Derrick Maginness co-hosts board certification course at the Sarasota Yacht Club

Norton Hammersley Firm News, Real Estate Law

Associa Gulf Coast and Derrick Maginness co-hosted a board cert course at the Sarasota Yacht Club in July. Associa Gulf is the industry leader in property management for community associations and proudly serve nearly five million homeowners every day. With a wide array of programs and services ready to fit the specific needs of any HOA. The HOA/Condo Board Certification …

Derrick Maginness discusses Renters Rights at the Sarasota Community Association Network

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Every community deals with renters who break the association’s rules and regulations. While the association’s governing documents may allow it to take certain actions against those tenants, the Florida Statutes provide for remedies as well. Derrick Maginness joined the Sarasota Community Association Network for a discussion on Renters Rights, Applications and Background Checks at the event at the Sarasota Yacht …

Peter Skokos joins the board of the Sarasota Military Academy

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Norton Hammersley partner Peter Z. Skokos has been named as a board member for the Sarasota Military Academy in 2021. Peter will enhance the governance, diversity and leadership of Sarasota Military Academy and add new ideas to the organization. Founded in 2002, Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) is a nonprofit, tuition-free, public charter school with two unique campuses offering Quality Academics, …

Norton Hammersley teams up with All Faiths Food Bank

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This has been a trying year for everyone but even more so for families in need.  NHLS has decided to team up with All Faiths Food Bank to create a virtual fundraiser “Turn an empty plate into a ThankFULL tummy””.  The holidays are almost here and although some of our gatherings may look different this year, most of us will …

Peter Skokos named to The Gulf Coast CEO Forum board of directors.

Norton Hammersley Firm News, Real Estate Law

The Gulf Coast CEO Forum has named attorney Peter Skokos to its 2020 board of directors. Peter will be representings developers and landowners in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of commercial, industrial, condominium and residential properties. He will also represent national, regional and local lenders in preparing loan documentation and closing commercial and residential loan transactions, as …

Twelve Days of Christmas supporting these great Sarasota charities

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As the build up to Christmas continues Norton Hammersley would like to highlight 12 of our favorite local charities and non-profit organizations that we have donated to 1 Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County The Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential …

ESTABLISHING FLORIDA DOMICILE FOR INCOME AND ESTATE TAX PLANNING—NOT SO SIMPLE

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Changes to the federal income tax law that limit deductions on state and local taxes have fueled a mini real estate boom in Florida, particularly for higher-end properties. Florida is attractive to residents from higher tax locales because it is one of only seven states that have no income tax, and it also has no estate or inheritance taxes. However, …

Selective Enforcement Jeopardizes Associations’ Ability to Apply the Rules

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Choosing to live in a neighborhood governed by a condominium or homeowners association means residents live within “the rules”, which can govern everything from pets and plantings to paint colors and porch enclosures. Whether you love the rules or hate them, legal issues can arise for both residents and boards of directors when those rules are ignored or enforced inconsistently. …

Erik Hanson wins Sandies Award

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The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance announced the 9 winners from the annual Sandies Members’ Choice Awards at its luncheon on Friday, November 16, at the Ballroom at Grove. Over 325 LWRBA members and guests were in attendance. The Sandies honor LWRBA volunteers who strive towards the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, devote time and energy to our community, …