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PACE Loans in Florida: A Lender’s Perspective

By Michael C. Caborn, Esquire | April 15, 2019
Florida’s “PACE” Program (which stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy) was created in 2010 through Section 163.08, Florida Statutes, which authorized Florida local governments to finance property improvements for energy conservation and improving a property’s resistance to storm damage.

Establishing the priority of a lender’s mortgage lien during foreclosure or bankruptcy can be challenging when the collateral is also encumbered by governmental or quasi-governmental liens with unsettled lien priority. One such problematic example is the lien priority of PACE loans. Florida’s “PACE” Program (which stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy) was created in 2010 … Read more

WHWW Becomes a 2019 CREW National Sponsor

By admin | March 19, 2019
WHWW Becomes a 2019 CREW National Sponsor

WHWW is pleased to announce that it is the 2019 Bronze National Sponsor of the CREW Network. Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Program Partners are cornerstone supporters of CREW Network programs and initiatives that impact the commercial real estate industry. This year, CREW Network Convention and Marketplace will be held from Sept. 25-27, 2019 at … Read more

FAREWELL TO LIBOR: Preparing for the Effects of a Disappearing Lending Benchmark

By Michael P. Carolan, Esquire | February 6, 2019
FAREWELL TO LIBOR: Preparing for the Effects of a Disappearing Lending Benchmark

For decades LIBOR (short for London Inter-bank Offered Rate) was one of the most commonly used benchmark interest rates for financial transactions. Derived from a daily survey of about 20 large banks, it was intended to reflect the interest rate at which banks lent to one another. However, confidence in LIBOR as an accurate reflection … Read more

WHWW Named a 2019 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers©

By admin | November 29, 2018
Nine From Firm Named 2018 Best Lawyers In America©

WHWW was recently named a 2019 “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, Business Organizations, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Real Estate Law and Trusts & Estates Law. Firms … Read more

Are Out-of-State Bank Accounts Out of Reach for Florida Judgment Creditors?

By Eric Werrenrath, Esquire | November 18, 2018
Are Out-of-State Bank Accounts Out of Reach for Florida Judgment Creditors?

A creditor has several tools to pursue collection from a judgment debtor. One of the most commonly used tools is garnishment of a judgment debtor’s bank account because it can be done relatively quickly and cheaply. In fact, most courts will routinely grant a motion to issue a writ of garnishment on an ex-parte basis, … Read more

WHWW Welcomes Attorney Lauren Reynolds

By admin | October 29, 2018
Lauren Reynolds

WHWW is pleased to welcome litigation attorney Lauren Reynolds, practicing in real estate and commercial litigation, including title claims, quiet title actions, foreclosures, contract disputes, landlord-tenant matters and other related matters. Lauren brings experience representing mortgage servicers, banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions in state and federal court litigation. Her experience also includes handling … Read more

Does Your Limited Liability Company Have a “Prenuptial Agreement”? (If Not, Consider Reading This)

By Gerrard L. Grant, Esquire | September 18, 2018
With the emergence of the limited liability company (“LLC” or “company”) entity type, an owner, known as a “member,” can minimize or prevent setbacks that interrupt business operations that in very extreme instances, cause it to dissolve.

With the emergence of the limited liability company (“LLC” or “company”) entity type, an owner, known as a “member,” can minimize or prevent setbacks that interrupt business operations that in very extreme instances, cause it to dissolve. Similar to a prenuptial agreement in the marriage context, a properly drafted operating agreement can protect members and … Read more

Is California Dreaming or Will More Healthcare Workers Become Employees?

By J. Jeffrey Deery, Esquire | July 19, 2018
Is California Dreaming or Will More Healthcare Workers Become Employees?

There is no bigger industry in the state of Florida than healthcare. Hospitals, physician groups, and surgical centers provide valuable care to the citizens of the Sunshine State. For many of these businesses, the workers are independent contractors, rather than employees. However, a recent decision by the California Supreme Court is causing those in the … Read more

Kudos to our Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers®

By admin | July 17, 2018
Central Florida Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2018

Congratulations to the following attorneys for being named 2018 Super Lawyers! Trippe Cheek (Land Use/Zoning), Ryan Davis (Bankruptcy: Business), Jeff Deery (General Litigation), and Brad Saxton (Bankruptcy: Business). And this year the firm is celebrating three Rising Stars – Andrew Roy (Bankruptcy: Business), and NEW TO THE LIST, Jamie Blucher (Bankruptcy: Business) and Brandon DeGel … Read more

WHWW Welcomes Attorney Gerrard L. Grant

By admin | July 12, 2018
Gerrard L. Grant

WHWW is pleased to welcome attorney Gerrard L. Grant, practicing in business and taxation. Gerrard is highly experienced, with more than 10 years as in-house counsel and vice president of a large financial investment firm, as an Assistant City Attorney for Atlanta, Georgia, and in private practice. He is Florida Bar Board Certified in Tax … Read more