skip to main content
× Close

Terminating Condominiums in Florida

June 15, 2017
Barry D. Lapides  |  Condominiums, Homeowners Association, Real Estate, Residential Real Estate

One of the hot development trends in Florida are developers terminating existing residential condominium buildings and repurposing such buildings or land. One reason why developers are attempting to gain control of condominium buildings is because the property’s highest and best use is not for a condominium building but rather a rental building or some[…]

Read More

Governor Signs Condominium and Homeowners Association Legislation

June 15, 2017
Jeffrey R. Margolis  |  Condominiums, Homeowners Association, Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Residential Real Estate

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 398 into law on June 14, 2017. House Bill 398 addresses estoppel certificates and expands the scope of the current statutory provision.  Specifically, the legislation changes the process and requirements for issuance of estoppel certificates by condominium and homeowners associations as follows: The time[…]

Read More

Vlog: Winds of Change: Updates to the NHC Warning System

June 12, 2017
Gina Clausen Lozier  |  Hurricane Preparedness, Insurance

Berger Singerman attorney Gina Clausen Lozier interviews WPEC CBS 12 meteorologist Lauren Olesky on updates to the NHC Warning System. Click here to watch For more information on what you need to know to protect your right to insurance benefits please do not hesitate to contact Gina Clausen Lozier in our Insurance Litigation[…]

Read More

Hurricane Warning: Protecting Our Governmental Assets

June 9, 2017
Dawn M. Meyers  |  Government and Regulatory, Hurricane Preparedness

Florida saw two named hurricanes make landfall upon its shores in 2016, and the Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast recently issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) calls for an above-average number of storms this year.  Hurricanes affect every aspect of our community, including our highly important but vulnerable local[…]

Read More

Who’s on First/Third?

June 7, 2017
Jonathan F. Claussen  |  Hurricane Preparedness, Insurance, Insurance Litigation

As Floridians prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, it is important to understand the different types of claims that may result in damage to your property. Claims related to damage to your property can fall under what are called a first party claim or a third party claim.  A first party claim generally involves seeking coverage for the loss or damage[…]

Read More

What Retailers Should Consider During Hurricane Season

June 7, 2017
P. Benjamin Zuckerman  |  Hurricane Preparedness, retail

Everyone in Florida must be prepared for a hurricane. Every person and every business.  All areas of Florida have been “teased” often – being in the forecasted track of the cone of a hurricane – but have been hit infrequently, so the inclination of many may be to ignore the need to prepare.  Critically, however, the repercussions of being hit by a[…]

Read More

Utility Service & 2017 Hurricanes: What You Need to Know

June 6, 2017
Floyd R. Self  |  Energy and Utilities, Government and Regulatory, Hurricane Preparedness, Utility

The 2016 Florida hurricane season was a painful reminder to many Floridians that the best laid plans of utilities, local governments, and individuals do not always work out as expected. People lose telecommunications and electric services even with tropical storm winds, and power losses can also impact water and sewer services. The devastating hurricanes[…]

Read More

Post Loss Compliance: The Duty to Give Prompt Notice

June 6, 2017
Gina Clausen Lozier  |  Hurricane Preparedness, Insurance, Insurance Litigation

All property insurance policies impose responsibilities on an insured in the event of a loss. One of those responsibilities is to provide notice of a claim.  The purpose of a policy’s notice clause is to allow the insurance company to evaluate its rights and afford it an opportunity to investigate the claim.  Depending on the terms of the insurance[…]

Read More

Vlog: The Tides have Changed: New Storm Surge Predictions from the NHC

June 5, 2017
Gina Clausen Lozier  |  Hurricane Preparedness, Insurance, Real Estate Litigation, Uncategorized

The Tides have Changed: Berger Singerman attorney Gina Clausen Lozier interviews WPEC CBS 12 meteorologist Lauren Olesky on what you need to know about the new storm surge predictions from the National Hurricane Center. Click here to watch For more information on what you need to know to protect your right to insurance benefits please do not hesitate to[…]

Read More

It's Time to Batten Down the Construction Site in Anticipation of Severe Weather

June 5, 2017
Jeffrey S. Wertman  |  Condominiums, Construction Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Hurricane Preparedness, Real Estate Litigation

Hurricane season begins on June 1. Construction companies have a legal obligation to exercise reasonable care to protect and secure their job sites in anticipation of severe weather. Unsecured construction debris, tools, equipment or materials can be blown from the site and strike other property or persons. Taking reasonable precautions can help prevent[…]

Read More

The Week in Marijuana (May 22-26, 2017)

May 30, 2017
Colin M. Roopnarine  |  Government and Regulatory, Medical Marijuana

Just when we thought the medical marijuana furor had quelled while the Legislature mulled a special session to address the implementation of Amendment 2, the “Week of May 22” resurrected what is sure to be a great deal of lively debate in Florida amongst several groups both for and against the implementation of Amendment 2.[…]

Read More

Vlog: Cloud of Uncertainty Obscuring the Implementation of Medical Marijuana in Florida

May 22, 2017
Colin M. Roopnarine  |  Government and Regulatory, Medical Marijuana, Uncategorized

This is a very brief overview of the uncertainty in the implementation of medical marijuana in the State of Florida following the passage of Amendment 2 to the state constitution. Click here to watch For more information on this topic, please contact the author, Colin Roopnarine, on the firm’s Government and Regulatory team.[…]

Read More

Click here to view our full Doing Business in Florida blog.