Selective Enforcement Jeopardizes Associations’ Ability to Apply the Rules

Norton Hammersley Firm News, Real Estate Law

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. …

Disputes are a part of life

Norton Hammersley Litigation

Disputes are a part of life but when individuals or businesses become embroiled in a civil dispute, many think going to trial is their only option to achieve a resolution when in fact it is often the last course of action. Litigation involves going to trial. Once the law suit is filed with the courts the process is formal and …

Sarasota trial practice and dispute resolution services

Norton Hammersley Litigation

Contracts are at the heart of practically all business transactions. Individuals who work in the Sarasota business community know that in order to secure goods and services for the benefit of a corporate entity, one will likely have to enter into a contractual agreement with other parties. At its simplest level, a contract is an agreement whereby one party accepts …

Erik Hanson wins Sandies Award

Norton Hammersley Firm News

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, …

Why you should choose an attorney to close your Real Estate transactions

Norton Hammersley Real Estate Law

Buying or selling a home is one of life’s most significant transactions for many, and being presented with stacks of paperwork and columns of numbers when it is time to close the deal can be daunting. Many people are not aware that–for virtually the same cost as a title agency–an attorney capable of providing legal advice about what serves their …

Real Estate Disclosures: Avoid the money pit

Norton Hammersley Real Estate Law

A flourishing real estate market not only produces a bumper crop of “for sale” signs, but also sparks a corresponding increase in disputes between buyers and sellers over property defects. While caveat emptor–let the buyer beware–no longer is the norm under Florida law, both buyers and sellers have obligations that must be met to avoid a dispute. A landmark decision …

Thirty Deeds for Thirty Needs

Norton Hammersley Firm News

Norton Hammersley celebrates 30 years of success by giving back to the community with Thirty Deeds for Thirty Needs. The firm will be choosing 30 different charities throughout the year. So far this year we have the following deeds committed to: Deed #1 – For Pets In Need – HSSC is dedicated to the health and welfare of each animal …

Overview of Provisions Affecting Individuals

Norton Hammersley Business & Corporate Law, Firm News

The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is a sweeping tax package. Here’s a look at some of the more important elements of the new law that have an impact on individuals. Unless otherwise noted, the changes are effective for tax years beginning in 2018 through 2025. Tax rates. The new law imposes a new tax rate structure …

Fundraising effort gets diabetic student closer to independence

Norton Hammersley Firm News

Our very own Peter Skokos is one of the founders and CEO of the organization and recently appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune Led by Peter Skokos Operation Patriot Support met its goal of raising $25,000 to get Sophia Helme one step closer to take the biggest step of her life — going to college and living independently. Helme, 18, …