New Options for Creditors: Florida Adopts the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act


  • July 6, 2020
  • /   Michael Provenzale
  • /   Articles,Real Estate,Commercial Leasing
uniform commercial real estate receivership act
Until July 1, 2020, there was no comprehensive statutory scheme for the appointment receivers of commercial real estate in Florida. Instead, receiverships of commercial real estate had been governed only by a patchwork of appellate court decisions handed down over the years

Brendan Lynch Honored During Orlando’s “Our City of Heroes” Celebration


  • July 6, 2020
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  • /   Media Coverage,Arts & Cultural Institutions
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Shareholder Brendan Lynch was honored during a News 6 special presentation created in partnership with the City of Orlando to honor local everyday heroes who have gone the extra mile during the pandemic.

Governor DeSantis Signs Bill Defining Emotional Support Animals and Criminalizing Their Falsification


  • July 6, 2020
  • /   Rebecca Rhoden
  • /   Real Estate,Articles
support animal falsification
On the heels of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issuing new guidance as to what it considers to be the best practices for housing providers when they are presented with requests for “emotional support animals,"

Orange County to Consider Adopting Temporary Economic Development Measures


  • July 2, 2020
  • /   Rebecca Wilson, Michael Ryan & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Land Use
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On July 7, 2020, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners will consider adopting a Resolution implementing two incentive efforts aimed at “easing the economic burden of development” within the County.

Drew Sorrell Comments on Landlord Liability During COVID-19


  • July 1, 2020
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  • /   Commercial Litigation,Media Coverage
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Shareholder Drew Sorrell talks to "Orlando Business Journal" about potential liability for residential and commercial landlords during the pandemic.

Governor DeSantis Extends Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures until August 1


  • July 1, 2020
  • /   Michael Provenzale, Nicole Cuccaro and Emmett Egger
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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Yesterday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis extended, for a third time, a previous executive order that suspended and tolled any Florida Statute that allows landlords to evict residential tenants for non-payment of rent, and that allows lenders to foreclose any mortgages

Florida DBPR Issues Amended Order Regarding On-Premises Alcohol Consumption in Bars and Restaurants


  • July 1, 2020
  • /   Tara Tedrow & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
restaurants and bars
On July 1, 2020, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued Amended Emergency Order 2020-09 to provide additional detail about when, and under what circumstances, vendors may sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. The Amended Order

Governor DeSantis Extends Order Allowing Local Governments to Meet Remotely


  • June 30, 2020
  • /   Tara Tedrow, Rebecca Wilson & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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Executive Order 20-69, which was issued in March would have expired at the end of June, will now expire on August 1, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

Orange County School Board Declares It Will No Longer Enter into CEAs; Developers Must Rely on Joint Approval Process


  • June 30, 2020
  • /   Rebecca Wilson, Jonathan P. Huels & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Land Use,Zoning & Environmental
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Developers will be required to utilize a “joint approval” process from 2004 that has never been used.

Jennifer Dixon Comments on Ruling Regarding Rushmore and Property Appraisals


  • June 30, 2020
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  • /   Media Coverage,Property Taxes,Hotels & Resorts
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Shareholder Jennifer Dixon talked to the "Orlando Sentinel" about the recent ruling that the Rushmore method is illegal for appraisals.