This election included 6 amendments. Within this article we will review the 4 amendments that passed. The state of Florida is notorious for having numerous amendments on the ballot; you may remember the 2018 ballot which included 13 amendments voters had to consider. Thankfully, this election only included 6 amendments. Within this article we will [..]
The author of this article, Michael Ciardi, is a long time friend of the firm. Understanding interest rates and bank lending seems simple, it’s not. In this article Michael does a great job explaining how the money flows from the fed to the open market. I hope you enjoy the article, I know I did. [..]
It goes without saying that we are currently experiencing a global pandemic. This historic threat to public health is unprecedented and as such governments are implementing rare actions including extending a moratorium on evictions. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has extended a temporary moratorium on evictions through December 31, 2020. [..]
UPDATE: Extended until October 1, 2020 – Executive Order preventing residential eviction and residential mortgage foreclosures
The Governor of Florida has extended the Executive Order preventing residential eviction and residential mortgage foreclosure actions from proceeding in Florida courts until October 1, 2020 The order only prevents residential eviction and foreclosure actions from proceeding in court provided the tenant or mortgagor can show that the inability to pay is due to the [..]
The Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act (UCRERA) – Creates uniformity for the process by codifying Florida common law.
Florida has adopted the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act as of July 1, 2020 This act codifies the receivership appointment process and provides uniformity to the process of appointment and the powers of a receiver The appointment of the receiver is within the courts discretion and there are several governing factors for how the [..]
Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida is to receive $250 Million for Affordable Housing Coronavirus relief.
Florida is to receive $250 million of funding from the federal CARES act, aimed at providing relief for renters and mortgage holders across Florida that have been impacted by COVID-19 $120 million is allocated to provide for short term rental assistance for families residing in affordable housing that have been affected by COVID-19 A separate [..]
Order, issued by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, restricts some kinds of real estate evictions and mortgage foreclosure actions.
The Governor of Florida has extended the Executive Order preventing residential eviction actions from proceeding in Florida courts until September 1, 2020 The order only prevents eviction and foreclosure actions from proceeding in court provided the tenant or mortgagor can show that the inability to pay is due to the COVID-19 pandemic; rent and mortgage [..]
Rehiring Employees Under the SBA “PPP”Program May 13, 2020 As businesses are beginning to receive funding from the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) as part of the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), they are faced with decisions on whether to rehire employees that they previously had to lay off due to the economic impacts [..]
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides funding for the Paycheck Protection Program loans (“PPP”). Below are some key considerations for companies that are seeking or obtaining PPP loans. Current Status of the Program Although the SBA [..]
A second coronavirus emergency aid package was signed into law, named the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This act responds to the growing health and economic crises with provisions for paid sick leave, free testing and expanded unemployment benefits. This legislation allocates roughly $8 billion for coronavirus prevention, preparation and response efforts. Here’s a breakdown [..]