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11th Circuit’s FDCPA Decision Upsets Status Quo for Debt Collectors in Florida, Georgia, & Alabama

July 9, 2021
FDCPA Decision Upsets Status Quo for Debt Collectors

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision, Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, Inc., may have changed the industry standard for debt collectors in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama who use third-party vendors to prepare and mail collection notices. The Court itself expressly recognized that it’s decision, which interprets section 1692c(b) of the Fair … Read more

Thunder Road – Accelerating Toward the Promised Land

July 1, 2021
Thunder Road – Accelerating Toward the Promised Land

In his iconic ballad “Thunder Road,” Bruce Springsteen sings of doubt and redemption. Understanding that he is “no hero,” Bruce croons for a better future. He pleads with Mary to stop “wasting her summer praying in vain” and, instead, to join him on Thunder Road. If only she would climb into his car, hit the … Read more

Business Rent Tax Reductions Make a Comeback

April 22, 2021
Business Rent Tax Reductions Make a Comeback

Early this year, the news in Florida’s business rent tax, the sales tax applicable to commercial leases in Florida, was that there is no news. After several straight years of reductions in the sales tax rates on commercial leases, the rates for 2021 held steady at 5.5% plus the applicable discretionary surtax. Today, only a … Read more

Residential Tenancies During a Pandemic: Unprecedented Times Equals (Some) Unprecedented Government Action

March 3, 2021
Residential Tenancies During a Pandemic: Unprecedented Times = (Some) Unprecedented Government Action

By: Michael C. Caborn, Esquire and Lauren M. Reynolds, Esquire During this unprecedented pandemic, the federal government, Florida government, and even local governments have taken unprecedented action to limit residential evictions, largely in an attempt to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The federal government, acting through the CDC and HHS, previously issued an Agency Order … Read more

2021 Florida Sales Tax Rates for Commercial Tenants

February 26, 2021
2021 Florida Sales Tax Rates for Commercial Tenants

Update: Hillsborough County tax went down from 8% to 7% effective March 16, 2021. The business rent tax reductions are coming back – and stronger than ever. ———- The Florida sales tax rates on commercial leases remain unchanged for 2021. In February of last year, the Florida legislature proposed a reduction on the rate of … Read more

Michael Caborn and Lauren Reynolds Featured Speakers on Foreclosure and Eviction in Florida

January 27, 2021
Michael Caborn and Lauren Reynolds Featured Speakers on Foreclosure and Eviction in Florida

WHWW attorneys Michael Caborn and Lauren Reynolds recently participated in the Winter Park Chamber’s weekly webinar series, presenting on the topic of Foreclosure and Eviction in Florida. Discussion included the landscape of federal and state moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures and what to expect if you are seeking to enforce a lease or loan documents or … Read more

Webinar: Foreclosure and Eviction in Florida: Red Light? Green Light?

January 13, 2021
Webinar: Foreclosure and Eviction in Florida: Red Light? Green Light?

Join us as Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A. representatives discuss the landscape of federal and state moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures. Learn what to expect if you are seeking to enforce a lease or loan documents or are concerned about a default. REGISTER HERE Speakers: Michael C. Caborn, Shareholder, Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman … Read more

WHWW Named a 2021 Best Law Firm

December 21, 2020
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward and Woodman, P.A. Winter Park, FL

WHWW was recently named a 2021 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers©. Several of the firm’s areas of practice were recognized in the report, including; Banking & Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation … Read more

Ground Control to Major Tom – Client to Lawyer Communication Protocol

December 9, 2020
Ground Control to Major Tom – Client to Lawyer Communication Protocol

In his classic rock masterpiece, Space Oddity, singer David Bowie tells the story of astronaut Major Tom. As Major Tom’s capsule orbits the Earth, he is having trouble communicating with Ground Control. Major Tom needs clarity, assurance, and understanding. Meanwhile, Ground Control simply orders Major Tom to “take your protein pills and put your helmet … Read more

Nicole Carolan and Heather Moraes Featured Speakers on Real Estate

November 24, 2020
Nikki Carolan and Heather Moraes Featured Speakers on Real Estate

WHWW attorneys Nicole Carolan and Heather Moraes recently participated in the Winter Park Chamber’s weekly webinar series, presenting on the topic of Reacting and Adapting: Perspectives in Real Estate Trends.  This timely presentation addressed current trends in real estate and strategies for adapting to it now and into the near future. VIEW VIDEO: