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Bright Outlook for Southeast Multifamily Investment and Development

USA - April 5 2022 Despite inflation, rising interest rates, increased construction costs, and supply chain issues, investors, developers, and…

Client Alert - It's Complicated: Welcome to Wild World of Appraisals

USA - March 8 2022 In theory, the appraisal process is designed to be a quicker and more cost-effective alternative to litigation in which the…

E-Mails Are Official Records

USA - February 10 2022 The Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes (the "Division") recently considered the question whether e-mail communications…

U.S. Supreme Court Set to (Finally) Resolve Clean Water Act Uncertainty?

USA - January 31 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review whether the Ninth Circuit applied the proper test for determining if given…

New Fannie Mae Requirements for Condominium and Co-Op Projects

USA - January 28 2022 Following the tragic collapse of the Champlain Tower South Condominium and the resulting concerns over buildings with Aging infrastructure, Fannie…

5 Things You Should Know About the Proposed Revisions to Florida's Construction Defect Statute

USA - January 20 2022 A new bill making its way through the Florida Legislature, SB 736, if enacted into law, will significantly affect future…

Insurers Continue to Scrutinize ACV/RCV Provisions

USA - January 19 2022 If you attended our recent Continuing Education Courses, then you are aware that insurance companies are increasingly…

A Primer on Florida’s Construction Lien Law

USA - September 22 2021 Florida’s Construction Lien Laws provide a robust yet confusing framework for property owners to protect their properties…

Florida Supreme Court Watch: Sanders v. State Farm

USA - September 3 2021 On Thursday, September 2, 2021, the Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Sanders vs. State Farm case, which may decide whether a public…

Looming Infrastructure Bill Spotlights Recent Amendment to Florida's Public Bonding Law for Construction Projects

USA - August 23 2021 Florida’s fraudulent lien law has been on the books for well over a decade. The law simultaneously created a powerful tool…