Situations where a Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Attorney can Offer Beneficial Services during a Closing (Part 3 of 3)

It’s never a good idea to assume that every real estate transaction will go perfectly. If a deal goes sour there’s no better friend to have than an experienced Fort Lauderdale real estate attorney. There are also an infinite number of potential legal questions and concerns that can come up during the process of a [...]

Misconceptions Regarding Attorneys and Their Role in Real Estate Transactions (Part 2 of 3)

As discussed in the previous article, there are many reasons why a buyer or seller would choose to have a Fort Lauderdale title examination & insurance attorney represent them at closing and manage the transaction.

South Florida Real Estate Lawyer versus a Title Company (Part 1 of 3)

In the state of Florida both attorneys and title companies are allowed to issue title insurance. In Florida it is not required to hire a South Florida real estate lawyer for a real estate closing, but there are several distinct advantages to working with one.

Lender Liability Claims for Breach of Contract

The doctrine of lender liability refers to the various legal theories a commercial borrower may bring against their lender for purported misconduct. According to the American Bankers Association, breach of contract is the most prevalent theory of lender liability used by borrowers against lenders. The South Florida lender liability claims attorneys at Schecter Law have [...]

Lender Liability Claims for Negligent Misrepresentation

The doctrine of lender liability refers to the various legal theories a commercial borrower may bring against their lender for purported misconduct. If a lender benefits from negligent misrepresentations made to a borrower, the lender may be liable. The South Florida lender liability claims attorneys at Schecter Law have represented both borrowers and lenders. Under [...]

Constructive Eviction of a Commercial Tenant

Katz Deli v. Waterways Plaza, 3D12-3409 & 3D13-124 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013): This appeal and cross-appeal contested the amount of damages awarded for a breach of contract that led to the constructive eviction and ultimate destruction of Katz Deli. Katz Deli expanded by leasing a space in the Waterways Plaza of Aventura. The lease required [...]

Fort Lauderdale Condominium Disputes

Condominiums created and existing in the state of Florida are subject to the provisions of the Florida Condominium Act. The Act gives statutory recognition to the condo form of ownership of real property and establishes procedures for the creation, sale, and operation of condos. Our South Florida condominium dispute attorneys are well equipped to handle [...]

Avoiding Real Estate Brokerage Disputes in South Florida

The South Florida real estate market is continuing to thrive. Unfortunately, the numerous real estate transactions taking place will likely result in some real estate brokerage disputes. Some brokers may have difficulty collecting on their brokerage agreements. Others may be sued by a client that believes the broker did something wrong. Our Fort Lauderdale real [...]

Construction Defect Claims

Construction is taking place all over South Florida. Looking around Brickell, Downtown Miami, and Fort Lauderdale you will undoubtedly spot cranes working on various projects. With all of the construction, there are likely to be instances of construction related litigation. One particular area of construction litigation is construction defects. Our experienced Fort Lauderdale law firm [...]

Breach of Contract Disputes

To prove the existence of a contract under Florida law, a plaintiff must plead: (1) offer; (2) acceptance; (3) consideration; and (4) sufficient specification of the essential terms. A breach of contract is a legal cause of action where the contract is not honored by a party to the agreement. A party filing a breach [...]