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Subchapter V: A Big Deal for Small Businesses

Business Law
The importance of the viability of small businesses to the national economy cannot be overstated. According to the U.S. Small...

Estate Planning Issues in a Divorce Situation II: An Update and Standing Orders

Family Law
In 2012, Ms. Brunner published, in this Journal, a review of ‘estate planning type’ rights during 1) the pendency of...

A Not-So-Little Problem with Precedent: Intra-district Conflict in Florida District Courts of Appeal

Appellate Practice
There is a difference in opinion when it comes to intra-district precedent in Florida. Most lawyers believe — and some...

Cosmetic Animal Testing: The Future of Cruelty-Free Beauty in Florida

Animal Law
Animal testing is an issue that has been at the center of debate in the scientific and legal communities for...

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned for Labor and Employment Practitioners

Labor and Employment Law
On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a national emergency. As state and local...

Preparing for Emerging Contaminant Liability and Administrative Law Challenges

Administrative Law
On June 21, 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law legislation that requires the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)...

What Employment Lawyers Should Know About the Form I-9 Overhaul: Factors to Prevent and Mitigate Liability

Labor and Employment Law
Employers’ requirements to verify a worker’s employment eligibility and identity are a minefield for potential mistakes and liability. The Form...

The Evolution of Rule 9.130 and Appellate Review of Sovereign Immunity

Appellate Practice
Mel Brooks famously said in History of the World Part I, “it’s good to be the king.”[1] Undoubtedly, one of...

In the Cards: Betting on Veterinary Telemedicine Legal Reform

Animal Law
Research demonstrates that many pets do not regularly see a veterinarian, often because their families confront significant obstacles to obtaining...

Nuisance Trees: The Massachusetts or Hawaii Rule?

Solo and Small Firm
Attorneys approached by homeowners who own property adjacent to a nuisance tree homeowner will often decline legal representation for these...