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Ministerial privilege: Would Tony Blair’s transfer tax loophole work in the US?

Pandora Papers reveal the former PM’s slick trick for avoiding £300K in taxes on his London townhouse Last year, Americans bought $1 billion worth of whisky and $6.5 billion of vehicles from the UK. But this week’s Pandora Papers leak revealed another British export that might hook wealthy Americans: creative tax avoidance. On Sunday, the Guardian […]

City Commissioner Joins Government Law Group As Partner

Fort Lauderdale-based boutique firm Government Law Group announced on Friday the addition of a City of Parkland commissioner to its ranks. Jordan B. Isrow moves to the government-affairs outfit as a partner. He recently worked as general counsel for international cosmetics contract manufacturer Oxygen Development LLC and sat on its executive committee. “We welcome Jordan […]

Are you ready for a 3D-printed house? They’re cheaper, stronger and long-lasting, developers say

The three-bedroom, two-bath home has a corduroy-patterned exterior, rounded corners — and a cement pour that oozed from an industrial-sized toothpaste tube. And most intriguing of all, it comes from a 3D printer. When the house is finished around November, Kyndra and James Light, a husband-wife development team, will be asking between $175,000 and $225,000 […]

Real Estate Journal: Developers circle downtown Hollywood

Overlooked by developers for decades, downtown Hollywood is finally attracting more projects, leading to more residents and businesses in the city. While Fort Lauderdale to the north and Aventura to the south boomed with new towers, downtown Hollywood and its historic Young Circle didn’t see much major development. While that kept rents more affordable than […]

Eviction-minded landlords may head for the courthouse with moratorium ending

Some South Florida landlords are likely to move quickly to oust tenants behind on their rents after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal moratorium against evictions, lawyers said Friday. By a 6-3 vote, justices late Thursday struck down a Biden administration eviction ban designed to shield tenants whose financial health had been severely impaired […]

South Florida Attorneys Weigh In on Supreme Court’s Decision on Biden’s Eviction Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court ended the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium on Thursday, allowing evictions to resume amid rising COVID-19 cases. This decision is a big deal for landlords across the country, including South Florida, who have tenants behind on their rental payments. Alan Kipnis, an attorney with the Government Law Group in Fort Lauderdale, represents […]

HTG could rezone Deerfield Beach site for affordable housing

Housing Trust Group could team with the Broward County Housing Authority to develop affordable housing in Deerfield Beach. The City Commission will consider the rezoning application for 11.95 acres at 3851 N. Dixie Highway, 500-730 N.E. 38th Court, 501-731 N.E. 38th Court and 500-750 N.E. 39th St. on Aug. 17. The vacant property is owned […]

CDC’s New Eviction Freeze Poised For Major Legal Hurdles

Law360  — The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on residential evictions is likely to face swift legal challenges, and the U.S. Supreme Court, with one justice having recently said legislation was required for the ban to continue into August, could soon weigh in on the matter. The CDC’s prior ban on residential evictions, a cornerstone […]

In CDC we trust: Mask guidance prompts changes

Property owners, brokers and businesses react to new guidelines Aliza Bixon had insisted clients wear masks while exercising at her Miami Beach Pilates studio. Before vaccination, they had preferred to stay masked but it became a bit of an annoyance during strenuous workouts. So within hours of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying […]