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Get to Know GCR Business Law PLLC

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The law is complicated and can be confusing to the untrained eye. It is especially true when it comes to real estate title and property laws.  GCR Business Law PLLC has been providing comprehensive and easy to understand counsel to Florida residents, business owners, and real estate investors since 2016. I know how confusing property rights can get when property rights are defined and affected by all branches of the law, whether contract, tort, criminal, taxation, and governmental policies, to name a few. This is why my goal is to help you understand your rights and the issues affecting your real estate and business assets.

GCR Business Law PLLC keeps you involved and personally guides you in making important decisions about your property or transactions, calmly and effectively. I let you know what is going on at every stage, and explain every small detail so that you are in charge.

The Firm

 

GCR Business Law was established in February 2016 with a focus on providing litigation and bankruptcy support to general practitioners by providing title opinions and ownership and encumbrance reports at a competitive price, assisting in bankruptcy representation of community associations and post-bankruptcy discharge collections, and on representing community associations, business entities, and individuals in obtaining bankruptcy relief.  Over the course of my practice, I have successfully represented debtors (corporate and individual) in bankruptcy proceedings; provided legal and title opinions to real estate investors and assisted numerous small businesses and community associations regarding day-to-day operations, contract negotiations, and dispute resolution including voluntary pre-suit mediation, arbitration, administrative agency hearings, litigation, and appeals.  

 

As a solo practitioner, I personally provide all services to clients.  As a result, each business or litigation support solution is customized to the clients’ specific business or litigation needs.  I am responsive to clients’ needs and provide feedback within 24 hours.  Generally, title opinions or ownership and encumbrance reports are provided within 5 business days of receipt, or 24-48 hours upon expedited requests.

I am Gian Ratnapala, the founder and managing member of GCR Business Law, PLLC.  In 2004, I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Art degree in music and computer science from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and in 2010, I graduated summa cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Thomas University, School of Law, Miami Gardens, Florida.  I am licensed to practice in law in the States of Florida, New Jersey, and New York. 

 

My legal career began at PeytonBolin, PL, where I was a law clerk from April 2009 and an associate attorney from June 2012. In February 2016, I left PeytonBolin to establish my own practice with a focus on real estate investments, transactional law, and bankruptcy law.

Gian Ratnapala, Esq.

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Education

2007-2010

Juris Doctor

St. Thomas University School of Law

Miami Gardens, Florida

Graduated summa cum laude, May 2010.

GPA 3.733 Rank 2/261

Law Review (Staff Editor)

Moot Court (Secretary)

Dean’s List (Fall 2007, Spring and Fall 2008, Spring and Fall 2009, Spring 2010)

Book Awards (Civil Procedure I, Torts I, Civil Procedure II, Advanced Legal Research and Writing, Wills & Trusts, Agency & Partnership, Federal Income Taxation, Family Law, and Art of Lawyering)

Active Learning Instructor (2008-2009)

2000-2004

Bachelor of Arts

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey

Graduated cum laude, December 2004.

GPA 3.41

Dual Major in Computer Science and Music.

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