Yearly Archives: 2020

Arbitration Clauses in Contracts: What You Need to Know

Arbitration, not to be confused with mediation, is a form of alternative dispute resolution for resolving disputes outside of court.  The American Bar Association defines arbitration as a private process where disputing parties agree that one or several individuals can make a decision about a dispute after receiving evidence and hearing arguments.  Arbitration is different from mediation […]

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Ruben Socarras selected as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for 2020

Chane Socarras PLLC would like to congratulate Ruben Socarras for being selected as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for 2020. Florida Legal Elite is a prestigious roster of active Florida attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers who exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and practice areas, and by so doing, have […]

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When Your Tenant Wants to Assign Your Commercial Lease – What Landlords Need to Know Before Withholding Consent

Many commercial real estate landlords would be surprised to learn that, under Florida common law, a tenant has the right to assign a lease without the landlord’s consent.  That right derives from the principle that the law generally favors free alienation of property.   This common law right can, however, lawfully be restricted or eliminated by contract, […]

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