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Resolving Construction Contractor Disputes

Construction contractor disputes can be complex and time-consuming to resolve.  However, there are steps that can be taken to try and resolve the issue without resorting to costly and lengthy legal proceedings. Try to resolve the issue informally: Before taking any legal action, it is often worth trying to resolve the issue informally. This could [...]


When to Sue: When Litigation is Worth It

When it comes to hiring contractors, businesses and individuals in Florida often find themselves in a situation where the contractor has proven to be too incompetent or their service or product too inadequate to fulfill the purpose for which they were hired. When this occurs, the hiring party must determine if taking legal action is [...]


4 Ways Real Estate Market Conditions Affect Closings

When it comes to purchasing or selling a home, real estate market conditions can have a big impact on many of the legal aspects of the transaction. The market for home purchases is made up of two main players.  These include buyers searching for the best houses for the lowest cost, and sellers who are [...]

2022-12-09T00:57:49+00:00Real Estate Law|

Deciding Whether to Buy Within an HOA-Managed Community

If a prospective homeowner is looking to buy within an HOA it is worth doing a cost-benefit analysis to see if the relative inconvenience of purchasing a home and living within an HOA-governed area is worth the additional value of the property.  On the whole, properties within an HOA are worth more than their counterparts [...]

Removing a Board Member from A Homeowners Association

If homeowners are having difficulty removing a board member from their homeowners association (HOA), they may want to consider seeking professional legal assistance. Legal counsel can help homeowners navigate the often complex process of removing a board member from your HOA. We have a team of experienced professionals who can help you every step of [...]

HOA Open Meetings vs Closed Meetings

Homeowners Association (HOA) open meetings can be held in open sessions where all members can attend. Alternatively, HOA meetings can also be held in closed, private sessions that are not announced to the community of members.   Deciding which topics warrant discussion in a closed session or open session must be done with care.  HOA or [...]

Strategies for Selling a House While on Medicaid

Many Florida Medicaid recipients are faced with the complexities of selling a house while on Medicaid benefits.  Often, a Medicaid recipient may need to sell a house because they do not have the money to pay for its upkeep, property taxes or other real estate-related costs.  However, remaining financially eligible for Medicaid after receiving the [...]

2022-11-07T12:15:29+00:00Medicaid Planning|

Implementing Electronic Voting in Associations

A legal framework supporting electronic voting by homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium owners associations (COAs) has existed in Florida since 2015.  However, it was during the two years following the pandemic of 2020 that the use of electronic voting by associations went into overdrive.  Now that the use of secure Internet-based platforms to gather and [...]

How Commercial Real Estate Closings Differ from Residential Closings

Commercial real estate transactions involve properties that are used for business purposes such as office buildings, hotels, warehouses and vacant land. Buying and selling commercial property involves a more complex closing procedure with a longer list of to-do items than that found in residential property closings. Due Diligence  Commercial real estate transactions require in-depth financial [...]

2022-10-23T16:46:33+00:00Real Estate Law|

How to Handle Disagreements with an HOA

Some 20% of the US population lives in communities governed by condo owners associations (COAs), cooperatives or homeowners associations (HOAs). While there are certainly advantages to living under an association (such as enjoying higher property values compared to surrounding non-association communities), conflicts between residents and association boards are commonplace. Indeed, the Coalition for Community Housing [...]