Practice Areas

The Firm handles a variety of complex commercial matters including:

Construction Law and Construction and Design Defect Litigation
  • Chapter 558 Construction and Design Defect Claims
  • Hurricane and Other Casualty Loss Claims
  • AAA Construction Industry Arbitrations
  • First Party Claims By Owners or Tenants against Insurers for Casualty Loss
  • Declaratory Relief Actions
  • Developer Turnover Litigation for Construction/Design Defects and Accountings
Condominium and Homeowners Association Law
  • General Representation
  • Capital improvement projects and association strategy
  • Negotiate loans for projects
  • Code Enforcement Defense
  • Covenant Enforcement and Amendments
  • Unit Owner and Tenant lawsuits
  • Lien Foreclosures and Collections
  • Division of Condominium Arbitrations
  • Insurance Claims By the Association for Casualty Loss
  • Unit Owner Bankruptcies
  • Termination of Condominiums
  • Federal FHA, ADA and Other State Law Claims Regarding Handicapped Parking, Access, Emotional Support Animals or Other Claims of Housing Discrimination
Complex Business and Commercial Litigation in State and Federal Court
  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Commercial and Consumer Class Action Litigation
  • Shareholder and Member Direct and Derivative Actions
  • UCC-1 Claims
  • Fraud and Negligence Claims
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
  • Tortious Interference with Business Relationship Claims
  • Non-Competition and Trade Secret Claims
  • Partnership and Joint Venture Disputes
  • Business Valuation Issues
  • Injunctions
  • Receiverships and Corporate Dissolution/Liquidation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Broker Liability Claims
  • Large and Complex Collection Lawsuits
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Slander and Defamation Claims
  • Invasion of Privacy Claims
  • International Litigation or Arbitration
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
  • Divorce Litigation Involving Business and Real Property Valuation Issues
Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant
  • Residential Landlord Tenant
  • Property Insurance Claims
  • Escrow Deposit Disputes
  • Partition Disputes of Real Property
  • Quiet Title Claims
  • Commercial Code Enforcement Disputes
  • Eminent Domain
Real Estate Transactional
  • Real estate transactions
  • AIA Contract Negotiations (Owner/General Contractor, Owner/Architect, etc.)
  • Commercial leasing for shopping centers
  • Development agreements
  • Ground leases
  • Distressed asset transactions
  • Commercial and mixed use purchase and sale transactions
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Closings

HSPA serves as escrow and closing agent for the parties to the transaction. As a licensed title agent, HSPA provides title examination services, title insurance commitments, and issues title insurance policies for all forms of residential, commercial, and industrial real estate transactions. HSPA provides these services in association with Attorneys' Title Fund Services ("The Fund") and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. For price quotes or additional information regarding closing and title services, please contact David Podein, Esq. at (305) 379 2400.

HSPA also represents borrowers and lenders in loan transactions (lines of credit, loans for single-family, multi-family homes, or condominium purchases, and large complex loans for commercial and condominium transactions).

Whether you are a purchaser, seller, lender or investor, HSPA handles all aspects of single-family home, condominium, and co-operative real estate transactions, including:

  • Contract negotiation;
  • Financing strategies and lender negotiations;
  • Community Association issues;
  • Title defects;
  • 1031 Exchanges; and
  • Contract closing and post-closing matters.

If you or your firm is interested in acquiring land for commercial development, apartment complexes, office buildings, industrial property, or shopping centers, HSPA has experience representing investors, sellers, and lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including:

  • Property selection;
  • Due diligence;
  • Zoning and land use;
  • Governmental compliance;
  • Contract negotiation;
  • Lender selection and negotiation;
  • Complex loan underwriting; and
  • Closing and post-closing issues.
Bankruptcy Creditor’s Rights Representation
  • Defense of Adversary Proceedings
  • Filing and Defending Proofs of Claims
  • Objections to Chapter 11 and 13 Plans
  • Motions for Relief from Stay
  • Motions to Dismiss, Convert and/or for the Appointment of a Trustee
  • Involuntary Bankruptcy Petitions
Business Law Transactional
  • Contract Negotiations and Agreements
  • Partnership and Joint Venture Agreements
  • Asset Based Lending Agreements
Aviation Law
  • Aviation Liens and Lien Foreclosures on Aircraft and/or Engines
  • Vendor Disputes with FAA Repair Stations
  • Vendor Collections Litigation for Fuel Suppliers, Repair Stations, Catering, Ground Handling, Flight Simulator Training and Other Ancillary Aviation Services
  • Sales or Leasing of Aircraft, Engines and Flight Simulators
Employment Litigation
  • Non-Compete Litigation
  • FLSA, Discrimination, and Civil Rights
  • Employment Discrimination Defense
Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody Disputes