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All Florida landlords should read and understand the state’s landlord-tenant laws found in Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes.  A part of the law that contains pitfalls and has historically caused problems for investors is 83.49.  This subsection covers tenant security deposits and the rules governing how landlords may hold and refund deposits following the […]

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. All real estate professionals should be very much aware of certain legal issues regarding housing discrimination and the federal and state laws that cover them.  Some very important issues involve fair housing laws designed to protect the public from the discriminatory practices that once flourished in the real estate industry. […]

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. © 2018, All Rights Reserved. The law has always struggled to keep up with technology.  Back in the 70’s, the legal system was not ready to address issues stemming “test tube” babies and currently, there are some gray areas involving digital assets in estate planning. In the still-young internet age, […]

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2018 Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Location: Bohemian Hotel, 700 Bloom St., Celebration, FL Attorney Charles Castellon will be included amongst the speakers at this event being sponsored by Pact Prosperity. Mr. Castellon will be speaking on the subjects of credit qualification for mortgage lending and factors to be aware of related to […]

The concept of “Death Dinners” is a growing trend gaining momentum nationwide.  Talking about death over dinner may not seem appetizing, but this idea is the result of the chronic problem of our societal avoidance of the most unpleasant and certain event in life.  There are organizers, both volunteer and for profit, facilitating gatherings where […]

What is a Business Succession Plan? We’re a nation of planners.  We plan our days, weeks, vacations, weddings and paying for our children’s college education many years ahead of time.  Unfortunately, many of us fall short in planning for the one sure thing in life.  It’s long been said the only guarantees are death and taxes.  […]

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. (c) 2018 all rights reserved. The concept of asset protection is largely misunderstood.  There are many bad things that can happen to good people.  These events often lead to attempts to take away what we work hard to acquire.  An important and effective habit is to consider all the “what […]

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq., Widerman Malek Celebration Law Office (407) 566-0001 charles@cpclaw.net www.celebrationlaw.com © 2017, All Rights Reserved Start by thinking about it Now that the holiday season is in full swing, we parents know that it’s pretty much all for our children.  We work so hard to make them happy and give them […]

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. All rights reserved, 2017 ® A hot and dangerous legal topic for landlords is the issue of service animals.  This subject lies at the intersection of three federal statutes—the Fair Housing Act (“the Act”); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

    By Charles P. Castellon, Esq.  (c) 2017 All rights reserved. If you own real estate assets, you should know about asset protection strategies.  Real estate investors have long used land trusts in Florida to hold title to their properties.  There are many reasons to use land trusts, but this article will focus on […]

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