Announcement: Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Condominium & Planned Development Law

Posted by Bakalar & Associates, PA 7/10/19 The Law Offices of Bakalar & Associates, PA is pleased to announce that as of June 1, 2018 attorneys Susan P. Bakalar and Leonard Wilder have received their certification in Condominium & Planned …

Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can’t humans see the writing on the wall?

People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences – and Florida’s coastal real estate may be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call Published by The Guardian.com by Megan Mayhew Bergman Fri 15 Feb 2019 06.00 EST …

Three new headaches for homeowner associations; Drones Copyright & Mold [11-5-18]

Article Courtesy of The Washington Post By Benny L. Kass Published November 4, 2018 What do drones, copyrights and mold have in common? According to USI Insurance Services, a national insurer with more than 50 offices throughout the country, these …

Too Many Miami Condos? Don’t Tell Lenders A huge supply prompts continuing 50% rule and other industry lending standards.

Article Courtesy of  The GlobeSt.Com By David Wilkening Published August 21, 2018 Miami’s condo glut is not deterring lenders under the right circumstances, as illustrated by a recent $138 million loan for the luxury condo Elysee in the East Edgewater …

Miami Beach strikes deal for 44-story condo tower, park at old South Shore Hospital site The taller, more narrow design for 500 Alton Road leaves more room for a public park

Article Courtesy of CURBED MIAMI By Jay Koziarz Published August 4, 2018 The long, drawn-out saga to redevelop SoBe’s vacant South Shore Hospital at 500 Alton Road made meaningful progress last week when the Miami Beach City Commission’s Finance Committee …

Children and Athletes at Play on Toxic Turf and Playgrounds

By: Nyedra W. Booker, PharmD, MPH and Stephanie Fox-Rawlings, PhD Reprinted by Permission of: Cancer Treatment and Prevention Fund 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036 www.StopCancerFund.org Is your child playing on rubber instead of grass at the …

Three Major Brickell Projects Sued Over Alleged Damage To Nearby Condo Towers

Article Courtesy of The Real Deal By Katherine Kallergis Published July 21, 2018 The developers and builders of some of Miami’s tallest towers are being sued for damage allegedly caused to two neighboring Brickell condo buildings. Everest National Insurance Company, …

How To Keep Your Home, And What’s Inside It, Safe [6-7-18]

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Brett Clarkson Published May 30, 2018 With a hurricane bearing down, there’s no question you’ll want to keep you and your family safe, not to mention your house – and what’s inside it. …

Miramar Homeowners Association Pays Up After Woman Loses Leg to Snake Bite, Homeowners Association Pays $5 Million to Victim [5-24-18]

Article Courtesy of Local 10 News By Jeff Weinsier Published May 24, 2018 MIRAMAR – A snake bite cost a woman her leg and a Miramar homeowners association millions of dollars. A University of Florida study found that venomous water …

Hurricane Irma powers sharp increase in lawsuits against insurers [5-10-18]

Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published May 10, 2018 Lawsuits against property and casualty insurers with the largest market shares in Florida increased sharply in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the same period last year, and …