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Navigating With a New Map: Impact of Changes to the District Courts of Appeal Territorial Boundaries

Appellate Practice
On January 1, 2023, Florida’s district court map is changing: A new Sixth District Court of Appeal has been created....

Shielding Third Parties in Bankruptcy: Extensions of the §362 Automatic Stay and Imposing §105 Injunctions Under the Bankruptcy Code

Business Law
One Sunday night in August 2021, bankruptcy law, plans of reorganization, and third-party releases and injunctions became notoriously part of...

America’s Unifying Banner: Erasing Animal Cruelty

Animal Law
In this time of political division, it is important to recognize that Americans still have common values that unite us....

Domestic Relations Obligations: Dischargeable or Not in Bankruptcy?

Family Law
Identifying family court obligations that may be discharged in bankruptcy is more nuanced than it would appear because it requires...

Let the Sunshine In: Is There a Future for Residential Rooftop Solar Energy in Florida?

Environmental & Land Use Law
In an interesting and somewhat shocking development, on April 28, 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed legislation that would have altered...

Reflections on a Vetoed Bill

On June 24, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed Senate Bill 1382, preventing the Department of Revenue from moving forward with sweeping...

Understanding the New Florida Community Property Trust, Part II

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
Death of a Spouse A Florida Community Property Trust (FLCPT) is a joint trust that holds the assets of a...

Understanding the New Florida Community Property Trust, Part I

Featured Article
The Florida Community Property Trust Act,[1] which is effective for such trusts created on or after July 1, 2021, provides...

Where to Incorporate? Florida Bar Survey Results and a Florida vs. Delaware Comparative Analysis

Business Law
As of December 31, 2021, there were 811,396 active for-profit corporations incorporated under Florida law, including 104,625 incorporated in 2021.[1]...

Storytelling, The Sound of Music, and Special Teams: Revisiting Some Basic Legal Writing Techniques with Fresh Eyes

Appellate Practice
I recently returned to teaching legal writing to first-year law students. Having spent the preceding years as an appellate attorney...