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Lauren D. Kerr of Massey Law Group Achieves Florida Bar Board Certification in Construction Law

Dedicated to achieving a heightened level of excellence through character, professionalism, ethics, and credibility in the practice of law ST. PETERSBURG, FL, September 5, 2023 – Massey Law Group, P.A. (MLG), a law firm focusing on real property, business law, and commercial litigation, is pleased to announce that Lauren D. Kerr, MLG Attorney of Counsel, […]

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Understanding Florida Time Limitations and Florida’s Recent Changes Impacting Construction Claims

Statutes of Limitation A statute of limitation is the period in which a person may file a lawsuit arising from a certain event.  One of the primary purposes of a statute of limitations is to “protect defendants from unfair surprises and stale claims.”[1]   The statute of limitations begins to run from the time the […]

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Forced Forfeiture of Residential Property and New Florida Laws

Florida Statutes §§ 692.203 and 692.204 On July 1, 2023, several new Florida laws restricting the ownership and transfer of properties in Florida took effect.  One such law is Fla. Stat. 692.203, wherein a “foreign principal” is prohibited from owning any property (or having more than a de minimus interest therein), including residential property, within […]

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MLG Welcomes Lauren D. Kerr as Attorney of Counsel

Massey Law Group, P.A. (MLG) welcomes attorney Lauren D. Kerr to the team. Lauren is an experienced and engaging litigator with a wide-ranging background in civil litigation and construction law. Her dedication to her clients and resolving cases efficiently sets her apart from her peers. Lauren truly enjoys working diligently toward and achieving her clients’ […]

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Starlett Massey Reappointed for Sixth Term on The Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Starlett Massey, The Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee

With great pleasure, Massey Law Group is pleased to announce that MLG Founding Shareholder, Starlett Massey, has been reappointed to The Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee and appointed Vice Chair. Starlett’s new term, which begins on July 1, 2023, marks the sixth consecutive year she has been selected for the committee. “It is an […]

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Do You Need a Real Estate Attorney to Buy or Sell a House?

When making one of the biggest purchases of your life, it’s best to be well prepared.  If you’re not attentive to the details throughout the buying and selling process, you sometimes become aware of problems or missed opportunities when it is too late. Having a real estate attorney on your team sets you up for […]

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Honoring Michele Rayner Goolsby this Women’s History Month

Michele Rayner Goolsby

This Women’s History Month, MLG celebrates Michele Rayner Goolsby. The first openly lesbian black woman elected to the Florida Legislature, Michele Rayner Goolsby, has been a champion in the fight for equality both politically and in our community. MLG is proud to announce that Michele and her staff are now members of our MLG family […]

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James Kracht and the Fight Against Disability Discrimination

As the Path to Unity Project heads to Bay County, MLG shares the biography of James “Jim” Kracht, a Florida lawyer fierce in his fight for disability equality. Kracht is one of the five “faces of change” covered by The Florida Bar’s Committee on Diversity & Inclusion in its statewide Path to Unity Project. A […]

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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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Celebrating James Weldon Johnson This Black History Month

Black History Month - James Weldon Johnson

In honor of Black History Month, MLG shares the story of James Weldon Johnson: An African American trailblazer in the legal profession as well as a champion for the civil rights movement in America.    James Weldon Johnson’s Background James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville, FL, in 1871. At the time, Jacksonville only offered […]

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