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Eviction Extension

The moratorium on evictions was extended through October 1st from the Office of the Florida Governor this week. While Gov. DeSantis’ moratorium extensions have kept tenants in their homes, they didn’t cancel anyone’s past-due rent. Tenants who fail to work out a repayment schedule with…

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POLITICAL SIGNS IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS V. FREEDOM OF SPEECH

With the primaries around the corner and the general elections heating up, condominium and homeowners association communities throughout Florida are faced with the issue of political signs being posted in front yards, on balconies, in windows and common areas. As an Association Lawyer, I advise…

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2020-Guide-for-Florida-Voters-Cover

Want to know more about the local judicial candidates appearing on your August primary ballot? Wondering about Florida’s merit retention elections for appellate judges? The Florida Bar provides a wealth of information as part of its initiative to educate Florida’s voters about judicial elections that…

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Types of Deeds Used in Florida to Convey Title

Such as Transfer of title and ownership of Real estate in Florida. We prepare many types of deeds to transfer title (legal instrument used to transfer title and ownership of real property). Please call us today to schedule a consult regarding the best course of…

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Business Law/FCCPA

Did you know that the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act allows for consumers to sue CREDITORS for the most minor statutory/legal technical violations.  Most Consumer lawyers utilize these technical violations as leverage and defenses to obtain settlements from Creditors/Businesses. It is therefore crucial that all Creditors/Businesses…

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What is a Force Majeure clause?

Force Majeure clauses have become a hot topic among legal circles and within the business and real estate worlds. With so many companies and individuals finding themselves in difficult and unique times many are looking for ways to terminate their legal contractual obligations. often times,…

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Phantom Condo Units

Developers should be aware of the risk of creating Phantom Units. With the downturn of the real estate market and economy. Now is a good time for developers to be mindful of creating Phantom Units. Florida Law does not require that a condo unit be constructed before it is…

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July 2, 2020 Q&A: Reserve Study & Replacement Cost Evaluations

Participate in a detailed discussion on Reserve Study and Replacement Cost Evaluations with Expert Inspectors – this is to allow CAMS and Board Members to ask detailed questions regarding these items (legal and practical questions). Submit a question you would like answered in this live…

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New Statutory Homeowners Association Requirement

All homeowners associations should make note of a fairly new statutory requirement for the board to consider the desirability of filing notices to preserve the covenants or restrictions affecting the community or association from extinguishment under the Marketable Record Title Act, and to authorize and…

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Erum Kistemaker Earns Super Lawyers’ Recognition

Erum Kistemaker has received the coveted Super Lawyers’ recognition for 5 years in a row for Business Law. She has also received the recognition in Real Estate Law for the first time this year. Super Lawyers’ is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more…

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