Mr. Cascio has extensive experience in a wide variety of real estate transactions including purchases, title and closings. In addition, Mr. Cascio’s law firm handles real estate financing, acquisitions and development, leasing, zoning, permitting and other title related matters.
Welcome to the Law Offices of Carl A. Cascio
Representing clients in Delray Beach, FL
The Law Offices of Carl A. Cascio opened in Palm Beach County in 1994, providing legal services to clients in Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach Countries. Mr. Cascio graduated with a business management degree from Purdue University and obtained his law degree from the University of Mississippi. Mr. Cascio has a diverse background in politics, business and banking which has proven to be an invaluable asset to the clients he represents.
Our Law Office will help you
To prevent problems by heading off possible future legal issues before they arise, thorough careful planning and well-drafted, clear, documents are essential. If a dispute has already arisen, our Law Office will assist you to reach a cost-effective resolution as quickly as possible.
CLIENT TESTIMONIALanonymousanswered my calls and won my caseOctober 7, 2011Mr. cascio is the best attorney I have ever worked with, he is an tenatious litigator, and passionate advocate. he also returned my calls in a timly manner. His rate are reasonable too.
CLIENT TESTIMONIALGary GaffneyAttorney endorsementsWorked together on matter I have known Carl and worked with him for well over 20 years on all kinds of real estate matters, in virtually every Court in the state. He is a well-experienced litigator with a stellar track record, and a knowledgeable title attorney as well (quite rare these days). I would recommend him to anyone in the area who needs help with a real estate problem or who is in the process of buying, selling, or leasing real property.
Real Estate, Title and Closing Services:
Loan Modification and Foreclosure Defense:
Mr. Cascio is currently assisting numerous clients in the foreclosure process and with modification of their current loans, for both interest rate and principle reductions. Mr. Cascio has successfully assisted dozens of clients obtain significant interest rate and principal reduction modifications. Additionally, Mr. Cascio has been successful in having many client’s foreclosure lawsuits dismissed while also recovering those client’s reasonable attorney fees and costs.
The law office of Carl A. Cascio P.A. serves business organizations of many different sizes, assisting with corporate formation, capitalization, shareholder agreements, corporate financial transactions, negotiation and preparation of contracts, licensing matters, employee relations and much more!
Commercial and Business Litigation:
Mr. Cascio has extensive experience in a wide-ranging number of business and personal matters. Mr. Cascio has represented large corporations and small, closely-held companies, as well as individuals, in both state and federal courts in Florida. Mr. Cascio’s approach to litigation is both pragmatic and aggressive. While aggressiveness has its place in litigation, we believe it must be tempered with intelligence and common sense. While we have litigated many cases through trial, we believe alternative methods of resolution, used efficiently and creatively in certain cases, have an equal place in resolving civil disputes where applicable.
Wills, Estate Planning and Living Trusts:
The law office of Carl A. Cascio P.A. is well-versed in a wide variety of legal issues relating to planning and administration of individual estates. Our representation includes providing advice and preparing estate planning documents that will effectuate the client’s intentions as to the disposition of his or her property upon death. For high net worth individuals, we prepare documents designed to eliminate or minimize, as far as possible, the imposition of estate and death taxes, which can seriously erode the value of the assets which the client wishes to pass on to his or her family. Our services also include preparing the necessary documents for the business owner, which are designed to effectuate the efficient transfer of the business and, its control, to the next generation, while minimizing taxes.
Not only does Mr. Cascio represent clients in business litigation matters, but Mr. Cascio also handles other complex commercial litigation. Mr. Cascio believes that in any litigation matter, his clients want to immediately know the answers to two questions – what are their chances of success and how much is this going to cost? We provide the best possible answers to these questions at the outset of any litigation and update our answers as the litigation progresses. A thorough review and evaluation of the matter is undertaken and reviewed with the client, at the beginning of the engagement. Thereafter, we stay in close contact with the client as the matter progresses. We stress communication with the client at all times. Our goal in litigation matters is straightforward – to resolve disputes to the complete satisfaction of the client as efficiently and economically feasible as possible.
Are you or someone you know experiencing guardianship issues when it relates to a relative or child? In most cases Guardianship proceedings are necessary when someone cannot act for themselves. It is most commonly needed when an elderly parent is no longer able to make medical or financial decisions for themselves. If your relative is not capable of handling his or her affairs, you may need a guardianship then contact our office for more information. Establishing a guardianship can be relatively affordable. Mr. Cascio has extensive experience in this area and he has routinely appointed by the Circuit Courts to represent wards in guardianship proceedings.
The area of law commonly referred to as Probate law deals primarily with the administration of the assets of people who have passed away. The law office of Carl A. Cascio P.A. has the experience needed to handle any probate related cases. The probate process exists to allow the orderly administration of a decedents estate, the satisfaction of the decedent’s just debts and the distribution of the remaining assets to the heirs or beneficiaries of the decedent’s estate.
Municipal law is much more than advising zoning boards, representing school districts, and advocating for development authorities. It’s about working with local governments to create the best communities for their citizenry. It’s also about helping individuals and businesses develop their interests while meeting their tax, environmental and legal obligations and Mr. Cascio knows how to do just that.
Mr. Cascio has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1992 and is committed to serving the legal needs of Palm Beach and Broward County area residents and businesses. When your assets and decisions require the most dedicated resources, Mr. Cascio is the right choice for legal expertise and assistance.
As a long-time South Florida resident, Mr. Cascio recognizes the needs and challenges which businesses and individuals encounter in this area. He has made a solid commitment to providing constant client contact, availability, guaranteed time efficiency and unparalleled expertise in legal matters.
Area's Of Practice
- Corporate Law
- Commercial and Business Litigation
- Purchases and Sales
- Title Insurance
- Wills and Estate Planning
- Foreclosure Defense
- Client 10
- Loan Modifications
- Living Trusts
- Real Estate
With a varied background in politics, business, and banking, Mr Cascio’s diverse talents have proven to be valuable assets to his clients in both commercial and corporate matters. Mr Cascio has a long history of outstanding service to companies and clients throughout South Florida.
What is a title examination or abstract?
A title examination is a study of the records related to the ownership history of the property and sometimes of other matters related to ownership interests in the property. An abstract of title is a collection of public records relating to the ownership of a parcel of real estate. During the examination a title examiner reviews the applicable title information to determine who owns the lands, whether there are any defects in or claims against the ownership and whether any action is needed to make sure the purchaser obtains good record title to the property at closing.
What is a survey, and why should I pay for one?
A survey is a drawing of the property which should show any improvements to the property (such as buildings, driveways and the like), the boundary lines of the property, and any encroachments affecting the property (whether items encroaching on the property by third parties or encroachments by the property against a neighboring property). What details are included in a survey depends entirely on what was required of the surveyor in the contract hiring the surveyor, and what is implied by the certification the surveyor gives on the face of the survey. Surveyors have the ability, if asked, to certify many things, such as: (i) whether the improvements are all located within the boundary lines; (ii) in which flood zone the property is located; (iii) whether the structures are in compliance with applicable setback and height laws; or (iv) whether the property has access to a public right of way. Encroachments on the property may include: (i) utilities (such as water, cable, electricity, and telephone lines) and easements for them; (ii) another party’s right to enter upon your property (such as a common driveway that the property may share with a neighboring property); or (iii) structures not being conveyed with the purchase of the property that are on the property and should not be (such as the fence belonging to a neighboring property owner). Residential lenders usually require that a survey be obtained prior to closing, because a survey is the only document in a closing which confirms that the legal description in the deed matches the piece of property the buyer expects to receive with that deed. In some instances, if the current owner of the property has a recent survey of the property the lender will accept such survey (or perhaps a current recertification of the prior survey so long as there are no new substantial improvements to the property) and new survey costs may be reduced.
How does the buyer know how the land surrounding the property will be used?
Typically, the seller does not guarantee how the area surrounding the property will be used. Some purchase agreements ask the seller to warrant what the seller knows about surrounding property uses that might interfere with the use of the home, but many do not. If a buyer is concerned, he or she should contact the property appraiser or tax collector for the county in which the property is located and determine who owns the surrounding land, or speak to the zoning or planning department of your local municipality prior to purchasing the property to understand how surrounding uses may affect you. The title commitment only discloses information about the property being purchased and does not attempt to inform the buyer about surrounding uses. Sometimes a survey will identify the owners of any immediately adjacent parcels. The purchaser needs to take responsibility for finding out what uses may affect him or her. The buyer can ask the neighboring property owners if they know of plans to develop land surrounding the property. The buyer may also wish to talk with the building or zoning office of the local municipality to confirm the zoning of surrounding property so as to know what kinds of uses might be made in the future, although zoning can be changed.
What is commercial financing in general?
Financing a property is the standard method by which individuals and businesses can purchase residential and commercial real estate without the need to pay the full price in cash up front from their own accounts at the time of the purchase. Financing for non-residential real estate is generally obtained from a bank, insurance company or other institutional lender to provide funds for the acquisition, development, and operation of a commercial real estate venture. Commercial financing loans are secured primarily by real estate and related assets owned by the debtor. Assets used to collateralize commercial finance loans, aside from the real estate, may include fixtures, equipment, bank and/or trade accounts, receivables, inventory, general intangibles, and supplies. Documents evidencing and securing the loan typically include: loan agreements, promissory notes, mortgages or deeds of trust, assignments of rents and leases, financing statements, environmental indemnity agreements, guaranties, subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements, estoppel certificates, and other ancillary documents..
Carl A. Cascio, P.A.
525 N.E. 3rd Ave
Delray Beach, FL
p. (561) 274-7473 X 109
Monday: 8am to 6pm
Tuesday: 8am to 6pm
Wednesday: 8am to 6pm
Thursday: 8am to 6pm
Friday: 8am to 6pm