Tag Archives: coronavirus

The Corona Virus Effect – Empty Roads May Pave the Way to Help Lessen Economic Damage

In the midst of the turmoil visited by the COVID-19 Virus, Florida’s governor announced plans to try to “lessen the economic damage” by turning its recently emptying roads into an opportunity. CONTINUE READING...

Proactive Measures that can Provide Relief to Key Players in the Construction Industry

Despite recently issued stay-at-home orders across the state of Florida, most counties are allowing construction sites to operate normally for the time being. However, as the ongoing health crisis continues to escalate, key players in the construction industry can take proactive measures now in order to prepare for future issues or needs created by the pandemic. CONTINUE READING...

Stop Work Orders and Construction Project Site Abandonment Series: Part 1 – Stop Work Orders

This blogpost is part one in a series of two, focusing specifically on time-sensitive construction industry issues related to Stop Work Orders, Construction Project Site Abandonment, and what you – whether you are an owner, contractor, designer, trade, insurer or finance-provider – need to do to protect yourself and others. CONTINUE READING...

How the Governor’s Emergency Orders Will Affect Building Permits and Inspections

On March 9, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-52, which declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. The order allows for the tolling of certain permits and in some instances up to an additional six months beyond the tolled period. CONTINUE READING...

Is Coronavirus a Force Majeure Event?

What does the coronavirus mean for business, particularly in real estate development, finance and construction? How does it impact real estate transactions, acquisition and finance closings? Are you in breach if you cannot fulfill your agreement, even if your inability is linked to effects – even extraordinary government action – that are linked to COVID-19? CONTINUE READING...