, emotional problems. He and his team work to achieve this goal by tailoring solutions to fit each client’s and his or her family’s individual needs. His philosophy is to provide individualized strategies that consider all aspects of a client’s situation. Seth and the other attorneys in the firm, Traci Koster and Courtney Turnquist, assist clients in creating parenting plans, equitable dividing assets & debts, establishing alimony and child support payments, paternity suits and domestic violence. They also focus on the collaborative divorce process, family law mediations and divorce litigation. They will explain your rights, the process, and how to best achieve a reasonable and equitable outcome to help you through this difficult time.
4317 W El Prado Blvd, Tampa
Barbara Forgione of BARBARA FORGIONE SALON -- colorist, educator, inventor of Colour Bunz®, a U.S. patented hair coloring tool for professionals and DIY hair colorists -- opened her South Tampa namesake salon in 2006. The salon is nationally recognized by ‘The Makeover Story’, MTV’s ‘Made’, and AOL’s Stylelist.com’s ‘Hot in My Salon’ for her expertise in hair color. Inspired by trends that translate, Salon Barbara Forgione was the first in Tampa to feature sulfate free products, ammonia free color, Yuko Japanese TR treatment, Rainbow Color, and Deva; the Curly Hair Revolution. Most requested services: Deva cuts & color for curly hair, ombré, balayage, corrective color, long hair styling, Vidal Sassoon precision cuts, makeovers including before & after photos, and the ‘Silver Siren’ coloring technique for women who want to embrace their natural ‘silver’ hair. The team of versatile stylists understand the chemistry of color and texturizing treatments, enabling them to select the best products and tailor them to every client’s needs while being sensitive to the environment.
6812 Linebaugh Ave, Tampa
In today’s climate, where insurance companies are focused on denying, delaying, and underpaying your loss, you need an attorney who will be thorough, energetic, committed and keep fighting for you. CORLESS BARFIELD TRIAL GROUP, LLC represents individuals, families and business owners who need their resources and experience to get their insurance companies to honor their policies. Whether its a sinkhole loss, fire, wind claim, or water loss, their decades of national experience help clients stand up for their rights and recover the financial compensation they paid for under their insurance policies. Corless Barfield Trial Group is known for providing sound advice, personalized attention and aggressive advocacy in cases all over Florida and across the United States when it matters. Attorneys Ted Corless and Morgan Barfield maintain a boutique law firm that limits the size of their caseload and client base so that they can maintain an individualized approach. Their practice is designed to provide high-quality, efficient and expeditious service. Cases move quickly, and clients receive compensation in a timely manner. Your initial consultation is provided free of charge.
1606 Oakfield Dr, Brandon
As nature replenishes the earth with elements like sunlight and rain, our bodies and souls must also be replenished. The team at DIVINE DESIGNS SALON & SPA’s 7,000-square-foot elegant day spa works closely with women & men to design a style that is specific to the individual. It is important that the programs fit the client’s lifestyle and reflects their personal attitudes towards health and beauty. Services at Divine Designs Salon & Spa are unique. They are the most creative in offering you a unique, personalized spa experience. That includes all phases of professional haircuts and coloring, including highlights, lowlights, color correction, color balancing and specialty color processes, including panels, ombré and balayage highlights. Their wellness Spa Team offers you massage therapy, organic & natural facials, natural nail manicures and pedicures, body wraps, steam capsule, natural cellulite reduction and detoxification treatments. Contact them about bridal parties, spa packages and gift certificates. Their treatments cannot be described – they must be experienced!
Specializing in treating all types of substance abuse, including addictions to illicit drugs, alcohol, prescription medications (opiates, sedatives, stimulants), inhalants & gambling, 7 SUMMIT PATHWAYS takes a medically-oriented, evidence-based approach to Substance Abuse and Addiction coupled with natural healing abilities of holistic and experiential therapies. Their comprehensive, personalized method of addiction treatment sets them apart from other Florida recovery centers by providing licensed, experienced caring physicians, therapists, counselors & case managers who work together to develop individualized treatment plans.
Medical Director/CEO Lawrence S. Wilson, MD, MRO, ABAM, FASAM is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In addition, he is a Certified MRO and is considered a national expert in the field of toxicology testing. His vision is to provide a program in a genuine effort to help patients overcome Substance Use Disorders through treatment rather than punishment.
1910 Orient Rd, Tampa
PROACTIVE RESOURCES DESIGN, INC. is a full-service marketing agency offering turnkey marketing & advertising strategy, PR support, graphic design, corporate identity, business development, event planning and Web planning & implementation.
PRD has helped many businesses sharpen their brand, refine their materials & present a strong consistent image. They offer affordable design services for websites, business cards, logos, stationery, brochures, print ads and e-blasts. Visit their website for a complete list of services, starting rates and portfolio of client work.
• F. Lee Bailey
• Harvard Law School
• Boston University
• Christian Science Church
• Cisco Systems
• Cushman & Wakefield
• Deloitte & Touche
• Dun & Bradstreet
• Embry-Little Aeronautical University
• Habitat for Humanity
• Jackson Lewis, LLP
• Make a Wish Foundation
• McGladrey, LLP
• Rhode Island Hospital
• Stetson University of Law
• University of North Carolina
• University of Pittsburgh
• Yale University
• Real Estate
• Mental Health
• Social Services
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