Yearly Archives: 2020

Five Key Changes in the 2017 AIA A201 General Conditions for Construction Contracts

The standard form contract documents developed and published by the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) are a fundamental part of the construction industry landscape that have been widely used for more than a century.  Importantly, in 2017, the AIA Documents … Read Full Post

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Tips and Strategies for Building Owners to Closeout a Construction Project

Winding up a construction project and transitioning occupancy to the building owner (i.e. project closeout) can be a harrowing ordeal for an owner with little to no construction experience.  Even for experienced owners, Project closeout can be a challenge and … Read Full Post

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Cyber Crime and Computer Fraud Insurance: Is Your Business Covered?

In today’s digital world, there are many scams that fraudsters employ to steal money and information from your company.  Those computer-based scams include hacking, phishing, ransom-ware, and spoofing to name only a few. The first step in protecting against these … Read Full Post

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Community Association Emergency Powers: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Precautionary Measures

On Monday, March 9th, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in Florida due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.  Since that time, community association board members and managers have had numerous questions on what precautionary measures community … Read Full Post

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Mitigating Commercial Losses From the Reaction to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In addition to the concern over actually contracting the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”), business owners have additional concerns, to wit:  how the reaction to COVID-19 will impact their business and how they can protect their business and mitigate losses during this volatile … Read Full Post

CATEGORY: Florida Business Litigation Blog, Florida Commercial Real Estate And Land Use Law Blog

Are Business Losses Arising From Coronavirus (COVID-19) Covered by Insurance?

The answer to this question is that it depends on your policy.  Commercial General Liability coverage would not typically cover the types of losses caused by an epidemic or a pandemic.  However, a business can insure against business losses by … Read Full Post

CATEGORY: Hospitality Industry Law Blog, Transportation & Logistics Industry Law Blog

Employer Guidance On How To Manage The Workforce While Fighting The Coronavirus

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially designated the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) as a global pandemic. As our government seeks to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, employers are asking what they can and should … Read Full Post

CATEGORY: Florida Commercial Real Estate And Land Use Law Blog, Florida Construction Industry Law Blog

Construction Project Notice and Documentation: The Sword and the Shield

Almost every construction contract or subcontract contains provisions regarding the manner in which notice must be provided to the other party under the contract regarding significant issues on the construction project, including delays, unforeseen conditions, or other claims.  Compliance with … Read Full Post

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Does the Failure to Provide Adequate Parking Constitute a Material Breach of a Commercial Lease Agreement?

Adequate parking is essential to most businesses.  Sufficient parking is needed for a business’s employees, customers or vendors.  Most commercial lease agreements will address parking or will address common areas, which may include parking.  Depending on a tenant’s business, adequate … Read Full Post

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Community Stormwater Systems 101

A homeowner association and a condominium association have a duty to maintain their common property.  That duty is generally provided for in Florida Statutes and the express duties are usually set forth in the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions.  For … Read Full Post

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