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About Our Firm

The People's Advocate is a full-service law firm with offices in Hollywood, Florida.

The People's Advocate meet the diverse legal needs of individuals, families and small businesses in practice areas that include:

Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Fair Debt Collection, Consumer Law, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, Foreclosure Defense, Immigration, Contracts, Probate, Asset Preservation, Estate Planning and Probate.

We invite you to call our Hollywood office at 954-320-6940 to arrange your consultation. You may also fill out a contact form and someone from our firm will be in touch with you promptly.


Hollywood, Florida
Business, Estate & Bankruptcy Attorney

Serving: Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Hallendale, North Miami Beach, Miami

real estate attorney

The People's Advocate's mission is to help our clients successfully navigate the real estate transaction.

Attorney Joseph Brien has been representing individuals (homeowners and investors) and businesses in a variety of residential and commercial real estate transactions since 1992.

business formation

The forming of a new business can be more complex than incorporating your business entity. No matter the entity selected, issues arise if business owners neglect to think through the risks that can occur in the future. An attorneys experience with business formation can discuss the different types of business entity and why you would choose one form over another.


The People’s Advocate supports you through the sale and/or purchase of their business. We handle the sale and/or purchase including due diligence, negotiating terms of the purchase & Sell Agreements, and representation at closings and any possible litigation. Having represented the interests of entrepreneurs and small businesses for over 24 years, attorney Joseph Brien and the rest of our firm understand the importance that a sale or purchase of a business has for all involved parties.

business litigation

If you are involved in a situation which requires effective business litigation in Florida, The People’s Advocate is ready to assist you with aggressive advocacy. The People’s Advocate ready to help you in matters involving business disputes, this may include such issues as: Breach of Contract, Corporate or Partnership disputes, Business Torts, Contract disputes, Unfair Trade Practices, Unscrupulous business activities.

real estate litigation

A variety of circumstances could lead to the need for legal action with regard to a real estate deal. This could include matters such as failure to disclose aspects of the property, construction flaws, environmental concerns and others. If you have a dispute regarding property or a legal matter that must be resolved in the court, it is imperative that your legal representation has the understanding of real estate law address your matter professionally and with confidence.

last will & trust
PROBATE - Estate (probate)

Florida Probate Process is necessary if a person dies with or without a will and they either own real property or have assets that need to be transferred from the deceased person to their living beneficiaries. Without any Will, Trust or other estate planning tool, the state of Florida will decide who those beneficiaries based upon the Florida Intestate Statutes.

foreclosure defense

Florida foreclosure rate ranks 2nd in the nation. Sadly, foreclosures are being filed at the highest rate since the Great Depression of the 1930s. We help Florida homeowners stop foreclosure and stay in their homes. Save your home and your future!

bankruptcy protection

You or your business can declare bankruptcy once you have ascertained that it has become impossible to pay off your creditors. It can give you a chance to start over from a financial point of view, as most debts are relieved after the bankruptcy case is settled.

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What People Are Saying About Us

Meet our happy clients and find why our firm is the preferred choice.

Mr. Brien is an amazing attorney, a true professional. He provides great results and solves issues quickly. He and his team did and Excellent job. I absolutely recommend his legal services.

Maria G. Local business owner

Attorney BRIEN, I want to personally thank you again for just being YOU! This was an amazing experience! I look forward to working with you at all levels in regard to the legal issues before me.

Brandon C. Dad

The name The People's Advocate perfectly describes what this office is. This firm handled our issues with expertise.

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Jaun R. family man

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Office Address

1930 Harrison Street
Hollywood Florida 33020

Contact Information

Local: 954-320-6940
Anywhere: 888-828-9008