Monthly Archives: July 2018

Florida Construction Liens: Final Furnishing – Does It Include Change Order Work?

This blog is part of a series covering a critical component of a Florida construction lien—recording the claim of lien within 90 days’ of “final furnishing.”  Failing to record a claim of lien within the 90-day final-furnishing deadline renders the … Read Full Post

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What Is A Contest Of Lien, And How Does My Association Respond To It?

You’re the President of a condominium association or an HOA.  You’ve had a problem owner for years—someone who doesn’t pay his assessments. Or when he does, payment is late and he incurs penalties and interest, and then later fights those … Read Full Post

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The Most Common Licensing Violations Committed By Certified Contractors: Part V

To perform construction work in the State of Florida, the general rule is you better have a license.  However, this is not the only requirement. The company performing the work must also be qualified, or they may receive an unqualified … Read Full Post

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Things to Look for When Buying Foreclosed Properties: Foreclosure Title Defects

Foreclosure sales can be a great find.  The mortgage holder, usually a bank, doesn’t want to take the time to go through the normal property sale process. And they will commonly accepts less than the property’s face value.  However, with … Read Full Post

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Hurricane Preparedness: Checklist Of What To Do After A Hurricane Hits Your Community Association

Is your community association prepared to deal with the aftermath of the next hurricane?  Many associations around Florida were not ready to effectively handle recovery efforts from the last major hurricane season.   This lack of community association preparedness resulted in … Read Full Post

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How to Know if Your Website Needs to Be ADA Compliant in Florida

Title III of the American’s With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) provides that people shall not be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the “full and equal enjoyment” of goods, services, privileges, facilities or accommodations.  Under Title III, private businesses … Read Full Post

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Right to Compensation: Are Signs and Billboards Subject to Eminent Domain in Florida?

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Businesses all over Florida use signs and billboards to advertise their brands and products to the consuming public.  Private landowners can make money by granting easements to outdoor advertising companies, which construct billboards on property … Read Full Post

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What do Florida Employers Need to Know About Medical Marijuana Laws?

After multiple failed attempts, a medical marijuana amendment to the Florida Constitution overwhelmingly passed in November of 2016.  In response to the amendment, the Florida legislature passed Fla. Stat. § 381.986. While Florida previously had allowed medical marijuana for terminally … Read Full Post

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The Lanham Act, its Extraterritorial Reach, and How It Can Be Used to Protect Trademarks from Being Exploited Outside of the United States

As technology makes the word smaller, it becomes more and more important for companies to protect trademarks.  The Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. §1051) protects owners of registered trademarks from use in commerce by another that is “likely to cause confusion … Read Full Post

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Going Green: Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condominium Parking Areas

Florida is blessed to have abundant, beautiful natural resources: beaches, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and forests.  The Florida legislature has adopted multiple laws aimed at protecting the state’s environmental resources through conservation and promotion of clean energy.  In furtherance of this … Read Full Post

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