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Will Performance Be Excused Under a Commercial Contract “Force Majeure” Clause Due to the Impact of Coronavirus?

COVID-19 brings up many legal questions, often relating to the availability of insurance coverage for shutdowns and losses having to do with the interruption of normal business activities. However, one question which commercial litigators are getting asked repeatedly from their commercial clients is whether “force majeure” or “Act of God” clauses in their contracts will […]

The Responsibility of Commercial Landlords and Property Managers in Today’s Pandemic

Recently, I received a call from a condominium property management company, regarding access to the building. Most of the building’s residents are Florida snowbirds, and many were inviting family members, located in the Northeast, to relocate to Florida, so as to escape that area’s higher concentration of COVID-19 diagnoses. The management company wanted to know […]

Will Considerations Over and Obstacles Presented By COVID-19 Excuse a Buyer’s Performance Under a Residential Real Estate Contract?

COVID-19 is affecting industries and transactions across the United States. The transactional fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic still remains subject to much debate as far as ongoing transactions where contracts were executed prior to the manifestation of the pandemic are concerned, affecting and having consequences for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants of residential and commercial […]

Two Shapiro Blasi lawyers named in Palm Beach Illustrated’s Top Lawyers List

We are proud to share that Andrew Blasi and Michael Mopsick have been named in Palm Beach Illustrated magazine’s Top Lawyers List. In compiling this list, attorneys across Palm Beach County were asked to nominate their colleagues. Andrew was selected for Real Estate Law and Michael was selected for Alternate Dispute Resolution. The full list […]

Andrew Blasi Quoted in the Daily Business Review

Firm Shareholder Andrew Blasi was featured on the cover of the Daily Business Review this week to offer legal insights on a recent situation at a luxury condo building in Miami. In the article, Andrew also discusses a controversial state law that says real estate brokers and home sellers don’t have to disclose to a […]

Andrew B. Blasi Represents Sellers of South Florida Student Housing Projects

The two Boca Raton rental projects will be added to Florida Atlantic University’s student housing stock. Rosemurgy Properties and Giles Capital Group, the developers of the University Park student housing project in Boca Raton, acquired Boca Sol and Addison Park, both on Northeast 20th Street, from selling entities which were represented by Mr. Blasi. Boca […]

Michael Shapiro Handles a Significant Three-Property 1031 Tax Deferred Real Property Exchange

Senior Managing Partner Michael Shapiro recently represented Joge Investments, Inc. regarding a significant three-property 1031 tax deferred real property exchange. The client closed on the sale of the relinquished property, a 68,406 square foot shopping center in Tamarac known as Marketplace at Tamarac, for $10.55 million on June 27, 2014. The client then subsequently closed […]

Michael B. Shapiro Sees Dramatic Increase in Transactions

Managing Partner Michael B. Shapiro has seen a dramatic increase in both residential and commercial real estate transactions over the past several months. Mr. Shapiro recently closed two restaurant transactions where he represented the Buyer of a split parcel in Gainesville to be developed as a Panera Bread restaurant, and the Seller of a commercial […]

Michael B. Shapiro Sees Increased Activity in Commercial Real Estate

Michael B. Shapiro, the firm’s managing partner and senior real estate attorney, has recently represented various clients in several commercial real estate transactions, including (i) the refinancing of two shopping centers in Broward County and an office plaza in Palm Beach County; (ii) the purchase of an office condominium in Ft. Lauderdale; (iii) the purchase […]

Michael B. Shapiro Handles Several Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Transactions

Senior real estate and managing partner Michael B. Shapiro has recently consummated several multi-million dollar real estate transactions including representation of (i) the Buyer of a $3.8 million shopping center in Winter Garden; (ii) the Seller of a $3.2 million residential condominium in Palm Beach (iii) the Owner/Borrower in a $10 million refinancing of a […]


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