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Given the impending storm, we've decided to close all offices early tomorrow (8/29) at 3:00 PM. The arrangements for our...
08/28/2023

Given the impending storm, we've decided to close all offices early tomorrow (8/29) at 3:00 PM.

The arrangements for our offices on Wednesday are as follows:
1. The Tampa and St. Petersburg offices will be CLOSED.
2. The Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Bonita Springs offices will remain OPEN.

We're continuously monitoring the situation. If the storm's pace deviates from current forecasts, there might be a slight delay in opening the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice offices on Wednesday.

Everyone's safety remains our primary focus. Stay safe, and please don't hesitate to message us with any questions or concerns.

This information is subject to change.

As a looming tropical system threatens Florida’s Gulf Coast, we strongly urge you to take vital precautions to safeguard...
08/25/2023

As a looming tropical system threatens Florida’s Gulf Coast, we strongly urge you to take vital precautions to safeguard your loved ones and homes.

In this weeks blog, we address the approaching tropical storm system, what you should do if you have an upcoming closing, and how you can protect your loved ones.

As a looming tropical system threatens Florida's Gulf Coast, we urge you to take vital precautions to safeguard your loved ones and homes.

We're thrilled to announce that we've snagged a spot on the Top Workplaces 2023 list! 🏆 This is such an honor. A big sho...
08/24/2023

We're thrilled to announce that we've snagged a spot on the Top Workplaces 2023 list! 🏆 This is such an honor. A big shoutout to our incredible team for making it happen, we are so grateful for your recognition. Here's to more years of awesomeness together.

Exciting News!Attorney Jill Bowen, Esq. will be a speaker at the upcoming “Get Down to Business” 2023 RASM Conference & ...
08/24/2023

Exciting News!

Attorney Jill Bowen, Esq. will be a speaker at the upcoming “Get Down to Business” 2023 RASM Conference & Expo!

Jill’s presentation will cover a variety of topics related to buying and selling property for use as a residential rental, including:

✅ Best practices for Realtors dealing with properties housing residential tenants.
✅ The impact of existing leases on buyers post-closing.
✅ Strategies for transactions involving short-term rentals (Airbnb or VRBO).
✅ Utilizing the short-term rental rider effectively and appropriately.
✅ Exploring rental restrictions specific to various counties and jurisdictions.

Whether you're an experienced professional or just starting in the real estate industry, Attorney Jill Bowen's expertise will help you navigate the complexities of residential rental property transactions with confidence. You can register at myrasm.com/conference. We hope to see you all there!

Exciting News! Natasha Selvaraj Esq., a partner at Berlin Patten Ebling, has been selected for a highly prestigious fell...
08/22/2023

Exciting News! Natasha Selvaraj Esq., a partner at Berlin Patten Ebling, has been selected for a highly prestigious fellowship with the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section!

As a fellow, Natasha will join forces with top legal minds, exchanging insights and driving the progress of real property, probate, and trust law in Florida. We're incredibly proud of Natasha's achievement and can't wait to see what she accomplishes in this new role!

Navigating real estate transactions from contract to closing can feel like a lifetime for clients, but these challenges ...
08/18/2023

Navigating real estate transactions from contract to closing can feel like a lifetime for clients, but these challenges can be easily managed with a well-prepared agent by their side.

In this week's blog, attorney David Reider, Esq. outlines ten basic guidelines for preparing residential real estate contracts, and how to avoid closing issues.

In the spirit of “Back to School,” here are ten basic guidelines for preparing residential real estate contracts and avoiding closing issues:

Being named “Best Lawyer” is an exceptional accomplishment among top legal professionals.We’d like to congratulate the B...
08/17/2023

Being named “Best Lawyer” is an exceptional accomplishment among top legal professionals.

We’d like to congratulate the BPE attorneys included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America List are among the top 5.3% of elite lawyers in the nation, reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and under an authentication process to ensure they are in current practice and good standing.

We are thrilled to announce that David Reider Esq., an attorney at Berlin Patten Ebling, has been chosen to serve as the...
08/14/2023

We are thrilled to announce that David Reider Esq., an attorney at Berlin Patten Ebling, has been chosen to serve as the St. Petersburg Bar Real Property Vice Chair for the fiscal year 2023-2024!

As Vice Chair, he'll be at the forefront of shaping the strategic path of the St. Pete Bar's Real Property division, nurturing professional development, and upholding the highest legal standards in our community. Join us in celebrating David's well-deserved achievement and wishing him an incredible year ahead!

The hustle and bustle of the moving process can sometimes cause the Seller to leave behind leftover belongings.In this w...
08/11/2023

The hustle and bustle of the moving process can sometimes cause the Seller to leave behind leftover belongings.

In this week's blog, attorney Jill Bowen, Esq. explains the Seller's responsibility to remove all personal items from the property prior to Closing, and gives Buyers tips to ensure a seamless Closing.

The Seller is responsible for ensuring that “at closing, Seller shall have removed all personal items and trash from the Property…”

🏆🎳 Our 3rd Annual Berlin Patten Ebling Firm Wide Bowling Tournament was an absolute STRIKE of fun! This year, the alley ...
08/07/2023

🏆🎳 Our 3rd Annual Berlin Patten Ebling Firm Wide Bowling Tournament was an absolute STRIKE of fun! This year, the alley was on fire as the reigning champions, the SRQ Attorneys, showed their skills and snatched the trophy once again.🔥

From gutter balls to turkey shots, it was all in good spirits as our talented teams battled it out for the ultimate glory. Laughs, camaraderie, and maybe a little friendly competition - that’s what it’s all about!

Hats off to the SRQ Attorneys for their impressive victory, and a huge shoutout to every team that brought their A-game to the lanes! 🎳🏆

What do you do if a Buyer wants to close on the property and deal with the title defect after closing?In this week's blo...
08/04/2023

What do you do if a Buyer wants to close on the property and deal with the title defect after closing?

In this week's blog, attorney Mariah Miller, Esq. discusses how to address title defects after closing, addressing encroachments in drainage, utility easements, and building setback lines with HOA variance considerations.

What do you do if Betty Buyer wants to close on the property and deal with the title defect after closing?

Our offices will be closed on Friday, August 4th, from noon to 5:00 pm for a computer system upgrade. We apologize for a...
08/03/2023

Our offices will be closed on Friday, August 4th, from noon to 5:00 pm for a computer system upgrade. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We'll be back in action on Monday, August 7th, with business as usual. Thanks for your understanding! 💻🔧

Berlin Patten Ebling attorneys Brenda Patten, Esq. and Melissa Strassner, Esq. teamed up with visionary developers to br...
08/01/2023

Berlin Patten Ebling attorneys Brenda Patten, Esq. and Melissa Strassner, Esq. teamed up with visionary developers to bring the new Bath & Racquet Residences and Club in Sarasota, Florida to life.

The impact of their hard work is undeniable, and we are thrilled to see how the Bath & Racquet Residences and Club is poised to elevate the standard of living for residents and visitors alike. Attending the groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of this transformative venture!

A key consideration throughout the course of a real estate transaction is how a Buyer of real property would like to tak...
07/28/2023

A key consideration throughout the course of a real estate transaction is how a Buyer of real property would like to take title.

In this week's blog, attorney Cameron Allen, Esq. explains how a conveyance of an interest in real property post-closing could create an additional expense for a Buyer.

This week’s blog will explain how a conveyance of an interest in real property post-closing could create an additional expense for a Buyer.

Please help us welcome attorney Gaetano D’Anna II, Esq. to the Berlin Patten Ebling family!Gaetano has been practicing i...
07/24/2023

Please help us welcome attorney Gaetano D’Anna II, Esq. to the Berlin Patten Ebling family!

Gaetano has been practicing in the areas of real estate, probate, estate planning, and business law since 2020. Gaetano has experience in residential and commercial closings, summary probate administration, estate planning, and Florida entity formation.

When working with "Guy", clients can expect empathy and dedication. He says, " I want to make sure that they get both quality service as well as a partner they can trust to understand them and their needs."

Some fun facts about Guy:
- He was featured in the Florida Bar newspaper for his giant UF Law diploma: https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/uf-law-degree-keeps-this-new-lawyer-warm/
- He has built several computers and likes making videos about his tech shenanigans on YouTube with tens of thousands of views: https://www.youtube.com/
- He is a first generation American, with his mom from Ecuador and his dad from Sicily
- He plays saxophone and was in the USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band

His favorite quote is, “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause every little thing is gonna be alright”- Bob Marley

You can find Guy at our Tampa office, and we can't wait for you to meet him!

Beware the "Subject To" Scam.In this week's blog, Kathryn Huynh, Esq. shares the risks associated with the "Subject To" ...
07/21/2023

Beware the "Subject To" Scam.

In this week's blog, Kathryn Huynh, Esq. shares the risks associated with the "Subject To" offer and what you should look out for.

“Subject To” is the latest creative financing solution trending on social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok.

📚🎒 Calling all compassionate members of our community! 🌟As we gear up for the upcoming school year, let's come together ...
07/18/2023

📚🎒 Calling all compassionate members of our community! 🌟

As we gear up for the upcoming school year, let's come together to support local students in need! Berlin Patten Ebling is excited to announce our Back-to-School Supply Drive 🎉 to provide essential items for students who require a helping hand.

We kindly request donations of backpacks, pencils, pens, calculators, notebooks, glue, rulers, and folders. Additionally, monetary contributions are greatly appreciated and will be used to fill any gaps in supplies (see receptionist). Every small act of kindness can make a big difference!

Drop-off locations are conveniently available at our Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, Tampa, and St. Petersburg offices, and can be made between July 21st and August 4th. Let's empower these young minds with the tools they need for success. Together, we can shape a brighter future! ✨

Any questions can be directed to our HR Director, Jennifer Youngblood, [email protected]

Special assessments in real estate transactions can be confusing. In this week's blog, Jacob Van Duren, Esq. shares how ...
07/14/2023

Special assessments in real estate transactions can be confusing.

In this week's blog, Jacob Van Duren, Esq. shares how to navigate them effectively and avoid surprises.

Special assessments have become an even hotter topic for realtors with the recent passage of laws further regulating condominiums.

Did you know? Berlin Patten Ebling played a significant role in the groundbreaking of the extraordinary Peninsula Saraso...
07/13/2023

Did you know? Berlin Patten Ebling played a significant role in the groundbreaking of the extraordinary Peninsula Sarasota condominium! 🏗️✨

We couldn't be prouder of our partner, Mallory Bauer, Esq. for her unwavering dedication and hard work in drafting over 300 pages of meticulous documents for this remarkable project.

The anticipation and excitement surrounding this development are palpable, and we are honored to have played a part in shaping its future success.

You must meet very specific requirements and deadlines to preserve your client’s inspection and repair rights.In this we...
07/08/2023

You must meet very specific requirements and deadlines to preserve your client’s inspection and repair rights.

In this week's blog, attorney T.R. Smith gets detailed with defining the differences of inspection periods in the Standard and As Is contracts.

Read it here: https://berlinpatten.com/mastering-the-fine-print-understanding-the-distinctions-of-inspection-periods-in-standard-and-as-is-contracts/

This blog will detail major differences between the Standard and AS-IS contracts regarding inspection periods and repair obligations.

07/04/2023

Let's raise our flags high and ignite the fire of freedom within us. Share what liberty means to you and tag a friend who embodies the true spirit of patriotism. Together, we'll continue to shine as the land of opportunity!

Please help us welcome attorney Jackson C. Kracht, Esq. to the Berlin Patten Ebling family!Jackson is an experienced att...
07/03/2023

Please help us welcome attorney Jackson C. Kracht, Esq. to the Berlin Patten Ebling family!

Jackson is an experienced attorney who has been practicing law in Florida since 2002, and focuses his practice on representing community associations (condominiums, homeowners associations, and cooperatives. He joins our legal team as a partner, and will be leading the Community Association Law division for the firm.

When working with "Jack", clients can expect dedication to their matters. He says, "My military background tends to make me very mission oriented. I will work hard to serve our clients and make every effort to ensure that they receive the service or answer they're needing."

Some fun facts about Jack:
- He is a former Captain in the United States Air Force
- He enjoys participating in improv comedy
- His family heritage leads back to the original ship wreckers of Key West

His favorite quote is, “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” - Calvin Coolidge

You can find Jack at our Sarasota office, and we can't wait for you to meet him!

ATTENTION real estate professionals! Florida has introduced Senate Bill 264, limiting property transactions with "Foreig...
06/30/2023

ATTENTION real estate professionals! Florida has introduced Senate Bill 264, limiting property transactions with "Foreign Principals" from certain countries.

In this week's blog, attorney Andrew Conaboy, Esq. is keeping everyone informed. Remember to seek legal counsel for compliance!

Read it here: https://berlinpatten.com/understanding-senate-bill-264-how-new-restrictions-impact-foreign-buyers-in-floridas-real-estate-market/

Senate Bill 264: aims to limit and regulate the sale and purchase of certain Florida real property by “Foreign Principals”.

Exciting news! Berlin Patten Ebling is thrilled to announce the expansion of our practice areas to include Community Ass...
06/29/2023

Exciting news! Berlin Patten Ebling is thrilled to announce the expansion of our practice areas to include Community Association Law led by Jackson C. Kracht, Esq.

As a compliment to our current services, this expansion allows us to serve our clients' needs better. Whether you're seeking legal counsel for real estate, business, or community associations, our litigation team is ready to provide exceptional legal guidance. Contact us today to learn more about our expanded services!

https://berlinpatten.com/community-association-law/

Last Thursday, Berlin Patten Ebling's very own Cameron Allen, Esq. took center stage as a celebrity bartender at the Rea...
06/27/2023

Last Thursday, Berlin Patten Ebling's very own Cameron Allen, Esq. took center stage as a celebrity bartender at the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee's annual YPN Celebrity Bartending fundraiser! 🌟🍸 Mixing up some stellar drinks for a great cause, Cameron rocked the bar to support Everyday Blessings, Inc. and the RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. Thanks to everyone who came out, and cheers to Cameron for his bartending skills and commitment to giving back to the community!

Congratulations to William McComb, Esq. and Natasha Selvaraj, Esq. on being recognized as Super Lawyers 2023 Rising Star...
06/26/2023

Congratulations to William McComb, Esq. and Natasha Selvaraj, Esq. on being recognized as Super Lawyers 2023 Rising Stars! Your dedication and expertise are truly shining bright!

Happy Father's Day to the ones who taught us the fine art of telling the 'back in my day' stories and the sacred rituals...
06/18/2023

Happy Father's Day to the ones who taught us the fine art of telling the 'back in my day' stories and the sacred rituals of fixing things with a hammer! 🔨Let's raise a glass to the dads who always have a comeback, an endless supply of dad jokes, and the ability to embarrass us at any given moment. We salute you, dads!

Don't let ownership complexities delay your dreams. In this week's blog, attorney Mark Mann, Esq. uncovers the key steps...
06/16/2023

Don't let ownership complexities delay your dreams.

In this week's blog, attorney Mark Mann, Esq. uncovers the key steps for hassle-free real estate transactions!

Read it here: https://berlinpatten.com/who-can-you-trust-representing.../

There are several things to look for to ensure that a closing isn’t delayed because of how the property is owned in real estate transactions.

06/14/2023

“Ev’ry heart beats true ‘neath the Red, White and Blue.” - George M. Cohan

What do stricter insurance requirements and roof replacements mean for your closing?In this week’s blog, attorney Mallor...
06/09/2023

What do stricter insurance requirements and roof replacements mean for your closing?

In this week’s blog, attorney Mallory Bauer, Esq. reveals three crucial steps you should follow when navigating roof replacements during the closing process.

Read it here: https://berlinpatten.com/roof-replacements-during-the-closing-process-what-needs-to-occur-in-order-to-close/

With a roof replacement or re-roof, there are typically three things that need to occur in order for the Seller to convey marketable title with a re-roof

Are you risking your investment or saving money wisely? In this week's blog, attorney Mark Hanewich, Esq. reveals the hi...
06/02/2023

Are you risking your investment or saving money wisely?

In this week's blog, attorney Mark Hanewich, Esq. reveals the hidden dangers and surprising benefits of relying on an outdated survey.

Read it Here: https://berlinpatten.com/when-is-it-prudent-to-rely-on-a-prior-survey/

The short answer to this question is that “it depends” on several factors. The first factor is almost always “cost.”

We are excited to announce we’ve been approved as a Continuing Education Provider through the Florida Department of Busi...
05/30/2023

We are excited to announce we’ve been approved as a Continuing Education Provider through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation! This means we can now offer CE credits to realtors to fulfill FREC CE requirements.

Now offering the FR/BAR sales contract class for CE credits, with plans to add more courses soon. The contract CE class aims to provide real estate brokers and agents with an in-depth analysis and hands-on evaluation of the Contracts’ contents and nuances.

Space is limited in our training rooms so reserve your spot early! Register today by visiting berlinpatten.com/events

Thank you to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
05/29/2023

Thank you to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Realtors may be less common to have a client who needs help with a landlord-tenant dispute, but knowledge is power! In t...
05/26/2023

Realtors may be less common to have a client who needs help with a landlord-tenant dispute, but knowledge is power!

In this week's blog, attorney Brad Spivey, Esq. shares answers to common questions you may hear that often get litigated in landlord-tenant disputes.

Read it here: https://berlinpatten.com/whose-right-is-it-anyway-navigating-landlord-tenant-disputes/

Senate Bill 154 has been introduced; it aims to answer some of the questions on people’s minds and provide guidance on the requirements that the prior changes established.

Keeping you in the loop, one update at a time! In this week's blog, attorney Natasha Selvaraj, Esq. writes about the lat...
05/19/2023

Keeping you in the loop, one update at a time!

In this week's blog, attorney Natasha Selvaraj, Esq. writes about the latest changes to Senate Bill 154 coming your way.

Read it here: https://berlinpatten.com/questions-answered-updated-updated-condo-legislation/

Senate Bill 154 has been introduced; it aims to answer some of the questions on people’s minds and provide guidance on the requirements that the prior changes established.

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the new Venice location! Join us for the first sip & learn in the new tr...
05/18/2023

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the new Venice location!

Join us for the first sip & learn in the new training room May 24th. Details and registration on our website. Berlinpatten.com

It doesn't matter what momiker you go by (mom, mama, mommy, madre, etc.); we all know the importance behind the name. Ha...
05/14/2023

It doesn't matter what momiker you go by (mom, mama, mommy, madre, etc.); we all know the importance behind the name. Happy Mother's Day to the ones who do it all!

Every parcel has a zoning designation that governs its use. Which means there's a chance the 5 acres of raw land on whic...
05/12/2023

Every parcel has a zoning designation that governs its use. Which means there's a chance the 5 acres of raw land on which you plan to build your dream home might not be zoned residential.

In this week's blog, attorney Melissa Strassner, Esq. shares the importance of Land Use Law and having a Land Use attorney.

Read it here: https://berlinpatten.com/what-is-a-land-use-law-and-when-do-i-need-a-land-use-attorney/

A land use attorney can assist clients in changing zoning maps or the zoning code, procuring permits, and gathering and reviewing all the information

The law assumes that a licensee will automatically behave as a Transaction Broker, so if they are going to act otherwise...
04/28/2023

The law assumes that a licensee will automatically behave as a Transaction Broker, so if they are going to act otherwise, the client must know what that entails.

In this week’s blog, attorney David Reider, Esq. describes types of Real Estate representation in Florida.

Read it here: https://berlinpatten.com/naming-your-relationship-agency-law-101/

“Agency Law,” as it pertains to real estate in Florida, refers to when a real estate agent enters into a relationship with a buyer or seller.

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8433 Enterprise Circle, Suite 200
Lakewood Ranch, FL
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Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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