Specializing in Commercial & Residential Real Estate and Immigration for Retail, Hospitality, HOA, Condo, Tech, and Medical
The laws governing your condominium, co-op, mobilie home park, detached house, townhome, residential or commerical space, or a mixture of these, are complex and often conflicting. We can guide the homeowners' association or property owners' assocation or represent the owner against the association.
Does your business require rental of space to operate? Do you know what a Triple Net lease is? Base Rent v. CAM? The difference between Right of First Refusal and Right of First Offer? Let us focus on your lease details while you focus on your business. Don't wait until you have a problem. Call us before your sign!
LANDLORD / TENANT
Representing landlords and tenants in drafting leases and disputes, including evictions, security deposits, squatters, maintenance & repairs.
PURCHASE / SALE
Whether you are buying your dream home, an investment property, an office suite, or an entire complex, we can represent you and conduct the closing.
Applications for immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including K1 spouse, K3 fiancee, student visas, employment visas, and investor visas, such as the EB-5. Through our network of firms, we also offer representation in removal proceedings.
Residential and Commerical closings, settlement, at our office or yours.
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS often use our services for covenant enforcement, collection of assessments, drafting amendments to and interpreting governing documents, drafting vendor contracts, attending the annual meeting of the members and board meetings, and general legal counsel. Ask to see our Flat Rate Fee Schedule for common Association-related tasks!
RETAIL establishments rely on our experience abstracting leases for large shopping malls and big box retail centers, negotiating and drafting commercial leases & renewals, and ensuring new landlords comply with Subordination and Non-Disturbance Agreements.
RESTAURANTS / BARS will often require a substantial Tenant Improvement Allowance, which adds value to the landlord's property. Those in the hospitality industry face unique challenges due to Acts of God or other events that disrupt business.
TECH STARTUPS are focused on changing the world as we know it, but they still have to deal with all the boring legal paperwork, such as creating a business entity, shareholder or membership agreements, buy-out clauses, a Private Placement Memorandum, or even registration with the SEC to sell shares and raise money -- from seed money to angel investors to the IPO. We offer flexible compensation arrangements geared toward the startup entrepreneurs who want to devote their time and funds to the technology rather than tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees.
LANDLORDS come in all shapes and sizes. One thing our founder, S. David Cooper, learned while serving as the National Commercial Services Underwriter for a large title insurance company is that whether a landlord owns a 310-unit megamall with ground leased outparcels or a studio condo, landlords share many traits. Some landlords are more sophisticated than others, but the bottom line is that the property needs to make money. Landlords use our firm to draft iron-clad leases to help mitigate loss, as well as to negotiate with or evict tenants who do not comply with the terms of the lease. We can review and revise your lease and ensure that you are aware of any critical dates. We also represent landlords in disputes with homeowners’ and property owners’ associations to help protect their investment from overzealous board members or property managers.
INDIVIDUALS contact us, oftentimes, after a problem has already arisen. Many times, that problem could have been prevented by seeking legal advice before signing the contract, deed, lease, or other agreement. Individuals use our services for disputes with homeowner or condo associations, to prosecute or defend tenant evictions or boundary disputes with neighbors, as well as transactional matters, such as purchasing or selling a home and purchasing title insurance. We often represent tenants in eviction matters and security deposit disputes on a contingency basis, so do not let fear of an expensive attorney keep you from protecting your rights. Individuals also come to us to assist with simple wills, probate, and trusts, immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications, and removal proceedings.
S. David Cooper
DOWNTOWN ORLANDO MAIN OFFICE
PO Box 3735
Orlando, FL 32802
OTHER LOCATIONS AVAILABLE
ALL CONSULTATIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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