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Foreclosures in Florida…Years to Go…

Foreclosures in Florida … Years to Go before we’re back to Normal! On February 4th, the Florida House Subcommittee on Civil Justice heard the following: “The number of foreclosures being filed in Florida courts has tapered off, but it will be another five years before the level returns to ‘normal’.”  The prediction came from the state economic forecasters and court officials attending the meeting.  Read More

Challenging Service

Challenging service can be an effective method of fighting foreclosure On August 28, 2014, a client frantically called me on the phone and explained to me that she came home to a notice on her front door which told her she had to leave her home and take everything in it within 24 hours. Today, 5 months later, I'm happy to say that not only is she still living in the house her fiancé has owned since 1999, but the Read More

New year – now what? Company Meetings, Minutes & Compliance!

Happy New Year!  The beginning of 2015 serves as a reminder that like time, organizations and law firms do not stand still - they evolve and grow - and so has the Reyes Law Group! We have expanded our focus to assist small and mid-sized companies meet the routine and not so routine legal challenges they face year-in and year-out.  This year our legal work will focus on assisting companies handle legal Read More

Overtime Wage Violations Can Be Severe

Overtime Wage Violations Equal Big Financial Consequences Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S.C. sec. 201-216)(“FLSA”), an employee eligible for overtime pay can sue an employer in Federal Court for the employer’s failure to pay overtime and minimum wages for work performed in excess of 40 hours weekly. This failure would fall under overtime wage violations and the financial consequence can be Read More

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