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Author: Brandon C. Meadows, Esq.

Florida’s New Rules and Procedures Governing Mortgage Foreclosures

February 2, 2015 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

By: Brandon C. Meadows, Esq.

Lenders take heed: the Florida Supreme Court recently amended the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure governing mortgage foreclosures. Additionally, the high court promulgated several standard forms, which reflect the amended rules. The recent rule amendments and forms are in response to the recent legislation regarding mortgage foreclosures, including the new Section 702.015, Florida Statutes, which set forth the new pleading requirements for foreclosure complaints. The purpose of the statute is to “expedite the foreclosure process by ensuring initial disclosure of a plaintiff’s status and the facts supporting that status, thereby ensuring the availability of documents necessary to the prosecution of the case.”

Sole Proprietorships, Corporations and LLC’s: Choosing the Entity Form that is Right for you

December 9, 2014 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

By: Brandon C. Meadows, Esq.
Florida entrepreneurs and businesses must make a decision to form the most appropriate business entity to suit their needs. Whether you are in the early stages of a start-up company, or whether you are a growing business in need of new corporate structure, there are many different considerations that will aid you in selecting the entity form that is right for your business. This article addresses several key considerations and distinctions between sole proprietorships, corporations and limited liability companies. Among those key considerations discussed are ownership requirements, equity allocation, formation and filing fees, governing documents, tax implications, liability, managerial authority, fiduciary duties, raising capital and sharing profits.

Bankruptcy Asset Sales: How a “Free and Clear” Section 363 Sale Affects the Purchaser’s Liability

October 14, 2014 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog

By: Brandon C. Meadows

When purchasing assets from a bankruptcy estate, purchasers often rely on the protections of 11 USC 363(f) of the Bankruptcy Code, which allows property to be sold “free and clear of any interest in property” if one of five statutory conditions are met. Those conditions are:
1.Applicable non-bankruptcy law permits a sale free and clear of interests;
2.The interest holder consents to the sale;
3.The interest is a lien and the sale price exceeds the aggregate value of all liens on the property;
4.The interest is in bona fide dispute; or
5.The holder could be compelled in a legal or equitable proceeding to accept money satisfaction of its interest in the property.

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