Lawsuits pile up against developer

Miami /
Nov.November 19, 2014 02:15 PM

North Palm Beach developer Nick Mastroianni is facing an $800,000 judgment in the latest of a string of legal troubles.

According to the Daily Business Review, a U.S. District Court judge granted the award in October to contractor George Ekins, who had initially filed suit against three limited liability companies connected to Mastroianni’s Harbourside Place, a mixed-use project in Jupiter that will include marinas, a hotel, restaurants, office and retail space.

Ekins originally filed suit claiming the companies did not pay him for raising capital on their behalf through the federal immigrant visa program, which his firm specializes in, the article said. He filed his latest suit after a settlement with the LLCs fell through.

The developers, however, said they halted payments because Ekins broke the law by working as real estate broker without a license and was not eligible for payment.

Late payments and judgments connected to Mastroianni’s projects in New York were also the subject of an October article in Fortune magazine. [Daily Business Review] – Jennifer White Karp


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Fischer & Co's Cliff Fischer with 100 Royal Palm Way PH-1
Cliff Fischer buys oceanfront Palm Beach penthouse for $15M
Cliff Fischer buys oceanfront Palm Beach penthouse for $15M
Jane Holzer with 980 S Ocean Boulevard (Getty)
Warhol star Baby Jane Holzer’s planned Palm Beach mansion advances
Warhol star Baby Jane Holzer’s planned Palm Beach mansion advances
From left: Susan Patterson, Wayne Bergman, and Mayor Danielle Moore with 710 South Ocean Boulevard (
Palm Beach to fight Florida’s single-family demolition law
Palm Beach to fight Florida’s single-family demolition law
Charles Dana and George Wieger with 170 Seagate Road (College of Charleston, Getty Images, Google Maps)
Colorado private equity boss buys Palm Beach home from Dana heir
Colorado private equity boss buys Palm Beach home from Dana heir
Ken Griffin (Illustration by The Real Deal with Getty)
Inside Griffin’s billion-dollar South Florida property play
Inside Griffin’s billion-dollar South Florida property play
(Illustration by The Real Deal with Getty)
Mansions on hold: Deals delayed because Palm Beach private schools at capacity
Mansions on hold: Deals delayed because Palm Beach private schools at capacity
152 Dolphin Road in Palm Beach (Google Maps, Getty)
Chicago real estate CEO sells Palm Beach home for $14M
Chicago real estate CEO sells Palm Beach home for $14M
Bruce Percelay with 261 Nightingale Trail (LinkedIn, Google Maps, Getty Images)
Goldman Sachs rainmaker drops $16M on Palm Beach spec house
Goldman Sachs rainmaker drops $16M on Palm Beach spec house
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...