Auto Accidents

BERNHARDT RILEY Auto Accidents Unfortunately, most of us will be involved in an auto accident during our lives. If it happens to you, there are important things that you should know to ensure you receive the full compensation you may deserve. If you don’t need to be rushed to the ER, contact the police and … Read More

Premises Liability

BERNHARDT RILEY Premises Liability Personal Injuries sustained due to the negligence of a business or property owner happen to unsuspecting people everyday. They occur without warning but leave lasting pain and suffering. In general, the person injured at another’s premises must prove the extent of their injuries, and that the business/property owner: Knew or should have known … Read More

Choosing a Commercial Litigation Law Firms

BERNHARDT RILEY Choosing a Commercial Litigation Law Firms Whether you are forming a new business, running a small company, or are the CEO of a large corporation, we focus on finding proactive legal solutions that make achieving your business goals possible. Business formation – Whether you have just decided to start your own business, or have … Read More

Understanding Florida Deceptive Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA)

BERNHARDT RILEY Understanding Florida Deceptive Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) Florida Deceptive Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) as found in Florida Statutes 501.201-501.213 protects consumers and competing businesses from anyone who engages in unfair methods of competition or deceptive practice in any trade or commerce. Such … Read More

Land Disputes

BERNHARDT RILEY Land Disputes Boundary Disputes Disagreements over the location of a property line and inaccurate legal descriptions of a purchased property often lead to boundary disputes in Florida. Whether the disputes arise from the sale of a property, a fence that has encroached onto a neighboring property, a tree that has been planted or … Read More

Tax Certificates & Tax Deeds

BERNHARDT RILEY Tax Certificates & Tax Deeds Certificates & Deeds Tax certificates will be issued in Florida by the taxing authority when the owner of real property fails to pay property taxes. In turn, these certificates are sold at public auction. It’s important to keep in mind that a tax certificate does not transfer any … Read More

Failure To Disclose

BERNHARDT RILEY Failure To Disclose Seller’s Duty to disclose under Johnson v. Davis During the sale of a property, a seller’s failure to disclose any latent issues of which the seller was aware may result in serious legal consequences. However, sellers of Florida homes or properties are not held responsible for defects of which they have … Read More

Landlord/Tenant Issues

BERNHARDT RILEY Landlord/Tenant Issues Florida law requires very specific timelines and procedures that a landlord or property manager must comply with in attempting to eviction of a tenant and in order to avoid a dismissal of their case. Likewise, a tenant must also abide by certain timelines in order to prevent a default and grant … Read More

Florida Condominium Law

BERNHARDT RILEY Florida Condominium Law Whether you are an HOA or condominium owner, you may be faced with issues concerning the Florida Condominium Act, disaster recovery, hurricane claims, water and mold damage, injury claims in common areas, covenant enforcements, budget increases, enforcement claims, leasing restrictions, and lien foreclosures. Whether you are forced to deal with … Read More

Mechanics Lien

BERNHARDT RILEY Mechanics Lien The Florida legislature enacted the Florida Construction Lien Law (Mechanic’s Liens) in order to protect the rights of all parties to the construction process, including owners, contractors, and subcontractors. Bernhardt Riley helps to draft and interpret of all forms contemplated by the Florida Construction Lien Law, including: Notices of Commencement Notices … Read More