If you are considering buying a commercial note that is in default because you ultimately want to foreclose to buy the property securing the loan, there are several things to consider as part of your due diligence.Read More

As real estate users consider how Covid will change their space needs, they should also consider what provisions will serve them in future lease-related litigation. Here are 10 questions your litigator may ask about your lease.Read More

Chances are, parties to Florida real estate contracts didn’t give much thought to a force majeure clause when they drafted their agreement, other than to make sure there was one and, possibly, to make sure it covered hurricanes.Read More

Florida courts have not provided a brightline rule for “ordinary wear and tear” means in a commercial lease, but they have provided some guidance. Read More

A Florida court considered whether commercial tenant paid its full share of operating expenses. Read More

A Florida court considered whether commercial tenant paid its full share of operating expenses.Read More

If a tenant wants to renew its lease and fails to send the landlord written notice on time of its intent to renew, is the tenant out of luck?  Not necessarily.Read More

A Florida court considered whether a lease guaranty covered extensions of the lease term not provided for in the original lease.Read More

In a recent case, an appellate court recently threw a wrench into how the collecting of rents works during some foreclosures.Read More

Typically, a tenant is required to pay rent into the court's registry if it seeks to remain in possession of the property during the lawsuit. We'll discuss what can happen if the tenant disputes the amount of rent that needs to be paid. Read More

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