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Florida Brush Fires Allow Land Development Permit Extensions

Published: April 18th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On April 11, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-120 declaring a State of Emergency for the entire State of Florida due to extensive brush fires caused by drought conditions. The emergency declaration is for 60 days. Florida Statute 252.363 allows for the extension of the termination dates of certain land development approvals for […]

Landlords: During Lease Negotiations, Be Aware of Co-tenancy Provisions

Published: August 8th, 2016

It is becoming increasingly common for tenants, particularly retail tenants in shopping centers, to require the inclusion in their leases of provisions allowing the termination of the lease or modification of lease terms if another tenant of the shopping center fails to materialize or discontinues operation of their business. Usually such provisions relate to the […]

Opportunities Abound for Developers in Brevard County

Published: March 31st, 2016

By: Brian M. Stephens

If you’re a developer and you’re not paying attention to Brevard County and Florida’s Space Coast, you’re missing out. Brevard County should be on every development company’s radar. The County boasts many traits, unique among Florida’s other coastal counties, which promise a safe and prosperous financial future. Sure, Brevard County has over 70 miles of […]

Permit Extensions Available. Act Quickly.

Published: September 15th, 2015

By: Anna H. Long

Recently, Governor Scott issued two Executive Orders declaring a state of emergency in the state.  The first, Executive Order 15-158, was issued on August 6, 2015 for the following counties: Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Taylor due to severe weather systems that brought substantial rain and flooding. This state of emergency is in effect until October 5, […]

Tax Court Holds that Sale of Real Property Resulted in Ordinary Income Rather than Capital Gain

Published: August 26th, 2015

By: Stephen R. Looney

In Fargo,[1] the Tax Court held that a couple had ordinary income from a property sale by a partnership in which they were partners because the property was sold in the ordinary course of business.  The taxpayer, husband and wife, were partners in Girard Development, L.P. (GDLP), an entity subject to the partnership procedures under […]

Dean Mead Expands Commercial Real Estate Practice with Addition of Anna Long

Published: February 18th, 2015

By: Anna H. Long

ORLANDO, Fla. – Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., a business law firm with five offices across Florida and headquarters in Orlando, recently announced that Anna Long has joined its Orlando office as Of Counsel in the Real Estate department. As a seasoned lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, Long has devoted […]

Negotiating Use Restrictions On Property Near Hospitals

Published: December 22nd, 2014

Medical office properties located near hospital facilities are sometimes subjected to publicly recorded use restrictions.  These restrictions are usually contained in deeds in the chain of title or separate declarations.  Typically, the use restrictions forbid future occupants from performing or providing specific types of medical services.  They also may contain more generic language which forbids […]

Florida Legislature Passes CS/HB 7023 – Permit Extensions for Two Years

Published: July 16th, 2014

By: W. Lee Dobbins

In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Florida legislature passed bills giving landowners the right to obtain two-year extensions of certain types of development permits simply by sending a letter to the permitting agency. This year the Florida legislature passed CS/HB 7023, which contains provisions very similar to the bills passed in 2009 through 2012. […]