Monthly Archives: December 2017

Residential Security Deposits in Florida: A Landlord’s Guide for Retention of Deposits & Payment of Interest

Security deposits are obviously one of the most important tools for landlords to protect their property when leasing it to a tenant.  However, when accepting a security deposit, residential landlords must comply with Florida law governing how security deposit must … Read Full Post

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Can Community Associations Ban Smoking in Common Elements, Limited Common Elements and Units?

Smoking is not as popular as it used to be.  It’s now perceived as more of a nuisance than it is hip.  Due to health issues and medical concerns, many private establishments enforce rules against smoking.  In fact, state law … Read Full Post

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Florida’s Economic Loss Rule in Construction Litigation

The importance of the economic loss rule in construction law cannot be overstated. If a construction project goes south, the economic loss rule allows construction law attorneys to identify which parties to the project can bring what types of claims … Read Full Post

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Establishing and Defending Attacks on Personal Jurisdiction in Florida

When an out-of-state defendant gets slapped with a summons from a Florida court with an order to appear and defend a lawsuit, the defendant may have questions (among other things, to say the least). Specifically, the defendant will not only … Read Full Post

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The Most Common Licensing Violations Committed by Certified Contractors: Part One

This series will discuss the five most common violations prosecuted by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) pertaining to certified contractors.  Part I of this series will discuss permitting violations and the steps to take in order to … Read Full Post

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What You See is Not Always What it Seems: Due Diligence in the Mergers and Acquisitions Process Part III –Operational Due Diligence

Previously, I wrote a blog highlighting a business purchaser’s need to do due diligence on its prospective target company.  As stated, the due diligence process can be split into three parts:  (1) legal; (2) financial; and (3) operational.  I began … Read Full Post

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