Community Development Districts in Florida

By Christopher M. Cobb March 4, 2020 Posted in Community Association Law

A Community Development District (“CDD”) is a governmental unit created to serve the long-term specific needs of a community. Created under Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes, a CDD’s main powers are to plan, finance, construct, operate and maintain community-wide infrastructure and services specifically for the benefit of its residents.  There […]

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How Do You Become A Plumbing Contractor In Florida

By Christopher M. Cobb February 26, 2020 Posted in Construction Law

The construction industry is booming again in Florida. As a result, many people are seeking to take advantage of this by becoming licensed contractors.  Chapter 489, Florida Statutes and 61G4-12 through 23, Florida Administrative Code sets forth the requirements for an applicant to achieve initial licensure. In Florida, an individual […]

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Florida’s Construction Liens Laws: The Claim of Lien

By James M. Gonzalez February 24, 2020 Posted in Construction Law

  After serving the Notice to Owner and commencement of your scope of work, there may be an instance where your contracting party fails to make payment for labor, services and/or materials rendered. To protect your interest, you may have a right to record a Claim of Lien on the […]

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Out of State Venue in Florida Construction Disputes

By Christopher M. Cobb February 11, 2020 Posted in Construction Law

Construction disputes happen.  Often, the parties to the contract agree in advance about where any dispute would be decided.  This is known as a venue clause.  Venue clauses can require the dispute to be in a particular city, county or may even require the dispute be located where the project […]

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