4 Conditions A Buyer Should Require Before Closing On A Florida Home

Posted By on December 1, 2015

Buying residential real estate in Florida is a major event in the lives of most buyers.  For some, it’s a big deal to buy a new home or condo! Fortunately, the Florida legislature understands this fact so they passed laws that protect residential buyers (residential buyers get legal protections that commercial buyers do not).

However, this means that buyers will require certain things to occur while they are under contract to purchase a new home.  Buyers have to take steps to protect themselves from unscrupulous agents and brokers as well as ignorant sellers or sellers trying to pull a fast one.

How? We’ve discussed title issues before and how important it is for a buyer to make sure that they are getting clear title to the property they are purchasing. And, that’s not the only step buyers should take while under contract to buy residential property in Florida. There are what are known as “conditions precedent” in most purchase agreements which require certain conditions to be met before the transaction closes.

What Is A Condition Precedent In A Contract To Buy Residential Real Estate?

A “condition precedent” is a legal term;

It is a written term or terms in the purchase and sale agreement. It describes an act that must be performed before the buyer can or is required to close the transaction.

That “act”, in many instances, is a “condition” — if the condition isn’t met, then the deal doesn’t go through. Most conditions in Florida residential real estate contracts protect the buyer.

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4 Condition Precedents That Should Be Met Before A Florida Home Buyer Closes

There are many terms that a buyer may want to include in the purchase agreement as a condition to his or her purchase of the home or condo. Those terms can be influenced by the age and condition of the property. The terms can also depend upon the buyer’s circumstances (financially or otherwise). Because of the weather in Florida, conditions precedent can also vary depending upon how much the buyer feels the need to insert protections into the deal before being required to close the transaction (ex. flooding and windstorm issues).

Here are some common concerns of buyers that appear as “condition precedents” in a Florida residential real estate contract:

1. Financing

In most instances, buyer’s will need to obtain a loan to finance the transaction.  If so, the buyer will want the closing contingent upon he or she obtaining a certain loan amount, at a determined interest rate for a set period of time.  The buyer, and the lending company, will also require that the property appraise at a certain value before being required to provide the loan or close the transaction.

2. Physical Aspects of the Property

Here in Florida, lots of residential real estate is waterfront, or near some body of water. Parts of South Florida are near the Atlantic Ocean, near the Gulf of Mexico, and parts are near wetlands.

Which means that it’s important for the buyer to make sure that the quality and suitability of the property — real and personal, including all the improvements — meets with his or her approval before the deal is closed.

Also, things like mold, propensity for flooding, and termite infestations of the improvements need to be investigated by the buyer. Inspections can also include expert analysis of the drainage or the waste removal for the property (is there a city sewer hook-up or is there a septic tank?); subsurface conditions; and structural soundness of outbuildings, pumps, and piers.

Most sales contract have a time period (an “inspection period”) within which inspections are to be performed so that the buyer has an opportunity to make any objections he or she may have known to the seller about the condition of the property (the seller then can be obligated to fix the issues, the buyer can cancel the deal, the buyer can accept the property as is, etc. – any of these options are available – it depends on the terms of the contract as to which of these applies).

3. Survey of the Property

Usually one thinks of a survey as making sure that the boundaries for the land itself are as they should be, and how the buyer understands them to be. This is true.

However, surveys can also delve into things like the location of improvements on the site; third-party rights of access and easements; what exists in the surrounding area that might impact on the buyer’s use and enjoyment of the land; and information on neighboring property.

4. Consent And No Surprises

In some residential real estate transactions, there are parties that must agree to the purchase along with the seller and buyer. For example, when a condo is being purchased. In South Florida, there are lots of condominiums being bought and sold — and in most, if not all of those transactions, the condominium association will need to consent to the transaction before the deal is completed. (As a general rule.)

Similarly, in some single family home purchases, there may be a homeowner’s association that may need to provide consent to the transaction.

Buyers will also want to know that there are no outstanding assessment owed by the Seller to the association. And, if there are outstanding condo fees (or a large pending assessment), then the buyer may want to terminate the purchase agreement under his or her appropriately-worded condition precedent in the purchase contract.

Protecting Yourself When You Are Buying Florida Residential Real Estate

If you believe that you have found the house or condo of your dreams here in South Florida, congratulations! This is a wonderful place to live and work. However, before you sign the contract to buy the property, you should consider all of the conditions that you want in place, just in case you need things to be fixed and/or happen before being required to close the deal.

Many conditions precedent are standard in Florida real estate contracts, and your real estate agent will be able to point these issues out to you. However, if you don’t feel comfortable or you prefer an independent party review your contact (recommended), there’s plenty of help available. (See –19 Reasons To Hire a Real Estate Lawyer When Buying or Selling Florida Real Estate).  Most real estate lawyers, like Larry Tolchinsky, offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions.


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Are These 8 Real Estate Disclosures Protecting The Buyer Or Some Other Party?

Posted By on November 24, 2015

Here you are, a ready, willing and able buyer who has finally found that Florida condo, townhouse, or home of your dreams.  You are excited about closing the deal and moving into your new South Florida home. It’s a great time, no more spending hours conducting online searches and car rides with your real estate agent, roaming through properties.

Now comes the “closing process.” This is the time when you, as the buyer, and the seller iron out all of the details of the purchase and sale. For the buyer, this is the time when they investigate and learn as much as possible about the property — the physical structure, the chain of title, and municipal and other governmental  and quasi- governmental issues— before they finalize their purchase.


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Examining Disclosure Statements

One way that a Florida buyer learns is through the examination of disclosure statements. Sellers of residential property are required by law to disclose all sorts of things to their buyers. (see our earlier article about pre-printed disclosures that are normally attached and incorporated into most Florida residential real estate contracts, and our article about disclosures made by sellers by answering questions about the property, which is sometimes, but not always, given to a buyer, and our article about disclosures related to the role of a real estate professional in a residential real estate transaction.)

Disclosures help buyers learn about things like flood zones, sewer systems, property taxes, and much more. Disclosures help the sellers, too: by disclosing things up front, the seller protects him or herself from any future legal claim for a hidden defect or problem with the property.

Are All Of These Disclosure Documents Protecting The Buyer?

Some real estate professionals have their own internal forms that they have buyers sign before a closing occurs. These forms look pretty standard, but they are written in a way that has the buyer acknowledging seller disclosures, which may sound odd to some.  Are these internal disclosure forms protecting the real estate professional from a future claim or are they designed to help the buyer?

The disclosure document usually has a warning that is printed directly above or below the signature line that contains language as follows (or something close to it):

If you do not understand some point, please ask us to explain it and do not sign any document until you clearly understand it. If you are not satisfied with any explanation provided, you are encouraged to consult a real estate attorney.


8 Disclosures That Buyers Are Sometimes Asked To Acknowledge:


1. Radon Gas

It is disclosed to the buyer that radon gas is toxic and radioactive. It is a health hazard. It occurs naturally here in Florida. Radon and radon testing can be done by the local public health unit of the county where the property is located if the buyer is concerned. Florida Statute 404.056(8).

2. Energy Efficiency

Buyers can also have the property tested for energy efficiency tested, and receive a Florida Building Energy-Efficiency Rating System Information Brochure, pursuant to Florida Statute 553.996.

3. Property Taxes

Buyers need to double check how much they will be responsible for in property taxes before they close. The seller may provide their current property taxes, but buyers need to know that tax may change after the closing. A change of ownership recorded down with the clerk’s office may mean the taxes are reassessed and the property tax assessment goes up. Buyers should check with the property appraiser in the county where the property is located for details.

4. Schools and School Zones

Buyers need to check with the board of directors for the school district for details including grade level caps and school zones.

5. Square Footage of the Property

If the buyer wants to know what the exact square footage of the improvements on the property, then they have the right to go and measure it for themselves before closing. The seller may want the buyer to sign a written acknowledgment in the Disclosure Statement that the buyer has not relied upon the seller (or the broker) for estimates of the square footage.

6. Inspections

Brokers and sellers in Florida can disclose to the buyer that they do not guarantee or warrant the property’s condition. They will disclose this and ask that the broker acknowledge in writing via the Disclosure Statement that they seller (and the broker) are not responsible for the condition of the property. This limits their liability if there’s a problem after closing.

And it is disclosed that the buyer understands he or she should get all the inspections that seem prudent, including those listed in the Contract for Sale and Purchase. It will be up to the buyer to find the inspectors to conduct inspections. They need to find qualified, independent professionals.

7. Land Use Disclaimer

Land use is controlled by local, state, and federal law. You cannot open a restaurant in the middle of a condo tower, for example. However, these land use regulations change all the time here in Florida, reacting to changing needs of the local economy.

Which means that buyers will be asked to recognize in the Disclosure Statement that it is the buyer’s duty to find out the current land use for the property as well as recognizing that the city (or country) Comprehensive Land Use Plan applies to it. The buyer needs to know if the property lies within city limits or not, and only county land use laws apply.

Land use is also impacted by covenants in the deed, zoning laws, and other real estate use restrictions. It’s the buyer’s job to investigate what these are and to understand them. The seller and their broker and agent will ask that the buyer acknowledge that they have made no representations for land use, that investigating land use is the buyer’s duty, and that the buyer releases them all from any statements they may have made for land use of the property. This limits their liability if there’s a problem after closing.

8. Road and Drainage Maintenance

The buyer will also be asked to acknowledge that he or she is responsible for keeping up (maintain and repair) all the roads and water drainage for the property unless an easement exists where there is a government agency that controls and owns them and has legal responsibility for their maintenance.

What Should You Do?

Disclosure statements are important for various reasons including sometimes being used as part of a misrepresentation claim against a real estate broker (and its agent). Having a Florida real estate lawyer review the disclosure statements (and requiring the seller to provide answers to questions about the condition of the property) before closing is normally a wise decision and not as expensive as many assume it to be.  Most real estate lawyers, like Larry Tolchinsky, offer a free initial consultation to answer questions.


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Real Estate Listing Agreements: What Happens When An Agent Circumvents the Law?

Posted By on November 10, 2015

It’s not news that Florida real estate professionals do bad things. Don’t get me wrong, there are solid professionals selling homes and condos here and then there are bad apples, too. Unfortunately, there are more real estate wrongdoing happening in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties than you might think.

All Florida real estate brokers, and the real estate agents that work for them showing and selling residential property, are supposed to work within a specific set of laws passed by the Florida Legislature. Key here: they are supposed to know these laws, and follow them.

It’s a bigger job than you might think. There’s a lot more than one or two statutes to know. In fact, the entire Chapter 475 of the Florida Statutes focuses upon regulating the real estate profession. Under Florida Statute 475.001, these laws control the actions of real estate brokers, real estate agents, and real estate schools.

Failure to obey all these statutes means punishment of some kind. A license can pulled, for example, by the Florida Real Estate Commission. Criminal charges can be filed. It can also mean that the work of that real estate agent or broker will be considered void and not legally valid if the work was done outside Chapter 475’s specifics. That decision may be made in a Florida court, with damages awarded to the victim of the agent or broker.

How Does Failure to Follow Florida’s Real Estate Laws Impact Your Agreement To Pay A Commission For The Sale Of Your Home or Condo?

For instance, what happens when you are faced with a situation where the real estate professional is not properly licensed by the State of Florida to do business here as a broker or agent. If a person acting as a Florida real estate agent or broker agrees to sell, or even goes so far as to negotiate the sale of your home or condo, but didn’t bother to get or keep up a valid Florida real estate license, then that contract to pay a commission to that party is considered void under Florida law.

This is true even if the person was permitted, under the sales contract, to hire agents and brokers to act on his or her behalf, that were legally licensed by the state. That contract or sales agreement cannot be enforced and the seller does not owe them any commission.


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The Case of The Unlicensed Broker Hiring Licensed Agents To Work for Him

Here’s an example. In the case of Wegmann v. Mannino, 253 F.2d 627 (5th Cir. 1958),  a contract was signed by William Wegmann and Nicholas Mannino (and others) for the development and sale of the Harbor View Villas subdivision. Wegmann had not registered as a real estate broker under Florida law. Harbor View Villas went forward: people bought into the subdivision. Things went well — until it came time for Wegmann to be paid under the agreement.

Mannino argued that Wegmann could not collect sales commissions on the real estate deals because he wasn’t a valid, licensed real estate broker.

So, Wegmann sued for “specific performance” of the sales agreement, to force Mannino to pay him. He lost.

Both sides agreed that under Florida Statute 475.41, if Wegmann’s actions were those of a real estate broker then the law would bar him from getting a commission on any sales. However, Wegmann tried to argue that the specific terms of the sales agreement didn’t bar him from being paid because he wasn’t acting as a broker personally. So he should be paid — he didn’t act as a real estate sales person, he hired people to do that for him.

The court reviewed each paragraph of the contract, word by word. It contained language that Wegmann was to act as an “agent” regarding the 68 acres of land owned by Mannino and his pals, including setting up a field office, and to “… employ suitable help, salesmen, or brokers, set up signs, advertise, and sell the lots.”

Accordingly, the court held, Wegmann was due no commission under Florida Statute 475.41. Even if, as he argued, that he didn’t do the work himself but hired agents and brokers that were legally licensed to do the job for him, that didn’t change things. The contract had Wegmann as the person ”… to supervise and control the subdividing, advertising and selling of a subdivision which the statute prohibited to all but licensed persons.”

From the Florida court, therefore, a warning to anyone who wants to circumvent Florida Chapter 475: it is considered an “important public policy in Florida” that real estate brokers are strictly regulated, and that licenses be issued only to “qualified persons of good character” because this is best for the Florida public interest, to protect the state’s citizens. The real estate professional who tries to work around the law does so at his or her peril.

Do You Suspect That Florida Law Was Not Followed by Your Real Estate Agent or Broker?

If you suspect that your real estate agent or broker has not followed the law in some way regarding the sale of your Florida home or condo, then you can file a complaint with the Florida Real Estate Commission – but they only have the power to deal with the real estate professional, their job is not to assess and award damages to you for your harm. For a claim for justice, you need to work with a Florida real estate lawyer to pursue your claims for fraud, breach of contract, and other civil causes of action. These may be negotiated and settled at a settlement table or pre-lawsuit mediation, or you may have to file an official lawsuit. Discussing your particular circumstances with an experienced Florida real estate lawyer can help you decide what is the best action for you to take.


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What Are The Risks With Airbnb If You Rent Your Florida Home or Condo?

Posted By on November 3, 2015

The holiday season is here, and there are people all over the world who plan of spending their vacation basking in the warm Florida sunshine. Unfortunately, hotels and resorts throughout South Florida are already booked.  However, there’s still lodging opportunities for travelers who wish to visit Miami and Fort Lauderdale and our beautiful Florida beaches using Airbnb and similar online “sharing” rental services.


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What is Airbnb?

Airbnb is one of several online listing rental services that connects owners with renters who are interested in renting out a guest bedroom or the whole house or condo for a few days or weeks. These are short term rentals set up via the online site, directly between condo owner and prospective tenant.

From Airbnb’s site, you are told that renters can “discover amazing places” by finding “hosts with extra rooms, entire homes, and unique accommodations like castles and igloos.” Meanwhile, owners can rely on “Airbnb’s trusted services” to connect, confirm travel dates, and coordinate payment.”

Hosts on Airbnb set the rent. Hosts upload and keep track of their online rental calendar. Key here: hosts don’t have to pay to place the rental on Airbnb. When the host shows their rental as available to let, Airbnb includes their space in its search results.

What Are Some Issues for Florida Home and Condo Owners Who Want to Rent Their Places?

For those who own condos, townhouses, or single family homes here in South Florida, there are lots of benefits to short term renting services like Airbnb. It’s a great way to make some extra cash.

But there are important issues to consider before using one of these online rental services as a real estate owner in Florida. Things like:

1. Who Must Pay Taxes?

For one thing, there is the question of taxes (bed tax, sales tax, etc.). Short term rentals by home owners puts them in the business of providing lodging, just like Hyatt or Hilton. Which means that the taxing authorities may well expect to be paid lodging related taxes.

Airbnb provides an on-site list of jurisdictions that impose these taxes, and Airbnb also collects and remits the taxes on behalf of its hosts.  Florida (and some of its municipalities) expect to be paid these lodging taxes, and no – they aren’t the same as income tax. (Hosts may have to pay federal income taxes on their rental revenues in addition to the lodging tax (which may be deductible). Check with your tax advisor.)

2. Do Condo Boards Like It?

For condo owners, renting out your beautiful South Florida condo on Airbnb may sound like a great idea to make some money. However, your neighbors may not like the idea of strangers traipsing through the condo complex using the common elements; the Condo Association may have something to say about it, too.

Whether or not you are allowed to sublet your condo in short term online rentals is covered by the condo rules and regulations. There are Florida condos where you can’t do any kind of “house swap” even if you don’t get paid, much less where you rent out the place.

Condo owners who jump onto Airbnb and start renting out their Florida condo may be surprised to find themselves subject to fines and other negative ramifications from their association.

3. Who Bears The Risk of Injury Claims?

Consider the recent news story out of Rhode Island. This past July, a young American student traveled to Spain and, being on a budget, decided to take advantage of an Airbnb rental in Madrid. Once he got there, he was held in the apartment against his will and sexually assaulted.

While he was able to contact his mother by phone, she had a horrific time trying to get him help with the local police — if fact, they didn’t make it to the Airbnb rental in time to prevent the rape.

Not only did Airbnb not take on liability for the injury in the Airbnb rental, that was an issue to be addressed between host and renter, but Airbnb also didn’t take on any responsibility for trying to get help.  That’s why the mother in America was trying to call Spanish police.

For the Florida home owner, this story is important.  Florida hosts on Airbnb (or other sharing sites) need to understand the risk of someone being hurt or killed while renting their place.  It needs to be evaluated carefully. Airbnb is offering a free $1,000,000 liability insurance policy to cover its U.S. hosts under its “Host Protection Insurance Program.”

However, this is insurance coverage that will take effect only after the home owner’s primary coverage has been used. It is “secondary” coverage.

A big concern for Florida home owners: the host’s homeowner’s policy needs to be checked, too. Many homeowner’s insurance policies will not cover commercial uses of the home, and these short-term rentals can be considered lodging for profit.

How Can A Florida Real Estate Lawyer Help Owners Who Want To Rent Out Their Homes?

The new “sharing” economy is here to stay. And in this economy, renting out your extra room or that weekend condo may provide extra resources for your family budget or for your retirement plan. However, there are some serious issues to consider — like liability for injuries from slip and falls and other premises liability issues. Having a Florida real estate attorney working with you before you decide to rent your home can protect you and your loved ones in the long run — and it may cost much less than you think.  Most real estate lawyers, like Larry Tolchinsky, offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions.


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Will Your Claim Survive A Summary Judgment Motion?

Posted By on October 27, 2015

Will Your Fraudulent Misrepresentation Claim About The Square Footage Of Your Home Survive A Motion For Summary Judgment?

In Florida, after a plaintiff files a lawsuit (also known as a “complaint”), the defendant must file a formal response (called an “answer”) to the complaint. The plaintiff lays out his or her issues in the complaint, and the defendant responds by denying liability for the claims asserted by the plaintiff.


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After these two initial steps are taken by the parties, the process of gathering information and compiling authentic, admissible evidence begins. This is called the ‘discovery’ process. Under both federal and state law, after a certain amount of discovery has taken place, the defendant can file a motion with court for a “summary judgment.” In this request, the defendant is asking the judge to rule in his or her favor, arguing that there is no genuine issue of material fact in the controversy and as a matter of law, they should win.

Motions for Summary Judgments in Real Estate Broker Cases

Experienced plaintiffs’ lawyers expect Motions for Summary Judgment to be filed by defendants in many, if not most, lawsuits. Lawyers representing defendants love to use this tool, it’s common practice in Florida litigation cases.

However, just because it’s a common defense tactic doesn’t mean that it’s going to be effective or result in a win for the defendant. If the plaintiff can demonstrate that a material issue of fact exists, then the motion will not be granted.

Because a summary judgment takes away the plaintiff’s constitutionally protected right to a jury trial, Florida courts are hesitant to allow them. Before a summary judgment will be granted, all doubts regarding the existence of a material fact issue — the defendant has what is essentially the job of conclusively showing the judge that they have a right to what they’re asking to have. This is the highest burden of proof in civil proceedings. SeeHoll v. Talcott, 191 So.2d 40 (Fla. 1966)Sunshine State Insurance Company V. Jones, 77 So. 3D 254 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2012).

Understanding the nuances of summary judgment procedure is particularly important in cases where a buyer of residential real estate discovers that the property they purchased isn’t the size or square footage that they understood it to be at closing.

Sometimes these errors in square footage are simple mistakes, and are simply the result of negligence. However, sometimes the buyer is intentionally mislead about how big or how small the property he or she is purchasing really is — and that intentional behavior is the basis of a fraudulent misrepresentation lawsuit against a real estate broker, real estate agent, and/or seller, in which the victim seeks recovery of their damages.

Can a defendant in this situation dismiss a lawsuit by filing a motion for summary judgment?

Consider the case of Miller v. Sullivan, 475 So. 2d 1010 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1985).  Here, Mark and Patricia Sullivan decided to sell their house, and they put in up for sale with the help of their listing real estate broker, Betty Hilgendorf. In the listing agreement between the sellers and the broker, and on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), their home was described as being “measured” at 1417 square feet.

Meanwhile, the buyer, Robert Miller, had decided to wanted to buy a house and had hired another Florida real estate broker, Edward Luce, to help him find a house to buy. Sure enough, the paths of the Millers and the Sullivans crossed and soon, Mr. Miller had entered in a purchase agreement to buy the Sullivan’s house.

Miller used the MLS listing printout as part of his decision to buy the place. Miller, the buyer, testified that his broker told him that the 1417 square feet included the heated and cooled area of the home.

Miller bought the home. A year passed.

Miller decided to sell it. When he prepared to put the house up for sale, he measured the home and discovered that the house was really only 1092 square feet. He also found out that the county record tax rolls showed the property to have 1092 square feet. Where was that other 300 or so square feet, the difference between what he thought he had at closing and what he now knew he really owned? That was the total square footage if you included the garage and utility room — which aren’t heated or cooled.

So Mr. Miller sued. He sued the sellers. He sued their broker. And he sued his broker. He based his claims on fraud, negligence, and breach of contract.

The sellers and their broker moved for summary judgment on the buyer’s claims against them, and the trial court granted their motion. So, Mr. Miller appealed that ruling and he won (in part) on appeal.

The appeals court held that the summary judgment in favor of the Sullivans, as sellers, would stand. There was no evidence presented to show that the Sullivans ever made any representations — either fraudulent or negligent — regarding the square footage of their house, and the broker listing agreement wasn’t incorporated into their sales contract with Mr. Miller.

However, the seller’s real estate broker wasn’t so lucky. The appellate court ruled that the summary judgment shouldn’t have been granted in the broker’s favor on the buyer’s claims against her.

Why? The buyer had evidence of disputed fact issues on whether the seller’s real estate broker had committed fraud or was negligent in handling the real estate transaction where the square footage of the property was inaccurate. For instance, there was an issue about the industry standard on the definition of square footage and how brokers report this information on the MLS; Does square footage include the total area of the premises (the total enclosed or covered area of a house) or does it just include the heated and cooled area of the home. There were other issues as well: did the broker check the measurements herself, and did she have a duty to do so?

The case was returned to the lower court to be resolved by either a trial or through settlement negotiations.

Do You Have a Claim Related To A Real Estate Transaction?

In South Florida, residential real estate closings happen every day. If you suspect something wrong in your recent real estate transaction, and that you may have been the victim of a seller, real estate agent, or real estate broker’s mistakes or outright fraud, then you may be able to recover your damages. An experienced Florida real estate lawyer can help you decide if you have a case worth pursing and if your claim can withstand a summary judgment motion.  Most real estate lawyers, like Larry Tolchinsky, will be happy to provide a free initial consultation to answer your questions.

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