Lake Buena Vista Resort, LLC – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Urban Thier & Federer, P.A., has represented and continues to represent many purchaser clients in the Lake Buena Vista Resort development who are seeking to terminate their Condominium Purchase Agreement/contract and recover their deposits. Lake Buena Vista Resort, LLC, is planned for a total of 12 buildings, of which only five have been built. Urban Thier & Federer, P.A., is accepting cases for purchaser clients in the Lake Buena Vista Resort development who have contracted to purchase a condominium unit, but who have not taken ownership (have not closed on the purchase) of their unit(s).
A review of the various state and federal court dockets/public records indicates that Urban Thier & Federer, P.A., is the only law firm to have been able to recover purchaser clients’ entire deposits. This law firm has settled many cases and has taken many other cases to final judgment, securing final judgments in favor of its client purchasers and against Lake Buena Vista Resort, LLC, for the entire deposits paid plus interest, attorney fees, and costs.
In a case that received national attention, Harvey v. Lake Buena Vista Resort, L.L.C., 568 F.Supp.2d 1354 (M.D.Fla. 2007) affirmed Harvey v. Lake Buena Vista Resort, L.L.C., 306 Fed. Appx. 471 (11th Cir. 2009), Urban Thier & Federer, P.A., represented a United Kingdom resident husband and wife in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In that case, this law firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of its purchaser clients in federal court for violations of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, Florida Statutes Chapter 718, Breach of Contract and other causes of action against the defendant developer, Lake Buena Vista Resort, LLC, to recover their $77,800.00 deposit.
Based upon this law firm’s motion for summary judgment (trial on paper, which eliminated any need for the purchaser clients to have to appear in Florida in relation to the lawsuit), the federal court entered a final judgment terminating the parties’ purchase contract and awarding this law firm’s purchaser clients their full deposit plus attorney fees, interest and costs. Lake Buena Vista Resort, LLC, appealed the decision to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal appellate court for all federal courts in the states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia). The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel unanimously affirmed the federal trial court’s final judgment and this law firm’s purchaser clients recovered over $150,000.00 in deposits, fees, interest, and costs.
We encourage all purchasers to interview an attorney that they may be contemplating to retain and to ask that attorney for their experience, record in this area of the law, number of cases taken to final judgment, number of cases affirmed on appeal, number of attorneys in the firm, firm staff, resources, etc. We sincerely believe that purchasers should not retain an attorney or law firm until they are confident that 1) the law firm has the experience and resources to represent their best interest and 2) they fully understand the law firm’s litigation strategy.
The Florida Bar, which regulates all attorneys who are licensed to practice law in the State of Florida, provides strict guidelines which limit our ability to refer to past successes or results obtained for other purchasers in this or other developments. However, we can provide you with this and additional information in response to any inquiry. Accordingly, we encourage you to contact us via the “Contact Us” page, and we will promptly respond with additional information.
With attorneys in Orlando, Florida, and Munich, Germany, Urban Thier & Federer, P.A., and Urban Thier & Federer, Rechtsanwälte continue to assist buyers throughout the United States and European Union countries who are seeking to terminate their pre-construction purchase agreements. Most cases can be handled on a contingency fee basis (client is responsible for costs).
We encourage you to explore our websites – www.urbanthier.com (United States office) and www.urbanthier.de (German office) to learn more about Urban Thier & Federer, P.A., Urban Thier & Federer, Rechtsanwälte, and their attorneys and practice areas. Urban Thier & Federer, P.A.’s representation of buyers, includes litigation of cases in state court, federal court and arbitration proceedings. We encourage you to become informed of your rights and options. You should also ensure that any law firm you consult or retain to represent you has the experience, resources, and ability to take your case through trial and appellate courts, if necessary.
Please note that Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. does not represent you and cannot take any action on your behalf unless and until you enter into a formal written Legal Representation Agreement.
by John L. Urban, Shareholder