- Posted May 19, 2014 by
Arquitectonica Wins Against Seiger Suarez Infringement Accusations
If you’ve been following the case of architect Sieger Suarez versus Arquitectonica International, you already know that Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership sued Arquitectonica for using plans their architects had created over a decade ago before they were replaced for the Portofino South Beach project.
Twelve years after the firm was replaced, Sieger Suarez brought litigation against Arquitectonica, stating that they not only used Sieger Suarez designs, but that the developers also did not pay an invoice for $150,000.
However, as John Shubin – one of Arquitectonica’s attorneys and a partner at Miami’s Shubin & Bass law firm – states, the claim seems far-fetched. Why didn’t Sieger Suarez make any claims for that invoice back in 2000, or at least sooner than 12 years after their contract was terminated?
Hesitation May Have Lost the Case
Well, whether Seiger Suarez should have acted sooner or not, the judge presiding over the case has ruled in favor of Arquitectonica. It has been determined, in federal court, that Arquitectonica’s luxury Regalia condo tower does not bear enough resemblance to Sieger Suarez’s designs to merit any recompense.
The Regalia tower began construction in 2012, after a long stall in development. The project is back on track and should be completed soon. These ultra-luxurious condos are sure to be the envy of all of the Sunny Isles Beach area. The 42-story tower will have only one unit per floor, giving its residents 360-degree views and as much floor space as they could ever want. Pricing begins at over $1,500 per square foot.
Regalis Will Provide Serious Luxury
While a 12-year hold for the project may seem a bit long, it actually turned out to be the best move possible for Arquitectonica. The Regalia tower has managed to miss the housing bubble and the collapse of the real estate market. While it was in the planning phase for many years, it will now emerge at the perfect time for property values and investments.
READ MORE at the Sunny Isles Miami Real Estate Blog.