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

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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 …

CEO group names attorney to board of directors

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The Gulf Coast CEO Forum named attorney Pete Skokos to its 2020 board of directors. Skokos is a partner at Norton, Hammersley, Lopez and Skokos, where he specializes in real estate, banking and business transactions, according to a press release.

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 …


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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, …

Sarasota Luxury Sales Booming

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The ultra-luxury home sale market is booming, according to a report from Sarasota Real Estate Broker Michael Saunders & Company president Drayton Saunders. But just how hot is it? A basement price point of $5 million defines the ultra-luxury market. Mere luxury starts at $3 million, though some quarters drop that figure to a pedestrian $1 million. During the first …

Buying a home in Sarasota is cheaper than renting, study finds

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Buying a home in Sarasota is cheaper than any other city in America according to a report from online rental marketplace Apartment List. — that is, if the only alternative is renting. The decision to buy a home or rent is a hotly debated topic—both a personal and a financial decision. On the financial side, however, buying in Sarasota is …

How to get the best out of your new Startup

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You’ll have plenty to worry about while you’re getting your startup business off the ground, so you probably won’t be able to spend years learning the ins and outs of every federal, state, and local law that applies to your business. With that in mind, we put together this list of the 10 crucial legal checkpoints for any startup. You’ll …

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. …