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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Construction Concepts Tip #3: Liquidated Damages

A recent report from McGraw-Hill Construction’s research and analytics unit reported that the total volume of construction contracts in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area has reached $2.29 billion for the year to date, a 54 percent increase over the same period last year. This report is one of many indicators of the explosion of new construction… Continue Reading

Contracts for Future Residential Construction Fuel Florida Rebound

The total dollar value of contracts for future residential construction in Florida has risen more than 45 percent for the year to date, which translates into approximately $1.2 billion of new construction work in a state that took a significant beating in the last recession. According to McGraw Hill Construction’s latest report on the Florida… Continue Reading

Port Miami’s Development Improve Sea, Road, and Rail Access

We recently mentioned the Port of Miami’s ambitious development plans in the context of the several major public projects taking place in South Florida.  Among these projects, it is clear that the activity at the Port is of the greatest interest to the Miami development community and, indeed, often appears to be the topic of… Continue Reading

South Florida, Prime Destination for Litigants Seeking Evidence in Foreign Proceedings

Foreign civil lawsuits, private arbitrations using § 1782 to facilitate discovery Let’s say you have a client who is a party to an arbitration proceeding pending in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In your investigation of the matter, you discover that an individual living in Miami, Florida, may have critical information relating to your client’s claims. You want… Continue Reading

Lennar CEO Stuart Miller Named Among Fortune’s 2012 Businesspersons of the Year

As Alyce Robertson notes in a recent blog post, home and condo sales in Miami are currently surging with at least eight projects spanning 3,600 units actively under construction right now and more in preliminary stages. On a national level, however, the real estate market has not seen the same level of recovery. That’s why… Continue Reading