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February 26, 2021 6 Commercial Investments That Tend to Get Overlooked

What crosses your mind when you hear the term “Commercial Real Estate”? Oftentimes we think of a high-rise office building, shopping mall, or even an old grocery store building. While these

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Annual Corporate Reports 2021 due soon!

Our team at Gulati Law is sending you this friendly reminder of the deadline to update your business’s Annual Corporate Report with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations. If you have not filed yet, please prepare to do so soon. 

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February 24, 2021 Hotel Guests, Tenants & Transient Occupants, Oh My!

Imagine this scenario, you are a hotel owner with a guest, that for one reason or another, isn’t exactly the ideal customer. Maybe you are finding that this guest habitually has one too many drinks at the lobby bar and proceeds to make other guests uncomfortable

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February 17, 2021 What a Cost Segregation Study Means for Your Hotel or Motel

Property Cost Allocation (aka “Cost Segregation”) is back with a vengeance, according to GMG Savings in a recent article. A cost segregation study is an essential fiduciary component when building, purchasing, or renovating a hotel or motel. Hotel

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February 12, 2021 Florida Hotels Must Comply with New Human Trafficking Training Law  

State Inspectors have been visiting properties and issuing warnings to hotels that are not in compliance with Florida’s Human Trafficking Training Law We want to inform you of Florida’s new human trafficking law that was implemented Jan. 1st, 2021. Hotel

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February 10, 2021 Conforming to an ADA-Compliant Property

2021 has already seen a flurry of serial filers continuing to file lawsuits and send demand letters alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (hereinafter “ADA”). The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in

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February 8, 2021 Study: Retailers, Commercial Real Estate Companies Optimistic About Strong Recovery in 2021

Close to 88% of shopping centers are being used to fulfill online orders, and 99% of retail respondents reported their stores fulfilled online orders to some degree. Nearly 60% of commercial real estate

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February 4, 2021 Seven Ways 1031 Exchanges Can Help Strengthen Businesses

1031 Exchange transactions can help business owners leverage valuable cash to finance critical growth strategies. At least once a week I get asked:   What are the benefits of doing a Section 1031 Exchange?  I normally give the usual answer:  Deferral of Taxes resulting in more funds to spend on possible

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January 28, 2021 What Peter Strojnik’s “Vexatious Litigant” ruling in AZ could mean for your business?

A disbarred attorney, who continued to file hundreds of disability lawsuits on his own behalf, has been permanently blocked from filing new cases in Arizona’s federal court district without permission. Judge Diane Humetewa officially labeled Peter Strojnik a “vexatious litigant” in a ruling that compared his

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January 25, 2021 Florida Hotel Sales are Down, is a Spike in the Horizon?

Florida hotels are changing hands much less frequently lately, thanks to COVID-19’s negative impact on the local economy. Orlando’s 500+ lodging properties are dealing with severely reduced revenue due to sparse tourism, and this is only contributing to the ongoing mass layoffs within the hospitality industry.

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