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

Business Law 101: The Importance of Non-compete Agreements

When hiring someone to a position where they will be given sensitive information, or provided with costly training, it is important to protect your business. If that person were to leave and either start their own competing company or begin working for a competitor, it could cause significant problems for your business. While it is not possible to prevent people from leaving a job, a non-compete agreement can help Read More

A Brief Overview of the Commercial Real Estate Closing Process

When purchasing a piece of commercial real estate, it can be very helpful to understand each of the steps that need to take place during the closing process. While a lot of it is similar to closing on a residential real estate deal, there are some unique things to be aware of so that you’re prepared. Holding Your Escrow Company When closing on a commercial real estate deal it is typically necessary to have a Read More

6 Ways to Protect Company Trade Secrets

In the past, most of the value of a company was based on the physical assets that it held. Today, however, many companies derive their value from intellectual property, trade secrets, business strategies, and other items that are not physical in nature. If an employee or other party takes these types of non-physical assets and uses them for themselves or another company, it can cause significant issues. This is why Read More

Landlords and HOAs: How to Collect Required Fees If a Tenant Refuses to Pay

Owning rental property, or running a home owner’s association, is a great way to make a living, or even just bring in some extra cash each month. Most landlords and heads of HOAs find that people are typically willing to pay the fees that were agreed upon each month, but eventually, a tenant or HOA member will pay late, or refuse to pay at all. Understanding the options you have available, and how to collect the Read More

5 Key Issues that Could Turn Up in a Title Search

One of the most important, and unfortunately, often times overlooked steps in any real estate transaction is the title search. If a thorough title search is not performed, it is possible that weeks, months, or even years after the closing, a significant issue will be discovered. If this occurs, it can cause major legal problems for you, and could even cause you to lose the property. While most title searches find Read More

No Time OFF for Condo and HOA Board Members – But We Can Help!

  By: Carlos J. Reyes, Esq. Condominium and Homeowners Association Law is a mainstay in South Florida.  Governed by statutes, regulations and case law, these communities are governed by association Boards who must follow Declarations, Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation and Rules and Regulations.  How you as a Board comply with the set of laws and rules that apply, determines if you become another Read More

In Real Estate… Everything’s Negotiable!

In Real Estate. . . Everything’s Negotiable!                                                                                                         Read More

Reyes Law Group Negotiates and Closes $5.25 Million Loan for Sheridan Real Estate Group / ANF Group

(as reported in local industry/legal newspaper) Dealmaker: Carlos J. Reyes The Deal: The Reyes Law Group team represented developer Sheridan Real Estate Group / ANF Group in obtaining a $5.25 million construction loan for the construction of a 15,113 sf retail strip center located at 16620 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, Florida (across from the Educational Campus in West Broward housing Broward College, Read More

Why Large Companies Have a Legal Department

Now small to mid-sized Companies can afford their own Legal Department It’s fair to say that if you’re Coca Cola, American Airlines, Microsoft, and legions of other Fortune 500 companies, legal counsel or a legal department are presumed to be part of their operation and critical to their function, growth, and long-term viability.  There are generally no qualms about all the legal issues that companies with 50 Read More