Preventing Commercial Landlord Liability for Tenant Improvements

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Unless a commercial property owner takes specific action to prevent the possibility, they can be held liable for a construction lien generated by the improvements made by a tenant. The owner of a commercial property must include language in the lease to prevent liability for a construction lien. They must also record the lease agreement and deliver notice of it as well as keep a vigilant watch in the mail for any indication that a construction lien is being taken out on their property. For further details, please read more.

BP Oil Spill Frequently Asked Questions From Clients

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

The Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill Settlement was established to compensate businesses and individuals who were economically harmed by the April 20, 2010, BP oil spill. More than 106,000 claims have been filed. Approximately $1.3 billion has been paid. The average payout per claim is approximately $200,000. There are eligible but unfiled claims totaling an estimated valued of $400 million. YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM BY APRIL 22, 2014, TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SETTLEMENT.

BP Claims Chief: “When in Doubt File a Claim”

By: Ghada Skaff Posted on: Saturday, January 26th, 2013

BP chief claims administrator Patrick Juneau acknowledges that many eligible Florida businesses have yet to file claims for losses incurred as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. To date, more than 34,000 Florida businesses and residents have already been approved for $332 million in claims. If you operate a Gulf Coast business that suffered a loss of revenue in 2010, you should contact us immediately to discuss your eligibility to file a claim.

BP Oil Spill Claims Available to a Wide Range of Businesses

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Thursday, December 20th, 2012

You don’t need to own a fishing boat or a beachfront business to have been financially impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. The BP oil spill critically damaged Florida’s tourism industry and created a ripple of lost income that affected Gulf residents as diverse as hairdressers and day care center operators. If your business took a financial hit in 2010, you may be able to recoup those losses by simply providing your financial information and filing a claim.

Domestic Drywall Problems Resemble Chinese Drywall

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The health and home problems associated with Chinese drywall in Florida homes have been well documented. Unfortunately, unscrupulous contractors have compounded the problem by mislabeling Chinese drywall as domestic or by recycling Chinese drywall into a new product that has the same problems but can be sold as American made. If you suspect you may have mislabeled or recycled Chinese drywall in your home, you have options to rectify the problem and may even be eligible for compensation.

Landlord’s Rights and Duties

By: Ghada Skaff Posted on: Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Commercial landlord/tenant relationships can be tricky, especially when the situation becomes untenable and an eviction seems inevitable. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know the ins and outs of what is legally permissible when dealing with tenants. Both landlords and tenants are subject to certain binding laws and responsibilities. Engaging qualified legal counsel can help you understand your rights and obligations, keeping landlord/tenant contractual agreements civil and expediting evictions if and when they become necessary.

The Problems Associated With Chinese Drywall

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

During the recent housing boom, busy contractors sometimes used Chinese-made drywall in new Florida homes. This substandard product may contain hazardous materials. Used either alone or in combination with domestic drywall, Chinese drywall can cause damage to your air conditioning and electrical systems as well as create serious health concerns. Find out how to tell if your home contains Chinese drywall, the symptoms of Chinese drywall exposure and your legal options for remediation.