Author Archives: Matthew S. Sackel

Could an eviction lawsuit result in a tenant paying less rent?

Typically, a tenant is required to pay rent into the court's registry if it seeks to remain in possession of the property during the lawsuit. We'll discuss what can happen if the tenant disputes the amount of rent that needs to be paid. CONTINUE READING...

What happens when a lease doesn’t say how to calculate rent after renewal?

Options to renew a lease can be worded in a variety of ways, but what happens when a lease doesn't say the amount at the end of the existing term? CONTINUE READING...

Why Federal Courts Think Your Website May Be Like Your Real Estate

We have previously discussed what a business should do when it’s hit with a lawsuit over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), but can a retail tenant be sued only for ADA violations at its physical store? CONTINUE READING...

Landlords beware: Your trademark infringing tenant is your problem too

If a landlord learns that trademark infringement is occurring on its premises by one of its tenants and fails to stop further violations, the landlord may be held responsible by the trademark holder for damages relating to the infringement of a trademark. CONTINUE READING...

New court decision affects Florida foreclosures

The Fourth DCA recently ruled that liens recorded after a lis pendens, but prior to a foreclosure sale, are discharged. CONTINUE READING...

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