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Monthly Archives: April 2016

City of Fort Lauderdale Short Term Vacation Rental Ordinance

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 in Real Estate

On August 18, 2015, the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Commission adopted an ordinance regulating vacation rentals. Prior to developing and adopting the ordinance the City lost its effort to prohibit single-family homes from being used as short-term vacation rentals.  In 2010, the owner of a home used as a vacation rental appealed a code enforcement decision to the Florida Circuit Court after a special magistrate ruled that she had violated city codes by using her single family home as a short term rental. On the appeal to the 17th Judicial Circuit, the Circuit Court Judge, Judge Dale Ross, ruled that the […]

Pitfalls of Single Members LLCs in Florida – Judgment Creditors Can Foreclose on Your Interest

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 in Complex Commercial Litigation

Disclaimer:  This article does not constitute an advertisement or legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The comments herein should not be relied upon by anyone who reads them. Limited liability companies (“LLCs”) have become one of the most popular types of entities used by businesses in Florida. Like a corporation, one of the primary purposes of the LLC is to shield the personal assets of members and limit liability for corporate debts and obligations to the assets of the company. However, the protection from personal liability is not absolute. For instance, an individual member is not shielded […]