Monthly Archives: November 2011

Pulling Permits for Others – Putting your License on the Line

If you have any type of contractor’s license, listen up! Being paid to use your contractor’s license to pull a permit for others may sound like a profitable proposition but is a transaction fraught with risk and one that you … Read Full Post

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Condominium Liens – How Safe Is The Harbor?

One of the leading cases affecting condominium associations in Florida is Bay Holdings, Inc. v. 2000 Island Blvd. Condo. Assn., 895 So.2d 1197 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005). For a seemingly small opinion, the impact on condominium liens is worthy of … Read Full Post

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Recent Case Law Changes Common Procedure for Opposing Garnishment Exemption Claims

It is standard practice among attorneys practicing in Florida to sign the affidavit in opposition to a claim of exemption from garnishment on behalf of their clients.  A case recently decided in South Florida has effectively changed the ability of … Read Full Post

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Fraudulent Lien Claims under Florida Law

By: Charles B. Jimerson, Esq. and Alban E. Brooke

Florida’s lien law is an especially draconian area of the law. Filing a lien is an invaluable tool to help you as a contractor, sub-contractor or materialman get paid on a construction job. It can also get you into trouble unless the statute is strictly followed. Legislative amendments have softened the blow of fraudulent lien claims, but the statutes still carries heavy penalties Read Full Post

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