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This article was written for and originally published in ALAS Managing Partners' Corner Newsletter. By:  Fred D. Franklin, Jr. and Brian G. Kelley As you probably know, the legal profession is facing a health crisis. The statistics are jarring: lawyers experience nearly double the rate of problematic alcohol use when compared with other highly educated professionals (20.6... read more

A purchaser of real property may be subject to liability for taxes, including sales taxes, owed by the Seller to the Florida Department of Revenue (“DOR”). Title insurance does not protect against this liability. Under F.S. 213.758, a transferee of more than 50% of the assets of a business (including real property) is liable for unpaid tax owed by the transferor arising from the... read more

By Timothy D. Hedrick and Mark S. Mitchell Often times, mortgages contain certain “conditions precedent” to foreclosure that require mortgagees to take certain acts before they may commence an action to foreclose on their collateral. The simplest example of a mortgagee’s condition precedent is a requirement that a mortgagee send a notice of default and right to cure before... read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marketing 904-398-3911 Marketing@rtlaw.com JACKSONVILLE, FL, March 14, 2016 - Chris Hazelip, a shareholder in the firm of Rogers Towers, P.A., has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Mr. Hazelip became a Fellow took place recently... read more

For those involved in high-dollar residential real estate transactions, two new Geographic Targeting Orders (“GTOs”) issued by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury may affect your transaction. Concerned about the utilization of all-cash purchases of high-end residential real estate by individuals attempting to hide... read more

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