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2017-Saxon|Gilmore adopted a family from Tampa Housing Authority. As the pictures reflect, this will be a good holiday season for them.  Thanks to our employees for pitching in and truly getting into the holiday spirit.                   We are proud and privileged to be able to provide a […]

By Tracy M. Evans, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. Published in FAHROGRAM, November/December 2017 Under Florida law, housing authorities can claim limited sovereign immunity as instrumentalities of the state. Housing authorities are expressly authorized by statute to create for profit or not for profit corporate entities to develop, acquire, lease, construct, rehabilitate, manage […]

August 2017 – Paul Quin, entertainment and litigation lawyer, spoke with David Ward of Musicians on the Record about what advice he would give when meeting with a musician. Some of the questions Mr. Quin may address are: What level are you in your career? Are you just starting out or serious about your craft? […]

2017-Ricardo L. Gilmore, senior partner and co-founder of Saxon|Gilmore, was a panelist at the 2017 Middle Atlantic Regional Council (“MARC”) of NAHRO Conference and Exhibition. The topic was “Riding Out the Perfect Storm”. The discussion included tools for attendees to help protect their public housing assets in the wake of the HUD budget cuts. Issues […]

By Tracy M. Evans, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. Published in FAHROgram September/October 2017 All housing providers, both private and public, should be aware of the laws protecting the rights of the disabled, including which laws may apply to the providers’ properties. Ensuring compliance with disability rights laws can be difficult, especially when […]

By Tracy M. Evans, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. We recently reported on the website accessibility requirements under the American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and the rising trend in lawsuits alleging ADA violations against various companies and public entities for failing to maintain ADA compliant websites. In June, a lawsuit challenging a company’s […]

2017-Bernice Saxon, managing partner, and Jozette Chack-On, partner, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Lakeland Housing Authority’s Micro-Cottages at Williamstown. The 48-unit affordable housing complex will provide low-income seniors with safe, comfortable housing. The 550-square foot homes will have rollaway beds and miniaturized appliances. Saxon Gilmore has developed specialized expertise in matters regarding public finance and […]

By Tracy M. Evans, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (“Ninth Circuit”) recently affirmed a $14 million judgment against Allstate Indemnity Company (“Allstate”), finding that there was sufficient evidence to support the jury’s verdict that Allstate acted in bad faith in refusing to settle […]

By Tracy M. Evans, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. In a unanimous decision, the Florida Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in the case of City of Largo, Florida v. AHF-Bay Fund, LLC, validating a payment in lieu of taxes agreement (“PILOT Agreement”) between a non-profit housing developer and a city. The City […]

Suzanne DeCopain, an associate at Saxon|Gilmore, was the co-chair at the George Edgecomb Bar Association (“GEBA”) “Learn Your Legal Rights Workshop”. The event was held at the Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus. The workshops covered a variety of legal issues including family law, bankruptcy, immigration, employment discrimination, probate, wills, trusts, landlord/tenant, criminal law, personal injury, […]