Sachs Sax Caplan, P.L. founding partners, Louis Caplan and Peter S. Sachs are quoted in the news regarding the Surfside tragedy.
"People are saying, 'Am I safe?'" said founding partner Peter S. Sachs. "'What repairs do we need in my building? What have we done, what have we done?'"
"We don't have any re-inspections required in Palm Beach County, or anywhere in the state, outside of Miami-Dade and Broward County," Sachs said. "If we could prevent this from happening again, that would be a wonderful legacy to this whole situation."
“Our hearts go out to all the victims of the Surfside collapse and their loved ones. This horrific tragedy is a red flag warning for all high-rise condominiums, apartments, and commercial buildings – not just those along the coast,” said Louis Caplan, a founding partner of Sachs Sax Caplan.
“The State of Florida inspects everything from elevators to gas pumps to ensure public safety, and we should similarly have statewide standards for buildings where hundreds, or even thousands, of people live or work,” said Peter S. Sachs, a founding partner at the firm who helped draft Florida’s original condominium laws in the mid-1970s.
Caplan said Florida cannot leave the safety of buildings to volunteer condominium association members who lack the professional expertise to judge a structure’s integrity.
“Condominium boards are willing to spend whatever is necessary to protect their residents,” he said. “The focus should be not on what it costs, but rather what it saves – lives.”
Click the links below to read the articles in full.
WPTV Article: https://www.wptv.com/news/state/attorneys-call-for-task-force-following-surfside-collapse-to-recommend-reforms
WFLX Article: https://www.wflx.com/2021/07/01/attorneys-call-task-force-following-surfside-collapse/
Florida Politics Article: https://floridapolitics.com/archives/438646-law-firm-calls-for-special-task-force-after-surfside-condo-disaster/
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