Broward Associations: Acknowledgement and Rejection

September 20, 2013
On September 10, 2013, the Broward County Commission voted to enact an amendment to its Code of Ordinances prohibiting discriminatory practices in real estate transactions. This includes Homeowner Associations and Cooperative Associations who review prospective purchase and lease applicants. The rules require that the association acknowledge receipt of a completed application within ten (10) days…

Real Estate Closing Costs

July 19, 2013
Closing costs are those costs associated with your real estate transaction which are in addition to the purchase price and are typically bourne by either the buyer or seller depending on the terms of the purchase agreement or the tradition in the county in which the property is located.

Don’t Lose Your “Last Will”

June 29, 2013
Clients creating their estate plans in our office have two choices for the storage of their original Last Will and Testament. Clients can keep their Last Will in our office or keep it with their other important papers.

Wrongful Evictions: A Guide for Landlords

December 18, 2012
With so much bad information being circulated about landlord-tenant laws, it is vitally important for landlord's to comprehend the scope of their authority and how to handle problematic tenants, legally. If not, inexperienced landlords might find themselves unnecessarily defending against wrongful eviction claims.

Fictitious Names: Don’t Count on ‘Em

December 12, 2012
It has become quite common for people, corporations, and other entities to employ a variety of names by which they choose to identify themselves. These alternative names are better known in the legal profession as fictitious names and are regulated in Florida by Florida Statute § 865.09. This statute defines fictitious names as "any name under…