Discharge of Condominium and Homeowners' Assessments in Bankruptcy


  • February 5, 2018
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  • /   Bankruptcy & Restructuring,Real Estate,Media Coverage,Multifamily & Condominiums
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Since the early 1990s, the federal courts have struggled with whether, and to what degree, a debtor in bankruptcy who receives a discharge is free from liability for post-petition condominium and homeowners’ association assessments. The issue is important to condominium

Universal Challenges Real Estate Law in Case Over Theme Park Land Development Rights


  • February 1, 2018
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  • /   Land Use,Zoning & Environmental,Real Estate,Media Coverage
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Universal Orlando has challenged one of the basic tenets of real estate law in its attempt to develop a plot of land for a new theme park near Universal Boulevard. Universal asked the judge to rule in their favor over developer Stan Thomas, who’s Universal City Property

Five Helpful Things to Know About the New Limitation on Claiming Losses


  • February 1, 2018
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  • /   Tax,Articles
Notebook And Computer
Last month, President Trump signed into law the much publicized Tax Cut and Jobs Act. In part of our ongoing series discussing the changes made by the Act, the following answers five common questions regarding the new limitation on business losses. This new limitation

Aging Population Continues to Drive Real Estate


  • February 1, 2018
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  • /   Real Estate,Senior Housing,Articles
Business paper
Recently, Integra Realty Resources published a report that predicts overall growth in today’s senior population, click here to read the report. The aging population will be a significant tailwind for real estate industry. According to the report, investments, inventory

Is Daubert Dead in Florida? Not So Fast


  • January 30, 2018
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  • /   Media Coverage
Typing
In Richard Delisle v. Crane Co., et al, case no. SC16-2182, the Florida Supreme Court is set to decide whether Daubert or Frye is the proper standard for the admissibility of expert testimony in Florida. The Court's decision is widely anticipated in light of the wave.

Letter from the President of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc.


  • January 30, 2018
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  • /   Media Coverage
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The Briefs Dear Orange County Bar Member: In Orange County, Florida, we believe that "Equal Justice Under Law" is more than just an inscription over the bench. for more than 50 years, the members of the Orange County Bar Association have committ

International Travelers: You Have No Rights


  • January 29, 2018
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  • /   Articles
Commercial Leasing Area
Not many Americans realize, or think about the fact, that when they enter or exit the United States they essentially do not have any right to privacy. What this means, as a practical matter, is that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents may freely search the electronic

Six Things to Know About the New Interest Expense Limitation


  • January 25, 2018
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  • /   Real Estate,Tax,Articles
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Last month, President Trump signed into law the much publicized Tax Cut and Jobs Act. In part of our ongoing series discussing the changes made by the Act, the following answers six common questions regarding the new Section 163(j) limitation on interest. This new limitation

Central Florida Attorney Elected Chair of HRC Board of Directors


  • January 24, 2018
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  • /   Senior Housing,Media Coverage
News-and-Knowledge
Central Florida attorney John Ruffier was elected as the vice-chair of the Human Rights Campaign board of directors and will become the chair of the organization next year.

Ric Bergholtz Appointed to Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce


  • January 24, 2018
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  • /   Construction,Real Estate,Corporate & Securities,Press Releases
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Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Richard S. Bergholtz in the firm’s Mount Dora office has been appointed to the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.