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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...

Shedding Light on Sea Turtle Lighting

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and coastal local governments regulate what lighting is permitted to avoid and minimize the impacts to sea turtles, but why is artificial coastal lighting a problem? In the southeastern United States, sea turtle hatchlings begin to hatch...

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...

Seven Tips to Save Money on Closing Costs

There are many costs associated with the purchase, or re-finance, of a property.  These are known as closing costs. Closing costs can include an application, loan origination, appraisal, home inspection, credit report, title insurance, attorney costs, appraisal, and/or survey.  These costs must be paid before...

Controlling Uncontrollable Expenses

It has been some time since I last wrote about operating expenses in leases.  Tenants like certainty in budgeting and, because of the way most leases are drafted, landlords often have flexibility to change and increase operating expenses each year.  I have previously offered suggestions...