Community Association Law 2019

New 4th DCA decision discussing the proper application of the “Business Judgment Rule” in community associations, and involving our client, Homeland Property Owners Association, Inc.
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Hurricane Season Is Upon Us-Is your Association Ready?

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By: Lindsay E. Raphael, Esq., Senior Counsel, Sachs Sax Caplan, P.L. The heart of hurricane season is quickly approaching---the full season runs from June 1 to November 30 th . Year after year we all hear news reports about how this hurricane season is going to be the most active yet and then if we are lucky, we have a relatively quiet season and i...
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July 2019 New York Law Journal, "If You Love Me Let Me Go: Tips on Establishing Florida Domicile" by Daniel A. Kaskel

Published in the July 10 issue of the New York Law Journal, board certified attorney Daniel Kaskel's article "If You Love Me Let Me Go: Tips on Establishing Florida Domicile," highlights challenges, rewards and nuances of establishing residency in the state of Florida for high net worth clients who currently reside in high-taxed states. Mr. Kaskel ...
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Leaders in the Industry

Three SSC attorneys are among the first in the state to become board certified by the Florida Bar in Condominium and Planned Development Law. This new field was established by the Florida Bar in 2016 and the first certifications were issued this summer. Earning the new designation are Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus, Peter S. Sachs, Managing...
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Lou Caplan & Steve Rappaport - Speakers at Association Related Trade Show

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Lou Caplan and Steve Rappaport taught the 2018 Legal Update for managers, in West Palm Beach on Tuesday afternoon. They were invited speakers at an Association related trade show. The firm always appreciates these opportunities as it allows our attorneys to connect with managers, many of whom they work with assisting association clients with their ...
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Condo Damage from Hurricance

Hurricane Irma swept the State of Florida from Key West to Jacksonville. With offices in both Boca Raton, Florida and Tallahassee, Florida, we felt the brunt of the storm in both parts of the State. For our clients, we know that the laws surrounding natural disasters and their aftermaths will become of increasing importance to Floridians. As a firm...
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Hurricane Legal Issues

Now that Hurricane Irma has passed, interrupting commerce from Key West, Florida to Jacksonville, Florida, it is now time to truly read and concentrate on “boilerplate” in your contracts. Yes, ‘boilerplate,” that is, all those provisions where the instructions are to just “get it off the computer.” Truly, when you work with a knowledgeable attorney...
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Legislative Update 2017

Legislative Update 2017
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Business Rent Tax Reduction

House Bill 7109 permanently lowers the sales tax charged on commercial leases from 6 percent to 5.8 percent. The state currently levies the tax on the total rent or license fee charged for renting any real property. Residences are exempt from this tax. Florida is the only state in the country to impose this type of tax on businesses. Therefore, it ...
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Board Certification Course April 21st in Boynton Beach - Register Now

BOD Certification Boynton Beach General
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Steven G. Rappaport Appointed Board Member at Fair Housing/Equal Employment PBC

Steven G. Rappaport Board Member at Fair Housing/Equal Employment Board of Palm Beach County EDUCATION: Georgetown University (Washington, DC) Steven G. Rappaport has been appointed to the board of directors of the Fair Housing/Equal Employment Board of Palm Beach County. The at-large appointment was made by Commissioner Mary Lou Berger made the at...
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