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Blog Archives - Reyes Law Group

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 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, 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

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

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