Author Archives: Patrick W. Krechowski, Esq.
Over the past few years each legislative session in Florida seems to generate new laws that impose various requirements on local governments. Some are labeled “unfunded mandates” and others are described as an assault on “home rule”. But as bad … Read Full Post
According to NOAA, Florida has over 8,400 hundred miles of coastline. That is second only to Alaska. Since 2000, 79 tropical or subtropical storms have impacted the state of Florida. Many of us cringe when we hear the names Floyd, … Read Full Post
If you own operate a business, rent to commercial tenants, develop real estate or even just own a parcel containing a single-family home, chances are, you are going to have to seek some sort of regulatory approval from a local … Read Full Post
As was discussed in Part I of this blog series, all signs are subject to some form of regulation while also carrying First Amendment protection. This almost always leads to sign regulations that are confusing, inadequate, dated, and often, unconstitutional. … Read Full Post
All signs are subject to some form of regulation while at the same time carrying some form of First Amendment protection. Due to those protections afforded by the First Amendment, government regulation of signs is subject to a heightened scrutiny. … Read Full Post
The next time you are sitting at a red light at a busy suburban intersection, instead of checking your smart phone, look out the window. Look beyond the other traffic, beyond the political signs, and beyond the fast food combo … Read Full Post
On January 2, 2019, Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers started the new year off by invalidating the 2017 law regulating medical marijuana in Florida. Judge Gievers ruled the implementing law conflicts with the state constitution and the will of the … Read Full Post