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Florida’s Pot Laws and Broward’s Construction Industry

January 13, 2018

How Do New Regulations Affect Construction Workers in Fort Lauderdale & Hollywood? Florida’s recent move to approve a more comprehensive public medical marijuana program will have a considerable impact on employers in the 2018. In November 2016, Florida, along with Arkansas, North Dakota, and Montana, voted to join the 25 read more...

How Do Florida’s Pot Laws Affect Leases?

January 5, 2018

Clarity for Fort Lauderdale & Hollywood Landlords and Tenants Florida recently became one of more than 20 states to approve its own local medical marijuana program. With the new medical marijuana law coming into effect this year, landlords may be wondering how medical marijuana will affect their interactions with tenants. read more...

Can You File a Lien on Lease Property?

December 20, 2017

When one works on leased property, they may only they be able to lien the leasehold interest in some circumstances. The mechanic’s lien law, F.S. 713.10, allows a landlord to protect his property from liens from lessee’s construction by following a two-step process: One, having a provision in his lease read more...

Florida’s Statutes of Limitations: Construction Cases

November 27, 2017

If you’re weighing legal action against a contractor, subcontractor, construction company or property owner in Fort Lauderdale or Hollywood, don’t make the mistake of thinking you have forever to file a construction lawsuit. Any such litigation in Broward County is subject to rules set forth at the Florida state level, read more...

The Miller Act’s Impact on Fort Lauderdale Contractors

November 16, 2017

What is the Miller Act? In 1893, the United States government enacted a law known as the Heard Act. This Act stated that any construction company performing work for the U.S. government must carry a performance bond. Later, this Act was changed to include a bond securing payment for all read more...

Irma Causes Fort Lauderdale Crane Collapse

September 14, 2017

In our blog before Hurricane Irma hit last week, attorney David S. Tupler spoke of the construction accident risks associated with the unsecured cranes atop buildings in South Florida. Despite some manufacturers’ claims that cranes are designed to remain upright in winds up to 145 m.p.h., three construction cranes collapsed read more...

Can Commercial Leases be Terminated?

September 12, 2017

Update, January 5, 2018: Florida’s new marijuana laws have raised many questions among landlords and tenants. Lease lawyer David S. Tupler addresses some of the biggest concerns in this blog. In Florida, a commercial lease may be legally “broken” or prematurely terminated by a Broward County landlord or a tenant read more...

Hurricane Irma: Construction Accident Risks Skyrocket

September 8, 2017

Fort Lauderdale residents and businesses were given plenty of notice this week regarding the potential perils of Hurricane Irma. A week before projected landfall, we have been lectured repeatedly about the hazards associated with storm surge, heavy winds and flooding. Throughout South Florida, property owners are racing to shutter their read more...

Can a contract be voided?

September 6, 2017

If two (ore more) parties sign a written agreement, learning that it’s voidable may be jarring. However, in Broward County and elsewhere in Florida, it can happen. Contract dispute attorney David S. Tupler, P.A. offers the following as possible grounds for nullification of a signed contract in Fort Lauderdale and read more...

Changes: 2013 Lien & Foreclosure Laws

June 15, 2017

As the state with the largest inventory of backlogged foreclosures, Florida also has one of the longest foreclosure timelines in the country. In 2013, the State Legislature took steps to remedy the slow pace and mounting backlog by passing House Bill 87, also known as the Florida Fair Foreclosure Act read more...