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Indemnification Is Good, but Advancement Is Even Better: Make Sure You Know the Difference and Level the Playing Field from the Start

Featured Article
Corporate officers and directors frequently find themselves involved in complex legal proceedings in which they face exposure merely by reason...

Summary of Recently Adopted Changes to the Florida Business Corporation Act and Harmonizing Changes to Other Florida Entity Statutes, Part I

Business Law
This is the first of two articles that will address key changes to the Florida Business Corporation Act (Ch. 607...

Danger Will Robinson: The New Frontier of Remote Online Notarization and Electronic Wills

Featured Article
On June 7, 2019, to the delight of some practitioners and the horror of others, the future of remote notarization...

At a Lookout Point

President's Page
In life and in law, change can occur suddenly like a tidal wave that crashes onto the shore or can...

Parties Beware: Your Qualified Representative in an Administrative Proceeding Might Not Be Qualified to Represent You If You Decide to Pursue an Appeal

Administrative Law
Florida’s Administrative Procedure Act[1] allows parties to be represented by qualified representatives, who are not members of The Florida Bar,...

Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Act: In Pursuit of Tight Lines and Full Nets

Animal Law
The ocean is one of Earth’s most treasured assets. From the deep and frigid waters of the Arctic to the...

Inconsistent, Inadequate, Unbalanced, and Compromised: Breaking Up with Flawed Verdicts

Appellate Practice
Most verdicts are logical. The jury either believed the plaintiff’s case or didn’t and returned a decision reflecting its viewpoint....

New Opportunities to Decant in Florida, Part II: Successful Execution of Trust Decanting

Elder Law
Part I of this article reviewed the 2018 changes to Florida’s trust decanting statute, discussing in particular the expanded authority...

The Issues Under Florida Law Relating to “Personal Goodwill” in a Dissolution of Marriage, Part II

Family Law
Over the years, Florida courts have been called upon to address “goodwill” in dissolution of marriage cases. The law, which...

IRA Accounts and Possible Stretch Reduction

Tax
The current technical federal income tax Individual retirement account (IRA) rules concerning required minimum distribution and post-death payout options are...

Affirmative Defenses in Florida Workers’ Compensation

Workers' Compensation
Once upon a time, workers’ compensation pleading was informal. Even a letter from an injured worker’s wife asking the state...