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Rent and run…but what about that SECURITY DEPOSIT?…

Rent and run…but what about that SECURITY DEPOSIT?…
The Break-Up Ever wonder what your legal rights are when it comes to the Security Deposit once the lease is over? We're contacted all the time by Landlords and Tenants that are very attracted to keeping it...and why shouldn't they be? We're gonna give you the ingredients but let's be honest, we don't expect you to make something tasty on your own.  In fact, if you think you might encounter some resistance from your Landlord or Tenant, our suggestion is to bring us in to go Iron Chef on 'em.  We know it's usually only over an amount ranging from… read more →

South Florida real estate market has international appeal, developers and investors say

South Florida real estate market has international appeal, developers and investors say
Great article from the Miami Herald Business section by: Evan S. Benn. "South Florida’s commercial and residential real estate markets remain hot for international investors as well as for homeowners moving from suburbs to downtown cores, panels of industry leaders said Thursday at the Perez Art Museum Miami. About 200 people attended the third annual University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference, which included a keynote session from Starwood Capital Group CEO Barry Sternlicht and was moderated by UM President Donna E. Shalala. When Shalala asked him about the Miami market, Sternlicht cited hotel-room rates and occupancies that lead the… read more →

Don’t be afraid, be proactive. Plan your Estate today!

Don’t be afraid, be proactive. Plan your Estate today!
Estate planning is a financial process that can protect you and your family and is a very important component of your overall financial planning. This week of October is National Estate Planning Awareness Week and the perfect time to put your estate planning house in order. If you don't have an up-to-date estate plan and you happen to get hurt or sick and cannot manage your financial affairs, the courts will have to appoint someone to manage them for you Without an estate plan, when you pass away, your affairs will be settled by default through a complex legal system called… read more →

Think Estate Planning is only for the wealthy? Think again…

Think Estate Planning is only for the wealthy? Think again…
[caption id="attachment_709" align="alignright" width="300"] Image courtesy of phanlop88 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Got Kids? Name their guardians! Got a Pet? Make sure someone is prepared to care for it when you can’t. Got Perfect Health? Neither do we, so make sure you have a Power of Attorney, Healthcare Surrogate and Living Will. That way someone can help you if anything should happen. Got Bills? If something happens to you and you're in a temporary coma, who will pay your rent, mortgage, credit cards, etc.? Even worse, if you die, do you really want what little you’ve left for your family to be eaten up by late fees… read more →

Checklist: Six Steps Toward Successful Estate Planning

Checklist: Six Steps Toward Successful Estate Planning
Checklist: Six Steps Toward Successful Estate Planning Define your goals: What do you want to happen to your assets in the event of your death or disability? If your beneficiaries predecease you, who are your alternate selections? How will your assets be distributed and when will these distributions take place? Gather and organize your data: This can be done by reviewing and updating your financial position, reviewing how you hold title to your assets and whether these are consistent with your estate planning. Did you know that how you hold title to your assets has a higher legal priority than your will? Analyze your… read more →

Another Home Saved from Foreclosure!

Another Home Saved from Foreclosure!
We are proud to announce another successful loan modification!  Even though the bank had filed a foreclosure action, we were able to apply for, negotiate and obtain a favorable loan modification while simultaneously fighting the case in court.  Some of the highlights are as follows: It ain't over 'til it's over Although we're delighted to join in our clients' excitement, there remains work to be done. After having entered into one of these favorable agreements with the bank, most people would believe that their case has been closed and the lawsuit has been dismissed; however, our extensive and successful track… read more →

Am I Permitted to Sue Even if I’m Partially at Fault?

Am I Permitted to Sue Even if I’m Partially at Fault?
YES! Florida qualifies as a “pure comparative negligence” state, which means that you are entitled to recover any damages for which you are not at fault. For example, if you turned in front of oncoming traffic for which it is determined that you are 15% at fault but the other vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and is assigned 85% fault, you are entitled to recover 85% of your damages for which you are NOT at fault. Comparative negligence is applicable in many personal injury and wrongful death claims. This is commonly seen in the case of… read more →

Teen Court Served With Gruber’s Justice

Teen Court Served With Gruber’s Justice
Aside from being dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of representation to his clients, Mr. Allen Gruber also dedicates his time to bettering our community by presiding as a judge for Miami-Dade County Teen Court.  Teen Court is a program of the Miami-Dade Juvenile Justice System whereby teenagers charged with lesser criminal offenses (e.g. theft, vandalism, possession of marijuana) are given the opportunity to avoid any criminal offenses appearing on their record as a result of their successful completion of the corrective sanctions placed on them by the Teen Court. Teen Court is shaped by the traditional roles found in… read more →

Barbara Goleman

Barbara Goleman
Our firm will be conducting a legal seminar on 10/16/12 for the faculty and staff of Barbara Goleman Senior High School. Contact us to learn more about having our firm hold a legal seminar at your organization! read more →

Miami Driver Gets a $13,500 SunPass Bill

Miami Driver Gets a $13,500 SunPass Bill
Have you received a huge Sunpass bill for toll violations? Don't let this happen to you! Our firm can help you, but the earlier you contact us, the better. Even if you think you have no defense, give us a call - there are legal requirements for issuing such tickets and we have seen local and state authorities willing to reduce large sums and enter into reasonable payment plans if you know your rights. http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2012-10-04/news/miami-driver-gets-a-13-500-sunpass-bill/ read more →

Fire Drill: Could You Keep Serving Clients in the Event of a Catastrophe?

Fire Drill: Could You Keep Serving Clients in the Event of a Catastrophe?
Gruber & Gruber, P.A.'s use of cutting edge technology enables our savvy team to operate from any remote location, much like the President's Air Force One. Our law firm has seen first hand what natural disasters like Hurricane Andrew, Wilma, Katrina and now Sandy do to businesses at the ground level. We are proud to say that over the past year, our office has become almost completely paperless. All files are safely and securely stored in "the cloud" and accessible from any laptop or mobile device. http://lawyerist.com/fire-drill-could-you-keep-serving-clients-in-the-event-of-a-catastrophe/ read more →