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Commercial Real Estate Development (FL)

Commercial Real Estate Development (FL) discusses key considerations for a developer of commercial real estate (CRE) in Florida. For purposes of this note, CRE development refers to retail, office, medical, industrial, hospitality, multifamily residential, and other types of commercial properties. Development means new construction or renovation...

“Home Heartache,” WSVN 7 News Miami

Buying a home is a complex undertaking that, in order to reach a smooth conclusion, requires the good faith efforts of all parties involved. When that trust is compromised, the process of recovering monies invested or enforcing protective contract clauses can become volatile and overwhelming...

Coronavirus and Force Majeure: Questions Remain

A few weeks ago, my partners, Jennifer Drake, Steve Mezer, Jon Polenberg and Patrick Howell and myself, held a webinar, A Multi-Disciplinary Look at Force Majeure in the Age of COVID-19.  After the webinar, I had the opportunity to review the questions that came in...

House Passes Two Affordable Housing Bills

The House of Representatives passed two bills in early March that supporters hope will encourage affordable housing development.  HR 4351, the Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY) Act and HR 5931, the Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act, both passed the House on voice...

Coronavirus Disrupts Major Projects

As most of us have adjusted to the new reality brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19), developers and lenders are forced to look at the resulting economic shut down on ongoing real estate projects.  When this virus first started making the news late last year,...

Bigger Is Seldom Better

The end of the year is the time of year when real estate attorneys are the busiest. We are trying to close multiple deals by year-end for our clients. With the closing rush comes the review and negotiation of stacks of documents. We work on...

Pop-Up Leasing is Good for Everyone

As Halloween approaches, we have all probably noticed a number of pop-up Halloween costume and party shops opening around town.  As soon as they close, the Christmas stores will take their place.  Holiday and other pop-ups have become very popular in the retail landscape over...