By: Zachary Brown A tax incentive is a way that the government can encourage or attract certain economic activities to a particular area. Tax incentives typically are aimed at attracting investment as a way of increasing employment, economic output, research and technology development, and improving infrastructure to surrounding areas. Tax incentives are offered at the […]
About Zach Brown
Zachary Brown grew up in St. Augustine, Florida. Zach earned his bachelor’s degree in 2015 at the University of Florida, where he studied political science and history. He remained at the University of Florida where he earned his juris doctor in the spring of 2018, where he received a certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law. Zach was admitted to the Florida bar in the fall of 2018.
Zach moved to Lakeland, Florida in August of 2018 to join Clark, Campbell, Lancaster, and Munson, where he practices primarily in the areas of land use, zoning, real estate, and general business law. Since moving to Lakeland, he has become a regular attendee at Church at the Mall and is a member of EMERGE Lakeland. In his free time, Zach enjoys playing golf, being with friends, and watching University of Florida sports.
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When purchasing residential real property, purchasers and sellers should consider warranties that the seller will provide to the purchaser. Typically, warranties are expressly stated in the contract the purchaser and seller negotiate. However, new home builders who sell residential real property provide certain minimum warranties to the purchaser, regardless of whether or not those warranties are included in the contract.
A limited liability company, commonly referred to as an “LLC”, is a type of business entity that has become popular in the United States because of some of the benefits it provides to business owners.
When trying to develop property for certain uses, it is likely that a local government has placed restrictions on how that property may be developed. Local governments do this in order to take advantage of a more efficient use of resources, plan for future growth, and for the general safety and welfare of the public.
Landlords can be put into precarious situations upon a breach by a tenant. Normally the contract, or lease agreement, signed by the landlord and tenant will spell out what constitutes a breach, and what remedies may be available to the landlord in the event a lease is terminated.
How does government acquire the land it uses to install utilities or construct new roads? It exercises an authority that is called eminent domain. Eminent domain allows the government to take private property if it is for a “public use.” The phrase “public use” is contentious since, depending on who is defining it, could greatly limit or increase the government’s authority to take private property. This article gives some background on what eminent domain is, and how property owners can either fight it or at least be fully compensated for it.
There are many avenues that property owners could travel to get around certain restrictions that local governments impose upon property throughout their jurisdiction. Sometimes local governments will restrict, for example, how high buildings can be built, or how property can be used.
Tipping is a clear process that most of us consider second nature at this point. However, the law behind the tip, and how employees and employers utilize the tip, is less clear.
Question: If I’m operating a business in a zoning district that my business is no longer eligible to operate in, what can I do?