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The Florida Bar Journal

Scott Westheimer President of The Florida Bar

Featured Article
A mere block from the majestic Mediterranean Revival style Sarasota County Courthouse sits the law office of Syprett Meshad. With over...

Florida’s Water Quality Rules Under The Clean Waterways Act

Environmental & Land Use Law
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently adopted (pending ratification) the most significant rules in its history pertaining to stormwater[1]...

Designing Trust Systems for Florida Residents: Planning Strategies, Things You Should Know, and Traps for the Unwary

Featured Article
Revocable and irrevocable trusts are commonly used as the primary platforms for estate and financial planning for individuals, married couples,...

Use of the Constructive Knowledge Standard When Evaluating “Evident Partiality” Challenges to Arbitration Awards in Florida

Business Law
“Florida courts have long acknowledged a strong public policy in favor of arbitration.”[1] It is well-settled in Florida that “[a] very high degree of conclusiveness attaches...

Getting Back to Basics

President's Page
As we embark on our year together, my plans begin with The Florida Bar’s “WHY.” What is our purpose and...

Who’s the Real Predator? A Look Into Alligator Farming

Animal Law
Recognized as the official state reptile of Florida,[1] American alligators have long been harvested for their hides and meat. Restrictions...

Transferring Real Property into Limited Liability Companies in Florida: Benefits and Considerations

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
Transferring real property into a limited liability company (LLC) is a popular choice among property owners. This is because LLCs...

Florida’s Veterans’ Preference Act: Providing Meaningful Opportunities to Those Who Have Served Our Country

Labor and Employment Law
With 1.5 million veterans, comprising 12% of Florida’s adult population, Florida prides itself on being the nation’s most veteran friendly...