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P3 Legislation in Florida

On September 24-25, Miami-Dade County held a P3 Institute entitled “The P3 Pipeline: A Forum for the Private Sector.” Among the topics discussed at the Institute was a measure currently before the Florida Legislature that, if…more
| Construction Law, Government Contracting, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

PortMiami Hoping to Continue P3 Success

A new public private partnership (“P3? or “PPP”) is coming to PortMiami. Royal Caribbean Cruises, LTD (“RCCL”) seeks to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain a new cruise terminal in the northeast section of the Port…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Reform on the horizon for the popular EB-5 Program

The 2016 political season has kicked into high gear, sparking lively discussions about major issues affecting the country. Two of the most significant issues being debated among the candidates are the economy and immigration…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law

Hostel Takeover: Part One

On our New Miami blog we often talk about Miami’s role as a trendsetting market for the hospitality industry. Over the last few years, Miami has been a popular launching point for luxury brands, such as The Thompson Miami Beach,…more
| Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Miami-Dade County Proposed Budget Confirms Dedication To P3s

Last week Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez introduced the County’s FY 2015-16 Proposed Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan. A review of the budget’s line items confirms the County’s dedication to the use of public-private…more
| Construction Law, Government Contracting, Real Estate - Commercial, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Lawyers May Advise on Clients’ Social Media Clean-Up

Most lawyers can easily recall a litigation scenario where a client’s past social media post, photo, or video caused more than a little consternation in both client and lawyer. A new opinion from The Florida Bar now allows…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

¿Qué impacto tendrá el nuevo enfoque de la SEC en el capital privado de inversión inmobiliaria del sur de Florida?

Fondos de capital de inversión inmobiliaria del sur de Florida: tomen nota de un discurso reciente de Marc Wyatt, Director de Cumplimiento Normativo de la Comisión de Valores y Bolsa (Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC) de…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Amendments to Condominium Termination Law Impede Ability to Terminate

Responding to perceived abuses in condominium terminations, the 2015 Florida Legislature passed Chapter 2015-175, amending the termination provisions of the Condominium Act. This statute clears up certain problems experienced in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended

The Distressed Condominium Relief Act enacted as Part VII of the Condominium Act in 2010 (“Act”) was a temporary measure to encourage absorption of unsold condominium units arising as a result of the Great Recession. This…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

How New SEC Focus Will Affect SFL Real Estate Private Equity

South Florida real estate private equity funds: take note of a recent speech by Marc Wyatt, SEC Director of Compliance, following up on previous concerns expressed regarding fees and expenses for private equity funds…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Think your Cellphone Usage is Private? Think Again

In a closely-watched case out of Miami, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals redefined the zone of privacy for cell phone users. As the Tech World was focused on Miami for the second annual eMerge conference, the court issued…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Luxury & Culture Behind Miami’s Growth as a Destination for the Wealthy

The City of Miami continues to emerge as a top global destination for the über-wealthy. According to Knight Frank’s annual Wealth Report (2015), Miami is ranked 6th globally, 2nd in the U.S. and will remain among the world’s top…more
| Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Is Urban Renewal Miami’s Next Economic Engine?

Miami may soon join the ranks of other major U.S. metropolises boasting innovative urban trail projects that have transformed neighborhoods and ignited a firestorm of private investment…more
| Elections & Politics, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation, Government Contracting, Real Estate - Commercial

Miami: The Next Global Frontier

Miami’s second annual eMerge Americas Conference marks another milestone in the city cementing itself as a hub for tech startups and entrepreneurs. In the last 18 months, Miami has established and cemented many of the key…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Senate Tightens Requirements for Construction Defect Claims

The Florida Senate is following a recent national trend of tightening its laws governing construction defect claims. Currently, under FL. Stat. § 558.004, entitled Notice and Opportunity to Repair, a party claiming a…more
| Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial
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