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Murky Bottoms: Sovereign Submerged Land, Riparian Rights, and Locating the Highwater Line

Featured Article
Imagine you are sitting in your law office one afternoon when an old client calls and he’s upset. He just...

So, Who Needs a Lawyer Anyway?

President's Page
My father, Shep Lesser, of blessed memory, used to tell clients that they “could pull out their own tooth, but...

Gary S. Lesser: President of The Florida Bar

Featured Article
During the 1920s Florida land boom, Americans came from all over the country to seek opportunity in the Sunshine State,...

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]...

The Value of Mentorship in a New(er) Lawyer’s Career

President's Page
The legal profession has changed so significantly in many ways over the last few decades, but some concepts are as...

An Overview of the “Apex Doctrine” and its Applicability Under Florida Law

Featured Article
Rule 1.280(b)(1) of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure provides that a party may “obtain discovery regarding any matter, not...

No Written Shareholder Agreement? A Survey of Florida Shareholders’ Statutory Rights

Featured Article
A shareholders’ rights and obligations in a Florida corporation generally derive from two main sources: the corporation’s governing documents, such...

A Glimpse Ahead

President's Page
This year I have been asked often what our profession will be like in the years ahead — in 2030...

2021-2022 Annual Reports of Sections and Divisions of The Florida Bar

Annual Reports
Administrative Law Animal Law Appellate Practice Alternative Dispute Resolution Business Law City, County and Local Government Law Criminal Law Elder...