Monthly Archives: August 2017

Anti-tying Regulations: What Can a Bank Do and Not Do?

The state of Florida prohibits banks from using their own stock as collateral for extensions of credit. These prohibitions are known as anti-tying regulations. Tying is the practice of selling one product or service as a mandatory addition to the purchase of a different product or service. Read Full Post

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Pool Contractor’s Ability to Work on Pool Electrical Wiring in Florida

On March 29, 2017, the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (“CILB”), issued a Final Order, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Construction Industry Licensing Board v. Michael E. Seamon, disciplining a Certified Pool/Spa Contractor (“CPC”) for replacing existing pool light … Read Full Post

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When Two Become One: Legal Considerations In The Mergers & Acquisitions Process – Part IV: The Term Sheet Or Letter Of Intent

In June, I began a series of blogs regarding the most important legal considerations in the mergers and acquisition process.   The first blog discussed the mergers and acquisition process at a global level generally laying out the six most important … Read Full Post

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2017 Legislative Update for Florida’s Community Association Laws: Part III

On July 1st, the 2017 amendments to the Florida Statutes affecting community associations became effective.  The 2017 legislative amendments to the Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act are substantial.  This post is Part III in a blog series detailing these … Read Full Post

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What Sort of Credit Remediation is Available to Alleged Debtor After Dismissal of an Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition?

Involuntary Bankruptcy is used by some creditors to force an alleged debtor[1] into bankruptcy. From the perspective of a debtor, an involuntary bankruptcy carries serious consequences, including loss of credit standing. The impact on a debtor’s credit report… Read Full Post

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Pre-Trial Settlement Strategies in Eminent Domain Proceedings

You have already engaged in pre-suit negotiations with the condemning authorities.  However, the parties were simply too far apart to agree on the compensation for taking of your property.  Perhaps the parties came to an impasse, and the condemning authorities … Read Full Post

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Are punitive damages available for fraudulent transfers in Florida?

In Florida, fraudulent transfers fall under the Florida’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (“FUFTA”). The Florida statutes comprise the FUFTA, and the statutes lay out the elements needed to assert a FUFTA claim, as well the types of remedies that will be afforded when bringing a FUFTA claim. Read Full Post

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2017 Legislative Update for Florida’s Community Association Laws: Part II

The 2017 legislative amendments to the Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act are substantial.  On July 1st, the 2017 amendments to the Florida Statutes affecting community associations became effective.   This post is Part II (click here for part I) in … Read Full Post

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Construction Projects in Florida and Indemnity Claims – Beware of the Statute of Repose

Construction projects typically involve many parties, from design professionals to contractors, to subcontractors, to suppliers.  When a project goes south and there are problems, some or all of those parties may be responsible. In some cases, when there is a … Read Full Post

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Florida Property Tax Appeals – Challenge and Reduce Your Tax Liability

It’s that time of year again.  Every August, the county property appraisers throughout the state of Florida, mail their annual “TRIM” notices to all owners of residential and commercial property.  If you are a property owner, you may be quite … Read Full Post

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