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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 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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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

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May 4, 2017

Legislative Alert - Substantive Changes to the Law that will Impact your Condominium

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This year there are substantive changes to the Condominium Act that passed and will require changes to the way in which Condominiums run the business of the Association. Read More

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April 24, 2017

What to do if your business is sued - VIDEO

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What to Do if Your Business is Sued   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztp5LzaTSf4&t=10s 

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July 5, 2016

Sheltair Announces $5 Million Expansion Plan for Newly Acquired Jet Center at Tampa International Airport

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The former Tampa International Jet Center at Tampa International Airport has a new owner and expansion plans are in the works. The buyer, Sheltair, plans to spent more than $5 million to build a 32,000-square-foot hangar and executive offices on the property.  

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October 28, 2015

Your Mortgage Company May Play a Role in Your Property Insurance Settlement

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You become a homeowner the moment you sign the last document at your closing. However, until you make the final mortgage payment, your lender retains a significant interest in your property. Our Fort Lauderdale insurance claim law firm receives many calls from claimants who do not understand why a lender's name on their claim settlement checks prevents them from gaining access to the money they need to pay for repairs and other losses.

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October 21, 2015

Property Owners Need to Coordinate Post-Storm Debris Removal

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In the aftermath of a major storm, you can expect to find any combination of building and disaster debris littering your property. Some of it may be from damage to your own property; some may have blown in from neighboring or even distant properties. Our Broward County Property Damage attorneys warn that debris removal requires property owners to take an organized approach, while understanding that out-of-pocket expenses may (or may not) be covered by property insurance. It is best to do your research and create a basic plan before disaster strikes. Read More

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October 14, 2015

The Property Insurance Claim Filing Process

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You may have lived in your home for years without facing any of Florida's many natural disasters, and you feel secure in the knowledge that your property insurance policy is there to protect you if your luck changes. You have carefully chosen your coverage with your agent, you have reviewed your coverage summary page (declaration page) and you even reviewed the insurance company's website to learn exactly what you to need to do if disaster strikes.

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September 23, 2015

Have You Read Your Property Insurance Declarations Page?

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Few property owners look forward to settling down to read their property insurance policies. Even though the huge paragraphs of legal-speak form the foundation used to reduce or deny claims after a disaster causes property damage, the language discourages understanding. So where do you start if you want to see what coverage you really have?  Start with the Declarations (“DEC”) Page.

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September 16, 2015

Does Your Insurance Protect You When Disaster Renders Your Home Unlivable?

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You live in your home, so aren’t you  in the best position to determine when a disaster has made conditions unlivable? Unfortunately, your insurance company may have different standards, leaving you to face significant out-of-pocket expenses to stay elsewhere until repairs are complete. Read More

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September 9, 2015

Would Your Business Property be Covered for Damage Caused by Vandalism?

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Businesses can be prime vandalism targets. However, the temptation to vandalize does not require a major news event; it only takes one mischievous teenager to cause significant damage. 

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August 27, 2015

The Risks and Rewards of Named-Peril vs. All-Risk Insurance for Businesses

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When Florida businesses choose property insurance, they need to balance the short-term premium costs with the longer-term risks of loss in the event of a major disaster. Whether you choose to save money with a named-peril policy or spend more for all-risk coverage, you are likely to experience challenges at claim time. Our Fort Lauderdale property damage lawyers typically need to intervene to protect the rights of property owners in these often complex claims. Read More

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August 20, 2015

Local Building Code Changes Can Affect Property Insurance Claims

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After a number of devastating hurricanes hit South Florida in the 1950s, it became clear that building codes needed to be strengthened to better enable buildings in the area to withstand hurricane force winds.  Read More

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August 13, 2015

What Does the Florida Valued Policy Law Actually Accomplish?

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If your home or business property was completely destroyed in a peril covered by your property insurance policy, do you know how much you will receive for your claim? Florida’s valued policy law, which has been around in some form for more than a century, attempts to reduce disputes on the value of total loss claims. 

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July 22, 2015

Whom to Turn to For an Effective Property Insurance Claim

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It is common to assume that one of the benefits of purchasing property insurance is the ease of receiving reimbursement in the event of a loss. While this can be a correct assumption in some cases, there are times when you cannot successfully handle your own claim. 

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July 15, 2015

National Flood Insurance is Not the Only Option for Florida Property Owners

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The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 instituted reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), designed to occur over a five-year period. One of the Act's many changes involved a phase-out of certain subsidies, which substantially increased the premiums that many property owners pay for coverage. 

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July 8, 2015

Identifying When Insurers Engage In Bad Faith Conduct

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After a fire or storm ravages your property, one of your few comforts is the knowledge that you have insurance coverage that will help you afford the rebuilding or repairs you need to return to life as usual. Unfortunately, filing a claim often creates surprises, from seemingly-endless delays to reduction or even full denial of your claim. 

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June 24, 2015

Connecting With Insurers After a Hurricane

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Not all property owners suffer total destruction when hurricanes blow through, but the risk of losing power and cable can escalate even before a storm fully hits the area. The aftermath of a hurricane is not the time to first discover that you lack the ability to get in touch with your insurer to file a claim. 

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June 17, 2015

Avoid Surprises: Learn the Terms of Your Property Insurance Policy

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There is no shortage of legislation pertaining to insurance practices in Florida, except when it comes to policy coverage requirements. In fact, the first sentence of the Florida Department of Financial Services Homeowners' Insurance Toolkit states that homeowners do not have to carry homeowners' insurance at all.

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June 10, 2015

Hurricane Sandy Continues to Teach Lessons About Insurance Bad Faith

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When a major storm like Hurricane Sandy hits an area, countless people are instantly homeless. Even homes that are not totally destroyed are condemned by government officials until essential repairs can be completed or essential services restored to their neighborhoods.

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May 27, 2015

A Common Reason for Denial of Florida Property Damage Claims

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When a major storm comes into the area, the resulting property damage seldom relates to a single, easily-identifiable cause. But when all causes are covered under a property insurance policy, carriers should be able to settle claims relatively easily. Still, our Fort Lauderdale property damage lawyers are typically called in when insurers deny claims for damage caused simultaneously, or in succession, by covered and non-covered perils.

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May 20, 2015

Recent Wet Winter Does Not Eliminate Chance for Wild Fires in Florida

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This past winter's precipitation seemed more than the norm, but appearances can be deceiving, particularly when it comes to reducing the risk of wild fires. It is important to understand how the weather affects the likelihood of wild fires, how to prepare for future insurance claims and when to call in experienced Broward County property damage attorneys to protect your legal rights.

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May 13, 2015

What to Look for in a Property Insurance Claim Attorney

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Your property is often your most valuable asset, so chances are that you pay high premiums to ensure you receive full coverage; particularly since Floridians are at significant risk of loss from violent windstorms and wild fires. Unfortunately, many property owners are subject to major surprises when they turn to their policies to recover losses after a disaster.

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April 22, 2015

Florida Businesses Can Suffer From Disasters That Do Not Touch Them Directly

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Claiming direct physical damage caused by a storm is a relatively simple matter. However, when the damage extends beyond the physical, determining monetary losses can get complicated. In fact, according to the National Academy of Sciences, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused damage to society as a whole, well-beyond the Gulf region, with long-term damages yet to be determined at the time of the report.

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April 15, 2015

Time to Prepare for the 2015 Florida Hurricane Season

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Hurricane season 2015 is just around the corner. Even if the nine-year hurricane dry-spell continues for another year, hurricanes are not the only reason to make sure personal or business property is protected against damage. 

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April 8, 2015

Was it Water Damage or a Flood?

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Even when you buy the best property and flood insurance coverage available for your home or business, you can experience surprises when filing claims. Our Fort Lauderdale property damage lawyers recommend that property owners reduce potential surprises by taking the time to carefully review their policy coverage.

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March 25, 2015

Fraudulent Claims Practice puts Future Hurricane Damage Claims at Risk

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The assignment of benefits (AOB) option allows contractors to file your claims directly with your insurance company. Stressed property owners often welcome the added simplicity. Unfortunately, our Broward County property damage attorneys have seen too many cases when building contractors make fraudulent use of this option — at significant cost to property owners.

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March 18, 2015

Is the Florida Hurricane Lucky Streak About to End?

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It has been nine years since Floridians faced a major bout of hurricanes, and it is too early in the year to predict if that luck will hold for 2015. And while we all hope for the best, it is not too early for Florida property owners to plan for the worst. 

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March 11, 2015

How Insurance Companies View Their Policyholders

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Florida property owners pay significant annual premiums for the insurance that covers their homes and other property, so it is natural for them to see insurers as their representatives when filing claims. 

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August 10, 2012

New Official Website of Saavedra Goodwin Launched

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PaperStreet Web Design launches SaavLaw.com, the new official website of Saavedra Goodwin, a Fort Lauderdale based law firm.

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