• Posts by Matthew S. Sackel
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    Matthew Sackel is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group.

    A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated attorney, Matthew has extensive trial and ...

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

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

Options to renew a lease can be worded in a variety of ways, but what happens when a lease doesn't say the amount at the end of the existing term? Read More

We have previously discussed what a business should do when it’s hit with a lawsuit over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), but can a retail tenant be sued only for ADA violations at its physical store?Read More

If a landlord learns that trademark infringement is occurring on its premises by one of its tenants and fails to stop further violations, the landlord may be held responsible by the trademark holder for damages relating to the infringement of a trademark.Read More

The Fourth DCA recently ruled that liens recorded after a lis pendens, but prior to a foreclosure sale, are discharged.Read More

Before pursuing a tenant for damages, a landlord must decide whether there is value in pursuing a defaulting tenant for money damages. So how does a landlord decide? Read 10 things a landlord should consider in this post.Read More

Before a landlord files suit for eviction, it should first consider whether there is any equipment on the premises that could help attract a new tenant. A landlord may prevent a tenant from taking equipment from the premises by filing a distress writ.Read More

Once you have filed your complaint seeking damages for breach of a lease or guaranty, you are required to serve the party from which you are seeking relief. But what happens when you are having difficulty serving the breaching party because they are either intentionally avoiding service or they have moved out of state?Read More

Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (“FDUTPA”) prohibits unfair, deceptive, and unconscionable actors or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce—including the purchase and sale of real estate.Read More

A court must enforce a settlement agreement and enter a final judgment of foreclosure when both Parties agree to the terms of an agreement even where the foreclosing party is unable to produce the original promissory note because Florida law highly favors settlement. Read More

Typically, eviction of a commercial tenant does not terminate a lease under Florida law, or preclude the landlord from exercising its option to accelerate rent payments under the terms of the lease in the absence of any relevant modifying provisions in the lease agreement or evidence of landlord’s retaking possession for...Read More

Even when a party prevails on its claims in an action seeking judicial partition of property, it may not be immediately entitled to a distribution when there is a pending counterclaim that has yet to be adjudicated.Read More

In Caraccia v. U.S. Bank, N.A., the address used by the lender to send the default notice was ruled to be valid even though it was not the current property address because the PO Box address used was considered a valid address since it was provided by the owner to the U.S. Postal Service.Read More

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