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The City of Miami Beach appears to have lost a major battle in its war on short-term rentals following a recent decision by Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals, which declares that the City’s excessive fine structure is illegal under Florida law. Short-term vacation rentals have surged in popularity in recent years, in large part
This year, the State of Florida approved a law allowing Florida notaries to perform remote online notarizations. With the global pandemic stifling many legal processes including, closing in-bank services and real estate offices, the state’s timing may seem clairvoyant. The new law helps to eliminate many of the current difficulties closing real estate transactions, as well as notarizing other legally binding documents.
As we move forward and begin the see the potential for recovery in our lives and the larger economy, many are confronting difficult decisions about their personal and business finances. So many unknowns will have to be addressed in the coming months and Bitman O’Brien & Morat has identified the three top legal challenges our clients are currently facing.
Managing Partner Ronnie Bitman has been selected to the annual Florida Super Lawyers® for the fifth time, and second consecutive year. Congratulations, Ronnie!
Super Lawyers is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys who are nominated and selected through independent research and peer evaluation. Only 5% of the attorneys in Florida will receive this distinction.
Per Zillow.com, home values in Orlando have gone up 7.7% and the real estate market in Central Florida is on the rise. The profitable property value has tempted thousands of new homebuyers and investors to focus on purchasing property right here in the O