Real Estate Development 102: It’s a State of Emergency! What Happens to Your Building Permits and Development Orders?

By: Quentin Morgan In this blog post, Quentin Morgan, an attorney with Brinkley Morgan's local government law and relations practice, informs readers about how state emergency management laws affect building permits and development orders. Florida's State Emergency Management Act was created to reduce the vulnerability of the people and property of the state through [...]

By |2017-03-29T10:00:19+00:00March 29th, 2017|Blog, Local Government Law and Relations, Real Estate|

Homestead Protection… Are You Sure?

By: Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter One of the benefits of living in Florida is your homestead protection from creditors.  But if that “creditor” is a former spouse, then Florida Constitution Article 10 §4, which exempts homestead property from forced sale, may not provide that protection. Why?  Because where fraud or reprehensible conduct is involved, an equitable [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:02+00:00November 29th, 2016|Blog, Divorce, Real Estate|

Six Months of TRID – So Far, So Good

By: Matthew S. Kramer The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, commonly referred to as “TRID” has been in effect for almost six months (TRID went into effect on October 3, 2015) and despite serious concern from transactional real estate professionals, the new regulations haven’t quite had the bogging-down type impact that many anticipated. The Consumer Financial [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:03+00:00March 29th, 2016|Blog, Real Estate|

Real Estate Development 101: 3 Keys to Having Success with Local Government

By: Quentin E. Morgan In the world of real estate development, the notion that every property is unique is all too real.   This is particularly true for startup developers looking for opportunities every day in a market where developable land is becoming increasingly scarce. Making it as a startup developer today can be difficult due [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:03+00:00January 4th, 2016|Blog, Local Government Law and Relations, Real Estate|

New Rules Affecting Mortgage Loans

By: Daniel P.J. O'Connor In January 2015, new mortgage rules were promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  If you are to believe the statement of the Director of the Bureau, these rules are designed to take lending back to the basics.  In a nutshell, these rules require two questions to be answered in the [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:07+00:00June 30th, 2015|Blog, Real Estate|

Seller Financing Pitfalls under Dodd-Frank and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regulations

By: William S. Kramer The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) created new regulations designed to protect consumers of mortgage loans.  In 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) was established to implement and enforce the Dodd-Frank rules in the mortgage industry.  The CFPB regulations went into effect January 10, 2014.  Several [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:09+00:00March 5th, 2015|Blog, Real Estate|

Today’s Lending Conditions Make Owning Medical Space An Attractive Option

By: William S. Kramer Historically, the vast majority of doctors and medical professionals have chosen to lease rather than own their offices. Generally, leasing is considered easier and in the short-term, involves less of a financial outlay, but today’s lending conditions are creating a perfect scenario for purchasing and owning medical space. In my experience, [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:15+00:00March 28th, 2013|Blog, Real Estate|