Author Archives: D. Brad Hughes, Esq.

Navigating Business After Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Everyone is ready to get back to business and for business to get back to normal.  However, it appears that we are going to have a new normal in the business world.  At first, we will likely see businesses taking … Read Full Post

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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

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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Minority Shareholder Oppression: Minority Owners Have Rights Too

In a closely held business in which one person or a small group of people have control over the company’s voting majority, life can be made difficult for a minority owner.  Often times when there is a disagreement about the … Read Full Post

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Assignment Of Benefits: New Law Effective July 1, 2019

A sweeping insurance reform bill was signed into law by the Governor on May 23, 2019.  The law creates two entirely new sections in Chapter 627 of the Florida Statutes, which governs Insurance Contracts.  The bill creates Section 627.7152, Florida … Read Full Post

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Exit Strategy: What Are Considerations For Preparing To Sell My Business?

Selling your business is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.  The reasons for selling your business can vary.  It can be a well planned event culminating decades of hard work, it can occur quickly due to … Read Full Post

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Condominium Association Conflict Of Interest And Required Disclosure

In 2017, Florida enacted legislation that specifically required disclosure when a condominium association conflict of interest arises between a director or officer and a vendor.  Specifically, Fla. Stat. 718.3027(1) states that the two situations below create a rebuttable presumption of … Read Full Post

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What Must Be Disclosed When Selling Residential Property In Florida?

Every state has different requirements for what must be disclosed when selling residential property.  Some states don’t require any disclosure and some states require disclosure of facts that don’t tangibly affect the property, such as a murder or suicide.  In … Read Full Post

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Where Is The Appropriate Venue To Litigate A 713.24 Transfer Bond?

The appropriate venue for litigating the foreclosure of a construction lien is obvious.  The appropriate venue must be the county in which the property is located.  Clearly, the county in which the property is located must issue the foreclosure judgment … Read Full Post

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Proceedings Supplementary To Florida Statute 56.29

Changes to supplementary procedures can be slight or dramatic. For Florida Statute 56.29, the redraft of the supplementary procedures fell in the latter camp. In this video presentation recorded by Jimerson Birr Partner D. Brad Hughes, there is an in-depth … Read Full Post

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