This week, Bernhard Law Firm was delivering food to the South Florida community’s high-risk, disabled, and elderly community through Meals on Wheels.… Read More Bernhard Law Firm delivers food to the community with Meals on Wheels
They may effect a waiver, a release, or an abandonment. So what’s the difference between these three concepts?… Read More Waiver, Release, and Abandonment – What’s the Difference in Florida Law?
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 article covers the non-resident witness immunity rule, its exceptions, a rule illustration, support from other decisions, and tips to avoid confusion with other jurisdictional issues. … Read More The Non-Resident Witness Immunity Rule – More Info to Help You
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
Bernhard Law Firm obtained a $160,000 pay-out for its Brazilian client after a Chinese buyer walked out of a condo purchase the day before closing. … Read More Bernhard Law Firm gets seller $160K after Chinese buyer walks out of condo closing
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