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VOL. XXXIX, NO. 1 - FALL 2017

Chair's Column: A Tradition Of Duty And Service To The Public
By Andrew M. O'Malley Section Chair, 2017- 2018

Letter From The Editors

A Tribute To Deborah Packer Goodall
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Real Estate Valuation In Construction Defects Litigation: Additional Roles For The Appraiser And New Valuation Methods
By Grant W. Austin, M.S., MAI, CMRS, American Valuation, Inc., Orlando, Florida

Tax Apportionment Issues When Drafting For Blended Families
By Stacey Prince-Troutman, Esq., Broad and Cassel, LLP, Orlando, Florida

Title Problems Third Party Purchasers Face At Foreclosure Auctions
By Jordana Sarrell, Esq., Sarrell, Sarrell & Bender, P.L., Boca Raton, Florida

Friends Of The Section—2017 Legislative Session
By Brittany O. Finkbeiner, Esq., Dean, Mead & Dunbar, Tallahassee, Florida

Changes From The 2017 Regular Legislative Session
By Peter M. Dunbar, Esq., Dean, Mead & Dunbar, Tallahassee, Florida

But It Wasn’t My Fault! IRS Penalties On Attorneys Acting As FIRPTA Withholding Agents
By Michael A. Lampert, Esq., Michael A. Lampert, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida

Section Spotlight: Congratulations To The 2016-2017 Awards Recipients

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting Photos

Roundtable Real Property Division
Prepared by Anne Pollack, Tampa, Florida

Roundtable Probate and Trust Division
Prepared by Elizabeth A. Bowers, Esq., West Palm Beach, Florida

Practice Corner: Probate and Trust Division: Tax Filing Update
By Angela K. Santos, Esq., Duane Morris LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

Practice Corner: Real Property Division: Preserving Future Rents In A Commercial Lease 
By Scott M. Work, Esq., Clark Partington, Destin, Florida

Arbitration Clauses In Construction Contracts: Not A One-Size-Fits-All Solution
By Randy Dow, Esq., Boyd & Jenerette, P.A., Coconut Creek, Florida

Probate And Trust Case Summaries
Prepared by Stephanie Villavicencio, Esq., Zamora, Hillman & Villavicencio, Miami, Florida

Real Property Case Summaries
Prepared by Amber Ashton, Esq., DSK Law, Tampa, Florida

State Tax Case Summaries
Prepared by Barbara Landau, Esq. Associate Professor of Taxation at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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VOL. XXXVIII, NO. 4 - SUMMER 2017

Chair's Column: The RPPTL Family
By Deborah Goodall Section Chair, 2016- 2017

Piercing The Homestead Veil
By Michael V. Hargett, Esq., Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & Koche, P.A., Tampa, Florida and T. Bradford Petrino, Esq., Korshak & Associates, P.A., Casselberry, Florida

Documenting With Drones: Practical Implications Of Multiple Tiers Of Regulation
By Mariela Malfeld, Esq., Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald L.L.P., Miami, Florida

I’m Still Standing: Revocable Trusts—Do Beneficiaries Have Standing To Assert Claims Against Trustees?
By Matthew Rochman, Esq., and Jonathan A. Galler, Esq., Proskauer Rose LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

Navigating The Regulatory Maze Of Private Lending
By Christopher Finley, Esq., The Law Offices of Christopher Finley P.L., Delray Beach, Florida

Practice Corner: Out To Pasture: Estate Planning For Horses
By Angela K. Santos, Esq., Duane Morris LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

Practice Corner: Don’t Let The Mailbox Rule Box You Out
By Amber Ashton, Esq., DSK Law Firm, Orlando, Florida

Exploring The Limited Of Parens Patriae From Two Recent Guardianship Cases
By Hung V. Nguyen, Esq., The Nguyen Law Firm, Coral Gables, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting The Westin Resort And Marina, Key West
By Erin H. Christy, Esq., Willams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen, Sarasota, Florida

The RPPTL Visits Austin, Texas Joining With Locals To Keep Austin Weird
By Silvia R. Rojas, Esq., Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, Miami, FL

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting Photos

Roundtable Real Property Division
Prepared by Jennifer Jones Bloodworth, Esq., Winter Park, Florida

Roundtable Probate and Trust Division
Prepared by Eamonn Gunther, Esq. Boca Raton, Florida

The New 2016 ALTA Commitment With Florida Modifications: Expressing The Limitations On Liability
By Christopher Smart, Esq., Carlton Fields, Tampa

Florida Domestication Statutes And Good Title For Real Estate: A Trap For the Unwary 
By Leslie A. Share, Esq. and Shawn P. Wolf, Esq., Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg, Miami, Florida

Technology And Florida Real Estate (Introducing New Technology To An Established Industry)
By Louis P. Archambault, Esq., Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, Miami, Florida

A Primer On Dementia For Legal Professionals
By Andrew K. Fein, Esq., Minerley Fein, P.A., Boca Raton, Florida

Probate And Trust Case Summaries
Prepared by Stephanie Villavicencio, Esq., Zamora, Hillman & Villavicencio, Miami, Florida

Real Property Case Summaries
Prepared by Scott M. Work, Esq., Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse, P.A., Destin, Florida

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VOL. XXXVIII, NO. 3 - SPRING 2017

Chair's Column: Generosity Of Spirit
By Deborah Goodall

No Free House: Bartram v. U.S. Bank
By David W. Rodstein, Esq., Rodstein Law, Tamarac, Florida

Attorneys Face Difficult Ethical Challenges In Trying To Protect Clients From Financial Elder Abuse/Exploitation
By Barry A. Nelson and Cassandra Nelson, Nelson & Nelson, P.A., North Miami Beach, Florida

Community Association Board Members Can Be Considered Limited Purpose Public Figures In Defamation Cases
By Howard J. Perl, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

An Explanation Of The Escheat And Unclaimed Funds Process And Procedure
By Jacqueline I. Kurland, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, State of Florida - Office of the Attorney General, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Brushing Up On The Lis Pendens Bond, A Powerful Tool For The Property Holder In A Real Property Dispute
By Dane R. Ullian, Esq., Gould Cooksey Fennell, P.A., Vero Beach, Florida

Practice Corner: New Annual Reporting For Foreign-Owned Disregarded Entities
By Angela K. Santos, Esq., Duane Morris LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

Practice Corner: Applying The Marketable Record Title Act
By Scott M. Work, Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse, P.A., Destin, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting The Walt Disney Board Walk Inn, Orlando, Florida

Roundtable Real Property Division
Prepared by Jennifer Jones Bloodworth, Esq., Winter Park, Florida

Roundtable Probate and Trust Division
Prepared by Gail Fagan, Esq. Sarasota, Florida

IRS Issues Welcome Guidance On Portability Planning
By Rose Wilson, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C., Tampa, Florida

Out Of The Frying Pan Into The Fire: Sales Tax Consequences Of Related Party Rentals
By Jeanette Moffa, Esq., Moffa, Sutton, & Donnini P.A., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sebo v. American Home Assurance Company: The Florida Supreme Court Confirms Application Of The Concurrent Cause Doctrine When A Loss Is Caused By Multiple Independent Perils
By Sean A. Mickley, Esq., Gould Cooksey Fennell, P.A., Vero Beach, Florida

Membership And Inclusion Committee Outreach And Events: May Through November 2016
By Douglas G. Christy, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.

Can You Imagine? Notarization By Skype?
By Patricia J. Hancock, Esq., Fidelity National Title Group, Maitland, Florida

Probate And Trust Case Summaries
Prepared by Prepared by Stephanie Villavicencio, Esq., Zamora, Hillman & Villavicencio, Miami, Florida

Real Property Case Summaries
Prepared by Amber Ashton, Esq., DSK Law, Tampa, Florida

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VOL. XXXVIII, NO. 2 - WINTER 2017

Chair's Column: Realistic Optimism: Prepare For The Worst And Hope For The Best
By Deborah Goodall

Weaving Around The Thorny Branches Of Dual Community Association Membership
By D. Michael Arendall, Esq., Zinzow Law, LLC, Palm Harbor, Florida

A Primer On Taxation Considerations In Structuring Real Estate Holdings
By Debbie Faulkner, Esq., Burke Faulkner Law, P.A., Palm Harbor, Florida

Governing Law For Dispositions Of Florida Real Property By Non-Resident Decedents
By Patrick F. Mize, Esq. Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti, Rudnick & Galbraith PLLC, Naples, Florida

Is Your Defective Work Covered? – Treatment Of “Rip And Tear” Coverage– Treatment Of “Rip And Tear” Coverage
By Mark A. Boyle, Esq. and Amanda K. Anderson, Esq., Boyle & Leonard, P.A., Fort Myers and Tampa, Florida

Using A Home’s Warranty To Compel Arbitration Of Statutory Claims By Initial Home Purchasers, Subsequent Purchasers, And Homeowners’ Associations
By Michael G. Rothfeldt, Esq., Carlton Fields, Tampa, Florida

Paying A Trustee’s Attorney’s Fees In Breach Of Trust Actions
A Practitioner’s Roadmap Through Section 736.0802(10)
By Matthew Triggs and Jonathan A. Galler, Proskauer Rose LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting The Breakers, Palm Beach July 28 – July 30, 2016
By Erin H. Christy, Esq., Sarasota, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting The Breakers, Palm Beach July 28-30, 2016

Roundtable Real Property Division
Prepared by Anne Pollack, Esq., Tampa, Florida

Roundtable Probate and Trust Division
Prepared by Elizabeth A. Bowers, Esq., West Palm Beach, Florida

Settlements Involving Minors
By Elizabeth M. Hughes, Esq., The Nguyen Law Firm, Coral Gables, Florida

The Florida Digital Assets Act – Ethical Issues In Representing Spouses In The Brave New Digital World
By J. Eric Virgil, Esq., The Virgil Law Firm, Coral Gables, Florida and Michael S. Singer, Esq. and Marjorie E. Gallagher, Esq., Comiter, Singer,
Baseman & Braun, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Practice Corner: Achieving Code Compliance
By Amber Ashton, Esq., DeBeaubien Knight Simmons Mantzaris & Neal LLP, Orlando, Florida

Practice Corner: Pre-Immigration Income Tax Planning: Don’t Leave Home Without It
By Angela K. Santos, Esq., Duane Morris LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

Probate And Trust Case Summaries
Prepared by Stephanie Villavicencio, Esq., Zamora, Hillman & Villavicencio, Miami, Florida

Real Property Summaries Case Summaries
Prepared by Scott M. Work, Esq. Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse, P.A., Destin, Florida

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VOL. XXXVIII, NO. 1 - FALL 2016

Chair's Column: Gratitude
By Deborah Goodall

Is The Fraud Disclaimer Clause In Your Contract Enforceable? Billington Gives Us The Answer
By Manuel Farach, McGlinchey Stafford, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Changes From The 2016 Regular Legislative Session
By Peter M. Dunbar, Esq., Dean, Mead & Dunbar, Tallahassee, Florida

End of Year Planning In 2016: Gifting To Offshore Self-Settled Spendthrift Trusts
By Jerome L. Wolf, Esq., Katz Baskies & Wolf PLLC, Boca Raton, Florida

Major Developments With Estate Tax Lien Releases
By Laird A. Lile, Lile & Hayes, PLLC, Naples, Florida

Florida Fiduciary Access To Digital Assets Act “The 411” What You Should Know
By Sasha A. Klein, Sabadell United Bank, Palm Beach, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando
By Erin H. Christy, Esq., Williams Parker, Sarasota, Florida

Executive Council Meeting Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando, June 1-5, 2016

Probate And Trust Division Roundtable
Prepared by Gail Fagan Esq., Sarasota, Florida

Real Property Division Roundtable
Prepared by Anne Pollack Esq., Tampa, Florida

FinCEN’s GTO Expanded And Extended
By Margaret (Peggy) Williams, Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC, as a member of the
FinCEN GTO Subcommittee of the Problems Study Committee

A Tribute To Michael J. Gelfand
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Friends Of The Section 2016 Regular Legislative Session
By Brittany O. Finkbeiner, Esq., Dean, Mead & Dunbar, Tallahassee, Florida

Fear Not—All May Not Be Lost (or Removed) If The Landlord Can Obtain A Distress Writ
By Matthew Sackel, Shutts & Bowen, LLP, West Palm Beach, Florida

Practice Corner: Leasing Rules And Pitfalls For Buyers Of Residential Real Estate
Prepared by Christopher A. Sajdera, Sajdera Kim, PLLC, Boca Raton, Florida

Practice Corner: If You Aren’t Properly e-Serving Your §57.105 Motion, It May Not Be Enforceable
By Jennifer L. Grosso, Esq., Bentley & Bruning, P.A., Sarasota, Florida

Probate And Trust Case Summaries
Prepared by Jennifer L. Grosso, Esq., Bentley & Bruning, P.A., Sarasota, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Christopher A. Sajdera, Sajdera Kim, PL, Boca Raton, Florida

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VOL. XXXVII, NO 4 - SUMMER 2016

Chair’s Message: RPPTLS Mutate
By Michael Gelfand

Is it Time to Expand Florida’s Slayer Statute?
By Jeffrey A. Baskies and Justin M. Savioli, Katz Baskies & Wolf PLLC, Boca Raton, Florida

Tortious Interference with an Expectancy Plus The Wrongful Act Doctrine Equals Attorneys’ Fees for Probate Litigants
By Andrew K. Fein, B.C.S., Minerley Fein, P.A., Boca Raton, Florida

A Lawyer’s Obligation to Protect Confidential Client Information in the Digital Age
By Ryan J. McConnell, Esq. of Jones Foster Johnston & Stubbs, P.A West Palm Beach, Florida

What Happens to the Rent After Exercise of a Lease Purchase Option?
By John B. Neukamm, Esq., Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A., Tampa, Florida

Is a Building a Product? Tiara and the Economic Loss Rule from Past to Present
By Jared E. Smith, Esq. and Dara L. Jebrock, Esq., Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.

RPPTL Section to Provide “No Place Like Home” Program

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting - February 24-28, 2016
By Erin H. Christy, Esq., Williams Parker, Sarasota, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting PHOTOS

Roundtables
Prepared by Jennifer Jones Bloodworth, Esq., Winter Park, Florida, and Eamonn Gunther, Esq., Boca Raton, Florida

The Engagement Letter and the Residential Real Estate Attorney
By Scott A. Marcus, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2016-2018 Class of Fellows
By: E. Ashley McRae, Ben Diamond and Joshua Rosenberg

Complying with FinCEN’s Geographic Targeting Order in Miami-Dade County
By Margaret (Peggy) Williams, Risk Manager, Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC,as a member of the FinCEN GTO Subcommittee of the Problems Study Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar

Membership and Inclusion Committee Law School Outreach and Events
By Douglas Christy, Membership & Inclusion Committee, Outreach Law School Program

Practice Corner: Pleading and Proving a Reformation Case
By Bridget M. Friedman, Friedman & Friedman, P.A., Lake Mary, Florida

Practice Corner: Estate Planners - Are You Planning for the Post-Death Fight?
By Stacy B. Rubel, Chepenik Trushin LLP, North Miami, FL

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Bridget M. Friedman, Esq., Friedman & Friedman, P.A. Lake Mary, Florida

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Stacy B. Rubel, Esq., Chepenik Trushin LLP, North Miami, Florida

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VOL. XXXVII, NO 3 SPRING 2016

Chair’s Column: Our Mission
By Michael Gelfand

The Construction Lawyer’s Guide To Chapter 558, Florida Statutes: A Practical Checklist
By Steven B. Lesser, Esq. and Michele C. Ammendola, Esq. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Gasparilla
RPPTLs Drew O’Malley, Deb Boje, Darby Jones and John Neukamm enjoying the 112th Gasparilla Parade Saturday, January 30, in Tampa

Material Alteration or Necessary Maintenance: a Condo Quandary
By Daniel J. Lobeck, Esq., Law Offices of Lobeck & Hanson, P.A., Sarasota, Florida

Can Johnson v. Davis Rights Be Waived?
By Nicholas J. Taldone, Esq., New Port Richey, Florida

Let’s Be Clear – Not all Liens Survive a Tax Deed Sale
By Paul A. Krasker, Esq. and Megan F. Schmidt, Esq., Clear To Sell, LLP, West Palm Beach, Florida

Getting Family Help When Representing the Disabled or Diminished Client: The Ethical Questions
By Lawrence J. Miller and Sean M. Lebowitz, Boca Raton, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton November 11 – November 14, 2015
By Erin H. Christy, Esq., Williams Parker, Sarasota, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting,Boca Raton Resort and Club - November 11-15, 2015

PHOTOS: RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting

Roundtables
Prepared by Jennifer Anne Pollack., Esq., Tampa, Florida, and Eamonn Gunther, Esq., Boca Raton, Florida

Injury is Nearly a Fact, While Rip and Tear is No Longer a Wild Card
By Erin E. Banks, Esq., and J. Derek Kantaskas, Esq., Carlton Fields, Tampa, Florida

Florida Fair Foreclosure Act – Legislative Attempt To Expedite Foreclosure Proceedings
By Arlene C. Udick, Esq., The Villages, Florida* on behalf of the Real Property Litigation Committee

Another Amazing RPPTL Event Inspiring the Next Generation of Lawyers

Florida Bar Board Certification Dates To Remember

Practice Corner: Witnesses and a Notary are not Necessary for the Execution of a Florida Irrevocable Trust (but why would you do this?)
By Michael A. Sneeringer, Esq., Akerman LLP, Naples, Florida

Pratice Corner: What to do When you Discover an Error in a Recorded Deed?
By Julia L. Jennison, Partner – Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. West Palm Beach, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Christopher A. Sajdera, Partner, Sajdera Morris, PL Boca Raton, FL

Probate Case Summaries Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Jennifer L. Grosso, Esq., Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen, P.A., Sarasota, Florida

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VOL. XXXVII, NO 2 WINTER 2015

Chair’s Column: Why Berlin?
By Michael Gelfand

Jax Utities v. Hancock Bank: Equitable Remedies No More?
By Sean A. Mickley, Esq., Gould Cooksey Fennell, Vero Beach, Florida

Who Will Delete You? Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets
By Sasha A. Klein, J.D., LL.M.,Director of Trusts and Wealth Services at Sabadell Bank & Trust,
Palm Beach, Florida

2015 Legislative Changes to Chapter 558
By Sanjay Kurian, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, Ft. Myers, Florida

E-Recording: The Next Step in Legal Technology
By Amber Ashton, Esq., Tampa, Florida

Can I Have My Deposit Back?
By Arthur J. Menor, Esq. and Elizabeth M. Jones, Esq.,Shutts & Bowen LLP,
West Palm Beach, Florida

The Meaning of “Of Counsel”: Do We Know It When We See It?
By Lawrence J. Miller - Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller P.A., Boca Raton

RPPTL Section Travels to Berlin
Julia L. Jennison, Partner – Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. West Palm Beach, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting The Breakers, Palm Beach July 30 – August 1, 2015
By Erin H. Christy, Esq., Sarasota, Florida

Photos: RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting, The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida
July 30 - August 1, 2015

Photos: RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting, The Ritz Carlton, Berlin, Germany
September 30 – October 4, 2015

Roundtables
Prepared by Jennifer Jones Bloodworth., Esq., Winter Park, Florida,
and Jeffrey A. Baskies, Esq., Boca Raton, Florida

“What Is Your Authority?” -- The Answer Is Found In the Revisions to Section 49.31, Florida Statutes
By Roland D. Waller, Esq., Waller & Mitchell, New Port Richey, Florida Michael A. Bedke, Esq., DLA Piper LLP, Tampa, Florida

Spotlight on the Fellows
By E. Ashley McRae, Chair; Benjamin Diamond, Co-Chair; Joshua Rosenberg, Co-Chair

Reptiles Strike Again! Report on the RPPTL Section’s Law School Outreach Program
By Annabella Barboza, Esq.,Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, PLLC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2015 Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic

Ninth Annual Construction Law Institute Set for March 10-12, 2016

Practice Corner: Reasonably Ascertainable Creditors in Probate
By Stacy B. Rubel, Esq., North Miami, Florida

Practice Corner: Forum Selection Clauses
By Bridget M. Friedman, Esq.,Friedman & Friedman, P.A.

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Julia L. Jennison, Partner – Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. West Palm Beach, Florida

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by T. John Costello, Jr. – Wollman, Gehrke & Solomon, P.A., Naples, Florida

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VOL. XXXVII, NO 1 FALL 2015

Chair’s Column: May You Live in Interesting Times!
By Michael Gelfand

Changes from the 2015 Legislative Sessions
By Peter M. Dunbar, Esq., Dean, Mead & Dunbar, Tallahassee, Florida

Legislator Supporters of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section During the 2015 Legislative Session
By Brittany O’Connor Finkbeiner, Esq., Dean, Mead & Dunbar, Tallahassee, Florida

Condominium Terminations Updated
By Alex Dobrev, Esq., of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., Orlando, Florida;
Steven H. Mezer, Esq., of Becker & Poliakoff, Tampa, Florida; and
Christopher N. Davies, Esq., of Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., Naples, Florida

Updating Florida’s Uniform Transfers to Minors Act
By Keith B. Braun, Esq., Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Eviction of a Commercial Tenant Does Not Preclude the Landlord’s Ability to Accelerate Rent
By Matthew S. Sackel, Esq., Shutts & Bowen LLP, West Palm Beach, FL

Review Your Lender Closing Instructions Carefully
James C. Russick V.P. Florida State & Gov’t Affairs Counsel Old Republic National Title Insurance Company

New CFPB Disclosure Lets Buyers “Know Before They Owe” …But Will It Really Help Buyers At The Time Of Contract Signing?
By G. Thomas Ball, Esq., BakerHostetler, Orlando, Florida

Tangible Personal Property and the Sale of Real Estate: Sales Tax Liability and Other Concerns
By Cristofer A. Bennardo, Esq., of Bennardo Levine, LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting, Fontainebleau,Miami Beach, Florida, June 4 - 7, 2015
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Stuart, Florida

Photos: Miami Beach, Florida

Roundtables
Prepared by Brian M. Malec, Esq., Orlando, Florida, and Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Stuart, Florida

A Tribute to Michael A. Dribin
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Stuart, Florida

Spotlight on the Homestead Issues Study Committee
By Michael A. Sneeringer, Esq., Akerman LLP, Naples, Florida

Changes to the Health Care Surrogate Law
By Elizabeth Hughes, Esq., Miami, Florida

Bad Faith Claims in Florida
By Sanjay Kurian, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Fort Myers, FL

“Competence” in Technology: The Rules Get a Reboot
By Jenna G. Rubin, Esq., Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller P.A., Boca Raton, Florida

Landlord Tenant Legislative Update
By Arlene C. Udick, Esq., The Villages, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Melissa N. VanSickle Esq.– Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse, Tallahassee, Florida

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Michael A. Sneeringer Esq.– Akerman LLP, Naples, Florida

Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic

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VOL. XXXVI, NO. 4 SUMMER 2015

Chair’s Column: A Commentary on the Committees of the RPPTL Section
By Michael A. Dribin

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Recent Foreclosure Cases Addressing the Business Records Exception to the Hearsay Rule
By John W. Little, III, Esq. and E. Ashley McRae, Esq.

A Consummate Lawyer and Leader: Three Awards for Marsha Rydberg
Community Association Laws 2062: Electronic Voting, Fines and Sundries
By Steven H. Mezer, Esq. and Christopher N. Davies, Esq.

Improvements Made to Florida’s Estate Tax Apportionment Statute
By: Keith B. Braun, Esq., David J. Akins, Esq., and Pamela O. Price Esq.

Planning for Second Spouses and First Marriage Children and (Surprisingly) Making Everyone Happy!
By Michael A. Sneeringer, Esq.

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq.,

Photos: The Ritz Carlton, Orlando
Roundtables
Spotlight on the Construction Law Institute Committee
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq.

Is a “Lien Transfer” under Florida Statute §713.24 Still Available to Residential Homeowners? Addressing the Problems Facing Residential Homeowners in Attempting to Transfer a Construction Lien
By Michael G. Meyer, Esq.

Florida’s Original Real Estate Law Hornbook – The Uniform Title Standards
By Brian W. Hoffman, Esq. and Christopher W. Smart, Esq.

Permitted Or Prohibited Communications With Government:The Continuing Debate Over Rule 4-4.2
By Lawrence J. Miller, Esq.

Promoting Diversity
By Stacey A. Prince-Troutman, Esq.

RPPTL Section’s Law School Outreach
By Kathrine Lupo, Esq.

Probate Case Summaries
by T. John Costello, Jr., Esq.

Real Estate Case Summaries
by Julia L. Jennison, Esq.

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VOL. XXXVI, NO.3 SPRING 2015

Chair's Column: Alphabet Soup: ABCs of RPPTL CLE
By Michael A. Dribin

Florida’s New Revised Limited Liability Company Act What Real Estate Attorneys Need to Know
By James A. Marx, Esq.

So You Think You Know Joint Accounts: A Primer On The Law In Florida
By Matthew Triggs and Jessica Zietz

Show or Tell? District Courts in Conflict on Key Requirement for Constructive Service
By Bradford Petrino, Esq.

New AAA Alternate Dispute Resolution Procedures In 2014
By Larry R. Leiby, Esq.

The Transition from Book and Page to Instrument Number: The Pros and Cons
By Bridget M. Friedman, Esq.

The Value of South Florida Real Estate When A1A is Under Water: Sea Level Rise and Private Property Rights
By Julia Jennison, Esq., Kristen King Jaiven, Esq

Undue Influence – Is Failure to Establish a Presumption Fatal?
By Sean M. Lebowitz, Esq.

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq.

Photos: RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida
Roundtables
By Brian M. Malec, Esq.

Spotlight on the Digital Assets and Information Study Committee
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq.

Give Me Shelter: The Ethics of Out-of-State Lawyering
By Gary M. Kaleita, Alexander Dobrev

Beware of FNMA and FHLMC Guidelines’ Impact on ROFR Provisions
Probate Case Summaries
By Michael A. Sneeringer

Real Estate Case Summaries
By Melissa N. VanSickle, Esq.


VOL XXXVI, NO.2 WINTER 2014

Chair’s Column: Our Financial Resources From Whence Cometh? To Where Goeth?
By Michael A. Dribin

Reptiles Take Over the Windy City
By Theo Kypreos, Jones Foster Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida

Resolution - Recognizing the Service and Contributions of John Arthur Jones
Is a Construction Defect Plaintiff Entitled to Prejudgment Interest for Unrepaired Defects?
By Maritza Peña, Esq., Marlow Adler Abrams Newman & Lewis, Coral Gables, Florida

What Attorneys Should Know When Dealing With Client Capacity Issues
By Jenna G. Rubin, Esq. Gutter, Chaves, Josepher, Rubin, Forman, Fleisher, Miller P.A. Boca Raton, FL

Check Your Dec—Is Your Right of First Refusal at Risk of Being Refused?
By Kathryn Yankowski, Esq., Katz Barron Squitero Faust Friedberg English & Allen, P.A.
Frank Aragona Trust: A Way Around the Imposition of the NII Tax for Trusts?
By Matthew Evans, J.D., LL.M., Regions Private Wealth Management, Tampa, Florida

Fellowship Program Open to All Young RPPTL Section Attorneys
By Charles Ian Nash, Nash & Kromash, LLP, Melbourne, Florida

Stone v. Stone: Is the Fourth DCA Catching Habeeb? Transfer by Deed does the Job
By Robert W. Goldman, Goldman, Felcoski & Stone, P.A., Naples, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting, The Breakers, Palm Beach
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Stuart, Florida

Photos: The Breakers, Palm Beach
Photos: Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
Roundtables
Prepared by Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Stuart, Florida, and Brian M. Malec, Esq., Orlando, Florida
Should I Stay or Should I Go: The Clash of Issues for 401(k) Owners Deciding Whether to Rollover into an IRA
Alex Hamrick, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Orlando, Florida, and L. Howard Payne, The Payne Law Group, Sarasota, Florida
Florida Realtors/Florida Bar (FR/BAR) Residential Contract Documents Revised
By Frederick W. Jones, Esq., Winter Park, FL

Spotlight on the Real Property Finance & Lending Committee
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, Stuart, Florida

The Annual Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic was a Huge Success!
Real Estate Case Summaries
By Kymberlee Curry Smith, Esq. Pembroke Pines, Florida

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Sean M. Lebowitz, Esq.em>

Eighth Annual Construction Law Institute Set for March 12-14, 2015
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VOL XXXVI, NO.1 FALL 2014

Chair’s Column: The RPPTL Strategic Planning Committee Creates a Blueprint for the Future
By Michael A. Dribin

Florida Enacts Family Trust Company Legislation
By Brian M. Malec, Dean Mead P.A., Orlando, Florida and Scott A. Bowman,Proskauer Rose LLP, Boca Raton, Florida
Changes from the 2014 Legislative Session
Peter M. Dunbar, Esq., Dean Mead, Tallahassee, Florida
Legislator Supporters of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section During the 2014 Legislature
By Ashley E. Gault, Esq., Dean Mead, Tallahassee, Florida

Issues to Consider When Counseling Same-Sex Couples
By George D. Karibjanian, Boca Raton, Florida and Jeffrey R. Dollinger, Gainesville, Florida

The Dodd-Frank Act and the Residential Owner-Occupant Purchase Money Mortgage in Favor of Seller Financers
By Arlene C. Udick, The Villages, Florida

The Disclosure Dilemma: Navigating the Rules When Confidentiality Hurts the Client
By Matthew Triggs and Jessica D. Zietz, Boca Raton, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting, South Seas Island Resort, Captiva, May 28 – June 1, 2014
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Photos: Captiva
Roundtables
Prepared by Brian M. Malec, Esq., Orlando, Florida, and Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Stuart, Florida

A Tribute to Margaret “Peggy” Rolando
By: Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Use of Civil Theft Statute in Trust Litigation
By: Jennifer C. Lester and Shannon M. Miller, Gainesville, Florida

The Five Most Troublesome Contract Provisions on Private Construction Projects
By: Sean A. Mickley, Esq., Vero Beach, Florida

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Joshua H. Rosenberg, Esq., Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty & Hartog, P.A., Miami, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
By Douglas G. Christy, Wetherington Hamilton, P.A., Tampa, Florida

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VOL. XXXV, NO.4 SUMMER 2014

Chair's Column: The RPPTL Section As Amicus Curiae
In This Issue
Summary of 2014 Florida Laws Impacting Condominiums, Cooperatives and Homeowners’ Associations
By Steven H. Mezer, Bush Ross, P.A., Tampa, Florida, and Christopher N. Davies, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., Naples, Florida
on behalf of the Condominium & Planned Development Committee

ALERT: Inherited IRA’s Not Protected under § 522 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code – Supreme Court Rules
New CAM Statute Repeals Statutes and Modifies Release of Lien Requirements
By Steven H. Mezer, Esq., and Christopher N. Davies, Esq.

New Legislation: HB 757
Rest Easy – The “Morey Fix” Legislation Is Here
By J. Allison Archbold, Esq.,Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., Sarasota, Florida

Burden of Proof in Will and Trust Contests
By Jenna G. Rubin, Esq.,Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller P.A., Boca Raton, Florida

Lapsing: Who Needs It Anyway?
By John L. Stansbury, Esq. and Patrick C. Emans, Esq. Holland & Knight LLP, Miami, Florida

E-Z Legal Forms May Not Be So Easy After All
The Four Corners Rule Applies in Will Construction Cases in Florida
By Sarah S. Butters, Esq., Holland & Knight, Tallahassee, Florida and Lee Philip “Lee” Teichner, Esq., Holland & Knight, Miami, Florida

Understanding the Requirements of a “Qualified Mortgage” Under Dodd Frank:Closing the Barn Door After the Horses Have Left the Building
By Robert “Bob” S. Schumaker, Esq., Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Fry, O’Neil and Mullis, P.A.

Tips for Mediation – Be Prepared!
By David R. Carlisle, Esq., Duane Morris LLP, Miami, Florida

2061-2062 Election Results real property, probate and trust law section
Practice Preparedness: Are You Prepared to Practice In Any Florida Jurisdiction?
By Sancha Brennan Whynot The Brennan Law Firm, Orlando, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Photos:RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting
Roundtables
Prepared by Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Stuart, Florida, and Brian M. Malec, Esq., Orlando, Florida

RPPTL Reaching Out
By Kathrine Lupo, Esq., Gallagher & Associates Law Firm, P.A.St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida Legislature Reaffirms Economic Loss Rule for Title Insurance
By James C. Russick, V.P. Florida State & Gov’t Affairs Counsel Old Republic National Title Insurance Company andAlan B. Fields, V.P. National Agency Counsel WFG National Title Insurance Company

Can’t We All Play by the Same Rules?
By Dane E. Leitner, Esq.Ward Damon Posner Pheterson & Bleau, PL West Palm Beach, Florida

When Is It Too Late to Foreclose a Mortgage?
By David W. Rodstein, Padula Hodkin, PLLC, Boca Raton, FL

Is My Client A Liar?
By Norman Fleisher, Esq.Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller, P.A., Boca Raton, Florida

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Sean M. Lebowitz, Esq.,Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller P.A., Boca Raton, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
By Kymberlee Curry Smith, Esq., Pembroke Pines, Florida
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VOL. XXXV, NO. 3 SPRING 2014

Chair's Column: The Back Row – Once A Leader, Always A Leader and More
By Margaret “Peggy” Rolando Section Chair, 2013- 2014

In This Issue
RPPTL Section members Honored as Recipients of The President’s Pro Bono Service Award for 2014
Verifying the Verified Statement: Protecting Alternatives to Guardianship Under Florida Law
By Matthew Triggs, Esq. and Jessica D. Zietz, Esq. Proskauer Rose LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

Boilerplate Tips and Traps
By Adele I. Stone, Esq., Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Richard Eckhard, Esq., Tampa, Florida

Linda Suzzanne Griffin Receives Certificate for Meritorious Public Service
RPPTL General Sponsors
Who Needs A Safe Harbor from the Economic Storm?
By Michael J. Gelfand, Gelfand & Arpe, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida On behalf of the Condominium & Planned Development Committee

Social Media and the Judiciary: Friend or Faux
Lawrence J. Miller, Esq., Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller P.A., Boca Raton, FL

Explore the New RPPTL Section Website
By Silvia B. Rojas, Esq., Miami, FL

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Stuart, Florida

Photos: RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting
Roundtables
Fellowship Program Open to All Young RPPTL Attorneys!
ADR Committee’s Tips and Traps
By Deborah Bovarnick Mastin, Co-Chair, RPPTL ADR Committee David R. Carlisle, Co-Chair, RPPTL ADR Committee

Do Leasehold Cooperatives Qualify as Protected Homestead? It Depends….
By Jeffrey Scott Goethe, Esq., Bradenton, FL

Title Insurers’ Audits of Trust Accounts
By John B. Neukamm, Tampa, Florida on behalf of the RPPTL Section’s Ad Hoc Committee on Trust Account Issues

Lougas v. Sophia Enterprises - Is There a New Way to Terminate A Lease?
By Kathrine Lupo, Esq., Gallagher & Associates Law Firm, P.A., St. Petersburg, Florida

Guidelines for Service of Process on the Agency for Health Care Administration
By Rohan Kelley

Spotlight on the Residential Real Estate & Industry Liaison (RREIL) Committee
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, Stuart, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
Probate Case Summaries
Litigation and Trust Law Symposium Brochure
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VOL. XXXV, NO. 2, WINTER 2013-14

Chair's Column: RPPTL's Executive Council: The Section's Engine
By Margaret "Peggy" Rolando, Section Chair, 2013- 2014
In This Issue
RPPTL General Sponsors
Non-Traditional Remedies for Regaining Possession of Residential Property
By Anthony J. Horky, Esq., Anthony J. Horky, P.A., Boca Raton, Florida

RPPTL Executive Council Adds Kids’ Committee
Law Students Assist Real Property Problems Study Committee
By W. Theodore Conner, Orlando, Florida Chair, Real Property Problems Study Committee

Florida’s Modern Portfolio Trust Investment Statute – A Call for Legislative Review
By Trent S. Kiziah, Esq., Palm Beach, Florida, J. Clay Singleton, Ph. D., CFA, Winter Park, Florida, and S. A. Marshall, Esq., Winter Park, Florida

The RPPTL Section Discovers and Explores Portugal
By M. Travis Hayes, Cummings & Lockwood LLC, Naples, Florida

Estate of Kester – Undue Influence Challenge to Inter-Vivos Transfers
By Patrick J. Lannon, Esq., Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP, Miami, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting - The Breakers, July 24th through July 27th, 2013
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Photos: Executive Council Meeting... The Breakers, Palm Beach, July 24 – 27, 2013
Roundtables - Saturday, July 27, 2013, The Breakers - Palm Beach, Florida
New Section Mascot Named
Social Media and Lawyer Ethics: Missing “Link”?
By Lawrence J. Miller, Esq., Boca Raton, Florida

Recent RPPTL Events with Law Students
The Death of the Pet Restricted Community
By Dane E. Leitner, Esq., Ward Damon Posner Pheterson & Bleau PL, West Palm Beach, Florida on behalf of the Condominium & Planned Development Committee

A Horse is a Horse, of Course of Course
By Ralph A. DeMeo, Esq., Hopping Green & Sams, Tallahassee, Florida on behalf of The Florida Bar Animal Law Committee

Join the Florida Bar's Animal Law Committee
Fellowship Program Open To All Young RPPTL Attorneys
Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Nishad Khan, Esq., Orlando, Florida

Spotlight on the At-Large Members Committee
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, Stuart, Florida

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Noelle M. Melanson, Melanson Law, P.A., Ft. Myers, Florida

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VOL. XXXV, NO. 1, FALL 2013

Chair's Column: Mutually Beneficial: Committee Participation
By Margaret "Peggy" Rolando, Section Chair, 2013- 2014

In This Issue
Legislator Supporters of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section During the 2013 Legislature
By Ashley E. DiNunzio, Esq. Pennington, P.A., Tallahassee, Florida

New RPPTL Website Launch Forthcoming Winter 2013
Changes from the 2013 Legislative Session
By Peter M. Dunbar, Esq. Pennington, P.A., Tallahassee, FL

Tiara: A Sea of Change or Barely a Ripple?
By Manuel Farach, Richman Greer, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL, and Sanjay Kurian, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Ft. Myers, FL

Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic – Save the Date
Summary of 2013 Florida Laws Impacting Condominiums, Homeowners’ Associations and Cooperatives
By Steven H. Mezer, Bush Ross, P.A., Tampa, Florida, and Christopher N. Davies, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., Naples, Florida on behalf of the Condominium & Planned Development Committee

Tribute To William Fletcher Belcher
By Michael A. Dribin, Esq., Miami, Florida

Meet the RPPTL Section’s Executive Committee for 2013-2014
By Silvia B. Rojas, Esq., Miami, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting - The Vinoy, St. Petersburg May 23rd through May 26th, 2013
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Stuart, Florida

Executive Council Meeting — The Vinoy, St. Petersburg, May 23– 26, 2060
Roundtables
Prepared by Brian M. Malec, Esq., Orlando, Florida, and Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Stuart, Florida

Spotlight on the Trust Law Committee
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, Stuart, Florida

Request for Information: Violations of Sec. 627.4137, F.S.
Florida High Court Adopts Standards and Procedures for Addressing Unprofessional Conduct
By Lawrence J. Miller, Esq., Gutter Chaves Josepher, et al., Boca Raton, FL

Report of Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow
By Brenda B. Ezell, Esq., Jacksonville, Florida

County and Municipal Code Enforcement: Questions and Answers
By James C. Russick, Esq., Tampa, Florida and Roger W. Cruce, Esq., Orange Park, Florida

ITIN Problems Still Plague FIRPTA Closings
By Jonathan H. (Jason) Warner, Esq., Miami, FL

Technical Corrections and Improvements to the Florida Power of Attorney Act
By Tami Foley Conetta, Esq., Northern Trust, Miami, Florida

Redefining Land Trusts in Florida – The New and Improved Land Trust Act
By Wilhelmina F. Kightlinger, Esq., Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Tampa, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Brian Hoffman, Esq., Pensacola, Florida

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Tara Rao, Esq., Lutz, Florida

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VOL. XXXIV, NO 4 - SUMMER 2013

Chair's Column: The Solid State of the Section
By W. Fletcher Belcher Section Chair, 2012- 2013

Rohan Kelley Receives the William S. Belcher Lifetime Professionalism Award
By Deborah Packer Goodall, Esq., Boca Raton, Florida

The Florida Legislature Addresses the Foreclosure Crisis
By Kathleen C. Passidomo, Esq., Kelly, Passidomo & Alba, LLP, Naples, Florida, and Florida State Representative, Dist. 106

Significant Federal Income Tax Aspects of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 for the Real Estate Investor
By David R. Brittain, Esq., and D. Michael O’Leary, Esq., Trenam, Kemker, Tampa, Florida

You De-Can’t Do That! Common Decanting Mistakes
By Catrina A. Sveum, Esq. Proskauer Rose LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

Going Green Makes Good Business ¢
1031 (g)(6) Limitations: “What You Need to Know
By Stephen A. Wayner, Esq, C.E.S.

RPPTL Law School Liaison Committee Update
By Stacy Kalmanson and Jason Ellison

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Stuart, Florida

Roundtables
Prepared by Amber Jade F. Johnson, Esq., Maitland, Florida, and Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Stuart, Florida

The Death of Trust Reformation to Correct Drafting Mistakes? Ethics Database Now Available
By Robin J. King, Esq., Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, Boca Raton, Florida, and on behalf of the Professionalism and Ethics Committee

Spotlight on the Membership, Diversity and Law School Liaison Committee
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, Stuart, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Nishad Khan, Esq., Orlando, Florida

Recording Documents Containing False, Fictitious, or Fraudulent Statements Is Now a Felony
By Joseph J. Tschida, State Counsel and Vice President WFG National Title Insurance Company

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Noelle M. Melanson, Melanson Law, P.A., Ft. Myers, Florida
33rd Annual RPPTL Legislative and Case Law Update Friday, July 26, 2013
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VOL. XXXIV, NO 3 - SPRING 2013

Chair's Column: The RPPTL Legislative Role
By W. Fletcher Belcher Section Chair, 2012- 2013

Condominiums and the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act - Part III: “Has Time Rewritten Every Line?”
By Jerry E. Aron, Esq., Jerry E. Aron, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida

Fiscal Cliff Retrospect as to Estate Planning – Where We Are for 2013
By George D. Karibjanian, Proskauer Rose, LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

Practical Recommendations for Managing Liability in the Face of FDIC Coverage Reductions
By Alan B. Fields, Esq., St. Petersburg, Florida

Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Networking Event
By Tara Rao, Esq., The Rao Law Firm, P.L., Lutz, Florida

Membership, Diversity and Law School Liaison Committee Update – Focus on Law Students
By Stacy Kalmanson, Co Vice-Chair of the Committee

Practical Considerations for Powers of Attorney Intended for Financial Institutions
By Deborah L. Russell, Esq., Cummings & Lockwood LLC, Naples, Florida

County Court Jurisdiction in Landlord-Tenant Actions for Possession—Does § 34.011, Florida Statutes, Need to Be Clarified?
By Anthony J. Horky, Esq., Anthony J. Horky, P.A., Boca Raton, FL

The RPPTL Visits The Biltmore House and Estate – a National Treasure
Statutory Proposals for Settlement In Probate and Trust Litigation
By Jonathan Galler, Esq., and Payal Salsburg, Esq., Proskauer Rose LLP, Boca Raton

Notice of Annual Election Meeting
Spotlight on Real Estate Entities and Land Trusts Committee
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff, Stuart, Florida

Residential Contracts for Sale and Purchase Updated
Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Brian Hoffman, Esq., Pensacola, Florida

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Tara Rao,Esq.,The Rao Law Firm, P.L., Lutz, Florida

CLE: Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course and Advanced Practice Update
CLE: Community Association Law – The New Normal
CLE: Attorney Fees: Statutes, Contracts, Rules, Ethical Consideration and Fatal Mistakes – Who is Going to Pay You?
CLE: Homestead Issues for Real Estate and Probate Lawyers – “Hitting a Home Run with Homestead”
RPPTL General Sponsors
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VOL. XXXIV, NO 2 - WINTER 2013

Chair's Column: The Importance of Being a Nice Lawyer and Advocate
By W. Fletcher Belcher Section Chair, 2012- 2013

Condominiums and the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act - Part II: “Scattered Pictures of the Smiles We Left Behind - What’s Too Painful to Remember, We Simply Choose to Forget”
By Jerry E. Aron, Esq., Jerry E. Aron, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida

Sixth Annual Construction Law Institute Set for March 7-9, 2013
Principal & Income Act Updated
By Edward F. Koren, Esq., Holland and Knight LLP, Tampa, Florida, and F. Gordon Spoor, CPA/PFS/ CGMA, St. Petersburg, Florida

Planners on the Ground, Assets in the Cloud: Estate Planning and Administration Issues in the Digital Domain
By M. Travis Hayes, Cummings & Lockwood LLC, Naples, Florida

Title Agent “Vetting,” The CFPB, and the Real Property Transactional Lawyer
By W. Theodore Conner, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC, and James C. Russick, Vice President and Florida State & Government Affairs Counsel, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company

RPPTL Section Booth at the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic - a Huge Success!
“Till Divorce Do Us Part” The Beneficiary Designation Legislation
By Linda S. Griffin, J.D., LL.M., CPA and J. Allison Archbold, LL.M., Submitted on behalf of the IRA, Insurance and Employee Benefits Committee

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq. • Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. • Stuart, Florida

Roundtables - Saturday, September 15, 2012 - Key Biscayne, Florida
Prepared by Amber Jade F. Johnson, Esq., Maitland, Florida, and Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Stuart, Florida

Don’t Forget the QPRT – Taking Another Look at Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
By Scott L. Goldberger, Esq., Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A., Boca Raton, Florida and Janice L. Mitchell, Esq., Proskauer Rose LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

RPPTL General Sponsors
Grocery Wars
By Arthur J. Menor, Shutts & Bowen LLP, West Palm Beach, Florida

Malpractice Risks Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A Word to the Wise – “Be Aware”
By Nancy Stuparich, Esq., Risk Manager, and Lewis W. Murphy, Jr., Esq., Claims’ Counsel, for Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

In Summary (Administration), There Are Problems
By Sarah Butters, Esq., Private Wealth Services, Holland & Knight, Tallahassee, Florida Submitted on behalf of the Probate Law and Procedure CommitteePrepared by Brian W. Hoffman, Esq., Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux LLC, Pensacola, FL

Spotlight on the Probate and Trust Litigation Committee
By Hung V. Nguyen, Esq., Welbaum Guernseyn

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Nishad Khan, Esq., Orlando, Florida and Navin Pasem, Esq., Tampa, Florida

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Noelle M. Melanson, Melanson Law, P.A., Ft. Myers, Florida

CLE: Secrets of CDDs: Unveiling the Mysteries and Unlocking the Possibilities
CLE: Advanced Real Estate Law & Certification Review Course
CLE: Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course
CLE: Probate Law 2013
CLE: Everything You Need to Know About Corporate Entities: Selection, Function and Utilization
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VOL. XXXIV, NO 1 - FALL 2012

Chair's Column: Strength of the Section - One Explanation
By W. Fletcher Belcher Section Chair, 2012- 2013

Evolution of the Lender-Required Arm’s Length Affidavit in Short Sales
By Nishad Khan, Esq. Orlando, FL, 2012-2014 RPPTL Section Fellow
Submitted on behalf of the Residential Real Estate & Industry Liaison (RREIL) Committee

Beware of Clones and Ghosts!
By Margaret A. (Peggy) Williams, Esq., Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC

Condominiums and the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act
By Jerry E. Aron, Esq., Jerry E. Aron, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida

RPPTL Law School Liaison Committee Update
By Stacy O. Kalmanson, Esq., Fidelity National Title Group, Maitland, Florida

Electronic Filing and Electronic Service (and Other Changes)
By Rohan Kelley, The Kelley Law Firm P.L., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Rider A. “Condominium Association Disclosure,” a part of the Comprehensive Riders to the FR/BAR Residential Contract revised, effective 09/12
Florida Sustainable Development & Growth Management in a Post-DCA Era
Nicole C. Kibert, Carlton Fields, P.A., Tampa, FL Submitted on behalf of the Development and Green Building Committee

Gathering Support for the Supporting Organization: The Basics
By Lindsay A. Roshkind, Esq. and George D. Karibjanian, Esq Proskauer Rose LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

Construction Contracts Are Greener Thanks to the AIA SP Series
Scott P. Pence and Nicole C. Kibert, Carlton Fields, P.A., Tampa FL Submitted on behalf of the Development and Green Building Committee

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting and 32nd Annual Legislative and Case Law Update
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Law Offices of Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Photos from the RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting and 32nd Annual Legislative and Case Law Update
Highlights from Minutes of the Meeting of the RPPTL Section Probate and Trust Division Roundtable
Highlights from Minutes of the Meeting of the RPPTL Section Real Property Division Roundtable
Be Careful What You Wish For – Gifts to Drafting Attorneys
By William T. Hennessey, Esq., Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A, West Palm Beach, FL

ActionLine Now Searchable!
The 9th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic
By Sharaine Sibblies, Esq., Carlton Fields, P.A., Miami, Florida

Do You Need a Mentor?
Legislator Supporters of the RPPTL Section during the 2012 Legislature
By Joshua D. Aubuchon, Esq. Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A., Tallahassee, Florida

Spotlight on the Title Insurance Committee
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Law Offices of Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Resolution Recognizing the Service and Contributions of William James Haley
RPPTL PACs – Part of the Political Process
By Sandra F. Diamond, Esq., Williamson, Diamond, & Caton, P.A., Seminole, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Brian W. Hoffman, Esq., Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux LLC, Pensacola, FL

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Tara Rao, Esq., The Rao Law Firm, P.L., Lutz, FL
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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 4 - SUMMER 2012

Chair's Column: Thanks for the Memories
By George J. Meyer, Section Chair, 2011- 2012

RPPTL Section’s Annual Service Award is renamed the John Arthur Jones Annual Service Award
Quickly Access the RPPTL Website Via Your Mobile Device
The Florida Uniform Title Standards – What Are They and Why Should We Care?
By Patricia P. Jones, Esq., Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC, Orlando, FL

The New (and Improved) Third-Party Legal Opinions Report
By David R. Brittain, Esq., Trenam, Kemker, P.A., Tampa, Florida

E-Mail Service Mandatory Effective Sept. 1, 2012
Joint Committees of RPPTL and BLS Consider Receivership Action
Temporary Portability Regulations Clarify Many Open Issues
By George D. Karibjanian, Esq., Proskauer, Rose, LLP, Boca Raton, FL

2012 Legislative Session Update
By Peter M. Dunbar, Esq. Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A., Tallahassee, FL

Executive Council Meetings – The Three Step Approach – Spotlight on Roundtables
By Silvia B. Rojas, Esq., Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC, Miami, FL and Amber Jade F. Johnson, Esq., Amber Jade F. Johnson, P.A. Maitland, FL

2012 RPPTL Section Convention Photos
A Tribute to George J. Meyer
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Law Offices of Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Section Fellows Announced for 2012 - 2014
By Navin R. Pasem, Esq., Tampa, Florida Section Fellow (2010 – 2012)

The Morgenthau Creditors’ Claim Trap
By Eric Virgil, Esq. and Hung V. Nguyen, Esq., Coral Gables, FL

Separate Trust Accounts Required for Title or Real Estate Settlement Services
By R. Norwood Gay III, Esq., Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC, Orlando, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Benjamin B. Bush, Esq., Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A., Tallahassee, FL

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Theodore S. Kypreos Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL
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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 3 - SPRING 2012

Chair's Column: Annual Section Convention and Awards
By George J. Meyer, Section Chair, 2011- 2012

Is Florida More Protective of the IRS Than Uncle Sam?
By Joseph B. McFarland, Esq., Joseph B. McFarland, PA, Auburndale, Florida

Just Say No; What Happens When the Trustee Refuses to Cover the Personal Representative’s Notice of Insufficiency?
By John C. (Jack) Bovay, Esq. Dean, Mead & Bovay, Gainesville, Florida

Why Should You Care About Numeric Nutrient Criteria?
By Vinette D. Godelia & Mohammad O. Jazil Hopping Green & Sams, P.A., Tallahassee Florida On behalf of the Governmental Regulation Committee

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Benjamin B. Bush, Esq., Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A., Tallahassee, FL

Section Executive Council Meeting
Sawgrass Marriott, Ponte Vedra
March 1 – 4, 2012
By: Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Section Executive Committee Meeting
March 16, 2012
Tampa, FL
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, Florida with assistance from Margaret “Peggy” Rolando, Esq., Shutts & Bowen, LLP., Miami, Florida, Michael Dribin, Esq., Harper, Meyer, Perez, Hagen, O’Connor, Albert & Dribin LLP, Miami, Florida, and Michael Gelfand, Esq., Gelfand & Arpe, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida.

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Theodore S. Kypreos Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL

The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law PAC and the RPPTL-PAC present the Section’s 32nd Annual RPPTL Legislative and Case Law Update
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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 2 - WINTER 2012

Chair's Column: It’s Been a Busy Year So Far!
By George J. Meyer, Section Chair, 2011 - 2012

Brownfields in Florida: A Valuable Tool for Solving Environmental Issues
By Frank L. Hearne and Anne Q. Pollack, Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A., Tampa, Florida on behalf of the Governmental Regulation Committee

Notice of Annual Election Meeting
Trying to Put the Cat Back into the Bag – IRS Seeks Decanting Guidance
By George D. Karibjanian, Esq., Proskauer Rose LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

All forms are not the same: Comparison of FAR/FLA BAR 10 and FAR 9 Residential Contracts for Sale and Purchase
By James A. Marx, Esq., Blass Frankel & Marx PLLC, Miami, Florida

Fellowship Program Open to All RPPTL Attorneys!
RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting
The Four Seasons, Prague, Czech Republic - September 21 - 25, 2011
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, Florida

RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting
Marco Island, December 1-4, 2011
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Benjamin B. Bush, Esq., Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A., Tallahassee

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Theodore S. Kypreos Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL
RPPTL Sponsor Contacts
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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 1 - FALL 2011

Chair's Column: A Great Start!
By George J. Meyer, Section Chair, 2011- 2012

Changes to ACORD’s Certificate Forms
By Scott P. Pence, Carlton Fields, P.A., Tampa, FL

Supreme Court Adopts New Appellate Rule 9.170
Submitted on behalf of the Probate & Trust Litigation Committee

Secret Trusts: (Some) Questions and (Fewer) Answers About Florida’s New Designated Representative Statute
By Robert J. Naberhaus III, Esq. (Dean Mead) and Mark R. Parthemer, Esq. (Bessemer Trust) and Thomas C. Lee, Jr., Esq. (Gunster Yoakley)

Mediation Strategies
By D. Robert Hoyle Harrison, Kirkland, Pratt & McGuire, P.A., Bradenton, FL

Fellowship Program Open to All RPPTL Attorneys!
RPPTL Section Executive Council Meeting
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Navin R. Pasem, Esq., Law Office of Navin R. Pasem, P.L., Tampa, Florida

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Theodore S. Kypreos Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL

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VOL. XXXII, NO. 5 - SUMMER 2011

Chair's Column: RPPTL 2058 Section Convention “Sun, Sea and CLE”
By Brian J. Felcoski, Section Chair 2010 - 2011

2011 Florida Condominiums and Community Association Law Update
By Robert S. Freedman, Nicole C. Kibert, Richard C. Linquanti, Jin Liu and Brett B. Pettigrew, Carlton Fields, P.A., Tampa, FL

A Tribute to Brian J. Felcoski
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Law Offices of Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, FL

An Interview With Gwynne Young, President-Elect of The Florida Bar
By Scott P. Pence Carlton Fields, P.A., Tampa, FL

Marital Deduction? Not For Florida Residents With Joint New York Real Estate
By Michael P. Stafford, Farrell Fritz, P.C., New York, N.Y.

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Benjamin J. Bush, Section Fellow, Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth & Bowden, P.A., Tallahassee, FL

Photo Spread: “Sun, Sea, and CLE”
Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Elisa F. Lucchi, Section Fellow, Goldman, Felcoski & Stone, P.A., Coral Gables, FL

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VOL. XXXII, NO. 4 - SPRING 2011

Chair’s Column: As The Sun Sets . . .
By Brian J. Felcoski, Section Chair 2010 - 2011

Will and Trust Contests in the Real World
By Glenn M. Mednick, Esq., Law Offices of Glenn M. Mednick, P.L., Fort Lauderdale, FL

New 2011 ALTA/ACSM Survey Standard Detail Requirements
By E. Duffy Myrtetus, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Richmond, VA

RPPTLs Gather for the 4th Annual Construction Law Institute
The Fourth Annual Construction Law Institute Thanks Its Sponsors For Another Successful Institute
Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Navin R. Pasem, Section Fellow Law Office of Navin R. Pasem, P.L., Tampa, FL, RPPTL

Section Executive Council Meeting
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, FL (with assistance from Margaret “Peggy” Rolando, Esq., Shutts & Bowen, LLP)

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Elisa F. Lucchi, Section Fellow Goldman, Felcoski & Stone, P.A., Coral Gables, FL

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VOL. XXXII, NO. 3 - WINTER 2010

Chair’s Column: Mid-Term Report
By Brian J. Felcoski, Section Chair 2010 - 2011

Is There Coverage When an Insured Was Aware of a Title Defect?
By Mark A. Brown, Esq., Carlton Fields, Tampa

Protecting the Individual Trustee
By Dirk Tolle, Esq., Fiduciary Consultants, LLC, Wimauma, FL

Section Ballot
Nonlawyer Assisting the Short Sale Seller: Ministerial Acts or UPL?
By Salome J. Zikakis, Parady & Zikakis, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Partial Property Rental May Limit Homestead Protection
By Kurt E. Lee, Esq., Kirk Pinkerton, P.A., Sarasota, FL

Section Executive Council Meeting - Clearwater, November 4-7, 2010
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A, Stuart, Florida (with assistance from Michael Gelfand, Esq., Gelfand & Arpe P.A.)

Real Estate Case Law Update
Prepared by Benjamin B. Bush, Section Fellow Law Office of Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth & Bowden, P.A., Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Bar Foundation: A Cause We Can Share
By John A. Noland, President, The Florida Bar Foundation

4th Annual Construction Law Institute 2011
Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Navin R. Pasem, Section Fellow Law Office of Navin R. Pasem, P.L., Tampa, FL, RPPTL

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VOL. XXXII, NO. 2 - FALL 2010

Chair’s Column: Catch the Section Fever!
By Brian J. Felcoski, Section Chair 2010 - 2011

§736.0902 – The ILIT TrusteeProtection Statute
By Patrick J. Lannon, Of Counsel with Goldman Felcoski & Stone P.A., and Marian L. Hasty,a Managing Partner of Gautier &Hasty, P.L., Coral Gables, FL

Mediating the Construction Dispute–Are You Ready to Mediate?
By Gregory S. Martin, Esq. Gregory S. Martin & Associates, P.A., Maitland, Fl

4th Annual Construction Law InstituteSet for March 2011
The Continually Evolving Chameleon:Florida’s Homestead Laws
By John B. Neukamm, Mechanik Nuccio, P.A., Tampa, FL

Section Executive Council Meetings
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Agency Snapshot:The Offices of Criminal Conflict andCivil Regional CounselCost Effective Representation for the Indigent
By Joseph P. George, Jr., Esq., Offices of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel

Holding The Trustee AccountableThe Importance of the Fiduciary Trust Accounting
By Joseph W. Fleece, III, Baskin Fleece, Clearwater, FL

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Elisa F. Lucchi, RPPTL Section FellowFowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli, Coral Gables, Fl

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Navin R. Pasem, Section FellowLaw Office of Navin R. Pasem, P.L., Tampa, FL, RPPTL

What’s Happening Within the Section...
By Michael Gelfand, Gelfand & Arpe, West Palm Beach, FL

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VOL. XXXII, NO. 1 - SUMMER 2010

Chair’s Column: Riding Off Into the Sunset ... A Few Farewells and Many Thanks
By John B. Neukamm, Section Chair 2009 - 2010 >

Amendment 4 – Chaos, Job Loss and the Opposite of Thoughtful Planning
By Anne Q. Pollack, Esq., Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A., Tampa, FL

A Tribute to John B. Neukamm
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Law Offices of Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, FL

New Focus: The “Other Taxes” Income Taxes Set to Soar by 2013
By Joan Crain, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Fort Lauderdale, FL

New Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Established
Are Millions at Risk to Win a Contract Worth Thousands? Florida Court Says Professionals May Not Limit Personal Liability
By Roger C. Brown, Esq. & Gregory S. Martin, Esq., Gregory S. Martin & Associates, P.A., Maitland, FL

Section Executive Council Meeting Tampa, May 27 – May 30th, 2010
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, Florida

Florida RPPTLs “Invade” Maui
By John B. Neukamm, Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A., Tampa, FL

Community Association Legislative Update
By Robert S. Freedman, Nicole C. Kibert and Richard C. Linquanti, Carlton Fields, P.A., Tampa, FL

RPPTL Legislative Archives Available
By Michael Gelfand, Gelfand & Arpe, West Palm Beach, FL

Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Hung V. Nguyen Welbaum Guernsey, Coral Gables, Florida

Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Meredith Freeman, Bush Ross, Tampa, FL

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VOL. XXXI, NO. 3 - SPRING 2010

Chair’s Column: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
By John B. Neukamm, Section Chair 2009 - 2010

The Effect of the New Lis Pendens Statute on Title Insurance Coverage
By Mathai Jacob and Shari Ben Moussa, Katz Barron Squitero Faust, Miami, FL

Alleging Undue Influence: Maybe You Don’t Have To Be So Presumptuous
By J. Richard Caskey, J. Richard Caskey, P.A., Tampa, FL

Supreme Court Report on Residential Foreclosure Cases
By Douglas C. Roland, Esq., Bricklemyer Smolker & Bolves, P.A., Tampa, FL

New Mandatory EPA Rules for Renovations of Homes Built Prior to 1978
By Ed Kinberg, Kinberg & Associates, LLC, Melbourne, FL

Officer nominations for 2010 - 2011
Section Executive Council Meeting
By Jane L. Cornett, Esq., Cornett, Googe & Associates, P.A., Stuart, Florida (with assistance from Nicole Kibert, Esq., Carlton Fields, P.A.)

The Third Annual Construction Law Institute Thanks Its Sponsors For Another Successful Institute
Probate Case Summaries
Prepared by Hung V. Nguyen, Welbaum Guernsey, Coral Gables, Florida

RPPTL Sponsor Contacts
Real Estate Case Summaries
Prepared by Meredith Freeman, Bush Ross, Tampa, FL

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VOL. XXXI, NO. 2 - WINTER 2009

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VOL. XXX, NO. 1 - FALL 2008

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