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Real Estate and Business Law Blog

Real Estate Selling Contract 101

Posted on April 24, 2014

When selling or buying residential or commercial real estate in Florida, the real estate selling contract is one of the most important documents in the transaction. This contract defines the terms of the sale and imposes legal obligations on both buyer and seller. Therefore, it is important that the contract be drafted to clearly and […]

Commercial Lease Negotiation – Ten Key Issues for Tenants

Posted on February 10, 2014

Negotiating the most favorable lease terms is one of the keys to the success of your business. The following is a list of ten of the critical provisions to be negotiated in any commercial lease. 1) Rent – When does it commence; what is the base rent; will there be percentage rent. Does the rent […]

Power of Attorney in Real Estate Transactions

Posted on February 10, 2014

There are often times when a buyer or seller does not want to be present at a real estate closing – or is unable to attend.  A Power of Attorney (“POA”) appointing another person to sign on behalf of the buyer or seller can be used. However, a poorly drafted POA – or one appointing […]

Time to File for Homestead Exemption

Posted on January 18, 2014

Several clients have contacted me recently regarding the process for filing an application for Homestead Exemption. I f you purchased a permanent residence in 2013 – now is the time to start preparing your application to make sure you file by the deadline. The Homestead Exemption is an extremely valuable benefit available to Florida residents […]

Beware FIRPTA: Buying and Selling Florida Real Estate by Non-Residents

Posted on November 5, 2013

Florida law does not impose restrictions on the purchase of real estate by foreign investors. Foreign investors may take title to Florida real estate in their individual names or in an entity (LLC or corporation).  The challenge for foreign investors arises when the investor decides to sell the property. The Foreign Investment in Real Property […]

Bidders Beware when Acquiring HOA and Condo Association Liens at Auction

Posted on August 28, 2013

The old expression – if it seems to be too good to be true – it probably is too good to be true – seems to have been written about bidding on HOA and Condo association liens at sheriff’s sale. Coral Gables attorney Marlyn J. Wiener ( has been contacted many times by successful bidders […]