Even the most mutually advantageous Florida real estate transaction can fall apart before closing. A seller may have failed to satisfy a necessary contingency or otherwise defaulted under the sales contract. A buyer may have failed to meet its obligations under the contact, triggering the seller’s right to terminate. Even […]
A recent Florida district court ruling upheld condominium rules and regulations. In this case, the condominium association created rules and regulations restricting condominium unit owners from – leasing their units: 1. to unknown third parties without prior approval of the board of directors; and 2. for a period less than […]
Attorneys Todd Harris and Ed Fleming attended a meeting with Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam on Friday, May 19th. Click below to read the article written by the Pensacola News Journal. http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/05/19/putnam-latvala-public-appearances-pensacola/101846818/
Attorney Ed Fleming recently commented on the ongoing trial for a local restaurant. Below is a link to the Pensacola News Journal article. http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/pensacola/2017/05/17/pensacolas-appeal-over-fish-house-lease/101803118/
The LLC Operating Agreement – It Governs Your Rights, so Write It (and Write It Well) [The “pilot” episode, in preparation for a “series” of LLC articles] You have spoken with your lawyer and accountant, and you are convinced that you need an entity for your business operations. Based upon […]
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act” or “Act”) has specific impact on individuals or entities that engage in the practice of financing the sale of residential dwellings. This rule expands on existing federal regulations concerning licensing, training, screening and compensation practices of loan […]
In a recent district court case¹, the fact that representations contradicted the contract did not require dismissal of buyers’ claims against real estate agents. The Kjellanders (“buyers”) purchased a home from the Abbotts (“sellers”) and, following the closing, found water damage, mold, and issues with the HVAC system that had […]
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“Buy and Amend”: an Alternative Refinancing Method, with Doc Stamp and Intangible Tax Savings A significant cost in larger mortgage loans in Florida comes from documentary stamp taxes (“doc stamps”) and intangible taxes. For example, doc stamps on a $1 million loan are $3,500 ($0.35 per $100 or fraction […]
Our Estate and Business Planning Department has an opening for a legal assistant position that has potential for advancement to paralegal status. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to our office administrator, Donna Craig, at P. O. Box 12388, Pensacola, Florida 32591.