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Board Member Certification Webinar on Thursday, June 30th

A board member certification webinar hosted by Michael Chapnick will take place on Thursday, June 30, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Contact Stephanie Bonilla at (305) 442-8536 or send her an e-mail at [email protected] to register for the webinar and receive the login info. Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.


Date: January 24, 2013

Lorman Seminar:
Building Codes in Florida

Location:
Miami, FL

Details:
Steven M. Siegfried, Esq., Salvador A. Jurado, Jr., Esq.
The complimentary seminar was held at Hotel Urbano in Brickell.


Date: January 23, 2013

Seminar:
The firm partnered with Connexions Media Group to present the Board Member Certification Course that has been certified by the state of Florida to qualify for board member certifications for condominium association board members.

Details: The complimentary seminar was held at Hotel Urbano in Brickell.


Date: November 14, 2012

Seminar:
The firm partnered with Connexions Media Group to present the Board Member Certification Course that has been certified by the state of Florida to qualify for board member certifications for condominium association board members.

Details: The complimentary seminar was held at Hotel Urbano in Brickell.


Date: October 9, 2012

Seminar:
The firm partnered with Atlantic | Pacific Property Management and ThyssenKrupp Elevator to offer two seminars presented in one event. The seminars focused on elevator safety for property managers and the problems encountered by community association managers and board members when they fail to turn to attorneys for issues requiring legal expertise.

Details: The complimentary seminars were held at Hampton Inn & Suites located in Brickell.


Date: September 19, 2012

Seminar:
The firm partnered with Connexions Media Group to present the Board Member Certification Course that has been certified by the state of Florida to qualify for board member certifications for condominium association board members.

Details: The complimentary seminar was held at Hotel Urbano in Brickell.


Date: June 6-8, 2012

Seminar:
Firm partner Michael J. Kurzman, who focuses on construction litigation, served as one of the featured panelists for the session titled "The Plaintiff's Perspective - Approaches to Handling Cases" at the MC Consultants 6th annual East Region Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage Conference. He focused the discussion on the pre-litigation process, early settlement efforts and changes in the way plaintiff's cases are being handled.

Details: The seminars took place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.


Date: June 5, 2012

Seminar:
Our firm has partnered with Best Roofing and Miami Management to present two complimentary seminars on some very helpful and timely topics for community associations. Gregg Wallick, the CEO of Best Roofing, presented the hurricane preparedness seminar (1 CEU), and the firm’s Maria V. Arias, Esq. and Caridad Rusconi, Esq., presented the seminar titled “Applications of Assessments and Collections.”

Details: The seminars took place at the Hampton Inn Downtown Brickell.


Date: November 10, 2011

Seminar:
At the Construction Claims in Florida Seminar, Michael Kurzman will conduct the presentation on “Florida Construction Lien Law and Lien Claims." This all-day seminar qualified for continuing education credits for attorneys, contractors, architects and engineers. It provided attendees with a clear understanding of the effects that construction defect claims have on the construction and legal processes in Florida.

Details:
The event took place at the Courtyard Miami West/FL Turnpike.


Date: November 10, 2011

Seminar:
The firm hosted a Board Member Certification Course that has been certified by the state of Florida to qualify for board member certifications for condominium association board members.

Details:
The lunch seminar was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in West Palm Beach.


Date: November 4, 2011

Seminar:
Oscar Rivera led the educational seminars and presentations at this International Council of Shopping Centers' Executive Learning Series event. He focused on the strategies and tactics of negotiating monetary provisions, including minimum and percentage rent clauses, security deposits, operating costs, real estate taxes and merchants/marketing fund payments. ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry with more than 60,000 members in the U.S., Canada and over 80 other countries.

Details:
The seminars took place at the ICSC Lifelong Learning Center in New York City.


Date: November 4, 2011

Seminar:
Several of the firm’s attorneys participated and answered questions from attendees at the Broward Coalition's Share & Learn Trade Expo.

Details:
The event took place at the Signature Grand in Davie.


Date: October 28, 2011

Seminar:
The firm's Helio De La Torre was one of the featured speakers at The Continental Group's annual South Florida Conference and Exposition. He focused his presentation on how associations should handle construction issues as part of the turnover process.

Details:
The event took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.


Date: October 14, 2011

Seminar:
Several of the firm’s attorneys answered questions from attendees about community association issues at the annual Community Association Day Trade Show hosted by the Gold Coast Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.

Details:
The event took place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.


Date: October 13-14, 2011

Seminar:
At the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry 2011 Fall Meeting in Atlanta, Stuart Sobel was joined by The Honorable Jan Dubois of the United States District Court and C. Allen Gibson of Charleston, South Carolina, in presenting “When it Comes to the Lay of the Land, Forum Matters.” This program discussed crucial strategies for preparing, presenting, and closing out contract disputes in State versus Federal Courts.


Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Seminar:
This complimentary webinar titled "Construction Contracts in Florida: Issues Involving AIA Documents" focused on effective strategies in the negotiation of construction contracts, and how Florida law affects certain standard provisions in these documents. For attorneys, the webinar qualified for 1.5 hours of continuing education credits from The Florida Bar.

Details:
Led by Vivien T. Montz, Partner


Date : August 21-23, 2011

Location :
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla.

Seminar :
Hispanic Markets Session.

Hispanics are quickly becoming the largest minority in America, and this session enabled attendees to learn more about this growing customer base from developers and retailers that cater to Hispanics.

Details :
Oscar R. Rivera served as the featured speaker for the session.


Date : Friday, July 15th, 2011

Location :
Latin Builders Association

Seminar :
Now That The Project Has Been Completed, Has Liability Ended?

A review of the Liability of a Developer, Design Professional, Contractor, Subcontractor, and All Other Parties After a Project Has Been Completed

Details :
Led by Jason M. Rodgers- Da Cruz


Date : July 13, 2011

Seminar :
Board Member Certification Webinar

Details :
Led by Roberto C. Blanch, Partner


Date : June 24, 2011

Location :
Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

Seminar :
Annual Florida Bar Convention: Aviation Law Committee discussing The New FAA Re-Registration and Renewal Requirements for U.S. Registered Aircraft .

Details :
Led by Elisabeth D. Kozlow



South Florida Condo & HOA Expo
Board Member Certification Seminar
led by
Robert C. Blanch, Partner
Thursday, April 7, from 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Board Member Certification Seminar
led by Robert C. Blanch, Esq. and Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq.
Thursday, March 10th, from 9:30 - 12:00pm.
Not open to the public
Only for the community of Federation of Kings Point Association
Held in the Borini Theater
1900 Clubhouse Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573
Board Member Certification Seminar
Led by Jeffrey Rembaum
Tuesday, March 22 nd , from 7-9:00 p.m.
Royal Palm Room
Boca Raton Community Center
150 Crawford Blvd.
Boca Raton FL 33432

Condo and Commercial Property Expo

March 22-23 rd , 2011, 10 am to 5pm
Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale
March 22 nd from 2-3:00pm, Helio De La Torre will be presenting "Construction Issues for Turnover". Participants will receive 1 CAM credit.
March 23 rd from 2-4:00pm, Michael Kurzman and Nicholas Siegfried will be presenting "Tools to get Paid on Construction Projects". Participants will receive 2 DBPR & CLE credits

The Law Firm of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. will be providing complimentary Lien books for ABC members to the first 50 attendees. The Lien book entitled " The Florida Construction Lien Law: an Overview " written by Steven M. Siegfried, Esq., will additionally be available for purchase at the Condo & Commercial Property Expo on March 22 nd , as well as March 23 rd .



Date: February 28, 2011

Location:
Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Aventura
Aventura, Florida

Seminar:
Wine & Cheese Evening Seminar / Webinar

Details:
Roberto C. Blanch, Partner


Date: January 26, 2011

Seminar:
New Condominium Board Member Certification Courses

Details:
Complimentary educational course that has been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to qualify for board member certification


Date: February 21, 2011

Location:
Village Royale on the Green
Boynton Beach, Florida

Seminar:
Breakfast Seminar

Details:
Jeffrey A. Rembaum, Partner


Date: January 12, 2011

Seminar:
Service Animals and Your Community: Necessity or Exploitation ?

Details:
Ivette Machado, Esq. and Caridad Rusconi, Esq.


Date: July 13, 2010

Location:
Kovens Conference Center
Miami, Florida

Seminar:
Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues

Details:
Michael Kurzman, Esq. and Vivien T. Montz, Esq.

Please click on the link below to be eligible for $50 off the registration fee !


Date: May 22, 2010

Location:
Las Vegas Convention Center

Seminar:
Recon - The Global Retail Real Estate Convention

Details:
Oscar R. Rivera, Esq.

Workshop - Extend, Pretend and Workout.
This session will navigate through the current climate of extensions and workouts in an era of traunched debt, limited liquidity and bank takeovers.


Date: January 5, 2010

Seminar:
Landlord-Tenant Update

Details:
Guillermo Mancebo, Esq.

This seminar will present information on lease provisions, landlord/tenant obligations and the eviction process.


Date: August 11, 2009

National Business Institute:
Community Associations in a Distressed Market

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Details:
Jason M. Rodgers-DaCruz.
This intermediate level seminar is geared towards professionals who would like to increase their expertise and skills in working with condominiums, homeowners' associations and community associations. Those who should attend include: Attorneys, Property Managers, Homeowners' Association Board Members and Developers Contractors


Date: July 24, 2009

Location:
Palm Beach County Bar Assoociation

Seminar:
Panel member for CAI

Details:
Jeffrey A. Rembaum , Esq.
"Ask The Lawyer" session during their annual Community Association day for Board members and managers


Date: June 5, 2009

Location:
Palm Beach County Bar Assoociation

Seminar:
Assessment Collection: Times of Trouble and Ethical Considerations"

Details:
Jeffrey A. Rembaum , Esq.
Times of Trouble and Ethical Considerations


Date: May 12 , 2009

Seminar:
Foreclosure seminar for Iron Stone Bank.

Details:
Jeffrey A. Rembaum , Esq.
Foreclosure/ Collections Issues


Date: April 17 , 2009

Seminar:
Florida's Prompt Payment Act Requirements for Public Projects.

Location:
Gordon Biersch
1201 Brickell Ave
Miami, Florida

Details:
Vivien T. Montz, Esq.

Guest speaker.


Date: Febuary 16 , 2009

Seminar:
Foreclosure seminar for CAI:

Details:
Jeffrey A. Rembaum , Esq.
To foreclose of not to foreclose, that is the question- or is it?


Date: January 30, 2008

Dade County Bar Association Construction Law Committee Lunch Seminar:
Construction Insurance Programs.

Location: TBD

Details:
Michael M. Kurzman, Esq.
This lunch seminar is designed for attorneys, insurance professionals, presidents, vice-presidents, owners, project managers, contractors, developers, architects, engineers, and real estate professionals.

For More Information and to Register, visit: www.dadecountybar.org


Date: December 4 , 2008

Lorman Seminar:
Everything a Construction Player Should Know About Insurance in Florida.

Location: Miami, Fl.

Details:
Michael J. Kurzman, Esq., W. Meade Collinsworth, CPCU, ARM., Steven M. Siegfried, Esq.

This one-day seminar is designed for project managers, engineers, attorneys, presidents, vice presidents, principals, owners, contractors, subcontractors. architects, insurance professionals, risk managers, accountants and property developers.

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Date: October 28 , 2008

ICSC Educational Seminar:
Law for Non-Lawyers.
Talk the Talk...Walk the Walk.
The Contract.
Acquisation, Development and Construction.

Location: North Miami Beach, Fl.

Details:
Oscar R. Rivera, Esq., Helio De La Torre, Esq.
Are you lacking a firm grasp of shopping center legal issues? Do you need a better understanding and appreciation of the laws and regulations that govern the U.S. shopping center industry - and to enhance your relationship with the lawyers who work on behalf of your company? This ICSC course will explain in "practical terms" the issues facing both the landlord and the tenant. Sessions will address the impact of the US Constitution; state constitution; state statute or local ordinance; common law and the basics of tort law. The sessions will also address a basic understanding of the principles of the Law of Contracts and the legalities of development; assemblage of land, acquisition of land; zoning issues and land use regulations; entitlement processes including plan approval, zoning and permits and defining and dealing with impact fees. Also addressed will be the basics of construction contracts; Construction liens and their ability to hinder the development process; statues of limitation, risk of double payments, liens against leaseholds, and Bonds and Sureties.


Date: October 24 , 2008

ICSC Law Conference Seminar:
Leasing 101-Everything You Need to Know - Part 2

Location: Hollywood, FL

Details:
Oscar R. Rivera, Esq.
This seminar session is the second of a two part seminar series covering fundamental shopping center lease issues. Part two completes the analysis of key shopping center lease provisions, and also provides stand alone examination of important issues relating to alterations, repairs and maintenance; assignment and subletting; property damage and condemnation; insurance and indemnity ; and default and remedies.


Date: October 24 , 2008

ICSC Law Conference Seminar:
Keeping the Orchestra Playing in the Same Key - Construction Project Coordination.

Location: Hollywood, FL

Details:
Stuart H. Sobel, Esq., Allen Gibson, Jr., Esq.

In order for a construction project to come together like a piece of beautiful music, an Owner must be able to conduct the orchestra composed of outstanding, but decidedly individual and different musicians. - the architect, engineer, specialty engineer, designer, contractor, subcontractors and tenant build-out contractors, all must play together, in harmony. This session will explore what an Owner can do, contractually before the first musician is hired, administratively during the formation of the orchestra and adaptively during the performance, to make the orchestra achieve the potential of the music.


Date: September 19, 2008

Dade County Bar Association Construction Law Committee Lunch Seminar:
Developer Liability for Construction Defects in Condominium Construction

Location: Gordon Biersch, Brickell Ave. , Miami , Florida

Details:
Steven M. Siegfried, Esq.
This lunch seminar is designed for attorneys, presidents, vice-presidents, owners, project managers, contractors, developers and real estate professionals.

For More Information and to Register, visit: www.dadecountybar.org


Date: September 18 , 2008

Lorman Seminar:
Managing Construction Projects in Florida.

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Details:
Leonard W. Klingen, Esq., Andrew J. Palmer, Esq., David J. Valdini, Esq.

This seminar is designed for attorneys, presidents, vice-presidents, owners, project managers, engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, developers and real estate professionals.

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Date: August 22 , 2008

ICSC John T Riordan School for Professional Development:
The Lease Language and Applications of Law

Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Details:
Oscar R. Rivera, Esq.

This session outlines the basic lease provisions and the legal implications of each in non-technical layperson's terms. It is designed to introduce basic legal elements and their interrelationship with the basic retail lease document.


Date: July 23 , 2008

Lorman Seminar:
Change Orders in Florida.

Location: Miami, Fl.

Details:
Michael J. Kurzman, Esq., Steven M. Siegfried, Esq., Gary M. Stein, Esq.

This one-day seminar is designed for construction and project managers, engineers, presidents, vice-presidents, owners, architects, controllers, accountants, contract mangers, operations managers, principals, estimators, developers, real estate professionals and attorneys.

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Date: April 24 , 2008

ABA Forum on the Construction Industry:
Hidden Danger: Discovery of latent defects in occupied buildings and potential catastrophic failures.

Location: La Quinta Resort and Club, La Quinta, CA.

Details:
James V. Farrell, CPA., Deborah Bovarnick Mastin, Steven M. Siegfried, Esq.

The public project is completed and the airport is in use. The condominium units are sold, the hotel is occupied, and the apartments are rented. Your client calls in a panic because latent but serious defects in the structure, roof, curtain wall etc. have been discovered. What response is required from the perspective of the owner, tenant, association, designer, general contractor, subcontractor and surety? What defense strategies are applicable? To whom do you turn to for help? How is the remediation handled without maximum disruption or economic loss? The program will discuss both public and private projects.

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Date: March 7 , 2008

Lorman Seminar:
AIA Contracts.

Location: Miami, Fl.

Details:
Michael J. Kurzman, Esq., Vivien T. Montz, Esq., Steven M. Siegfried, Esq.

This one-day seminar is designed for attorneys, presidents, vice presidents, principals, owners, project managers, architects, engineers, controllers, accountants and contract managers.

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Date: February 12 , 2008

Lorman Seminar:
Building Codes in Florida.

Location: Miami, Fl.

Details:
Elizabeth M. Hernandez, Rhonda Lee Montoya, John C. Pistorino, P.E., Steven M. Siegfried, Esq.

This one-day seminar is designed for attorneys, project managers, construction managers, presidents, owners, engineers, architects, developers, building inspectors, facilities managers and housing officials.

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Date: January 15 , 2008

Lorman Seminar:
Construction Law From Contract to Closeout in Florida.

Location: Miami, Fl.

Details:
Alexander E. Barthet, Esq., Elissa Gainsburg, Esq., Michael J. Kurzman, Esq.

This one-day seminar is designed for attorneys, construction and project managers, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, presidents, vice presidents, contract managers, developers, architects and lenders.

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