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July 31, 2019

C Corporation vs. S Corporation: What’s the Difference?

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When forming a new business or subsidiary in Florida, you have no shortage of business structures to choose from. However, while Florida law recognizes numerous types of business entities (and Florida-based businesses can form entities in other states as well), the corporate structure remains a popular choice for a variety of different reasons. Read More

Categories: Business Law

July 26, 2019

Starting a Business in Florida: What are the Legal Risks Involved?

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Operating a business in Florida involves both financial and legal risks. From a legal perspective, as a business owner, virtually every decision you make has the potential for legal ramifications. In order to protect your company (and yourself), you need to manage the risks appropriately, and this starts with simply being able to identify the types of scenarios in which mistakes and oversights could lead to liability. Read More

Categories: Business Law

June 21, 2019

Ensuring Clear Title in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

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Buying commercial property in Florida involves issues that are both similar to and unique from the issues involved in residential real estate transactions. One of the similarities – and an issue that is often overlooked in both commercial and residential transactions – is the importance ensuring clear title to the property. Read More

Categories: Construction Law

June 12, 2019

2019 Saavedra Goodwin Super Lawyers

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Saavedra Goodwin congratulates our 2019 Super Lawyers!

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Categories: Firm News

April 30, 2019

These Are the First Predictions for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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AccuWeather recently released its first predictions for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. In 2018, we saw a total of 15 named storms; and, in 2019, AccuWeather is predicting, “a near- to slightly above-normal season with 12 to 14 storms.” According to AccuWeather, “[o]f those storms, five to seven are forecast to become hurricanes and two to four are forecast to become major hurricanes.” Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

April 19, 2019

Unlicensed Contractors and Assignments of Benefits (AOBs): A Warning for South Florida Homeowners

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In the aftermath of a hurricane or a major tropical storm, the recovery and rebuilding process can be overwhelming not just for individual homeowners, but for communities as a whole. All of a sudden, the demand for insurance adjusters, contractors and temporary housing is far greater than the supply, and this means that the duration of the recovery process gets extended and many people are forced to move far away from their homes. Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

April 1, 2019

Saavedra Goodwin Expands to Central Florida!

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Saavedra-Goodwin is proud to announce the opening of our Central Florida Office in Celebration, Florida.

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Categories: Firm News

February 28, 2019

What Does Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Cover?

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As a homeowner in South Florida, you know you need homeowner’s insurance. But, do you know why (aside from the fact that your mortgage company requires it)? While many homeowners put little thought into their coverage options, making informed decisions about your home insurance policy can be critical to making sure you are able to rely on your coverage when you need it. Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

February 15, 2019

What is the Statute of Limitations for Homeowner’s Insurance Claims in Florida?

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When your home is damaged in a storm or other casualty event, you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim with your insurance company. If you wait too long, your insurance company may be justified in denying your claim entirely. However, this is not the only timeframe homeowners need to be worried about – especially since most homeowner’s file their insurance claims right away. There is also a statute of limitations that applies to lawsuits against homeowner’s insurance companies; and, if you are not aware of this limitations period, your insurance company may be able to use it against you. Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

January 31, 2019

What are “Endorsements” in a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy?

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When you buy homeowner’s insurance, you don’t expect it to cover everything. But, you might expect it to cover more than it actually does. While homeowner’s policies often start with broad coverage language, this language is subject to a laundry list of exclusions; and, in order to have these excluded perils covered, homeowners must pay extra for “endorsements.” Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims