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Monthly Archives: November 2017

What you see is not Always What it Seems: Due Diligence in the Mergers & Acquisitions Process Part II – Financial Due Diligence

November 20, 2017 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Previously, I wrote a blog highlighting a business purchaser’s need to do due diligence on its prospective target company.  As stated, the due diligence process can be split into three parts:  (1) legal; (2) financial; and (3) operational.  I began this series with a blog concerning legal due diligence.  This […]

Florida Contractor Licensing

November 17, 2017 Construction Industry Legal Blog

Florida contractors’ licenses are separated into two distinct types for regulatory purposes, certified or registered.  Each license type has its distinct benefits and drawbacks which should be discussed and weighed with your clients prior to proceeding with the licensure process. Certified Contractors– are permitted to operate in all Florida cities […]

Are E-Mails Considered Official Records for Florida’s Community Associations?

November 16, 2017 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

Florida’s community associations, including condominiums and homeowners associations, are required to keep and maintain its official records.  See Fla. Stat. § 718.111(12); Fla. Stat. § 720.303(4).  Upon request, those official records are to be made available to all members at reasonable times.  Id.  The Florida Condominium Act and HOA Act […]

Four Alternative Methods to Obtain a Construction License in Florida

November 14, 2017 Construction Industry Legal Blog

The Department and CILB have several alternative construction licensing processes that are worth discussing.  While these provisions still utilize the normal application process, they are alternatives to the normal examination/experience or registration requirements of section 489.111, Florida Statutes.  1. Certification of Registered Contractors License (Grandfathering) Pursuant to Section 489.118, Florida Statutes, […]

Paying for Emergency Repairs to Florida Condominiums

November 10, 2017 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog

Florida is synonymous with condominium living as a way of life. It’s also synonymous with hurricanes. Hurricanes have largely shaped Florida’s construction industry in that the building code is shaped and modeled after the building of structures that can withstand the storms.  The building code creates certain high wind zones […]

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