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From sales and leases of commercial property to subdivision development to mobile home park conversions, Florida Real Property Complex Transactions provides practical, step-by-step guidance for negotiating and drafting the necessary documents to complete these multifaceted transactions. A discussion of federal and state laws governing these complex transactions includes the impact of sales taxes, intangible taxes, and documentary stamp taxes. The manual contains countless sample provisions and forms, along with checklists and practice pointers to ensure that all significant issues have been considered in these complex transactions. The 2013 edition of this manual is an invaluable asset for all real estate transaction lawyers.

Highlights of the Eighth Edition include:

  • Updated statutes, rules, regulations, and case law.
  • Newly Revised Contracts & Forms:
    • Purchase Agreement Provisions — New Defeasance Provision.
    • Construction of Premises — New Alternate Provisions.
  • Hot Topics:
    • HUD's removal of its regulations previously authorized under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, and transfer to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. See 79 FR 34224-01.
    • Construction of Shopping Center & Premises — New discussion on approach to construction pursuant to master building permits.
    • Discussion regarding post-2000 trend of "stores-within-stores" and restrictive covenants. 
    • The expansion of exemptions from registration requirements under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act — Newly created condominium unit exemption. See 15 U.S.C. § 1702(b).
    • Vertical Separation in Ownership of Mixed-Use Projects & Separate Real Estate Taxation.
    • Mobile Home Parks & Post-Closing Considerations.
    • The Exemption of a Conveyance of a Life Estate from Documentary Tax. 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1   Drafting And Negotiating Purchase And Sale Contracts For Commercial Properties 
Jan W. Pitchford

Chapter 2   Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, And Industrial Properties-Showrooms
Michael D. Katz, Erica L. English,and Shari D. Ben Moussa

Chapter 3   Hotels, Motels, Restaurants, And Marinas
Richard S. McIver

Chapter 4   Subdivisions
Jana L. Armstrong

Chapter 5   Financing Of Commercial Real Estate
Michael J. Virgadamo

Chapter 6   Acreage And Timberlands

6-A   Acreage
Guy W. Norris and John E. Norris

6-B   Timberlands
Guy W. Norris and John E. Norris

Chapter 7   Oil, Gas, And Minerals
John Redding

Chapter 8   Waterfront Property
Eric A. Jacobs

Chapter 9   Mixed-Use Communities And Mixed-Use Buildings
Richard C. Grant and Cheryl L. Hastings

Chapter 10   Leases
Arthur J. Menor

Chapter 11   Mobile Home Parks
Richard S. Webb IV, Scott E. Gordon, and David D. Eastman

Chapter 12   Environmental Issues In Real Estate Transactions
Roger D. Schwenke

Chapter 13   Florida Documentary Stamp Taxes
Burt Bruton

Chapter 14   Florida Intangible Tax
Russell B. Hale

Chapter 15   Overview Of Like-Kind Exchanges And Tenancy In Common Transactions
Manuel A. Fernandez