Sitting on Your Rights is Not a Solution

We can help preserve your rights! On more than one occasion I’ve told folks the economic crisis is not over, the economy remains mediocre at best, and sitting on your rights is not a solution! The signs are all around us . . . The U.S. “middle class” has now been eclipsed by Canada’s “middle class” according to this article in the NY Times. According to RealtyTrac, 31% of homes in Florida were Read More

Serving the Law, Our Clients, and the Community

The importance of Community Involvement I have been fortunate to have played a role in many community groups and organizations over the years.  From Kids Voting, to the Latin and Fort Lauderdale Chambers of Commerce, to Broward Partnership for the Homeless. I also had the privilege of a Governor appointing me to the Board of Commissioners of the Memorial Healthcare System.  Each have given me the Read More

Landlords Beware

Landlords must tee-up the documents right the first time! With so many “first-time” landlords in the market, it is time for a practical reminder. Despite the obvious, when rental payments are delinquent, how you proceed to evict a tenant is critical!  Failure to proceed according to the statutory rules simply sets you up for more stress and financial pressure.  Under Florida law, there is no doubt that the Read More

A Real Estate Attorney With Real Life Experience

This Entrepreneurial Real Estate Attorney, .. Gets YOU! Real estate developers and investors, new and old, are generally on the lookout for an “experienced” real estate attorney to collaborate with and help them handle the legal issues related to their projects.  Yet, when I hear about someone looking for such an attorney, I know they’re generally talking about “experience.” This manifests itself in how a real Read More

Renters’ Rights

The Law Protects the Renters’ Rights to Their Deposit Why it so important to know your renters’ rights? In the current real estate market that South Florida is experiencing, more and more people are being forced to rent properties.  High demand and limited supply has put landlords in a position of power. Landlords can now make demands they may not have been able to make in previous years when most were looking to Read More

Summary Judgment

Getting Past Summary Judgment Motion for Summary Judgment… what is it? Most people, and admittedly most law students, do not understand the concept of Summary Judgment – however, the importance of having an experienced attorney who understands basic Summary Judgment principles, especially in the foreclosure context, is invaluable. A Motion for Summary Judgment is a device frequently used by banks in foreclosure Read More

Legal Experience

Blend of legal experience and youthful energy… Your Legal Team! With 25-years’ legal experience to provide benchmarks, the Reyes Law Group is a law firm that has grown organically by serving the needs of clients in areas spanning from civil/commercial litigation to transactional work with special emphasis in the areas of real estate litigation and closings, commercial/civil litigation, employment claims, criminal Read More

Landlord In Foreclosure

If you’re a landlord in foreclosure, make sure you know your rights. One of the most frequent questions asked by a clients with investment properties in foreclosure is, “My tenant found out that I’m a landlord in foreclosure and is refusing to pay rent, what should I do?” To which my response is invariably, “Send a three day notice immediately and begin the eviction process sooner, rather than later.” What many Read More

Short Sale

When It Comes To A Short Sale, Don’t Settle for Less! When it comes to a short sale, the bottom line is simple. A short sale is a settlement between a borrower and a lender. It really is as simple as that.  However, obtaining a good settlement is not that simple. Would you trust the settlement of any other legal matter to someone other than a licensed attorney?  While Florida law does not restrict the negotiation and Read More

Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions

“Due Diligence” – More Than Mere Words in a Contract! Parties routinely throw around references to conducting “due diligence” in residential and commercial real estate transactions without truly understanding the complexity of what that entails and means. Black’s Law Dictionary defines due diligence as “such a measure of prudence, activity, or assiduity, as is properly to be expected from, and ordinarily Read More