Navigating the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which contains the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, became effective April 1, 2020. The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Under the Emergency […]

COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses under the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted into law on March 27, 2020.  This is Phase 3 of the federal government’s stimulus package and provides small businesses, sole proprietors, independent contractors and self-employed persons access to substantive economic relief.  The intent of the legislation is to help employers ride out the […]

Force Majeure In Residential Contracts & COVID-19

By now you have probably had a client wanting to invoke the force majeure clause of their contract. The purpose of this clause is to allow for parties to delay performance or actually be excused from performance in the event of unforeseen or uncontrollable events. Like many contracts, standard in the FAR/BAR contract is a […]

COVID-19 and Business Interruption Insurance Policies

The COVID-19 crisis is having an unprecedented effect on public health and our economy.  Yesterday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order Number 90-21.  This mandates everyone to stay at home and limits activity to only essential services.  Certainly, everyone’s first concern should be to follow the government mandates concerning public safety.  However, many of us are also […]

Staying Productive during COVID-19: Legal To-Do List

The Attorneys and Staff at Rossway Swan know that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused stress and disruption for everyone. Typical reactions include frustration about how long we will need to remain in this situation, uncertainty about the future and fear of the unknown effects of the virus. One way to cope with this uneasiness is […]

Luxury New Construction Showcase hosted by Dale Sorensen

Rossway Swan is proud to sponsor the Luxury New Construction Showcase hosted by Dale Sorensen this Thursday, January 23 at Quail Valley River Club. The law firm is the exclusive Attorney and Title Agent Sponsor. Please join us to learn about our real estate legal services and upcoming exciting opportunities in Indian River County involving […]

New Year and New Fraud

With the new year comes the inevitable problem of writing the correct date for the first few weeks of 2020; however, this year comes with new challenges. Police and fraud experts across the country are warning people to not abbreviate the year 2020 when writing the date, as it can be easily manipulated. For instance, […]

Giving Tree 2019

Rossway Swan’s Giving Tree was a tremendous success thanks to the Firm’s generous clients, attorneys, and staff. This year, the Giving Tree benefited the children of Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy, which is the longest operating mentoring program in Indian River County.

Why should I hire a real estate attorney instead of just a title company?

Florida, unlike some other states, does not require a lawyer during a real estate transaction. Buyers and sellers have the choice of using an attorney or a title company to handle the closing on their real estate transaction. This often causes the parties to wonder why they should hire an attorney instead of using just […]