A Florida Landlord’s Guide to a Lawful Eviction

If you act as a landlord for long enough, it is inevitable that you will eventually have to evict a tenant. However, whether it is for nonpayment or a violation of their contract, it might not be as easy as you would expect. Florida laws (Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes specifically) are written to ensure tenants are protected and won’t be evicted unjustly. With this in mind, it is absolutely essential that Read More

5 Essential Elements of a Purchase Offer Contract

A purchase offer contract is an important part of just about every type of real estate transaction. When making an offer on a home, business, or other type of property, this contract lays out the details of what you are offering, and if accepted, can secure the property as yours while the final arrangements are completed. When making an offer like this, it is important to ensure all the essential elements of a proper Read More

Buying with Cash? Here’s Three Ways the Closing Process May Change

Being able to buy a home (or other property) with cash is a major achievement. It means that you have enough money up front and do not need a lender to facilitate the process. Closing on your purchase happens a bit differently when you’re paying with cash. If you’ve been through the regular process before, you may be caught a little off guard by the differences. Here’s some of the changes to the closing process to Read More

Five Essential Elements of a Commercial Lease Agreement

If you've never been involved in renting commercial space, your first review of a commercial lease may be overwhelming. They are lengthy, full of legal jargon and unfamiliar terms, and written to the landlord's advantage. It is important to know that they are negotiable.  The key to successfully negotiating a lease is knowing what you want, understanding what the lease document says and being reasonable in your Read More

5 Common Issues to Address in Shareholder Agreements

Whether you are just starting out a new company that will have multiple shareholders, or you’re ready to take your business to the next level by legally setting up shareholders, it is important to make sure it is done right. Having this type of agreement in place can help to ensure things are properly planned out now so that disputes and other conflicts can be avoided in the future. These types of agreements also Read More

The 5 Corporate Documents You Should Know About

When running a corporation, you are legally obligated to keep track of many things and have official documents to verify much of what is done. This applies whether you’re running a multi-billion dollar organization or a small business. Regardless of the size or type of corporation you are running, it is a good idea to be aware of some key types of documents that will likely be needed. Certificate of Read More

The 6 Characteristics the Best Corporate Counsel for Your Business Will Have

Whether you own a small startup, or you represent a major corporation, having corporate counsel for a business offers many important advantages. As with any position, however, it is important to choose the right individual or firm for the job. Those who function as corporate counsel should have some very specific characteristics in order to be able to do their jobs effectively on behalf of the business(es) they Read More

How to Properly Evict a Commercial Real Estate Tenant in Florida

If you own a commercial building, renting it out to tenants is a great way to make money. Whether this is the main focus of your company, or you are just renting out a portion of the building you own, you can expect that you’ll eventually have to evict a tenant for one reason or another. While evicting commercial tenants is less common than residential, it is definitely worth it to learn how to go through the process Read More

Land Trusts are the Best Vehicle to Hold Title to Real Property in Florida. Learn Why!

Do you own residential or commercial real estate?  Here’s some important information you will want to know.  Land Trusts are excellent vehicles to hold title to real property in Florida for both foreign and U.S. citizens.  Land Trusts are designed to provide flexibility, protection of your assets, as well as avoid the cost and inconvenience of Probate or Guardianship process.  Another benefit is Read More

Carlos Reyes Introduces Judge Marina Garcia Wood At Recent Event

Thirty years of friendship means years of inter-connected lives, work, & community engagement. This past month, the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association and the Broward County Bar Association joined forces to celebrate the Hispanic Judges on the bench in Broward County.  Carlos was asked to introduce The Honorable Marina Garcia Wood who co-founded the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association with him in Read More