Valet parking squabble pits Alexander Hotel condo association against owner of 40 rooms

The Alexander All Suite Oceanfront Hotel The condo association for the Alexander All Suite Oceanfront Resort is escalating an ongoing legal battle with a company that owns 40 rooms in the Miami Beach condo-hotel. The Alexander Condominium Association recently sued… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach condo buyer sues seller and broker over alleged Airbnb misrepresentations

360 Meridian Avenue. Inset: Martina Abosi (Credit: Facebook) Bahamian investor Martina Abosi wanted to get in on the Airbnb action in Miami Beach to help fund her retirement, so she set out to find a condo in areas of the… Continue Reading →

Jason Halpern’s partner in Miami Beach deals sues, seeks $10M

A rendering of 2901 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach and Jason Halpern Jason Halpern’s silent partner in two Miami Beach deals just sued him, alleging Halpern exploited his role as manager and sold off property on Indian Creek Drive at… Continue Reading →

See you in court: construction defect lawsuits mount

Gil Dezer, the developer of Trump Towers I, II and III (above), was sued last April for alleged shoddy construction. From the March issue: Business may be slow for realtors and developers, but it’s booming for Gary Brown, a Miami… Continue Reading →

One Sotheby’s Mayi de la Vega alleges her accountant embezzled $1.2M

Mayi de la Vega Mayi de la Vega, the founder and CEO of One Sotheby’s International Realty, sued her longtime accountant, alleging she embezzled $1.2 million from de la Vega’s personal and business accounts. The accountant, Alejandra Imbachi, used the… Continue Reading →

Venetian Islands renter sues landlord alleging issues at $20k/month home

720 West Dilido Drive and Jean-Pierre Murray A Miami Beach renter wanted luxury-style living in a Venetian Islands home and was willing to spend $20,000 per month to get it. But when she moved into the high-end property, she was… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach agreement with Bakehouse Brasserie over Sunday brunch music has critics crying foul

Bakehouse Brasserie. Inset: Menin Hospitality’s Jared Galbut and Keith Menin The music is back on at the Bakehouse Brasserie in Miami Beach’s hip South-of-Fifth neighborhood. Just over two weeks ago the Bakehouse, at 808 First Street, was cited by the… Continue Reading →

Coco Bambu restaurant owners and construction firm locked in litigation

955 Alton Road site of Coco Bambu, with Stuart Sobel on left, Alex Barthet on right The Brazilian company planning to open Coco Bambu on Alton Road in Miami Beach has sued its construction firm, alleging that it walked off… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach has Bakehouse singing the blues after code says no jazz on Sundays

Bakehouse Brasserie. Inset: Menin Hospitality’s Jared Galbut and Keith Menin In a city known for throbbing all-night discos, oversized speakers blasting rap music on Ocean Drive and salsa-blaring golf buggies ferrying tourists from bar to bar, one might think that… Continue Reading →

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