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November 14th, 2022

After Hurricane Nicole, Condo Owners Grapple With Living Beachside

The evacuation of their buildings revealed a stark truth: Their apartments are likely...

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November 10th, 2022

Ariella Gutman

Ariella Gutman is a partner at Haber Law in the litigation department, focusing on...

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October 17th, 2022

Rate Caps Costs Soar Even Higher

In late May of this year, the signs were already rising with the dry hot sun of interest...

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October 12th, 2022

Florida Couple Turned the Empty Miami Mansions of Venezuela’s Elite Into Personal Piggy Banks

Carlos Castañeda and Genesis Martusciello fled Venezuela in the middle of the previous...

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October 6th, 2022

Mid-Market Trendspotter: Hybrid-Friendly Law Firms Are Seeing an Influx of Talent

Hybrid work and a better work-life balance are luring more candidates to midsize firms,...

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September 22nd, 2022

How Miami Boutique Keeps Pace In Booming Fla. Legal Market

Law360 (September 21, 2022, 3:58 PM EDT) -- As a string of national firms have recently...

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September 19th, 2022

Strong Demand and Remote Recruiting Edge Helped Haber Law Grow 25% Since May

South Florida's real estate and construction booms drove hiring at the now-23-lawyer...

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August 28th, 2022

Ante Usted with Frank Soto

Frank Soto, partner at Haber Law was interviewed on WLRN’s Ante Usted to discuss...

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August 18th, 2022

Five Haber Law Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Edition

David B. Haber, Franchesco Soto, Christopher Utrera, Harold L. Lewis named Best Lawyers...

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July 24th, 2022

Condo owners brace for steep costs — with post-Surfside reforms on the way

It could become an unpleasant choice for many South Florida condominium owners, ahead of...

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July 20th, 2022

How Creativity Can Efficiently Resolve a Construction Defect Turnover Lawsuit

Nearly all newly elected board members in the state, and their management teams, come...

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July 8th, 2022

David Haber featured on ABC News Live – One year since Surfside building collapse

David Haber sits down with ABC News' Victor Oquendo to discuss the tragedy of the...

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June 28th, 2022

One year later, lessons from Surfside condo tragedy impact market

For developers, the tragedy resulted in increased scrutiny, but also opportunities. They...

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June 24th, 2022

Haber Law Attorneys — Named Super Lawyers of 2022

Miami, Fl — June 24, 2022  Haber Law, a law Firm recognized for their outstanding...

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May 26th, 2022

The Blunder lost $1M in Attorney fees : ‘Think Twice About What You are Putting in Those Offers’

"I've been seeing a trend where the courts are making the requirements on proposal for...

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May 25th, 2022

Condo reforms coming: Inspections at 25 or 30 years, no waiving financial reserves

Florida lawmakers on Tuesday reached a deal on the most significant overhaul of...

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May 23rd, 2022

Building Codes At Root Of Fla. Insurance Market Problems

Law360 - Florida's special session this month is expected to address major issues hitting...

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May 9th, 2022

Bahia Mar developer files $10 million countersuit against boat show

Fort Lauderdale — The ugly feud between the boat show and its Bahia Mar landlord shows...

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May 6th, 2022

Boutique Haber Law Adds 2 Partners As Fla. Demand Grows

Miami boutique Haber Law picked up two new partners, an associate attorney and other...

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May 5th, 2022

‘They pushed us into a corner’: Bahia Mar developer countersues boat show organizers for damages

The developer that aims to redevelop 39 acres of cityowned land at the Bahia Mar Fort...

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April 22nd, 2022

Calling for an End to the 24/7, 365 Lawyer

If we do not receive that order on Sunday night or read that email in the middle of the...

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April 15th, 2022

Ariella J. Gutman of Haber Law: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I First Became An Attorney

It is never too early to start networking and thinking about career/business development....

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April 13th, 2022

After Surfside collapse, Miami-Dade drafts reforms that fall short of recommendations

After a catastrophic partial building collapse in Surfside left 98 dead and a community...

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April 4th, 2022

As Florida Lawmakers Fail to Agree on Condo Safety After Surfside, ‘the Free Market Is Acting’

Despite the tragic condominium collapse in Surfside in June 2021, the Florida Legislature...

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March 8th, 2022

Miami Attorneys Get Creative to Find Swift $ 6.3 Million Resolution in Construction Defect Suit

“Just be aware of the big picture. You don’t need to have a scorched earth mentality...

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March 2nd, 2022

Haber Law Partner Rebecca N. Casamayor Named Rising Star Honoree for 2022 Prestigious Women Awards by South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine

The awards recognize top leaders in the tri-county area who have created business success...

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February 18th, 2022

Rarely Used Fla. Condo Law May Be Key In Surfside Deal

An obscure provision in the Florida Condominium Act making individual unit...

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January 25th, 2022

Leading the Way: How South Florida Law Firm Leaders Are Navigating Novel Challenges

South Florida's law firm leaders are finding success in an unprecedented...

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January 4th, 2022

Lateral Partner Trends

Find out who gained top talent and who lost rainmakers in our review of South Florida's...

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December 31st, 2021

After Surfside collapse, a push not just for more high-rise inspections but smarter ones

To chronicle the unprecedented expansion of the Miami legal market over the course of...

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December 23rd, 2021

Where South Florida Firms Are Targeting for Growth in 2022

To chronicle the unprecedented expansion of the Miami legal market over the course of...

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December 23rd, 2021

A New Era of Transparency?

As a result of the recent tragedy at Surfside, the Condominium Law and Policy on Life...

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November 22nd, 2021

Haber Law Ranks Nationally & Regionally in the 2022 Edition Of U.S. News Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

MIAMI, FL – November 23, 2021- Haber Law is pleased to announce that the Firm has been...

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November 15th, 2021

Show Up Half the Time and Keep Your Assigned Office? Law Firms Allow It—For Now

In-demand attorneys may be able to keep their desks while working in-office two or three...

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November 10th, 2021

Leading the Way: David Haber on Young Lawyer Development, Vaccine Policies, and the Future of Law Firm Offices

David Haber prides himself on operating a forward-thinking law firm. When Haber Law (then...

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November 10th, 2021

Non-Traditional Law Firms Are Following the Tech Industry Away From City Center

“Leaders of the technology and finance worlds who are relocating to Miami realize...

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November 9th, 2021

Women Making a Difference

Welcome to FLCAJ’s sixth annual “Women Making a Difference” feature. We have long...

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November 5th, 2021

South Florida Law Firm Leaders Bullish on Nearly Every Practice for 2022

Our annual Law Firm Leaders Outlook examines the top issues South Florida firm leaders...

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October 27th, 2021

Clarifying ‘Confusing’ Case Law, South Florida Ruling Is Good News For Developers Working With Public Land

“The ruling of the court provides security for contractors looking to secure payment at...

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October 22nd, 2021

Miami’s Haber Law Picks Up Ex-Boies Partner In Pair of Hires

Haber Law, a boutique firm focused on construction law in Miami, picked up two new...

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October 21st, 2021

Longtime Boies Schiller Partner Jumps to Litigation Boutique

Steven Davis departed Boies Schiller Flexner this week for the Wynwood-based Haber Law....

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October 5th, 2021

A plan for post-Surfside condo law reform

Imagine checking into a hotel tomorrow. You are greeted at the front desk and, after...

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September 22nd, 2021

Attorneys Expect More Deals Like This $34 Million Contract as South Florida Population Grows

“If the Miami-Dade market continues to be expensive and increasing at a rapid rate, I...

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September 10th, 2021

Fixing Florida’s aging condo mess after the Surfside collapse means changing the laws

In the aftermath of the Surfside tragedy, all assumptions regarding the utility and...

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August 29th, 2021

Designed to fail: How Florida’s lack of condo board oversight could mean another Surfside

The deadly Surfside collapse is casting a spotlight on how Florida's condominiums are...

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August 19th, 2021

Three Haber Law Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Edition, Plus A “Lawyer of the Year” Award

David B. Haber, Franchesco Soto, and Christopher Utrera were named Best Lawyers in...

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August 18th, 2021

Haber Law Expands With Partner Promotion And 3 New Attys

Miami-based business litigation firm Haber Law announced the elevation of a commercial...

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August 12th, 2021

Haber Law Elevates Senior Associate Rebecca N. Casamayor to Partner and Announces Three New Hires

Haber Law is pleased to announce Rebecca Newman Casamayor, Esq. as a partner with the...

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August 5th, 2021

Engineers are still trying to figure out what caused the catastrophic collapse of...

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July 29th, 2021

I Know All About Condo Living. Change Is Coming.

David Haber provided an opinion piece for the New York...

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July 14th, 2021

Two-Thirds of Miami Condo Buildings Are Older Than 30 Years. The Repair Bills Are Coming Due.

Engineers say it can take just 30 years for condominium buildings to reach a point when...

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July 6th, 2021

After Florida Building Collapse, Task Force to Consider Changes to Condo Laws

A task force has been created to investigate Florida’s laws surrounding condominiums...

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July 1st, 2021

Efforts underway to hold cities and condo associations more accountable

Even as rescue workers continue to search through the rubble of the Champlain Towers...

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July 1st, 2021

As Surfside Building Collapse Investigation Continues, Anxiety Builds At High Rises Across South Florida

For the residents of the Champlain Towers North building, seeing the South tower collapse...

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June 30th, 2021

After Collapse, Condo Association Lawyers Field Frantic Calls — But Long-Term Change Is Unlikely, They Say

South Florida condo lawyers said they've fielded plenty of client calls about the safety...

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June 30th, 2021

Florida building collapse reveals shortcomings of systems to protect residents, experts say

Some officials are calling for changes to building codes after Champlain Towers South...

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June 29th, 2021

Death toll grows to 12 as rescue workers forge ahead at collapsed Surfside condo

As the sixth day since the catastrophic collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo...

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June 29th, 2021

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Says Surfside Tragedy Was “Preventable”

In the wake of last week's condo collapse in Surfside, homeowners and city officials want...

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June 29th, 2021

Miami mayor says collapse has consequences for condo buildings and real estate

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South...

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June 29th, 2021

Condominium law experts say tragedy will prompt more accountability

Search-and-rescue teams hadn’t lost hope on Tuesday. More than 150 people remained...

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June 29th, 2021

‘Este es un momento como Katrina y como Andrew’: el colapso de un condominio en Miami plantea preguntas más allá del sur de Florida

El colapso mortal de un condominio en la Florida podría obligar a ingenieros y...

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June 28th, 2021

‘This is a moment like Katrina and like Andrew’: Surfside condo collapse raises questions beyond South Florida

A Florida condominium's deadly collapse could force stunned engineers and architects,...

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June 28th, 2021

Condo collapse raises concerns about resales in older buildings

The collapse of a Surfside condominium has raised concerns about how resales could tank...

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June 27th, 2021

This Week in South Florida: David Haber

The collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building raises a host of legal...

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June 26th, 2021

Engineer warned of ‘major structural damage’ years before Florida condo building collapsed

An engineer warned in October 2018 that he had discovered “major structural...

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June 26th, 2021

Major structural flaws identified years before collapse, but condo oversight is slim

Earlier warnings about structural problems at condo that collapsed in Surfside raise...

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June 26th, 2021

Hope for 159 missing in Miami building collapse fades as scientists are dispatched to verify area

A team of U.S. government scientists and engineers have been flown to Miami to urgently...

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June 26th, 2021

‘Is my building safe?’ Experts say whether you should worry about another collapse

As the grim search for the bodies of victims at the collapsed Champlain Towers South...

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June 25th, 2021

Surfside condo collapse could spur changes in building inspections

The tragic collapse of a beachfront condo in Surfside will likely have a lasting impact...

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June 24th, 2021

Multiple Attorneys at Haber Law Named Super Lawyers 2021

Three of the Firm's partners are recognized as Super Lawyers with two partners and a...

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June 18th, 2021

Neighbor sues to short-circuit Jimmy Tate and Sergio Rok’s no-bid North Miami project

The city of North Miami’s plan allowing developers Jimmy Tate and Sergio Rok to build a...

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May 13th, 2021

Regalia association scores $18M settlement in construction defects lawsuit

The Regalia condo association settled its lawsuit alleging a slew of construction and...

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May 5th, 2021

‘People Weren’t Going to Let You in’: COVID-19 Logistical Challenges Preceded $17.5M Condo Settlement

Collecting evidence to prove construction defect allegations can be a challenge under...

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March 30th, 2021

Are Condominium Associations ‘Immune’ to Vaccine-Related Liabilities?

By By David Podein, Jonathan Goldstein and Deesha Smart | Published March 30, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines become available to the population at large, a question is already...

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March 30th, 2021

Revisiting Association Collections Strategies in Light of COVID-19’s Ongoing Economic Impacts

By Jonathan S. Goldstein & Rebecca Newman Casamayor | Published March 2021

The year 2020 was financially difficult for many, and its detrimental impacts could last...

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March 11th, 2021

General Contractors Must Be Vigilant Regarding Contractual Duties

By Franchesco Soto | Published, March 11, 2021

A contractor has the opportunity to bid on new project. He/she performs due diligence by...

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March 5th, 2021

Diario Las Americas

Frank Soto Featured in Diario Las...

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March 4th, 2021

Platinum Level Readers’ Choice Award

Haber Law Received the Platinum Level Readers’ Choice Award from the Florida Community...

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January 10th, 2021

$75K Finders Fee Doesn’t Breach Commission Agreement in Hotel Deal, South Florida Court Rules

“This case is a good lesson to clearly outline the scope of a contract and offer," said...

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Christopher M. Utrera
December 8th, 2020

Recent Court Decision Reinforces Economic Loss Rule

By Christopher Utrera

A recent court decision in Florida appears to have further reinforced the use of the...

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December 1st, 2020

Condo Hotels and Common Elements

By Kristen Ferrer

Condo hotels are more common in Florida than many would think Although the...

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Roger Slade Haber Law
November 20th, 2020

Miami Litigator Prevails Without Written Contract for Unpaid Real Estate Commission

Attorney Roger Slade submitted bank statements and text messages into evidence to refute...

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October 29th, 2020

Contracts in the COVID-19 Era

By David Podein

By this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every person in business, construction,...

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October 1st, 2020

Your Post-Pandemic Return to Paradise

By Kristen Ferrer

Things may look a little different this year when you return to your home in...

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September 3rd, 2020

Avoiding Maintenance Disasters: The Importance of Regular & Documented Maintenance Procedures

By Jacob Epstein

Every condominium association in Florida has certain responsibilities and powers pursuant...

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September 2nd, 2020

Impact and Harassment: The Fair Housing Act at a Crossroads

As Americans throughout the country protest systemic discrimination in the aftermath of...

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August 20th, 2020

Four Haber Law Construction Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2021

MIAMI, Fla. – August 20, 2020 – Haber Law is pleased to announce that Managing...

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July 16th, 2020

Finding Damages Can’t Exceed Contract Value, Miami Court Reverses $5.9M Punitive Award

A lesson in a reversed and remanded case decided by Florida’s Third District...

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July 1st, 2020

Katrina Sosa featured in the FCA Journal’s “Prepare Now!” article for community associations

Don't Let The Threat of Hurricane Season Sneak Up On You - Katrina...

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July 1st, 2020

Jonathan S. Goldstein named a Leader in the Industry by FCA Journal magazine

Jonathan S. Goldstein is featured in the Florida Community Association Journal - July...

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June 30th, 2020

Haber Law Adds Associate Kristen E. Ferrer to Real Estate Team

Haber Law is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Kristen E. Ferrer to...

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June 11th, 2020

Seven Attorneys from Haber Law Recognized as Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2020

Seven Attorneys from Haber Law Recognized as Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for...

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May 12th, 2020

The Florida Bar Is Taking a Hard Look at Lawyers’ Social Media Content

By Patricia Beitler and Roger Slade

Now, social media is all the rage with law firms jockeying for position on Facebook,...

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May 1st, 2020

Community Association Safety Issues in the Time of COVID-19

By Jonathan Goldstein

In the best of times, any community association’s duty to protect residents by...

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April 8th, 2020

Adapting the Justice System to the New Coronavirus Normal

By Jacob Epstein and Roger Slade

The coronavirus pandemic has almost caused the Florida court system to completely shut...

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March 18th, 2020

Haber Law’s Nilka Gomez Named President-Elect of ALA South Florida Chapter

Haber Law’s Nilka Gomez Named President-Elect of ALA South Florida...

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March 17th, 2020

Critical Intersection Where Coronavirus, Biometrics and Condo Associations Meet

By Jonathan Goldstein and David Podein

Critical Intersection Where Coronavirus, Biometrics and Condo Associations...

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March 15th, 2020

Not So Fast! Closing Out Construction Projects

By Christopher Utrera

So, you retained a contractor, money is still owed, and their work is near...

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February 21st, 2020

Miami Herald Business Monday: How to Divorce Your Business Partner

By Roger Slade

We all know that you can divorce your husband or your wife when the relationship turns...

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November 22nd, 2019

Haber Law and 3 Attorneys Recognized in South Florida Legal Guide 2020 Edition

Haber Law has been recognized as a Top Law Firm in the upcoming 2020 edition of the South...

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