What Does Florida’s New Legislation on Homeowner’s Insurance Mean for Lenders, Investors, and Property Owners?

Senate Bill 2-A

Senate Bill 2-A While Senate Bill 2-A (SB 2-A) has been touted as incentivizing insurers to insure Florida real estate by eliminating the risk of insolvency for insurers, this Bill provides a dramatic change in how claims are handled by insurers.  This change will arguably impact property owners and lenders when it comes to evaluating […]

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2022 Reflections and Predicted Wins for Women’s Workplace Equality in 2023

What happened in 2022 as the workforce (and workplace) continued to shift? And how has it moved the needle on workplace equality for women?   Much has changed since the pandemic’s start — from how companies do business to where employees work and how work-life balance is defined. The shift has been seismic, and the […]

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Housing Trends: Softening Real Estate Market in Tampa Bay

Housing Trends Softening Market in Tampa Bay

Homeowners in Tampa Bay have enjoyed a booming housing market over the last few years. On the other hand, prospective homebuyers looking to move into the Tampa Bay area have faced inflated housing costs, bidding wars, forced inspection waivers, and repeated outbids by cash investors. According to recent trends, Tampa Bay buyers may see a […]

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Housing Trends: Condo Hotels

What is a Condo Hotel? A condo hotel, also known as a condotel, is legally categorized as a condominium but operates as a hotel. Units within the condotel are owned by individuals and are available for personal use or, in most cases, also as short-term rental spaces.    Sometimes, these units are sold “turn-key” and […]

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Housing Trends: Single Family “Build to Rent”

build to rent

Is a new model of innovative housing coming our way? The limited supply of residential property in Florida, particularly in the Tampa Bay region, has peaked over the last two years, given the arrival of many new residents to our community.1 The Tampa metro area had some of the largest net domestic migration gains in […]

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Relying on Text or Email Exchanges to Secure a Real Estate Contract? Don’t!

Real Estate Contract

Much of our communication takes place via email or text message. In the current real estate market, minutes matter when making a purchase offer. As a result, realtors and their clients may rely on text messages and emails to communicate quickly. But realtors and agents should be cautious when using text messages and emails in […]

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SAY GAY: Fentrice Driskell Advocates for LGBTQ+ Equality

Fentrice Driskell Advocates for LGBTQ+ Equality

On this year’s National Day of Silence, MLG formally denounces Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay Bill” and offers hope in the form of future leadership for LGBTQ+ youth. The Day of Silence[1] is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ students and allies take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and […]

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Diversity and the Economy: An Integral Connection

Diversity and the Economy

How does diversity and inclusion affect business? In our previous blog “Diversity Cannot Be Dismissed,” we discussed how the Florida Supreme Court’s decision to essentially withdraw its promotion of diversity is a detriment to crucial progress being made within the legal profession. However, as many might not realize, diversity and inclusion matter in a financial […]

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Three Legal Issues Faced by Artists Today

Artists legal issues

Artists focus on creating works and cultivating their art. Their studios are filled with canvases and paint or sculpting hammers and clay. They rarely contain a stack of law books.  However, artists are often exploited because they are not prepared to navigate the legal hazards typical in their profession. We will explore three legal issues […]

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Diversity Cannot Be Dismissed

Diversity Cannot Be Dismissed

Has the Florida Supreme Court withdrawn its support for the promotion of diversity? On April 15, 2021, the Supreme Court of Florida amended the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar to prevent continuing legal education (“CLE”) credit from being given to courses created in accordance with the American Bar Association (“ABA”) model policy[1].  The ABA Diversity […]

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