Mechanic’s Liens and Their Impact on Florida Real Property

The success of just about every construction project depends on the strength of its underlying contracts. Contracts give assurance to prime contractors and subcontractors that they will be compensated for services rendered. In Florida, these construction professionals have another legal tool at their disposal to encourage project and property owners to disburse payments. This is called a mechanic’s lien, and it Read More

Workplace Protections for Florida Mothers

As any mother (or parent) knows, life sure doesn’t stop for you after you’ve had a newborn. Many mothers feel they must go back to work days after giving birth, either by financial necessity or from fear of losing their jobs. Fortunately, there are a handful of protections for pregnant and nursing mothers in the workplace.  Family and Medical Leave Act As long as your employer has at least 50 employees within a Read More

Your Homeowners Insurance Premiums Are Going Up—If They Haven’t Already

Florida’s insurance carriers have claimed, for years, that they are in dire financial straits. While there are plenty of indicators otherwise, the bottom line for policyholders in the Sunshine State is that carriers will attempt to recoup these alleged losses through any means possible. Some Florida homeowners have already seen dramatic increases in their premiums, and others should prepare for future Read More

Buying a House in Florida Soon? Our Firm Can Help

As life slowly gets back to normal across the country, the residential real estate market is roaring back. Few places are currently illustrating this trend more forcefully than the Sunshine State. While we’re waiting on statistics that show a more complete picture of Florida real estate transactions for the first quarter of 2021, all indications are that January 2021 continued the trend of rising home prices and a Read More

What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment?

Almost all workers — full-time or part-time, employee or independent contractor — has some aspect of their jobs that is less than desirable. Plenty of workers have bosses (and coworkers) that are jerks. Very rarely do those two situations result in an actual hostile work environment; there is quite a high bar workers must clear in order to convince a civil court they were victims of a hostile work environment. Salas Read More

Why You Need an Attorney Before You Submit an Insurance Claim

If you’re fortunate, you have had the same insurance provider for years (or even decades). You probably have built a relationship with your agent and see the team as your allies. After submitting every payment in full, on time for years, you experience what you believe is a covered loss to your house. You assume that the claims process will be fairly straightforward and you will be compensated fairly. Unfortunately, Read More

3 Reasons Attorneys Could Provide You an Edge at a Real Estate Closing

So, you finally made it to the closing table. It’s been a long journey, but you’re about to finally take ownership of your dream house. There are just a few loose ends to tie up. Before you got here, you, as a Florida homebuyer, had a choice between hiring a title company and an attorney to handle the closing process.  Specifically, you needed title insurance to protect yourself from financial loss stemming from Read More

5 Ways You Might be Able to Avoid Foreclosure

There might be light at the end of the COVID tunnel, but we know how hard the past several months have been on your finances. Making mortgage payments was—and still is—difficult. As a result, you might be facing the threat of foreclosure and the accompanying adverse effects. While being foreclosed on is nothing shameful, there are several alternatives to this process you should consider before you get the notice from Read More

Should a Title Company or a Real Estate Lawyer Handle Your Closing?

When you purchase a home in Florida, you are not required to have a lawyer. A real estate agent can prepare the contract and a title company can serve as the closing agent, responsible for processing the documents and disbursing the funds to complete the transaction. Which one you choose is largely a matter of personal preference. However, there are distinct advantages of retaining a lawyer for your Florida real Read More

4 Ways Your Business Can Keep the Clients You Have

Even in normal circumstances, it’s crucial for you and your company to do everything possible to keep the clients with which you already do business. That isn’t just because of the obvious benefit of keeping revenue streams alive; it’s also several times more expensive to procure and onboard new clients than it would be to simply keep a client who pays the same rate. You won’t be able to make every new client a Read More