Author Archives: Brandon C. Meadows, Esq.

Do Tenants Get Compensated When The Government Takes Property By Eminent Domain?

When the government takes property from a land owner under eminent domain, it is given that the government must pay the owner for the value of the property taken. However, tenants and leaseholders of property are often unsure as to … Read Full Post

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Mortgage And Note Default: Avoiding Usury Allegations

Under Florida law, there are maximum interest rates that lenders may charge. Any loan with interest in excess of the specified limit is subject to either civil or criminal usury, which means that the lender may have to pay significant … Read Full Post

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Do Homeowners Have A Duty To Disclose Potential Eminent Domain Proceedings When Selling Their Property?

In many cases, property owners become aware that eminent domain proceedings will affect their property, but owners are often surprised to learn how long the process takes.  Major government projects can take years of budgeting, engineering, and planning before the … Read Full Post

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Are Actual Fraudulent Transfer Judgments Dischargeable In Bankruptcy?

While bankruptcy proceedings generally allow individuals an opportunity to discharge many different liabilities, there are some classes of liabilities—such as those involving fraud—that are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.  The Bankruptcy Code (“Code”) prohibits the discharge of “any debt . . . for money, property, … Read Full Post

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Fraudulent Transfers 101: What You Need To Know When Following The Money Trail

The debt collection process is based upon a creditor’s right to repayment from the liquidation of a debtor’s assets.  In Florida, there are many judicial procedures available, which allow creditors to identify, seize, lien, levy and force the sale of … Read Full Post

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Fraudulent Transfer Remedies & Defenses Under FUFTA

There are fraudulent transfer remedies available to creditors, whether their claims are liquidated, mature or immature. But what fraudulent transfer defenses are likely, for debtors or creditors alike? Asset protection professionals involved with estates and trusts grapple with understanding these … Read Full Post

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Right to Compensation: Are Signs and Billboards Subject to Eminent Domain in Florida?

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Businesses all over Florida use signs and billboards to advertise their brands and products to the consuming public.  Private landowners can make money by granting easements to outdoor advertising companies, which construct billboards on property … Read Full Post

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Right to Compensation: Are Light, Air, Views and Access Subject to Eminent Domain in Florida?

Location, location, location.  People pay big money for property with open air, great lighting and incredible views.  Sometimes a government project infringes upon those valuable qualities so much that it is deemed a taking. If they assert eminent domain in … Read Full Post

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Right to Compensation: Are Trees and Crops Subject to Eminent Domain in Florida?

“Full compensation” is designed to make the property owner whole at an eminent domain proceeding. It’s as if the condemnation never occurred and the owner voluntarily sold the property.  But what if the condemning authority takes something less than the entire … Read Full Post

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Right to Compensation – Are Easement Interests Subject to Eminent Domain in Florida?

“Full compensation” is designed to make the property owner whole, as if the condemnation never occurred, and the owner voluntarily sold the property. Read Full Post

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