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In the wake of the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida, last month, many Condominium Associations are questioning whether deferring maintenance on their property is still a safe option. According to media reports, the estimated cost to repair the Champlain South premises totaled $15 million. However, the condo had only $800,000 in reserves for such contingencies. Unit owners were faced with individual special assessments between $80,000 and $200,000 each. After facing owner…
Bankruptcy Exemptions in California Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California is a powerful tool that can relieve debtors of unsecured debts and provide a fresh start. Many people assume that bankruptcy involves creditors taking all their personal property, especially their home and vehicle. However, California bankruptcy exemptions allow debtors to maintain possession of certain personal property when filing for bankruptcy. While this guide provides a broad outline, it is important to contact an experienced…
When a building unexpectedly collapses, as happened in Surfside, everyone begins to think who may be to blame. And high on everyone’s list is likely to be the architect and the engineer. Of course, it is generally assumed that the duties associated with the professions of architecture and engineering are as distinct as are the […]…

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