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 or 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

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

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

Reyes Law Group Moves to New Offices

The Reyes Law Group moves to accommodate growth in demand for our legal services. The “Great Recession” brought many challenges to our local, state and national community.  It was in that climate that the Reyes Law Group was born 5 years ago.  Through this turbulent economic time we have built a firm by focusing on one thing:  OUR CLIENTS.  Despite the legal quagmire that was the foreclosure 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 2013 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

Introducing The Reyes Law Group YouTube Channel

The Reyes Law Group YouTube Channel Will Answer Many Legal Questions You May Have We are pleased to announce a new platform we have been working on to expand the scope and coverage of our areas of practice. The Reyes Law Group YouTube Channel. This channel is intended to provide information to firm clients, friends and potential clients about various legal related topics. Here is the first video we have Read More

Summary Judgment

Getting Past Summary Judgment Motion for Summary Judgment… what is it? Most people, and admittedly most law students, do not understand the concept of Summary Judgment – however, the importance of having an experienced attorney who understands basic Summary Judgment principles, especially in the foreclosure context, is invaluable. A Motion for Summary Judgment is a device frequently used by banks in foreclosure Read More