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Trends, Prevention, and Loss Recovery for Victims of Real Estate Wire Fraud and Other Cybercrimes

Featured Article
With closing just days away, a first-time home buyer receives an email from the closing agent attaching loan documents and...

Can You Get Stuck with Stucco? Coverage Under an EIFS Exclusion for Property Damage Caused by Construction Defects

Featured Article
Many commercial general liability policies contain an exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) exclusion, which bars coverage under specific circumstances...

Social Media and the Progressive Limitations on Public Sector Employees’ First Amendment Right to Free Speech

Featured Article
There are moments in history that mark advancements in communication from which humans will never return. Such moments include the...

We Can See the Bright Side, and We Keep Lawyering On

President's Page
As we approach the end of the year, there is a lot to reflect on. As lawyers, we’ve been challenged...

Enjoining Employment Based on “Inevitable” Misappropriation: Yes, No, Maybe So!

Business Law
A key employee resigns and joins a competitor. A confidentiality agreement may have been signed. A noncompete agreement may have...

Expatriation from the United States: The Exit Tax

Tax
Abandonment of U.S. citizenship or long-term residency (by non-citizens) may trigger U.S. income tax. The “expatriation tax” consists of two...

Application of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Statute to Homeowner Disputes Regarding Violation of Restrictive Covenants

Solo and Small Firm
Most homeowner and condominium associations have restrictive covenants governing the aesthetic appearance of units within each respective association. Often these...

Terrain, Taxes, and Land Trusts: Saving the Florida Panther Through the Use of Conservation Easements

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
The Florida panther (puma concolor coryi), the official state animal of Florida, is the last remaining subspecies of “Puma” (also...

Mental-Health Issues in Florida Family Law, Part 1

Family Law
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there were more than 4.8 million visits to emergency rooms...

Aircraft Lien Law

Aviation Law
Florida’s statutory scheme governing aviation liens is a labyrinth. Practitioners are required to reconcile at least three different statutory chapters...

The Preservation of Error During Voir Dire

Appellate Practice
The purpose of voir dire is to ensure that each case is tried by impartial and fair-minded members of the...

Discovery in Administrative Proceedings: Whose Right and Who’s Right?

Administrative Law
Judge Bram Canter, a former administrative law judge at the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), accurately captured the universe...