Outside Counsel Program for Employment Law Challenges

Employment Law Awareness is Crucial for a Successful Business Today, employment law issues garner a larger share of each and every business owner’s time and concerns.  Employers need to appreciate the punitive nature of the federal employment laws to avoid paying a hefty price in damages.  Reyes Law Group can act as your “in-house” counsel via our RLG Outside Counsel Program.  The Reyes Law Group Read More

Entrepreneurs and the “Quarterback” Attorney

RLG’s Off-Site In-House Counsel Program Entrepreneurs are alive and well.  Despite all the generational misdirection on capitalism today, “business entrepreneurs” are the key to what has made this country strong and stable over the years.  For you in the trenches, you have not only survived, or created your business during these last few difficult years, but now you’re thriving.  Hard work, Read More

The Continuing Economic Malaise

Economic Malaise & Short Sales – Here for Years! That’s right.  Let me tell you why.  As we end the 3rd and enter the 4th quarter of 2014, many of us have had a sense that something is not right.  Despite the repeated assertions from various governmental and media sources that the economy is “getting better,” there have been ongoing reminders to the contrary. We are still in an economic Read More

Waiver of Deficiency

Waiver of Deficiency and the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Threat Many a lawyer or realtor will tell a would-be client that they’ll negotiate a short-sale approval that includes a waiver of deficiency. A waiver of deficiency is the difference between what the borrower owes and what the bank would sell the property for at auction. They’ll caution that the tax exemption for amounts forgiven by the banks expired in Read More

Homeowners Going to Trial Can Win and Recover Attorney Fees

Going to Trial Always Remains a Viable Option Going to Trial always remains a viable option, especially when we know that 90% of all loans over the last 10-15 years were “securitized,” meaning transferred from bank-to-bank.  This one fact alone makes it clear that lenders need to do their homework if they’re going to go to Trial and prove their case!  The best evidence that this is not such a “walk in the Read More

Miami-Dade and Broward Counties Still Lead the Nation in Foreclosures

Sad but true, Miami-Dade and Broward counties still lead the nation in foreclosures. This, despite a 25% year-over-year drop in foreclosure activity during the first quarter of 2014.  According to RealtyTrac, statewide, Florida had the highest foreclosure rate in the first quarter.  One in every 129 homes in the state dealt with some form of foreclosure. Our practice areas have grown over the last 5 Read More

Realtors, the “Procuring Cause”, and … Fairness!

Realtors have been the back-bone of Florida’s real estate market for decades. Realtors invest time and effort in education, spend hours making cold calls looking for listings, and work days on-end tracking down sellers to sign listing agreements or find buyers to represent.  And, despite the internet age, realtors continue to add what seems to be an infinity of mileage to their cars as they show property after Read More

The Sell-Buy Dilemma

The “Sell-Buy Dilemma” is a real challenge. The Sell-Buy dilemma is akin to the “paralysis of analysis.”  And all you end up with is inaction, stress, and financial issues.  Friend and Realtor®  Alan Pellingra points it out this way: “The fact is, there are many homeowners who are desperate to move (in need of more space, a shorter commute to work, etc.). But year after year they stay in Read More

The Examining Committee in Guardianship Proceedings

An Examining Committee is appointed following strict guidelines. I received two excellent questions in response to my article “Understanding Guardianship”. 1. How does the court determine who will comprise the examining committee? I imagine it must consist of medical experts but will it also include other professionals such as social workers? In other words, is it up to the presiding judge’s discretion or is Read More

Understanding Guardianship

Guardianship will allow you to help those who can no longer help themselves Mental illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, devastatingly impair an individual’s ability to take care of themselves, both physically and financially.  In most cases, these individuals have family members or friends who are willing take responsibility and make crucial decisions regarding their well-being.  However, these family Read More