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RESURGENCE OF FLORIDA CONDO HOTELS, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF OWNERSHIP

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Anyone that travels to Florida resorts or have friends that vacation in Florida undoubtedly have come across the idea of condo hotel ownership. Usually, the pitch for this type of ownership structure goes like this, you deserve the Florida lifestyle, you deserve to have your own vacation residence, you deserve and desire the finer… Read More »

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Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Rules and How it Affects Your Construction Project

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Workers’ compensation is a financial support system implemented by states and the federal governments to provide income, medical care and rehabilitative services to employees who become sick or injured during the performance of their employment duties.  The benefits of workers’ compensation are normally provided even if the employee was at fault. Therefore, these services… Read More »

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PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN FLORIDA…GET THE MONEY. DOLLAR, DOLLAR BILL Y’ALL

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Damages for the most part are awarded to a party necessary to make that party whole again due to the wrongful acts of the other party. This is not the case with punitive damage. Punitive damages, also commonly referred to as exemplary damages, are intended to harm and hurt a party for its intentional… Read More »

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Negotiating a Construction Contract as a General Contractor

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Negotiating any type of complex business transaction is a skill.  Construction contract negotiations require much foresight and anticipation of possible delays and other difficulties. Each party is theoretically on the same side, however, there is a tug and pull. The owner will want little to no delays and the general contractor wants to agree… Read More »

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LIVING IN A FLORIDA GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY DREAMS CAN BECOME NIGHTMARES

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Everyone has seen the advertisements for living in a Florida golf course community, whether reading your local newspaper, or simply driving around Florida. The sales pitch usually follows something along the lines of, you deserve it, Florida resort lifestyle, and will show a beautifully manicured course with the background of unspoiled Florida wetlands. The… Read More »

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Licensing Matters in Construction Law

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The technicality of the construction business requires that contractors are lawfully licensed and duly approved to take on construction projects. State and local officials have the authority to audit contractors to ensure compliance. Florida, like other states in the country, requires general contractors to go through a process to obtain licensure. Without this license,… Read More »

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LOST FUTURE PROFIT CLAIMS IN FLORIDA

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When it comes to damages in Florida for breach of contract claims and other intentional torts, a very important and difficult type of consequential damages to prove concerns lost future profits claims. By example, assume that a business entered into a contractual agreement with a contractor to build-out commercial space. The contractor is very… Read More »

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Legal Issues in Construction Procurement

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Public construction continues to be a huge source of revenue for many general contractors in the construction industry. The processes that local and state governments use are governed by regulations. Therefore, as compared to private contracting, public projects tend to take a more orderly and procedural path. All the same, public construction can be… Read More »

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Is Your Business ADA Compliant? 3 Ways to Avert Litigation

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Owning a brick and mortar business comes with complying with a variety of state, local and federal laws. The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) often comes into play when dealing with employees who have a disability. However, business owners also have to ensure that their business is ADA compliant with ADA accessibility rules. Business… Read More »

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Consequences of Not Obtaining a Construction Permit

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Florida and all U.S. states operate on a system of notifying counties and cities about impending construction projects.  Each state has its rules governing when a permit is required depending on the size and magnitude of the project.  The permit informs the local or state government and acts as a monitoring tool. The process… Read More »

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