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June 12, 2019

2019 Saavedra Goodwin Super Lawyers

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Saavedra Goodwin congratulates our 2019 Super Lawyers!

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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

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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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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

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January 25, 2019

Saavedra Goodwin Successfully Closes on a Multi-State $640M Syndicated Credit Facility for Sheltair Aviation

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Fort Lauderdale based law firm Saavedra-Goodwin recently closed a $640,000,000.00 syndicated loan transaction on behalf of their long-time client, Sheltair Aviation Services, LLLP. Read More

Categories: Firm News, Business Law

January 17, 2019

What Can South Florida Condo Owners Expect from HO-6 Insurance Claims?

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If you own a condo in South Florida, your condo association’s insurance policy should provide coverage for any damage to your home. Florida law imposes strict coverage requirements for condo associations; however, for individual unit owners, purchasing home insurance is no longer required. So, if you own a condo, should you still purchase home insurance? Read More

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January 3, 2019

Looking Back at the 2018 Hurricane Season – And Preparing in Advance for 2019

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The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is over, and as we await the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) first predictions for the 2019 season – which will be released on May 1 – it is worth taking a look back at what we learned last year. With a total of 15 named storms, including a record seven storms eventually classified as subtropical, 2018’s total storm activity, “fell within NOAA’s predicted ranges in [its] pre-season outlook issued in late May [but] was more active than predicted in the updated outlook issued in early August.” Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims