NOTICE TO ALL CLIENTS REGARDING HURRICANE IRMA
All of us here at the Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski & Associates hope that all of you made it through Hurricane Irma safely and with minimal property damage. Our office and our staff have all made it through with minimal damage. We know it was a very stressful time for many.
Like many people in Florida, the week following the storm left us without power, internet or phone service at our office. Fortunately, we had our emergency plan in place that allowed us to have our office phone calls routed to cell phones. We did our best at trying to take all calls that came in and assist our clients and callers to the best of our ability given the circumstances. We also added frequent updates to our website.
If you tried to contact us during this time and were unable to reach us, please reach out to us again. Our office reopened for business on September 15.
We know that many of our clients, colleagues and friends did suffer property damage from Hurricane Irma. As a courtesy, we want to offer some information that could be valuable during this recovery period. Topics include:
- Home Repair and Remodeling Under Normal Circumstances or in the Event of a Casualty Loss:
- Hurricane Season - Prepare Yourself for Property Damage Claims:
- Pool Screen Enclosures: These are what appears to be where the most significant areas of damage occurred. This link has good information on maintaining a cage's wind code rating against future losses: https://www.flscreens.com/pool-cage-still-rated-150-mph/
- Retirement Savings Tax Relief for Hurricane Related Repairs: https://www.news-press.com/story/news/2017/09/28/congress-approves-special-tax-breaks-harvey-irma-and-maria-victims/714452001/
- IRS Tax Relief for Hurricane Irma Victims: https://www.irs.gov/site-index-search?search=hurricane+irma&field_pup_historical_1=1&field_pup_historical=1
- Potential 1031 Exchange Extensions for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Irma: 1031 Exchange Extensions for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Irma
- Small Business Administration Disaster Relief: This website relates to emergency loans for small businesses and up to twelve (12 month) deferment of principal interest payments.
In addition, many lenders may be willing to enter into a deferment or forbearance of business loans if certain hardships are demonstrated, which may be important if casualty losses are suffered that interrupt business practices.
We hope that these articles provide you with pertinent information that is relevant to circumstances affecting everyone in the path of Hurricane Irma and we wish everyone is able to quickly recover from this catastrophic event. Please know that we are here if you need any legal assistance or have questions about your repair contracts. Please contact our office at (239) 337-1147 if we can be of assistance.
Kevin F. Jursinski