The Proposed Amendments on the 2020 Ballot

Every two years, the general election ballot in Florida includes several amendments. This year, there are six amendments on the ballot. We are happy to present our 2020 Guide to the Amendments. The goal for this guide is not to tell you how to vote. This is a guide that…
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CLIENT ALERT: Backlogs in Florida Courts Could Take Years to Undo

Because of Covid-19, Florida, like most states, suspended jury trials and closed the courthouses. Yesterday, Judge Patricia Stonebridge of the Ninth Circuit (which covers Orange and Osceola Counties), told an audience of attorneys that the court closings and suspensions of trials is already resulting in cases being postponed to 2022. With…
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Separating Fact from Fiction about Covid-19

By Debo Ofsowitz Covid-19 and the self-isolation it has imposed has seemed to trigger a rise in the sharing of misinformation as to both the causes and the treatment of one of the world’s deadliest pandemics. As a result of all the memes and rumors populating social media, even the news,…
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Loan Forgiveness Under the PPP

When a loan is received from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), obviously a key benefit is the loan forgiveness component. It is important to remember that for the loan to be forgiven, the funds must be properly used. It is useful to look at the name of the program “the…
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Understanding Commercial Leases

A commercial property lease is a contract that gives a tenant the right to use a space for a period of time – how long the lease is for can vary from as short as 3 months (or even three days) to as long as 20 years. However, these leases…
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Real Estate Market Expectations for 2020

When looking at what the future may hold in 2020 for our Orlando Real Estate Markets, I know that sometimes you can get bogged down in facts and figures that translate to, “yes, we’re going to do just fine this year.” But there are some stark differences in our local…
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Tips for Investing in Florida Real Estate

Florida is the largest state in the Southeast and the third largest state in the country. Its booming tourist industry, fashionable cities, and peaceful retirement communities make Florida a great place to invest in real estate. One of the best reasons for choosing to invest in Florida real estate is…
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5 Ways to Destress and Recharge From Work

America has been termed the “no vacation nation” with over 50% of Americans not taking time off from their jobs to take a vacation each year. And to be honest, of the other 50% who are taking a vacation, a good chunk of them are working while they are on…
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Non-compete; Non-disclosure; and Non-solicitation – What’s the Difference

Restrictive covenants are agreements that define a party’s capability to take specific actions. In business and employment law, the most common of these are non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation. Generally, these covenants are part of an employment agreement, and the purpose is to restrain the employees’ ability to start a competing…
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Not closing on your home on time, or at all?

I’m not surprised you are frustrated… One of the biggest financial choices people make in their lives is buying a home. Some like to treat it like going through a drive-thru, I’ll take a number 3, large, please… no different than pushing a few buttons for an online application with…
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