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Mansfield Bronstein, PA Real Estate Department Successfully Prosecutes Title Claim
Mansfield Bronstein, PA was recently retained by a seller of commercial real estate in Broward County, Florida to assist with the closing of the transaction. The seller, represented only by a real estate broker, was strongly persuaded to not hire a real estate attorney to assist with the transaction. Seller was told multiple times that that hiring of a real estate attorney for a “standard” commercial transaction was a “waste of money” and that they […]Read More
Mansfield Bronstein, PA Attorneys Close $9,375,000.00 Complex Multi-Property Refinance
The Mansfield Bronstein, PA real estate department closed a $9,375,000.00 multi-property refinance this month that took nearly 6 months to complete and involved complex, multi-jurisdictional issues in two Florida counties. The properties, located in Orlando and Miami had common investor groups, but different minority owners. The Mansfield Bronstein team assisted the client in closing the transaction by solving complex zoning, ADA, taxation, cross-collateralization, property condition and title issues that had prevented the financing of the […]Read More
Condominium Association Rule Blocks Woman’s Final Wish
By: Brittany Barsky Can you believe this happened? Last week, what was supposed to be a woman’s peaceful ending, turned into an exasperating encounter for her son. At 99 years old, Sylvia Powers’ requested that she die peacefully in her condo, the property she had been living in for the past 45 years. True to her wish, her son arranged for a hearse to pick Powers’ body up from her unit. While the deceased woman’s […]Read More
Did you know that new U.S. Citizens will be welcomed this week in honor of Presidents Day?
By: Robert Mansen In honor of Presidents Day, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will welcome approximately 17,800 new citizens during 148 naturalization ceremonies taking place throughout the U.S. this week. Lori Scialabba, Acting Director for the USCIS, stated that “It is special for our newest citizens to take their Oaths of Allegiance as we celebrate Presidents Day. Our newest citizens will help shape our nation’s future. Through the contributions they make, and by choosing […]Read More
Will the Florida Supreme Court Chip Away at the Defenses Available in Foreclosures?
By Michael Cotzen and Jennifer Murillo Last month, the Second District Court of Appeals entered an opinion in the case of Focht v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., which stands to change the current defenses available to homeowners facing foreclosure. It is well-established law that a bank, at the time it forecloses, must have standing to sue. Country Place Cmty. Ass’n v. J.P. Morgan Mortg. Acq. Corp., 51 So. 3d 1176, 1179 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010). Consider […]Read More