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Discharge of Condominium and Homeowners’ Assessments in Bankruptcy

Featured Article
Since the early 1990s, the federal courts have struggled with whether, and to what degree, a debtor in bankruptcy who...

Licensing of Florida Contractors

Featured Article
Unlicensed contracting continues to plague the Florida construction industry, and police stings and other enforcement activities against unlicensed contractors are...

The Problem of Unpreserved Jury-Instruction Issues in Direct Criminal Appeals

Featured Article
This article addresses the problem of defendants in direct criminal appeals raising issues regarding jury instructions that were not preserved...

The Benefits Go Beyond the Bar

President's Page
If you are a member of The Florida Bar, this message is for you: Membership has benefits! This is especially...

Constitutional Rulemaking: What Happens When the APA Doesn’t Apply?

Administrative Law
Recent changes to the Florida Constitution, in conjunction with a 2009 change to Florida’s Administrative Procedure Act (APA), have raised...

A Sermon on the Mount (Sinai): Enforceability of Charitable Pledges Against an Estate and Guidance for the Estate Planner and Benevolent Personal Representative

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
Charitable institutions often submit claims in estates for unpaid pledges that a decedent made. It is not uncommon that the...

Public-Private Partnerships Can “Bridge the Gap” to Resource Sustainability

Environmental & Land Use Law
The realization Florida’s water resources need multiple and creative solutions settled deeper into the collective awareness in 2016 and 2017....

An Introduction to the Complexities of Taxing Cross-Border Transfers of Digital Goods and Services

Tax
Today, many companies use the internet as a distribution channel to offer consumers a variety of digital goods and services....

Appellate Mediation: The Art of Settling After the Trial Court Has Ruled

Appellate Practice
So the trial is over and you are either kicking up your heels or left holding your hat. If you...

Putting a Milking Stool Behind a Horse Does Not Make it a Cow: “Accountants’ Charging and Retaining Liens” in Florida

Family Law
In family law practice, in particular, lawyers become familiar with seeing their opposite numbers file notices of charging liens, and...