THE EFFECTS OF CORONAVIRUS ON YOUR CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS IT COULD HAVE ON CONSTRUCTION, GENERALLY

Mon 30th Mar, 2020 | Blog by

By Mark S. Slack  and Jessica Tolin (Litigation Group)   You may have seen the terms “Impossibility of Performance”, “Acts of God”, “Force Majeure”, “Doctrine of Commercial Frustration”, “Frustration of Purpose”, and/or “Discharge by Supervening Impracticality” in one of your contracts before.  But, what do these phrases mean and how do these terms apply to you?  Are you or your company currently obligated under a contract or other agreement to provide or perform labor, materials, …

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Thinking of building a home or remodeling/renovating your existing home? Do you need a permit?

Tue 24th Sep, 2019 | Blog, General by

By Mark S. Slack (Litigation Group) You must have a permit issued by the appropriate government authority, such as Collier County,   City of Naples, or Lee County. The permit application should be completed by the Florida licensed general contractor that you have contracted with to build or remodel your home. Failure to obtain a permit could result extra costs, delays, removal or demolition of the unpermitted work and/or fines.   Additionally, when you sell your home …

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Fun With Financing (A Look at the Financing Provisions of Real Estate Contracts)

Tue 24th Sep, 2019 | Blog, General by

By Jay Caudill, Esq. (Real Estate Group) In today’s market we see all sorts of transactions: cash purchases, lease options, seller finances, and traditional finance purchases.  The purpose of this article is to discuss the traditional finance transaction in light of the two most common contracts in our market: the FR/BAR Contract and the NABOR contract.  As a self-proclaimed real estate geek and dirt lawyer, I have come to realize that each contract has advantages …

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Is Uncle Sam Your Power of Attorney?

Mon 10th Jun, 2019 | Blog by

By Ed Smith, Esq. (Estate Planning Group) Tis summertime; the grill is hot and the pool is chilled… 4th of July is here! 243 years ago, our nation celebrated its first Independence Day, but each day we have the privilege of living independently. This article will explain a bit more about what happens financially when you are no longer able to live independently. Without a valid Power of Attorney, courts may need to intervene with …

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