Judges meeting hosted by Association Law Group and Hotwire Communications/Hotwire Business Solutions

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Emcee Judge Stan Blake, Circuit Court (standing) and Panel: Judge Rudy Ruiz, Miami Beach Courthouse; Judge Caryn Schwartz, North Dade Justice Center; Judge Myriam Lehr, North Dade Justice Center; Assoc. Administrative Judge Linda Singer Stein, North Dade Justice Center; Judge Lisa Walsh, Circuit Court; Judge Charles Johnson, North Dade Justice Center; Judge Carlos Guzman, North Dade Justice Center

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Photography by Andrew Goldstein

Justice for all interested in “building business” prevailed at a recent Aventura Marketing Council breakfast meeting co-hosted by Association Law Group and Hotwire Communications/Hotwire Business Solutions. The event featured County Court judges from the North Dade Justice Center including Associate Administrative Judge Linda Singer Stein, Judge Myriam Lehr, Judge Carlos Guzman, Judge Charles Johnson and Judge Caryn Schwartz. Circuit Court Judge Lisa Walsh of the Dade County Courthouse and County Court Judge Rudy Ruiz of the Miami Beach Courthouse also presided along with Circuit Court Judge Stan Blake, who served as  the emcee—sure to be voted the best comedian Emcee in town!  His years of friendship with the panel of judges and knowledge about the judicial system gave him great material for his very funny, rapid-fire comments that left the audience holding their sides in laughter.

Legal leader/AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman greeted guests gathered at Florida International University’s Kovens Conference Center and welcomed Association Law Group senior partners Ben Solomon, Michael Furshman and Business Development Director Howard Weinberg who is also an Aventura Commissioner, as well as Carl Lender, Vice President of Sales for Hotwire Communications/Hotwire Business Solutions and Marketing Specialist Evie Hernandez.

Presenting evidence of partnerships benefitting the community, special appreciation was expressed to the AMC for supporting the North Dade Justice Center’s annual Law Day event. Judge Lehr and Judge Singer noted, “At the North Dade Justice Center, we have the best camaraderie and pride ourselves on being an open courthouse for you.”

When the gavel passed to Judge Schwartz, she warned the community to beware of nefarious companies acquiring condos from owners behind on payments or facing foreclosure. “They try to collect from new tenants without any intention of paying outstanding debts.  But now, a new law permits condo associations to send a statutory notice informing them that payments must be made directly to the association if owners are in arrears.”

Judge Johnson, Judge Guzman, Judge Walsh and Judge Ruiz ruled it’s challenging to deal with cases involving criminal law, domestic violence and condo disputes. They concurred, “Everyone will receive our full attention and best efforts. We try to ensure the court process is easier for all concerned.”

Testifying to the success of Hotwire Communications/Hotwire Business Solutions, Lender explained, “We’re now the largest privately-owned cable company in Florida providing to the home services to over 100,000 customers in 17 states ranging from IPTV and high-speed Internet - to phone service and home security.  Our local office alone serves 220 residential properties with our own fiber-delivered services including Uptown Marina Lofts, Turnberry Village, Artech and all of the Trump Towers.  Marketing “expert witness” Evie Hernandez added, “Our Hotwire Business Solutions division is dedicated to creating partnerships that can especially help small and mid-size businesses grow.”

Comm. Weinberg introduced senior partners Solomon and Furshman, renowned for innovative legal solutions earning Daily Business Review’s “Most Effective Lawyers” ranking.  “We’re a full-service law firm representing hundreds of HOAs and condos throughout Florida, primarily as their general counsel. Our services include contract preparation, interpretation of statutes, litigation and a focus on collection of past due assessments.  ALG can also help address illegal tenant situations and other non-compliance issues relating to an association’s governing documents. Just some of the firm’s “famous name” Aventura clients include Eldorado, Parc Central and Aventura Marina.

For more information, visit algpl.com; and hotwirecommunications.com