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“What We Got Here Is Failure to Communicate”: The Legal, Ethical, and Monetary Considerations of Effective Communication

Public Interest Law
[Editor’s note: Endnote 1 refers to the title] The rejection of a potential client because that person does not speak...

Certiorari Review of Orders Denying Discovery in Civil Cases, Part II

Appellate Practice
This is Part II of my column on certiorari review of orders denying discovery in civil cases. In Part I,...

Preparer Penalties: The Thin Line Between Tax Advisor and Return Preparer

The IRS has issued over 1.8 million preparer tax identification numbers (PTINs) since September 2010. Of these, nearly 700,000 remain...

Protectors and Directors and Advisers: Oh My! The New Florida Uniform Directed Trust Act

Featured Article
In July 2021, Florida adopted the new Florida Uniform Directed Trust Act (FUDTA),[1] in response to the increased use of...

Navigating I.R.C. §2036 Tax Planning with Florida Law

Featured Article
For many years, a common estate planning technique has been to create a partnership or limited liability company (LLC) to...

Understanding the Bounds of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the Wake of Van Buren

Featured Article
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. §1030 (the CFAA), imposes criminal and civil liability on individuals who access...

Certiorari Review of Orders Denying Discovery in Civil Cases, Part I

Appellate Practice
The district courts of appeal state that, as a general rule, they rarely have common-law certiorari jurisdiction over orders that...

How the Supreme Court’s Decision in Van Buren Impacts Mobile Employees and Computer Data Theft in Florida

Business Law
Computer data theft at the federal level is generally addressed under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. §1030...

The Florida Alcohol Beverage Law: A Body of Law in Flux and Change

Administrative Law
It is common knowledge that beverage alcohol is a highly regulated commodity in the United States. The 21st Amendment of...

Remembering RBG: A Look Back at the Life and Legacy of a Legend, a Year After Her Passing

Appellate Practice
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and a pioneer of...