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Damages are not always sufficient in a lawsuit for breach of contract, but there are other remedies the court may consider. If the agreement concerns something unique, specific performance may resolve the contract dispute. A little background Breach of contract occurs when one party to an agreement fails to fulfill contractual obligations. There are ways to […]

If you’re dealing with the estate of a loved one who was a resident of Florida when they died, you may find some of our state’s probate laws confusing. Don’t worry — you’re not alone. You may have heard that smaller Florida estates can qualify for something called “summary administration.” This is a simplified probate […]

You sign a contract with a non-compete agreement. At the time, you’re just happy to have a job. Ten years later, though, you decide to leave that job and go into business by yourself. It’s time to take another look at that non-compete agreement. Your employer does not want you to become the competition, and […]

The Brickell East condo association filed suit against the Echo Brickell and the construction company John Moriarty and Associates in Miami-Dade circuit court last week. The former accuses the latter of having reneged on their agreement to keep the impact to their building to a minimum. Brickell East maintains that Echo Brickell’s Property Markets Group’s […]

It’s common for questions to be raised regarding the mental capacity of a decedent after they have passed away. These questions are often raised because the beneficiaries of the estate are surprised about the wishes that their loved one has expressed in their will or trust. Mental incapacity and undue influence often go hand in […]

Homeowners expect to see a lawyer twice in the span of possessing a house or condominium. The first time is when it is time to close on a home, and the second is when it is time for someone else to close while they are buying it. People often feel like something went wrong if […]

There are two primary types of breaches of contracts: minor and material ones. Parties that enter into contractual agreements with one another may be required to meet certain obligations or be subject to certain penalties depending on the type of breach that they’re alleged to have had a hand in. A material breach is the […]

Perhaps a friend or neighbor of yours has become successful by investing in real estate with a focus on flipping houses. You are intrigued and want to try your luck at this kind of venture. Investing in real estate has its rewards, but you should keep in mind that pitfalls are common. Here are four […]

Disputes between a client and a contractor can often arise if work is not completed on time or not done to a standard the client believes is adequate. Becoming involved in a dispute can have the potential to ruin a contractor’s reputation, and it will undoubtedly cost more money and time. This is why disputes […]

When asked last year how they would expect the commercial real estate market to be doing last year, many brokers expressed concern that it would be experiencing a downturn. The opposite has happened for the land development, retail, industrial and office sectors in major markets in Central and West Florida, though. The Lakeland, Fort Myers, […]

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