Over the course of the past decade, Oppenheim Pilelsky has developed an outstanding reputation for providing sound legal advice to the real estate development community. The firm has been involved with the development of office buildings, mixed use projects, residential developments, retail projects, multi-family residential projects and industrial and warehouse properties. By getting involved early in the project, we typically are able to assist our clients in the due diligence phase of determining the feasibility of a project, providing the legal representation for the acquisition or sale of a project, as well as providing advice concerning financing, construction, and development of a particular project.
This law firm has developed a reputation for representing numerous high-end home builders in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Over the years,the firm has developed exceptional relationships with a variety of other service providers in the real estate community. Thus, the firm is frequently in a position to recommend lenders, sources of equity, surveyors, environmental investigators, appraisers, architects, and engineers as well as other professionals that may be helpful in connection with a particular project. Finally, since the law firm is the oldest firm in the City of Weston, we frequently appear before the Weston City Commission on behalf of various developers in connection with their requests for approval of their projects.
The law firm, through its sister company Weston Title & Escrow, Inc., is a title agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company, Lawyers Title Insurance Company, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, and Commonwealth Title Insurance Company. The firm is typically one of the more active law firms in the greater Fort Lauderdale area in connection with the issuance of title insurance, and has been involved in more than 3 billion dollars worth of real estate transactions in the past 15 years.
Weston Title is an approved title agent for virtually every major banking institution in the greater Fort Lauderdale area.
Oppenheim Pilelsky regularly advises landlords of office buildings and shopping malls and other commercial properties concerning their leasing needs. The firm also represents tenants in connection with their lease negotiations with landlords.
Associations and Condominiums
The firm, from its inception, has represented a number of homeowner and condominium associations, including having formed the Homeowners Association at Weston and serving as that association’s general counsel. In addition, the firm, during the course of the past several years, has served as counsel to other homeowner associations in the Weston and Bonaventure developments, including the Presidents’ Counsel of Bonaventure.
Individual lawyers in the firm have served on the board of various homeowner associations and Mr. Oppenheim previously served as general counsel to the associations of the prestigious Arvida developed condominiums of Meisner Tower and Meisner Court located in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition, the firm has worked with a number of its clients in developing properties through the use of condominiums or Declarations of Covenants and Homeowner/Landowner Associations.
The firm takes a great pride in representing a number of major financial institutions in connection with their commercial and residential lending needs. Particularly, the firm is engaged in negotiating the appropriate documentation concerning securing assets such as real estate, personal property, stock, and other tangible and intangible property. The firm regularly serves as title agent, providing title insurance to these financial institutions in connection with such transactions.
Toxic Mold Representation
Recently new concerns have arisen to increase suspicion about toxic- mold within many households and businesses. This potentially deadly toxic mold is also known as Stachybotrys or mycotoxins and can cause serious health effects. It tends to look like a black or gray sooty patch which grows over time and hides within the walls and floor of houses, factories, and schools that have encountered leaks or are in a warm wet climate. It is a serious issue that has already disrupted many households with lasting effects. Some people are minimally affected, while other may encounter serious health conditions such as respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, memory loss, dry cough, sore throat, chronic fatigue, skin irritation, headaches, fever, or digestive problems. To prevent this mold from contaminating your home or office, it is necessary to maintain a dry home or work place. Upon identification of dampness, it is necessary to get the building checked for air born mold spores and in-depth growth of mold within the walls, air conditioners, or carpets.
Mold contamination is becoming an issue that requires particular skills of certain qualified attorneys. Particularly, lawyers who are familiar with real estate and construction issues as well as personal injury are most suited to handle mold related claims. For the past decade the law firm of Oppenheim Pilelsky has been involved with both real estate and construction related issues as well as personal injury related matters. We are now offering our services to provide home builders with the proper guidance and know how to ensure that when a leak or water seepage issue arises it is addressed properly so that the likelihood of mold related liability and injury can be minimized. In those cases where builders have not properly designed structures, thus allowing moisture to continue to seep into the structure thereby causing mold spores to spread, our firm is prepared to look carefully at such cases to protect the consumer. The firm has identified particular consultants and experts who are prepared to work with the law firm in addressing mold related personal injuries.
Should you have any questions concerning mold related issues or believe that you are suffering from the symptoms associated with toxic mold please feel free to contact our firm.