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Your Skin is a Canvas: Tattoo Parlors and the First Amendment

November 12, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Earlier this year, I wrote about a unique land use issue and some very specific First Amendment free speech implications related to the regulation of charitable donation bins (The Right to Blight – Charitable Donation Bins, Freedom of Speech, and the First Amendment).  Very few local governments, property owners and […]

2019 Amendments to Florida’s Riparian Rights Rules (Otherwise Known as Chapter 18-21, F.A.C.)

September 6, 2019 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Waterfront property is something that has attracted millions of residents to Florida over the years.  Whether it be a single-family home, a large homeowners association, a vibrant condo association or a busy commercial marina, the right to utilize the water that lies immediately adjacent to upland property is a long-standing […]

House Bill No. 7103 – Affordable Housing, Development Review & Impact Fees, Oh My!

August 14, 2019 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

During the 2019 legislative session, State Representative Jason Fischer introduced and sponsored House Bill No. 7103.  The proposed bill contained language that amended various state statutes, all dealing with development in Florida.  On June 28, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law.  While the bill is not controversial, […]

The Public Procurement and Bidding Process in Florida

July 1, 2019 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

For many companies, the award of a single public contract can help cement long-lasting relationships that may result in years of continuing business.  Therefore, it is important for companies of all sizes to know and understand the requirements and bidding process in Florida when bidding on a public procurement contract.  […]

Florida 2019 Legislative Update For Local Governments: Permit Fee Transparency

May 20, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

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 as those things sound, the reality is that most state […]

What Does the Sign Say Part II: Practical Solutions for Local Governments

March 6, 2019 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

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. Yet local governments across that state of Florida and the […]

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