After Hurricane Irma, Bernhard Law Firm was in Liberty City, Miami, building homes for low-income families in need with Habitat for Humanity.… Read More Bernhard Law Firm rebuilds Liberty City homes with Habitat for Humanity
There are several ways to reform real estate contracts that are unreasonable. This article focuses on fixes for unreasonable restraints on alienability (i.e. unfair limits on sale) and mistakes.… Read More How to Reform Real Estate Contracts . . . With Good Reason
This week, Bernhard Law Firm won a judgment voiding a $1.1 million option contract in the purchase and sale of Coral Gables real estate.… Read More Bernhard Law Firm wins case to void a $1.1 million option in Coral Gables real estate
This week, Bernhard Law Firm obtained a court order vacating a $2.2 million final judgment in Miami, by raising constitutional concerns with the procedure leading up to the judgment. (Florida Bar disclaimer: results may not be typical. You may not have as beneficial a result).… Read More Bernhard Law Firm Gets $2.2 Million Judgment Vacated on Constitutional Due Process Grounds
Under well-settled Florida law, a corporate officer has immunity from service of process while attending corporate deposition, even where the officer is a non-served individual defendant in the same case.… Read More SERVING A SUMMONS AT CORPORATE DEPOSITION – MORE TROUBLE THAN IT’S WORTH?
First, walk into the motion for default by thinking about the standard you will face on a challenge later. Under Florida law, there is a strong preference for lawsuits to be determined on the merits rather than by default judgment.… Read More Quick tips to avoid due process pitfalls with defaults and default judgments
A Texas federal court has repeatedly quoted Miami attorney Andrew Bernhard in its decision to allow a federally regulated banking trust to amend or alter its judgment.… Read More Attorney Andrew Bernhard repeatedly quoted in opinion by Texas federal court
The motion for rehearing fails to cite a rule, fails to say anything new, and seems more a last way to churn the bill than a good faith argument. Now you must respond… Read More Response to a Motion for Rehearing in Florida – Grounds to Deny Without More Hearings
Through these acts, losing parties cause significant additional attorney’s fees and costs. It is imperative to seek maximum recovery. Here’s a basic approach:… Read More Getting Maximum Attorney’s Fees After Judgment
Any purchaser should have second thoughts before buying property “as-is.” If a buyer chooses to go forward as-is, the buyer should make these extra efforts while performing due diligence before closing… Read More Second Thoughts Before Buying a Home As-Is: Take These Extra Steps!