Our Florida attorneys have represented hundreds of condominium and homeowner associations on multiple matters concerning operation of their communities. Some examples include: boundary and easement disputes, capital expenditure financing, collections and foreclosures, construction contracts, corporate governance, covenant enforcement, covenant preservation and reinstatement, developer litigation, employment issues, golf club and amenity purchases, governing document amendments, insurance and disaster recovery, land use and zoning, sovereign submerged land leases, vendor contract negotiations, and tax matters.
Hamilton Mikes gives sound tax advice and preparation services to real estate entities – and we help clients plan solutions to minimize their tax burden. Our attorneys can help structure real estate transactions that leverage tax benefits and maximize after-tax cash flows. And we never leave you uncovered: if you need to appeal a property tax we will be there with you, through administrative appeals and negotiations with the assessor.
Hamilton Mikes represents landlords and tenants in lease drafting, review, and negotiations. Our attorneys deftly assist landlords with lease defaults, collection efforts, evictions – and we advise them on matters concerning asset management, property management, maintenance, and other vendor contracts.
Our lawyers understand issues that affect the hospitality industry, such as development, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, insurance and risk management, and operations. Our clients include developers, owners and operators of hotels, resorts, timeshares, hotel condominiums, and golf courses.
Being a Florida-based, Florida-educated law firm, the lawyers of Hamilton Mikes have amassed experience in counseling waterfront property owners, marina owners, and operators. We assist them on matters concerning operation, maintenance, compliance, permitting, and licensing. We also give advice and counsel on riparian rights, erosion, boundary and easement disputes, and sovereign submerged lands.
Real Estate Acquisitions, Dispositions, and Investments
Hamilton Mikes assists landowners and purchasers through every stage of the transaction, from entity choice and formation, contract drafting and negotiations, transaction structuring, due diligence, and post-closing obligations. Our attorneys have facilitated the purchase and sale of development acreage, apartment complexes, office buildings, shopping centers, and golf clubs.
Land Use and Development and Zoning
Our lawyers are proficient at helping lead landowners, developers and community associations through land use and zoning matters – and we guide them through the complexities of government land-use reviews and approvals.