Author Archives: Jimerson Birr

Construction Industry Webinar: Bond Law for Subcontractors and Suppliers

Managing Problem Construction Projects in Turbulent Times: Tools for Success is a multi-part education series designed for business owners and leaders in the construction industry. This webinar is the third part of the series and covers bond law for subcontractors … Read Full Post

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What are the Conditions Precedent (if any) to Perfecting a Claim to an Assignment of a Life Insurance Policy as Security Collateral for a Loan?

When lenders take life insurance policies as collateral for loans, they need to be aware of what needs to occur to place a claim in the event their borrower dies. Furthermore, in the event the collateral was pledged to multiple … Read Full Post

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Construction Industry Webinar: Liens and Protecting Your Right to Get Paid

Managing Problem Construction Projects in Turbulent Times: Tools for Success is a multi-part education series designed for business owners and leaders in the construction industry. Part 2, titled “Liens and Protecting Your Right to Get Paid” covers Florida lien law … Read Full Post

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Construction Industry Webinar: Notice and Documenting of Claims

Managing Problem Construction Projects in Turbulent Times: Tools for Success is a multi-part education series designed for business owners and leaders in the construction industry. Part 1, titled “Notice and Documenting of Claims” covers notice and documenting of claims; specifically, … Read Full Post

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What Insurers Need to Know about Florida’s Statute of Repose for Construction Defects

When can a construction CGL insurer finally breathe easy? The answer can be found in Fla. Stat. § 95.11(3)(c), Florida’s statute of limitations and repose for construction defects. The statute of limitations prohibits construction defect claims 4 years after the claim … Read Full Post

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Understanding the Difference Between Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Turnover

Previously, I published a blog reviewing when turnover occurs for a homeowners’ association only.  At first blush, one may conclude that condominium associations and homeowners’ associations would have the same or nearly identical requirements for when turnover occurs.  However, the … Read Full Post

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Does an Insurer Have a Duty to Defend a Claim Immediately Upon Receipt of a Florida Chapter 558 Construction Defect Notice?

Construction projects are fragile and issues often arise when the project in practice doesn’t match the project in planning. Resolving these issues has become more standardized with the enactment of Florida Statutes Chapter 558, but the chapter may create as … Read Full Post

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What is the best evidence of death to claim life insurance benefits when death is disputed?

Life insurance protects us after our loved ones pass away, but only if we are entitled to its benefits. Unfortunately, dealing with a death can only be made more difficult by having to prove the death actually occurred. In order … Read Full Post

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Pre-Suit Requirements for Community Association Disputes

Many lawsuits pertaining to community associations involve unit owners who disagree with the actions of their Community Association’s Board of Directors.  In the recent case Iezzi Family Limited P’Ship v. Edgewater Beach Owners Ass’n, Inc., 254 So.3d 584 (Fla. 1st … Read Full Post

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Bankruptcy 101: What Secured Lenders Need to Know About Common Bankruptcies

Bankruptcy filings indicate a debtor’s lack of working capital and, justifiably so, strike concern into any lender still hanging on to a promise of payment from their debtor. But, depending on the creditor’s agreement with the debtor and the creditor’s … Read Full Post

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