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James Walson Comments on Commercial Evictions After Moratorium Ends

October 02, 2020

Shareholder James Walson was quoted in an Orlando Business Journal article discussing how commercial evictions have been affected since Gov. Ron DeSantis allowed them to resume in July. Walson noted that local evictions have been increasing and that he expects that to continue through fourth-quarter 2020. 

He further explained that landlords who weren't able to negotiate agreements with tenants will now be turning to the courts for enforcement. "Push has turned into shove," Walson said.

Read the article: Orlando Commercial Evictions Climb After Florida Moratorium Lifted (Subscription required) 


James Walson represents title insurance companies, commercial landlords, property owners, buyers and lenders throughout Florida – in both transactional and litigation real estate matters. 

James Walson’s passion for advocacy began at an early age through watching his father, Pete, serve as a City Commissioner in Stuart, Florida and continued through high school and college as an award-winning debater. Today, Jamie, as he is called by clients and friends, is a real estate lawyer representing title insurance companies, commercial landlords, property owners, buyers and lenders throughout Florida – in both transactional and litigation matters. He has negotiated commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements for retail space, office buildings and medical offices.

Many clients turn to Jamie for his real property litigation experience as well. He has litigated matters involving contracts, title insurance liability, commercial landlord / tenant matters, easements, fraud, deed warranties, boundary disputes, adverse possession, lien priority and access rights. In addition, he has conducted appeals before the Second District Court of Appeal and the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

A fan of – and participant in – improvisational theater, Jamie counts on his humor in navigating difficult negotiations and litigation.  He is an avid golfer, is on the board of the First Tee of Central Florida, and is a father to three boys.

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