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Receivers Have a New Playbook with Passage of the UCRERA

September 22, 2020
Receivers Have a New Playbook with Passage of the UCRERA

In football, a receiver needs a good playbook. Otherwise, passes fall incomplete and teams lose games. However, until recently, receivers appointed to oversee distressed real estate assets had no statutory playbook. This often led to inconsistent results, unnecessary litigation, and title insurance problems. Fortunately, on July 1, 2020, Florida’s Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act … Read more

Update on Federal and State Law Impacting Evictions and Foreclosures

September 14, 2020
Update on Federal and State Law Impacting Evictions

By: Michael C. Caborn, Esquire, Mya M. Hatchette, Esquire, and Lauren M. Reynolds, Esquire Update on Federal and State Law Impacting Evictions What landlords need to know in a nutshell: All residential evictions are suspended through October 1, 2020 in Florida. In certain circumstances, residential evictions are suspended through December 31, 2020.  Landlords may proceed … Read more

New Florida Laws Provide Solutions for Landlords and Tenants During the Pandemic

September 3, 2020
New Florida Laws Provide Solutions for Landlords and Tenants During the Pandemic

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of daily life, including the need to keep a safe distance from others. We have adapted by creating solutions to limit human contact and promote health and safety, such as grocery store delivery services, virtual happy hours, and virtual at-home workouts, just to name a few. … Read more

Sixteen from WHWW Named 2021 Best Lawyers in America©, Four Named “Ones to Watch” and Jeff Deery and Randy Rush Named Lawyers of the Year

August 21, 2020

ORLANDO, FL — Sixteen lawyers from the law firm of Winderweedle, Haines, Ward and Woodman, P.A. (WHWW), were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2021), and four lawyers were named “Ones to Watch”, as published in dozens of city and regional publications in the U.S. including, U.S. News & World Report. … Read more

Q&A for Landlords: Keys to Surviving Tenant Bankruptcies

June 29, 2020
Q&A for Landlords: Keys to Surviving Tenant Bankruptcies

By: Ryan E. Davis, Heather S. Moraes, and Bradley M. Saxton How does a landlord best protect and shield itself from the economic turmoil of its tenants? The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had pronounced impacts on the retail industry, and likely will continue to affect retail for some time to come. Many retail tenants, for the … Read more

WHWW Attorneys Named 2020 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

June 18, 2020

Three WHWW attorneys were recently selected as 2020 Florida Super Lawyers: Ryan E. Davis (Bankruptcy); J. Jeffrey Deery (General Litigation); and Bradley M. Saxton (Bankruptcy). Five attorneys were named as Rising Stars: Michael P. Carolan (Real Estate); Nicole Latham Carolan (Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning); Brandon DeGel (Business Litigation); Gerrard L. Grant (Tax); Heidi M. Mitchell … Read more

Favorable Modifications to Paycheck Protection Program

June 16, 2020
Favorable Modifications to Paycheck Protection Program

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law legislation known as the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020” or the “PPPFA” which modifies provisions under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP program”) passed by Congress earlier this year. Changes under the PPPFA provide borrowers with greater flexibility regarding use of funds and loan … Read more

Sweeping Tax Relief Provided to American Families and Businesses under the CARES Act

April 16, 2020
Sweeping Tax Relief Provided to American Families and Businesses under the CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act” or the “Act”) in response to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”). The Act provides tax relief on multiple fronts to American families and businesses impacted by … Read more

Florida Foreclosures and Evictions – Related to COVID-19 Emergency Measures

April 6, 2020
Florida Foreclosures and Evictions – Related to COVID-19 Emergency Measures

By: Michael C. Caborn and Richard B. Weinman Updated 4/6/2020 Evictions Under the Florida Supreme Court’s latest Administrative Order of April 6, 2020 (AOSC20-23) Writs of Possession, commonly used in eviction and foreclosure matters, will not be issued through the close of business on Friday, May 29, 2020. Many Judicial Circuits are issuing Orders suspending … Read more

The Coronavirus and Your Contracts. What Now?

March 31, 2020
(4) The Coronavirus and your Contracts. What now?

By: Heather S. Moraes and Amy C. Maitner What happens when you cannot perform under your contracts due to complications surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?  Are you excused from performing or are you permitted to delay performance of your obligations?  Can you terminate the contract entirely?  The short answer is, it depends.  Each situation is individual … Read more