Florida’s Pot Laws and Broward’s Construction Industry
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?
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. In this blog, David S. Tupler, a lease lawyer... read more
Can You File a Lien on Lease Property?
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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