Survey Says… Latin America Will Continue to Drive Foreign Investment in South Florida Real Estate in 2016

Even the briefest glance out of our office windows shows the dramatic change Miami has undergone since the devastating real estate bubble burst between 2007-2009. The last few years have seen robust – some might even say irrationally exuberant – commercial and residential real estate growth.  In large part, this growth is attributable to the […]

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Income Tax Considerations for South Florida Businesses Operating in the Caribbean, Central and South America

South Florida is known as the gateway to the Caribbean, Central and South America. As such, many South Florida businesses have operations in those parts of the world. As this article discusses, from an income tax planning standpoint, depending on the tax laws of the local jurisdiction, it may be beneficial for some businesses to […]

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Considering Doing Business Across the Border? Leaving the U.S. Does Not Necessarily Mean You Are Leaving U.S. Laws Behind

We see it every day – Florida companies doing business in both the U.S. and Latin America. Our close neighbors to the south offer domestic companies huge new markets and clear avenues to income growth.  But many domestic companies believe that successfully penetrating those markets requires strategic alliances with government officials and gift-giving.  The Foreign […]

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Puerto Rico Debt Crisis and Bondholders: New Federal Ruling Deems New Debt Enforcement and Recovery Act Unconstitutional

Puerto Rico is possibly the most financially distressed political entity in North America. The most widely available statistic is that the island has $73 billion in debt.  However, if one considers unfunded pension liabilities some estimates place Puerto Rico’s debt at $167.46 billion. For comparison, the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United […]

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Resolving Business Disputes in Florida: Litigate or Arbitrate?

Arbitration for years has been lauded as a less costly, more expedient means to resolve commercial disputes: shorter deadlines, dedicated arbiter(s), minimal discovery, prompt results. Certainly during the past 5 years, Florida courts were deluged with a flood of foreclosure litigation that seriously overwhelmed judicial resources; arbitration became a viable alternative for businesses seeking prompt […]

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Low–Interest Funding Alternatives for Florida Real Estate Developers

In light of the financial industry’s diminished appetite for risk and more stringent lending regulations, real estate developers in Florida are facing significant obstacles in obtaining affordable capital. Even though lenders are requiring more collateral, they still may not be willing to lend. And, even if a loan is available, the interest rates can be […]

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