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Respectfully Dissenting: How Dissenting Opinions Shape the Law and Impact Collegiality Among Judges

Featured Article
An appellate court issues its opinion in a highly contested case. The winning and losing attorneys read the well-reasoned majority...

Are Contingent Payment Clauses Enforceable in Florida Construction Subcontracts?

Featured Article
Contingent payment clauses can be found in almost all Florida subcontracts. These clauses require an owner to make payment to...

There Will Be Floods: Armoring the People of Florida to Make Informed Decisions on Flood Risk

Environmental & Land Use Law
In Florida, a peninsula surrounded by water with the second-lowest mean elevation in the country, there will be floods.[1] A...

A New Day, Many New Places

President's Page
I’m a people person. That’s a big part of why I got involved in Bar service. I enjoy greeting friends...

The Fading Color of Coral: Anthropogenic Threats to Our Native Reefs

Animal Law
The authors of this article are native Floridians who grew up in South Florida and have witnessed personally the splendor...

When Bankruptcy Appeals Attack: Refining the Flexible Approach to Finality in Bankruptcy Proceedings

Appellate Practice
Six years ago, an article in this Journal described bankruptcy appeals as the “ninjas of the appellate world.”[1] These appeals...

The Revolution Will Be Memorialized: Selected Blockchain-Based Smart Contract Use Cases

Business Law
What happens when computer code autonomously performs contractual terms? This article addresses the legal ramifications of several novel-use cases for...

Serving Process in Brazil: Nascent Use of the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters

International Law
On March 21, 2019, Brazil, through a presidential decree, perfected accession to the Hague Service Convention for serving process and...

The End of the Two Subscribing Witnesses Requirement for Florida Leases

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
The Florida Legislature passed a bill in the 2020 session amending F.S. §689.01 (known as the statute of conveyances) so...

Creating a Florida Irrevocable Homestead Trust for Ad Valorem, Income, and Transfer Tax Purposes

Tax
Parents often want to assist their children by helping them purchase or own a home. There are several ways to...