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Industrial Real Estate in the New COVID-19 World

The long-term effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic should boost demand for industrial and logistics focused real estate in Florida and throughout the country in large part because of the following reasons: Acceleration of E-Commerce: Even as the country slowly re-opens, many believe that consumer...

Attorney Spotlight: Michael E. Boutzoukas

This month’s Attorney Spotlight introduces you to Real Estate Practice Group Shareholder Michael E. Boutzoukas. Mr. Boutzoukas concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, real estate development, leasing, financing and business transactions. He provides clients with general consultation and guidance in legal matters...

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...

Florida Governor Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency Another 60 Days: State and Local Opportunities to Extend Certain Permits in Florida Due to COVID-19 May Be Available

Section 252.363(1)(a), Florida Statutes, provides that certain qualifying permits and authorizations are eligible for an extension once certain States of Emergency are declared for the length of time the declaration is in effect plus an additional six (6) months.  A written request for such an...

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Attorney Spotlight: Philip C. Rosen

This month's Attorney Spotlight introduces you to the Chair of Becker's Real Estate Practice Group, Philip C. Rosen. His practice is focused on commercial and residential real estate matters and business transactions. With more than 16 years’ experience, he has counseled countless clients through the life...

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...

Attorney Spotlight: Scott A. Marcus

This month’s Attorney Spotlight introduces you to Real Estate Practice Group Shareholder Scott A. Marcus. Mr. Marcus has over twenty-five years of experience representing purchasers, sellers, landlords, and tenants of commercial properties over all asset classes, as well as developers in the acquisition of raw land...