What Commercial Landlords Need to Know About the Appeals Process in an Eviction Case

As a commercial landlord, one of the last things you want to happen to one of your properties is to have to evict a tenant. If you have a tenant who is not paying their monthly rent, or has violated their contract in some other way, going through the eviction process may be the only option. When things have reached this point, you undoubtedly want everything to move forward as quickly as possible so you can begin the Read More

Commercial Foreclosures in Florida: A Judicial Process With Practical Considerations

The commercial foreclosure process in Florida is a “judicial” process.  That means a lender must file a lawsuit against the borrower in order to obtain a foreclosure judgment from a court ordering a sale of the property to recover their loan monies.  The process contains unique aspects, nuances, and components which are grounded in well-tested experience that well serves a plaintiff.  That said, the fundamentals Read More

4 Mistakes to Avoid in a Commercial Eviction

When you’ve rented out your retail space, office building, or other commercial location and the tenant breaches the terms of the lease, in most cases you have the right to evict them. However, if you’ve never done a commercial eviction before or you’re extremely frustrated by how the tenant’s actions have affected your cash flow, your attempts to remove them from the property can potentially make matters worse. In Read More

Buying Commercial Real Estate in a Post-Pandemic World

It only took weeks for our lives to change in ways we could never have imagined. People could no longer shop and socialize without wearing a mask and keeping each other at a distance. A lot of nonessential businesses closed, only to reopen gradually and under the condition that they observe strict safety guidelines. Offices transitioned their workforces online and home delivery replaced eating out at Read More

New Florida Law Came into effect July 1, 2020 called the “Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act” – Serves to Streamline Receivership Process to Protect and Preserve Value

A new Florida law came into effect July 1, 2020 called the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act (“Act”).  (It’s part of the new Chapter 714 of the Florida Statutes.)  The Act codifies case law relating to the right to have a receiver appointed by the court in commercial foreclosure actions.  The intent is to provide clarity, predictability, and uniformity on the standard for the appointment of a receiver Read More

How to Protect Yourself When Your Business is Struggling Because of the Pandemic

Almost every business under the sun has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Countless businesses have already closed their doors permanently after suffering losses they simply couldn’t overcome. Other business owners are struggling to find creative solutions to their problems so they can keep moving forward. The extent to which you are struggling will vary greatly based on factors like the size of your Read More

What Continuation of the Florida Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures Will Mean for Landlords, Lenders, Asset Managers and Investors

As you may have heard, the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures in Florida – set to expire August 1st. – has again been extended to September 1st.  (It is the 3rd extension of the initial Executive Order.)  Its’ purpose is to help prevent those who may have been out of work due to coronavirus from becoming homeless.  Unfortunately, an added side effect of the moratorium is that many landlords, lenders, asset Read More

Advance Healthcare Directives: Understanding the Basics

Good estate planning doesn’t just dictate what will happen to your assets after you pass away. A well-devised estate plan can also determine how your affairs will be handled while you’re still living. For instance, you can use your estate plan to express your wishes about what should happen to you and your assets if you are ill or injured and unable to communicate your desires. Today’s blog post is about a tool that Read More

Commercial Business Loan Workout FAQ

These are trying times for many businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has put many companies in unsure financial situations. If your business took out a commercial loan back when the economy was stronger, you may currently find yourself scouring your budget, wondering how you could possibly repay it.  At Reyes Law Group, we offer a range of legal services that can help you in this situation. We can help you work with Read More

Understanding Durable Powers of Attorney

Most people have a general understanding of some of the most basic planning tools such as Wills, but in today’s blog post, we want to shine a light on a valuable tool that may be less familiar to you - the Durable Power of Attorney. If you have ever wondered what would happen to you if you were no longer mentally capable of making decisions about your health, finances, and other affairs, the Durable Power of Attorney Read More