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 […]

COVID-19 Message from Rossway Swan – March 26, 2020

On behalf of everyone at Rossway Swan, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19 around the world – not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and family and those whose work, education and way of life have been affected.  The pandemic has changed the way we live and […]

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Executive Order 20-68

Florida Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-68 yesterday, March 17. The purpose of the order was to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This order required that all bars and nightclubs throughout Florida be closed for the next 30 days, which applies to establishments that derive more than 50% of its gross revenue from the […]

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 […]

What is a Residential Real Estate Closing?

In Florida, the residential real estate closing process begins with the execution of a real estate contract and is finalized by the execution of closing documents on the closing day. Below is a step-by-step breakdown of a common Florida residential real estate closing: 1. Contract The contract sets forth all of the terms of the […]