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Partner in Failed Miami Project Sues to Recoup $59M Investments
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Partner in Failed Miami Project Sues to Recoup $59M Investments

A would-be developer on a defunct project in Miami's Brickell District claims a partner still owes over $58.8 million for this and another venture...

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Miami's Watson Island Flagstone Project Wins on Appeal
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Miami's Watson Island Flagstone Project Wins on Appeal

The city and the developer of Miami's large-scale Watson Island project won on appeal against a would-be competitor and three people who tried to...

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Coral Gables Apartment Building Sells for $137,500 Per Unit
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Coral Gables Apartment Building Sells for $137,500 Per Unit

"Look at any legal market in any town and, as we all know, there will be an array of sellers with a wide range of rates and fee arrangements...." A...

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Lighthouse Point House Trades for Nearly $1.3 Million
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Lighthouse Point House Trades for Nearly $1.3 Million

"Clients have businesses to run and problems to solve. That's what they care about. Truth is, they don't care about external counsel, nor sho..."...

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South Florida Retail Sets Record With $97 Million Sale of Royal Palm Beach Plaza
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South Florida Retail Sets Record With $97 Million Sale of Royal Palm Beach Plaza

A real estate investment trust with a retail focus bought a sprawling Royal Palm Beach shopping plaza for $96.75 million in Florida's biggest...

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Deerfield Beach Office Building Trades for $1.8 Million
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Deerfield Beach Office Building Trades for $1.8 Million

"To every extent possible, the improvement stage should include clients. They can improve their own internal processes. The entire issue of h..."...

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Pitfalls for Community Associations When an Owner Files Bankruptcy
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Pitfalls for Community Associations When an Owner Files Bankruptcy

According to recent statistics, there are 342,000 community associations (including homeowners' associations and condominium associations) in the...

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Fundraising for Distressed CRE is Skyrocketing
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Fundraising for Distressed CRE is Skyrocketing

"The world of Strategic Management (SM) has four traditional stages: Plan, Execute, Monitor and Improve. That's what we shall be doing, plann..."...

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Daily Business Review
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Daily Business Review

"Private practice isn't all about you, it's all about the client. This is why lawyers who find lean ways to engage with clients have a compet..."...

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Colliers Says South Florida’s Industrial Market Fundamentals Strong Despite Signs of Moderation
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Colliers Says South Florida’s Industrial Market Fundamentals Strong Despite Signs of Moderation

MIAMI-Against a backdrop of what the firm says is a moderating South Florida industrial market, the Colliers International South Florida leading...

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South Beach Boutique Hotel Trades for $7.3M With Marcus & Millichap Help
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South Beach Boutique Hotel Trades for $7.3M With Marcus & Millichap Help

The boutique Odyssey of South Beach Hotel traded for $7.3 million with the help of a Marcus & Millichap team. What David Lat Learned about Big Law...

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Biggest Sale of Them All: Palm Beach Mansion Trades for Record $105 Million
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Biggest Sale of Them All: Palm Beach Mansion Trades for Record $105 Million

"We are often tempted to try to outwit our opponents, and sometimes this is important. But the priority is always outwitting the project." Last...

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Miami HFF Team Closes $550 Million Loan for Bal Harbour Shops Expansion
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Miami HFF Team Closes $550 Million Loan for Bal Harbour Shops Expansion

The mammoth $550 million financing package for Bal Harbour Shops was a challenge to obtain because the longtime mall owners wanted a single lender...

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Ex-Shake Shack Associate General Counsel Joins AXS
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Ex-Shake Shack Associate General Counsel Joins AXS

The former associate general counsel at New York-based Shake Shack said he plans to put the business skills he developed in-house to use for a...

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Convicted Palm Beach EB-5 Fraudster's Oceanfront Mansion Sells for $30 Million
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Convicted Palm Beach EB-5 Fraudster's Oceanfront Mansion Sells for $30 Million

An oceanfront Palm Beach mansion that belonged to embattled developer and admitted EB-5 fraudster Robert Matthews sold for over $30 million. "Soon...

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Creditors Beware — Bankruptcy Courts Now May Hold Creditors in Contempt
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Creditors Beware — Bankruptcy Courts Now May Hold Creditors in Contempt

The June 3 opinion by the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of Taggart v. Lorenzen, Executor of the Estate of Brown, provided much-needed guidance in...

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Greenacres Commercial Building Trades for Over $1 Million
News 4 months ago
Greenacres Commercial Building Trades for Over $1 Million

What David Lat Learned about Big Law-and Himself-at Above the Law "Managing a legal project is very much like flying a plane. Plan carefully with...

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Nonprofit Law Firm Squares Off Against Big Law Real Estate Attorney on Magic City Project
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Nonprofit Law Firm Squares Off Against Big Law Real Estate Attorney on Magic City Project

Courtesy photos One side is represented by a five-attorney, public interest law firm whose attorneys take on pro bono cases in the name of human...

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Miami Lawyer Uses Coral Gables' Own Filing to Clinch an Appellate Victory Against It
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Miami Lawyer Uses Coral Gables' Own Filing to Clinch an Appellate Victory Against It

A Miami lawyer used filings by the City of Coral Gables to her client's advantage in a successful challenge before a Florida appellate court. "The...

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Blackstone Entity Acquires Tampa Distribution Center for $69M
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Blackstone Entity Acquires Tampa Distribution Center for $69M

"Look at any legal market in any town and, as we all know, there will be an array of sellers with a wide range of rates and fee arrangements...."...

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Prolific Industrial Builder Bridge Development Plans New Facility in Davie
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Prolific Industrial Builder Bridge Development Plans New Facility in Davie

"The execution stage can be seen as using your eyes, to see what matters, before using your hands, to do the work, and then using your imagin..."...

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Jeffrey Epstein's Defense Suggests 14 Bond Conditions for Pretrial Release
News 4 months ago
Jeffrey Epstein's Defense Suggests 14 Bond Conditions for Pretrial Release

Defense attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein, arguing for his pretrial release, laid out at least 14 "highly restrictive conditions" Thursday to counter...

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Mansion on Miami Beach's Pine Tree Drive Sells for $2.3 Million
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Mansion on Miami Beach's Pine Tree Drive Sells for $2.3 Million

"If a legal project goes wrong, human performance is pretty much the only factor. That's not to say that the lawyer is the only human involve..."...

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Association Construction Contracts Require Deft Negotiation by Legal Counsel
News 4 months ago
Association Construction Contracts Require Deft Negotiation by Legal Counsel

Major renovation projects are par for the course for condominium associations of South Florida buildings completed more than 25 years ago. For...

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Penn-Florida Lands $225M Construction Loan to Complete Via Mizner’s Final Phase
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Penn-Florida Lands $225M Construction Loan to Complete Via Mizner’s Final Phase

BOCA RATON, FL-Locally-based owner and developer Penn-Florida Companies has secured a $225-million construction loan for The Residences at Mandarin...

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US Senate Confirms Wetherell as Federal Trial Judge
News 4 months ago
US Senate Confirms Wetherell as Federal Trial Judge

For the second time in less than a month, the U.S. Senate confirmed a judge from Florida's First District Court of Appeal to serve on the federal...

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If You Love Me Let Me Go: Tips on Establishing Florida Domicile
News 4 months ago
If You Love Me Let Me Go: Tips on Establishing Florida Domicile

Florida, with its moderate real estate tax rate and no personal income tax, has long been a welcoming, safe harbor for those fleeing from higher...

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Commercial Property Near the Miami River Trades for $3.2 Million
News 4 months ago
Commercial Property Near the Miami River Trades for $3.2 Million

"Clients have businesses to run and problems to solve. That's what they care about. Truth is, they don't care about external counsel, nor sho..."...

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Understanding Exactions and Recognizing Prohibited Governmental Exactions
News 4 months ago
Understanding Exactions and Recognizing Prohibited Governmental Exactions

Imagine that you are trying to develop a piece of vacant land into an apartment complex to meet the community's dire need for affordable, quality...

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Cushman & Wakefield Closes Miami-Dade's Biggest Retail Deal of the Year
News 4 months ago
Cushman & Wakefield Closes Miami-Dade's Biggest Retail Deal of the Year

Retail is reinventing itself to stay in business in competition with e-commerce. Yet one conventional Doral shopping plaza with traditional tenants...

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