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Attorney Spotlight: David K. Blattner

This month’s Attorney Spotlight introduces you to Real Estate Practice Group Shareholder David K. Blattner David has over 25 years of experience in complex real estate transactions and concentrates on acquisitions and financing, and development of large-scale shopping centers, office buildings, executive parks, marinas, warehouse, flex projects,...

PACE FINANCING MAY BE QUICK, BUT IT ISN’T EASY

PACE financing is a fast way to finance improvements to your home if the improvements increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs, and/or improve resistance to hurricane damage.  PACE, which stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy, is administered by the Ygrene Energy Fund and is...

Virgin Invests Big in Brightline: Should You Get On Board?

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is now a minority owner of Brightline. If you thought the new regional train service was already heating up South Florida’s business environment, just wait. Branson’s demonstrated track record means Brightline’s business model just went into hyperdrive for business owners, investors,...

Don’t Forget to Survey

How many times do clients, looking for ways to save money at closing, ask whether they really need a survey? Hopefully, not too often because a survey, and in particular, an ALTA survey, is required to satisfy the title insurance requirements to delete the survey...

Emotional Support and Service Animals in Housing and Your Business

Handy tips for property owners, landlords, property managers, developers, real estate agents, community associations, and business owners: Business owners of public accommodations, such as restaurants, hotels and stores, are not required to allow emotional support animals but they are required to allow service animals. The type...

Attorney Spotlight: Michael E. Boutzoukas

Michael E. Boutzoukas concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, real estate development, leasing, financing and business transactions. Michael provides clients with general consultation and guidance in legal matters to business clients, leveraging his own transactional experience with the firm’s specialists in...

What Is My Land Worth?

Very often, contract negotiations get hung up on two important, but related issues: price and entitlements. Why are these issues related? Because to a buyer, land has far less value without entitlements than it does if fully entitled. Most sellers, however, believe that they are...