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Our Approach

Our Firm has two attorneys and top-notch legal support folks including a Florida certified paralegal. We focus on community association law but stay active in related fields like real estate, probate, and business entities. We’re dedicated to working on community governance, collection, and covenant enforcement matters. Quality, responsive work is important to us.

Our Story

Wyant-Cortez & Cortez, Chartered (“Firm”), including its predecessor firm Hilley & Wyant-Cortez, PA, has provided legal counsel and services to communities, homeowners, property managers, and real estate investors for over 22 years. We represent about 100 communities in Palm Beach County. Our clients enjoy personalized service and attention – when a manager or board member calls, they talk to the attorney doing the work and who knows the Association’s current issues – the Firm’s partners – and do not get passed around to associates. Claire is among Florida’s first attorneys to be certified by the Florida Bar in Condominium and Planned Development Law!

Meet the Firm's Attorneys

Both Larry and I began practicing law “later in life” and are partners in “real life” too! We have a different, broader perspective than most law firms, reflected in our client representation - but there are other advantages in hiring us.

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V. Claire Wyant-Cortez, Esq.

Senior Partner

Claire received her Bachelors degree from Florida Atlantic University and Juris Doctor in Law from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1995. She began practicing law in 1996 with a focus on real property, corporate, probate, guardianship and community association law. Claire is a member of the Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is also admitted to practice in the United State District Court, Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and is an active title agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company through unrestricted membership Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund.

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Larry T. Cortez, Esq.

Managing Partner

Larry received his Bachelors degree from Florida Atlantic University and Juris Doctor in Law from the Dwyane O. Andreas School of Law at Barry University in 2009. Before practicing law, he worked in the firm's real estate and community association law departments beginning in 2002 and through admission to the Bar in 2009. Larry is a member of the Florida Bar, admitted to practice before United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and authorized to practice before the United States Bankrupty Court for the Southern District of Florida, and is an active title agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company through unrestricted membership Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund.

Next Steps...

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