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

Buying a Home? Avoid These 4 Mistakes in the Closing Process

You have found the perfect house, performed due diligence to get a pre-approval letter from your lender, and are now ready to close the deal for your new home. But your work is not quite done yet. If you are not careful, you might end up losing the property just as soon as you acquire it. Or, in some cases, the owner may even change their mind and sell it to someone else. Until everyone signs all the documents, the Read More

Choosing Your Closing Agent!

  I often receive calls for a “quote” to handle the closing on the purchase of a residential property.  I always request a copy of the Contract to review key information such as parties involved, purchase price, closing date and contract terms—all to gain insight into the transaction details to assist parties, especially buyers, to close the transaction. After all, a home is the largest purchase most 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

Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Need Legal Counsel

Legal counsel is needed now more than ever! Why is legal counsel so important for small to mid-sized businesses? If you own and operate a small or mid-sized company in today’s ever complicated business world, and you’re actually looking to earn a profit, you need to navigate the structural, organizational and human elements of your business.  Failing to do so, entrepreneurs and business owners typically find Read More

Harassing Calls Can Be Actionable

Are you receiving harassing calls? Know where to turn to. In the foreclosure and related collection arena harassing calls are very commonplace. Most of us either know first-hand or have heard horror stories of collection agencies calling you at all hours of the day, night, during lunch, dinner,  at work, … all to reach you over a debt.  Worse, it’s something done by use of intimidating language and Read More

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