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A Horse Is a Horse (of Course, of Course) But Is It Agriculture?

Whether Ranches Dedicated to Abused, Abandoned, and Aging Horses Qualify for “Agricultural” Classifications Under Florida’s Greenbelt Law
by Michael T. Olexa, Joshua A. Cossey, Katherine Smallwood, and Zach Broome

In light of recent special sessions, hiring freezes, lagging real estate markets, and numerous articles on greenbelt abuse, local governments need a legal adaptation to help ease the tensions between property owners and property appraisers. Despite tensions over property values, Florida’s population continues to grow steadily, including Florida’s equestrian community. Florida boasts the third largest horse population in the country, surpassed only by California and Texas. With an economic impact on gross domestic product of over 6.5 billion dollars, and generating over 72,000 jobs, the Florida equestrian industry is a significant agricultural commodity.

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President’s Page
“When Pride Still Mattered….”
by Scott G. Hawkins

Executive Directions
In Memoriam: Marshall R. Cassedy
by John F. Harkness, Jr.

Appellate Practice
Certiorari Review of Nonfinal Orders:Does One Size Really Fit All? Part I
by Judge Chris W. Altenbernd and Jamie Marcario

Family Law
Estate Planning Issues in a Dissolution of Marriage
by S. Dresden Brunner

Tax Law
Estate Planning: The Clock is Ticking — Use it or Lose it Before 2013
by David Pratt, Lindsay A. Roshkind, and Scott L. Goldberger

Trial Lawyers Forum
Nature of the Beast: Recurrent Ethical Issues Confronting Attorneys Attempting to Settle Florida Class Actions
by Mac R. McCoy, D. Matthew Allen, and Allison L. Kirkwood

Business Law
The “Pure Opinion” Exception to the Florida Frye Standard
by Stephen E. Mahle


February 2012
Volume 86, No. 2
Qué RICO? Discarding the Fallacy that Florida RICO and Federal RICO Are Identical by Etan Mark and Monica F. Rossbach (Jan. 2012)

Now or Then? The Time of Loss in Title Insurance — by Matthew C. Lucas (Dec. 2011)

Cracking the Mortgage Assignment Shell Game by David E. Peterson (Nov. 2011)

The Admissibility of Dedication Requirements in Condemnation Cases: No Longer the Road Less Traveled — Debra Herman and Jorge Martinez-Esteve (Nov. 2011)

The Florida Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Authority Roger B. Handberg (Nov. 2011)

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