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LLCs: GOT ONE? NEED ONE? LOANING MONEY TO ONE? Pay attention to these new rules!


The new Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act (the “New Act”) became effective January 1, 2014. If you have an existing LLC, are forming a new LLC or, for you commercial lenders out there, are loaning money to an LLC, you should pay attention to the changes that have been implemented. Why bother with a New Act? Theoretically, […]

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Two Words On “Attitude” …

Captain Jack Sparrow - Attitude

Captain Jack Sparrow, channeling Charles R. Swindoll … The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is […]

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Confused By Documentary Stamp Tax and Intangibles Tax? Everyone Else Is, Too!


Last week I attended a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on Florida’s documentary stamp tax and non-recurring intangibles tax and I left feeling as though I knew less about about them than when I walked in. Now, of course, that’s not entirely true – a lot of good information was conveyed and I did learn things I […]

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I exchanged emails today with another real estate attorney and was amused when I saw this statement as part of her email signature in bold, red letters: DO NOT DELAY YOUR CLOSING: Due to recent changes in the real estate industry, we can only accept wire transfers. Cashier’s checks do not immediately clear and are […]

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Permit Me! Increased Construction Permits Send A Positive Signal!


As reported in Orlando Business Journal, Orlando-area construction permit values are up 47% over the prior year, which is a clear indicator that home builders and commercial developers are looking toward increased growth and a more robust economy in 2014. Advance planning and accurate forecasting are critical components for success in the commercial real estate […]

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Good News In The News


Thankfully, seeing significant positive movement both in the statistics (CoStar report) and the reporting of the statistics. Those are two distinct concepts and both are important to economic recovery! The Orlando real estate market, in particular, is looking very positive. Here’s wishing everyone a “2014” filled with whatever you hope it will be filled with, […]

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Happy Holidays from CommercialRealEstateOrlando.net!!


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It’s the end of “the closing” as we know it, but it feels fine.

Does it seem as if your life revolves around emails, texts, computers, tablets, the internet, the “cloud” and other electronic forms of communication? Well, the practice of real estate law really isn’t any different and it has changed the way real estate closings are typically conducted. In my commercial real estate practice, it is actually more unusual to have a […]

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Winter Park Office Building Completed

CNL Commercial Real Estate completed construction of Heritage Park, a three-story, 86,000-square-foot office building in the center of Winter Park, FL.

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What is Agriculture Law?

I’m often asked “What is Agriculture Law?” As I explained in this article for the Florida Law Journal a while back, there is no particular definition of Agriculture Law because Agriculture Law isn’t focused on any particular legal practice area. It is instead focused on the widely varying needs of a particular type of client, be it an […]

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