Florida Condo Market Braces for Impact of New Surfside-Inspired Safety Law
In an article published in Multifamily Dive on 10/17/22, Gabe Coelho discusses the Florida Condo Safety Act and its impact on the condo market in a post-Surfside collapse environment. The article goes over the pros and cons of the new law while providing context concerning the financial burden placed on condo associations and the struggle...
Company Culture Drives Retention and Revenue – It’s the Key Ingredient for High-Performing Teams, Published in the New York Law Journal and Law.com
In an article published on 11/4 in the New York Law Journal and Law.com, Elle provides insight on the recent Legal Marketing Association Southeast regional conference, where two hundred people from the legal industry came together to discuss and highlight issues of company culture, recruiting, retention, and how they are overcoming these obstacles. “There is...
Hurricane Ian's Devastating Impact: How Associations Should Prepare and Respond, published in the Sun Sentinel
In an Op-Ed column published on 10/24/22, Kelly Corcoran details how community associations should prepare and respond to hurricanes and named storms. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the column highlights several types of insurance coverage associations should review and identify as the most appropriate coverage for their properties. He also details the necessity of disaster...
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Florida condo market braces for impact of new Surfside-inspired safety law, published in Multifamily Dive
In an article published in Multifamily Dive on 10/17/22, Gabe Coelho discusses the Florida Condo Safety Act and its impact on the condo market in a post-Surfside collapse environment. The article goes over the pros and cons of the new law while providing context concerning the financial burden placed on condo associations and the...
Courts Agree - General Contractors Cannot Pass Responsibility for Faulty Work to Subcontractors, published in Attorney at Law Magazine
In an article published in Attorney at Law Magazine on 9/28/22, Evan Small and Keegan Berry provide insight and legal arguments relating to contractor responsibility on construction projects. They detail the importance, and non-delegable responsibility licensed contractors carry when properly conducting and overseeing work on construction projects. Additionally, they explain the attempts of contractors...
Nice to Meta You – The Metaverse and Potential Impact on Legal, published in The New York Law Journal
The metaverse has become a hot topic lately, with companies like Facebook, Microsoft, and Google investing massive amounts of time and money in developing tools and platforms for digital worlds. Where there is change, there is opportunity, and the legal industry must keep pace and consider new technologies and new workforce demands of Gen Z....
Ball Janik LLP Attorneys Recognized in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Ball Janik is pleased to announce the inclusion of our attorneys in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. This publication lists outstanding lawyers who are chosen through peer-review surveys, in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The selected attorneys represent ten practice areas located across three...
Condo owners must prepare now for new condo safety law, published in the Sun-Sentinel
Gabriel (Gabe) Coelho published an Op-Ed piece detailing new legislation in the wake of the Champlain Towers Surfside condominium collapse on 7/7/2022. In his column, Gabe highlights the most significant changes that condominium associations must be aware of for buildings over 30 years old and built with materials similar to the Champlain Towers. “Florida finally...
Hurricane Insurance Prep Is Key For Fla. Condos And HOAs, Published in Law360
Kelly Corcoran's article covering hurricane preparation for condo and homeowner associations was published on 6/30 in Law360. His article details how community associations must prepare for hurricane season by ensuring they're governed by the appropriate chapter (either 718 or 720). These chapters provide the necessary insurance guidelines for both community bodies, and if a condo/homeowner...
One Year Later: Surfside Collapse Inspires Newly Passed Florida Legislation Addressing Structural Integrity, Published in REBusinessOnline
This month marked the first anniversary of the 13-story, L-shaped Champlain Towers collapse alongside the Surfside coastline. Jim Prichard, Ball Janik LLP’s Managing Partner, wrote an article published on 6/24 for REBusinessOnline detailing the Florida Senate passing Senate Bill 4D, which addresses structural inspection requirements and inspection reserve funds held by condominium and cooperative associations....