Perry Law News and Features

Chi Chi Charity Classic

Posted on September 28th, 2017

The Chi Chi Charity Classic is right around the corner!  If you’re interested in learning more about the event or how you can contribute please visit http://www.chichi.org/events-1/2017/11/12/chi-chi-charity-classic or contact us for more details.


Insurance Exclusion for Damage to Vacant Property During Remodel

Posted on August 8th, 2017

The M.D. Fla. recently issued an opinion on insurance exclusion for damage to vacant property during remodel (Jarvis v. GeoVera 2017 WL 2869706).  In the case Jarvis owned property which was vacant while renovations were being effected.  During this period vandals intentionally set fire to the property.

GeoVera denied coverage under a homeowners insurance policy because the property was vacant for more than 30 consecutive days before the loss.  In response Jarvis argued there’s an exception to the exclusion if the property is being still constructed.  The Court held the plain and ordinary meaning of phrase contemplated bringing a dwelling into existence from the ground up (and therefore not renovations, repairs or refurbishments to an already existing dwelling).


Daniel Etlinger Becomes AV Rated

Posted on June 29th, 2017

Congratulations to Daniel Etlinger for becoming AV Rated with Martindale.  You can check out his profile at https://www.martindale.com/safety-harbor/florida/daniel-etlinger-46213597-a/.


2018 Partnership Taxes

Posted on May 30th, 2017

Beginning 1/1/2018 there will be new rules in effect for partnership taxation; and, LLCs taxed as partnerships.  Companies should make sure their organizational documents as well as their general practices will adapt now before its too late.


Calculating Foreclosure Deficiencies

Posted on December 29th, 2016

Florida’s 5th DCA recently held (in 2016 WL 7405629) that a trial court “has discretion to find a different value than that provided by either expert, if the trial court provides an articulable, factual basis for doing so that is supported by competent substantial evidence contained in the record.”