Articles & Bulletins

As noted on the Workshops page, J. R. Mazor & Associates, P.A. has a long, proud history of helping to educate real property professionals about many of the practical, real-world legal challenges that may confront them. We do this in two ways (1) workshops, seminars and other presentations, and (2) articles and alerts published in professional journals, and in our Client Bulletins.

For more than two decades, we have contributed to the community of real property professionals by authoring articles for and/or being quoted in numerous widely read professional journals, and in our Client Bulletins. The organizations behind these publications serve the owners, brokers and managers of industrial, office, retail and multifamily properties as well as commercial and residential realtors, building security specialists and attorneys.

Some of the media who have asked us to contribute via interview and articles, and the professional organizations that have likewise asked us to write for their publications include:

    Media
  • Miami Today Newspaper
  • The Florida Real Estate Journal
  • The Miami Herald
  • The South Florida Business Journal

  • Professional Organizations
  • The Associations of Realtors (for Dade and Broward Counties)
  • The American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • The Building Owners and Managers Association (National, Miami and Atlanta) (BOMA)
  • The Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida (CIASF)
  • The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • The National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
  • The Southeast Florida Apartment Association (SEFAA)
The following are some of the articles and bulletins that we have authored, and other "pieces" that we have contributed to.

Articles Authored or Quoted

Disabilities Law
  • ADA Pits Law Against Fears, Expediency -- South Florida Business Journal
Enforcement: CAM
  • Recent Court Decision Means Radical Change in Commercial Landlord/Tenant Relationships -- The Society of Commercial Realtors of Greater Fort Lauderdale newsletter, Commercial Network News.
Enforcement: Holdover Tenants
  • Something to Holdover a Holdover Tenant -- Facilities Today, May 2012.
  • Staying Out of Holdover Hell -- Facilities Today, December 2008.
Enforcement: Worthless Checks
  • Taking the "Worthless" Out of Worthless Checks -- BOMA of Greater Miami News.
Environmental
  • Environmental Pollution and Quality: Landlords Must Mind Their P's and Q's -- BOMA of Greater Miami.
  • Landlords Can Seek Protection from Stormwater Utility Expenses -- South Florida Business Journal and the Southeast Apartment Association's Headlines.
  • Smoking Prohibited--or, We Are Cooked! -- BOMA of Greater Miami News.
  • Stormwater Drainage -- NAIOP of Florida Update.
Fixtures
  • What to Remove vs. What to Keep and How to Tell the Difference -- Facilities Today, June 2012.
Landlord Liability: Asbestos
  • There is No Insulation From Asbestos -- South Florida Business Journal and BOMA of Greater Miami News.
Landlord Liability; Crime
  • Owners and Managers: The Next Victims Of Crime. Units, The National Apartment Association.
Leasing: Caveat Emptor
  • Buyer Beware Coming Under Scrutiny in Commercial Deals -- South Florida Business Journal.
Leasing: Drafting
  • Build a Foundation That Helps You Avoid Lawsuits -- Real Estate Today, the National Association of Realtors.
Leasing: Policies
  • Are Landlords Trapping Themselves With Their Own Policies? -- South Florida Business Journal.
  • Formation and Results of Corporate Leasing Policies. The impact of corporate leasing policies -- Units, the national journal of the National Apartment Association.
Leasing: Space Measurement
  • The Attack of the Space Cadets -- Industrial Association of Dade County Visions, and BOMA of Greater Miami News.
Management: Legislation
  • When Congress Meets, Hold On To Your Wallet -- Florida Real Estate Journal.
  • When the Law Declares Your Rights to Be Wrong -- Real Estate Monthly Supp. in the Daily Business Review.
Personal Property
  • Avoiding Responsibility for Abandoned Personal Property -- Facilities Today, March 2012.
Telecommunications
  • Are You Secure? Avoid Liability When Providing Wireless Internet Access -- Facilities Today, February 2012.
  • Telecommunications Issues Put Building Owner Interests at Risk -- Real Estate Monthly Supp., the Daily Business Review.
Tenant Workout
  • Commercial Landlords: How to Achieve Real Tenant Recovery -- Facilities Today, October 2009.
  • Lease Termination Agreement -- Facilities Today, April 2012.
  • Must Landlords Choose Between Rent and Waiver? -- Facilities Today, November 2008.
  • Tenant Workouts -- Do It Easy or Do It Right -- Facilities Today, February 2009.
  • Would You Give a Defaulting Tenant Credit for Anything? -- BOMA of Greater Miami News.