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  • Florida Community Association Journal Awards (FLCAJ) Selects PeytonBolin for Readers’ Choice Award FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Jan 8, 2014)  Today during the FLCAJ–FCAP Statewide Conference & Expo held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, PeytonBolin Real Estate and Association Attorneys was awarded the Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services. This award was a result of votes received by clients, friends, supporters and readers of the Florida Community Association Journal. “This is a fantastic way to kick-off the year!” said Jane Bolin, managing partner and ... Read more...
  • PeytonBolin PL Expands Florida Presence with New Orlando Office FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ft. Lauderdale, FL – December 11, 2013 – PeytonBolin, PL, a Florida-based real estate law firm focused on community association law, announces the opening of a new office in Orlando.  With the Central Florida real estate market growing and continuing to gain strength, PeytonBolin decided the timing was right to strengthen its presence in Orlando. “Many of our clients have interests in the Orlando region or are located in ... Read more...
  • ‘TIS THE SEASON Having a Merry and Bright Holiday Season in Your HOA or COA By:  Amanda Noelle Laber, Esq. The holiday season is upon us. As you string up lights, trim the tree, put candles in the windows and start baking up a storm for your annual holiday party, there are a few things you should keep in mind to have a peaceful (yet festive) season. Deck the Halls: We’ve all seen those extreme Christmas ... Read more...
  • The Real Deal With The Appeal Process Author: Michael Mayer,Senior Associate Attorney, PeytonBolin, PL. We announced back in June a big win for one of our clients, Alden Hotel Condominium Owners Association against Fannie Mae. A notice of appeal was filed shortly thereafter and you may be wondering what is going on? We thought we would use this case as an example to explain how the appeal process works. We are going to do our best to keep this ... Read more...
  • Florida Panthers Foundation honors PeytonBolin with Prestigious “Heroes Among Us” Award Florida Panthers Foundation honors PeytonBolin with Prestigious Award In recognition of PeytonBolin’s philanthropy and charitable endeavors, we have been nominated and selected to receive the “Heroes Among Us” Award from the Florida Panthers Foundation!  The Panthers Foundation is a non-profit organization started in 2003 whose mission is to build a better future for the children of South Florida.  The Foundation maintains a focus on children’s health, fitness, education, and cultural needs. “We are ... Read more...
  • New updates for Florida Homeowner Associations Broward County Passes Law Requiring Associations To Give Rejection Letters Broward County Commissioners passed a new ordinance on September 10, 2013 requiring condo, homeowner and cooperative associations to tell applicants in writing the reason they’re being denied the ability to rent or buy a home. Commissioners who favored the ordinance said they have receive quite a few complaints from potential buyers claiming they have been denied housing arbitrarily, fail to alert applicants ... Read more...
  • PEYTONBOLIN ACHIEVES APPELLATE VICTORY FOR SIENNA RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION PeytonBolin Achieves Appellate Victory for Sienna Ridge Homeowners’ Association The Fourth District Court of Appeals Rules Against Third-Party Purchaser Florida-based law firm, PeytonBolin, has celebrated another successful win for associations regarding foreclosures.  On August 28, 2013, the Fourth District Court of Appeals, which presides over Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties, ruled in favor of Sienna Ridge Homeowners’ Association, Inc. stating that a third party bidder cannot try to ... Read more...
  • Nate D. Handley Recognized in Sun-Sentinel Volunteer Profile We are so proud of Nate Handley for all the work he does in the community.  He was recently recognized by the Sun-Sentinel with a volunteer profile.  We’ve included a recap here.  Congrats Nate! Managing paralegal and client communications director of a Fort Lauderdale real estate law firm, Nate D. Handley, 33, completed the 30-hour training to be a Guardian ad Litem in 2010. Guardian ad Litems are trained volunteers appointed by the ... Read more...
  • PEYTONBOLIN Partner Joseph Giannell Receives Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate Law PeytonBolin Partner Joseph Giannell Receives Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate Law FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (August 22, 2013)  PeytonBolin partner and attorney Joseph Giannell has received Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate Law.  Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law. Only six percent of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. A lawyer who is ... Read more...
  • Must Love Dogs? Pet Restrictions in Your Association Pet restrictions in your condominium association Charles M. Shultz, the creator of The Peanuts cartoons, once said that “happiness is a warm puppy.”  This might be true, but if you plan on personally testing this theory, you might want to check your association documents first. The governing documents of your condominium association or homeowner’s association may include restrictions on pets.  In fact, our office deals with quite a few pet issues, so ... Read more...
  • Community Association Use Suspensions: Where is the Line? One of the methods a community association may use to discourage non-payment or other violations is the suspension of use rights. In 2010, lawmakers provided associations with the power to prevent an owner’s access to certain common elements when the owner breaks association rules or becomes delinquent in paying membership dues for more than 90 days. The length of the suspension depends on the circumstances. Suspensions stemming from rule-breaking must be ... Read more...
  • PeytonBolin Property Manager Celebration PeytonBolin Property Manager Celebration We are having a celebration along with our friends at Advanced Insurance Underwriters and Snap Collections for the property manager community on Wednesday, August 28th from 6pm – 8pm at S3 at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.  Mark your calendar and RSVP today to [email protected] so you don’t miss out on the fun! Read more...
  • Chapter 11 Reorganization for Community Associations Chapter 11 Reorganization for Community Associations This post was written by Gian Ratnapala, Esq., Associate Attorney for PeytonBolin. In the past few years almost 100 condominium associations nationwide have filed for chapter 11 reorganization under the bankruptcy code.  A majority of these associations are Florida condominium associations.  Bankruptcy is a great tool for relief from insurmountable debts for the condominium associations in distress.  A reorganization under bankruptcy helps a condominium association to pay ... Read more...
  • BRIEF BULLETIN: PeytonBolin files UPL brief on behalf of CAI in support of CAMs   PeytonBolin files UPL brief on behalf of CAI in support of CAMs Mauri Peyton, Partner at PeytonBolin, filed a brief in the Supreme Court of Florida -CASE NO.: SC13-889, THE FLORIDA BAR RE: ADVISORY OPINION ACTIVITIES OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGERS – dated June 14, 2013 on behalf of CAI in support of CAMs.   To view additional briefs filed on this matter click here or or go directly to the brief filed ... Read more...
  • HOA and Condo Legal Update 2013 by PeytonBolin HOA and Condo Legal Update 2013 by PeytonBolin The Florida Legislature  recently passed legislation (HB 73 and 7119) that will have a big impact on homeowners’ and condo associations. These changes go into effect as of July 1, 2013. We have put these legal updates as a service to you to help you go through each of the statutory changes.  We have included our commentary next to each one to offer our commentary ... Read more...