Some Dodd-Frank consumer protections that delay real estate closings should go away, writes attorney Richard L. Barbara.
Some Dodd-Frank consumer protections that delay real estate closings should go away, writes attorney Richard L. Barbara.
A written policy on document preservation and destruction is likely to save time and money in the long run, writes attorney Zachary N. James.
A Florida Supreme Court decision on a rule change for expert testimony leaves the underlying constitutional question unresolved, write attorneys Erica W. Rutner and Lara Bach.
A Florida Supreme Court review of a 2013 law adopting the federal Daubert standard for expert witnesses in state court leaves many questions unanswered, writes attorney Armando G. Hernandez.
Attorneys who call professionals as trial witnesses need to make sure they speak in plain English, avoid picking fights and don't patronize, write attorneys Dan Small and Michael E. Hantman.
Tighter corporate budgets put more focus on law firm relationships with in-house counsel, writes marketing executive Don Silver.
A ruling by a state appeals court could leave a developer on the hook for nearly $1 million in unpaid homeowner association reserves, writes attorney Michael L. Hyman.
With the growing frequency of retail failures, business executives should take immediate action to protect their rights in bankruptcy, writes attorneys Charles M. Tatelbaum.
The state Department of Health has started the process of writing regulations for legalized medical marijuana in Florida, writes attorney Colin M. Roopnarine.
A decision hinging on jurisdiction rightfully curbed the bankruptcy trustee's power on old claims, writes attorney Oren Tasini, who represented some Madoff investors.
Two appellate rulings help clarify questions of whether a foreclosing lender, assignee or servicer qualifies for the safe harbor liability caps, writes attorney Michael Toback.
Idle chatter isn't cheap if its meets the definition of federal conspiracy law, writes attorney Alexander Strassman.
Employers should set policies to address inevitable workplace romances, writes attorney Candice Pinares-Baez.
The court rejects federal preemption as a way to avoid disclosure of adverse medical incidents under the state patients' right to know constitutional amendment, writes attorney Linda A. Alley.
Viewed through the lens of his labor and employment cases, Supreme Court nominee Niel Gorsuch shows moderation and logic.
When bringing in expert witnesses, preparation and guidance should lead the way, write attorneys Dan Small and Michael E. Hantman.
Viewed through the lens of his labor and employment cases, Supreme Court nominee Niel Gorsuch shows moderation and logic.
With clients demanding more value for their money, pre-suit mediation should be on the table whenever litigation is contemplated, writes attorney and mediatorOscar A. Sanchez.
Take a few steps before the first day of trial to make life in the courtroom go a little easier, writes attorney Eric Rosen.
In the world of appeals, attorney Stephen Maher suggests the NFL should switch to de novo review on challenged plays.
Attorney Robert R. Jimenez offers 10 tips for pursuing and using e-discovery.
The process of translating legal documents should end with proofreading to ensure accuracy, writes translator Marcela Arbelaez.
Crooks are targeting single-asset limited liability companies that own real estate as an easy target for mortgage fraud, writes attorney Richard Petrovich.
A state appeals court reinforces a construction contract allowing a contractor to cure any alleged defects, writes attorney Lindsey Thurswell Lehr.
A Florida appeals court allows insurance coverage for homeowners hit by a tornado embedded in a hurricane, writes attorney Justin Guido.
With money coming in from a new penny sale tax, Palm Beach County could take advantage of a state law on public private partnerships and leverage the new revenue, writes attorney Neal I. Sklar.
The legailization of medical marijuana in Florida is awaiting state regulations and raises questions about employee use of marijuana in and out of work, writes Seth A. Hyman.
An appellate review of a Pompano Beach condo board election sided with management when a date change was ordered, writes attorney Nicole R. Kurtz.
Homeowner association boards needs to know where they stand when requests are made to accommodate service animals, writes attorney Marc A. Marra.
The Florida courts of appeal have reinforced the five-year time limit for filing challenges to condo governing documents, write attorneys Jeannie A. Hanrahan and Devon A. Woolard.
Preparation is key when corporate representatives are targeted for depositions, write attorneys Dan Small and Michael E. Hantman.
The IRS doesn't want rich people to feel left out. The agency has a special Wealth Squad to deal with all the sticky tax issues of the 1 percent, writes accountant Stanley Foodman.
A Florida Supreme Court decision on the trigger for property insurance coverage may lead to new policy language, writes attorney B. Michael Clark Jr.
The new NHL franchise in Las Vegas lost its bid to register trademarks when the College of Saint Rose objected to the duplicate team name.
Actress Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance Nick Loeb is suing in Louisiana, a pro-life state, to preserve their fertilized embryos.
The combination of rising interest rates and changes in U.S. policy leaves less money on the table for South Florida real estate deals, writes attorney Harold Lewis
Deals by Starwood, Marrioot and Airbnb make Cuba's hospitality industry look enticing, but they come with big conditions.
Check answering service and call log records for clues to identify potential defendants in medical malpractice cases, writes attorney Brent M. Reitman.
Attorneys James D. Gassenheimer and Isaac M. Marcushamer offer the telltale signs of a Ponzi scheme knowing another wave of frauds may be just around the corner.
A large-scale mock jury trial in a construction defect case is credited with producing a big settlement during jury selection for the actual trial, write attorneys David B. Haber and Frank Soto.
An attempt to track down the source of hate mail by sneaking DNA samples out of a deposition shows the theft of genetic material is usually not punishable, write attorneys Franklin Zemel and Ariel Deray.
The Florida Supreme Court responds to a trial judge suggestion and allows more than two alternate jurors to be seated in long civil trials, writes attorney Robert W. Kelley.
Public relations professional Julie Talenfeld offers six tips for rainmaking — even when you may not need new business.
Two previous attempts ended in vetoes, but a new bill setting a formula and range for alimony is heading to the Florida Legislature, writes attorney Jeffrey A. Weissman.
The adoption of Trump's tax plan would require wills and estates in larger estates to be rewritten, writes attorney Eugene Pollingue.
Video, blogs and LinkedIn are easy places for lawyers and their firms to start their digital marketing campaigns, writes marketing professional Katherine Doble.
Flag burning has been a protected act for decades, but a new president and a new U.S. Supreme Court justice could tip the scales the other way, writes attorney Thomas R. Julin.
The Trump administration and the new Congress may roll back recent regulations on advisers to private equity funds, writes attorney Mark D. Hobson.
Attorney Linda Worton Jackson suggests what to do up front to minimize the fallout when bad things happen to a good deal.
Cuban American Bar Association leaders seek support for legal education and pro bono work at annual gala.
Attorneys Walter J. Andrews, Michael Levine and Andrea DeField offer 10 questions for businesses assessing their commercial insurance policies against the backdrop of the Zika virus.
Chasing the sellers of counterfeit art can sue, but winning can be tricky, writes attorney Jason Hernandez.
Attorneys Michael Kantor and Brooke Ehrlich offer some do's and don'ts for employers planning an annual holiday party.
The U.S. Supreme Court offered no test for determining damages and didn't address the enforceability of digital designs, writes attorney Daniel J. Barsky.
Attorney Eric Ostroff calls for a review of Florida's law governing noncompete agreements to focus on protecting low-wage workers.
A federal appeals court rules only bankruptcy courts can enforce compliance with discharge injunctions, write attorneys Annette Urena Tucker and Christina V. Paradowski .
The federal New Markets Tax Credit program is underused in Florida but offers funds to invest in distressed communities, write attorneys Jim Lang and Justin Mayor.
Attorneys Armando Hernandez and Paul Lipton offer four reasons to focus on civility in legal departments and when hiring outside counsel.
The most notable change means lawyers are losing the extra three "mail" days they had for years to respond to electronically filed documents, writes attorney Aaron S. Weiss.
The defeat of the utility-backed solar power amendment leaves the field open for a more consumer-friendly measure, write attorney Flord R. Self and Jeffrey Bartel.
A 3-year-old Florida Supreme Court decision restricting the application of the economic loss rule is still being sorted out by lower courts, write attorneys Jonathan Morton and Charles Wolf.
Weak workers' compensation benefits in Florida don't justify a violation of the right to a jury trial, writes attorney Mark L. Zientz.
Attorney William Hill offers some do's and don'ts for successful arbitraton.
Companies that made changes based on the suspended federal overtime rule should consult with their attorney to determine if the changes need to remain in place, write attorneys Catalina M. Avalos and Gregory A. McAloon.
The injunction halting the launch of the Obama administration's overtime overhaul poses problems for employers working to comply by the Dec. 1 deadline, writes attorney Yasir Billoo.
The Florida Supreme Court is asked to decide when insurance kicks in after construction defect claims are lodged, writes attorney Joshua M. Atlas.
An estimated 30 percent of the marijuana-related businesses in states with some form of legalized pot are getting banking services even with high regulatory hurdles, writes attorney Lewis Cohen.
The First Amendment and changing societal views are making it harder for the government to be the judge of what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to trademarks, writes attorney Richard Bec.
Professionals planning to undertake any professional services for a marijuana business should first consider the ethical implications in the state where they hold a license, writes attorney H. Steven Vogel.
Attorneys Dan Small and Daniel E. Hantman outline the basics of grand jury testimony and protecting the witnesses.
There are certain things individuals can do today to get a proper assessment of their immigration status, writes attorney Ernesto J. Buitrago.
It seems clear that the current workers' compensation laws in Florida balance the rights of workers and employers fairly and in compliance with the Florida Constitution and the U.S. Constitution, writes attorney Justin R. Parafinczuk.
Two Florida courts have rubber stamped the elimination of development rights without compensation to the family that owns a Florida Keys island teeming with birds, write attorney Mark Miller and law student Katie Duke.
Florida's constitutional amendment on medical marijuana is vague in many ways, but employers should feel confident about firing or not hiring anyone who tests positive, writes attorney Charles S. Caulkins.
Attorney Frank A. Santini outlines a Florida law giving wider protection to businesses trying to punish known cyber tamperers.
When it comes to potential litigation, attorneys Dan Small and Michael E. Hantman caution against treating an informal interview as anything short of the real thing.
This may be something you thought you'd never see in court: opposing experts testifying simultaneously, write attorneys Jerry P. Brodsky and Fernando J. Langa.
The Children's Services Council of Broward County is seeking attorneys to represent children in the child welfare system, writes attorney Howard M. Talenfeld.
Federal litigants should consider a contingent settlement arrangement when it appears the sides have reached an insurmountable impasse, writes attorney Robert Visca.
Advances in technology since the last big hurricane hit Florida make insurance claims investigations a lot different from the time of Hurricane Andrew, writes attorney Patricia Preciado.
Trial lawyers need to make sure their witnesses prepare for video depositions to avoid potentially disastrous results, write attorneys Dan Small and Michael E. Hantman.
A federal appeals court decision on the power of the nation's top consumer watchdog raises many questions about regulatory authority, writes attorney Jennifer D. Newton.
When it comes to building a law practice, the words of the late Arnold Palmer apply: "The road to success is always under construction."
To toss or not to toss, that is a key question companies should answer before construction defect litigation becomes a reality.
The Korean receivership for the Hanjin Shipping line comes with complications flowing from foreign law issues and a U.S. bankruptcy case, writes attorney Charles M. Tatelbaum.
A proposed rule would tighten anti-money laundering limits in the realm beyond the usual banking world, writes attorney Gabriel Caballero Jr.
Attorneys Ruben Conitzer and Joseph M. Sternberg explore the tax policies of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to assess the likely impact on real estate.
Online businesses should consider modifying their websites to accommodate visually and hearing-impaired customers, write attorneys Steven Solomon and Anastasia Protopapadakis.
Presidential election crowds will be drawn to a ballot proposing the legalization of medicinal marijuana in Florida, writes attorney Michelle K. Suarez.
While it is nearly impossible to ban all political discussions in the workplace, private employers can take steps to restrict employee political activity, writes attorney Aaron Tandy.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is redoubling enforcement efforts under the Custody Rule, writes financial adviser Robert A. Kaufman.
Attorney Rosa M. de la Camara suggests a to-do list for community associations before and after natural disasters.
Hurricane losses can be substantial, so insurance policy holders need to make sure they get the full benefits of their coverage, write attorneys Walter J. Andrews, Michael S. Levine and Andrea L. DeField.
Customers should be asking their bankers about effective authentication and more.
Population growth encourages thoughts of law firm expansion, but reality may get in the way, writes consultant Joseph J. Luzinski.
A bill pending in Congress would open the door for more funding of public-private ventures to improve public buildings, writes Al Maloof.
A construction boom is creating thousands of new condominiums, but an appeal will determine the breadth of future of construction defect litigation, writes attorney Jeffrey S. Wertman.
Shared ownership of private aircraft comes with special considerations, writes attorney David DePiano.
Wal-Mart Stores should spend a fraction of its profits on security to shrink the violent crimes committed in its parking lots, writes attorney Christopher Marlowe.
Two releases in the Tampa Bay area trigger action by the governor and the state Department of Environmental Protection, writes attorney Daniel H. Thompson.
Transmission of the Zika virus in South Florida means disease-carrying mosquitoes should be considered when drafting force majeure provisions, write attorneys Jonathan B. Morton and Ruben S. Fogel.
When is a full payment of condo fees not a full payment? Now, under a revised state law limiting restrictive endorsements.
A proposed change in Internal Revenue Service rules could eliminate valuation discounts when minority interests change hands in family gifts and sales.
Translations are not yet an integrated part of litigation, but certified interpreter Esteban Rios stresses the need to bring the work under the litigation umbrella early in the process.
The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act offers speedier relief after the theft of trade secrets, writes attorney Paul O. Lopez.
A Fourth District Court of Appeal decision clarifies the rights of homeowner associations in foreclosure cases, writes attorney Jonathan M. Mofsky.
The Palm Beach circuit judge requires litigants in her division to comply with an order similar to Federal Rule 26.
The presidential election has prompted some people to ask, "Should I stay, or should I go?" Tax expert Stanley Foodman looks at the U.S. tax consequences.
The latest sexting allegations against former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner show the potential impact of electronic evidence in divorce cases, write attorneys Peter L. Gladstone and Jeffrey A. Weissman.
In a presidential election year, attorney Dana Chang advises employers to adopt anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies since blanket bans on political speech in the workplace are not authorized.
Attorney Gary Reshefsky warns the assignment of benefits to contractors after a household flood will backfire in the form of higher insurance premiums.
When dealing with millennial jurors, veteran litigator Ervin A. Gonzalez suggests skipping the boring details, using polished modern graphics and focusing on quality of life.
Commercial real estate broker Tere Blanca offers some insights for transitioning to the workplace of the future beyond a modern look and trendy location.
Community associations shouldn't fear online voting, writes attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger.
A state appeals court imposes the ultimate sanction by dismissing a slip-and-fall lawsuit filed by a woman who didn't recollect in a deposition the treatments for other accidents in the previous year.
Courts decide whether noncompete and nondisclosure agreements are legally enforceable, so drafting is key, writes attorney David Steinfeld.
What in the world can employers do about disruptive and explosive political talk in the workplace? Attorney Guy Farmer offers some suggestions.
Attorneys Peter L. Gladstone and Jeffrey A. Weissman recommend pre-suit settlements in divorce cases to maintain family privacy.
Attorney Blake V. Dolman argues for a change in Florida law limiting who can file medical malpractice suit in cases with fatal outcomes.
Florida appeals court explore the third-party right to attorney fees under the state Insurance Code, writes attorney Christina M. Himmel.
Daniel A. Casey, a 35-year practitioner, offers a few tips on how to develop a legal careeer.
Property owners and contractors challenge insurance industry attempts to avoid coverage when parties push to resolve construction defect claims before lawsuits are filed, writes attorney John Moore.
The Florida Legislature has authorized electronic voting by condo and homeowner associations, but the consequences are not fully understood, writes attorney Jason M. Vanslette.
Condo and homeowner association boards of director should alert community management, security and valet staff about the hazards posed by Pokemon Go players.
A range of pitfalls and a few practice tips are offered by attorney Oliver Sepulveda when working with proposals for settlement.
Claire's Stores may be the next big retailer to seek bankruptcy protection if back-to-school shopping fizzles, writes attorney Charles M. Tatelbaum.
Condo associations need to consider upgrades to common areas and building systems to compete with a new construction wave, write attorneys Steven L. Daniels and Joshua M. Atlas.
It may sound counterintuitive, but reach out to the lawyer you are thinking of suing for malpractice, write attorneys Robert M. Klein and Pam Perry.
Business owners in the section of Miami covered by a Zika virus travel advisory may have an insurance claim in their future, write attorneys Jordan Jacob and Gina Clausen Lozier.
Attorney Jay Cohen responds to 13 proposals for changing the practice of law in Florida.
A November referendum and existing Flordia law open the door to a wide range of new marijuana-related businesses, writes attorney John S. Leinicke.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal agreed dismissal was the correct resolution for a lawsuit claiming a cemetery violated Jewish burial customs.
Florida's construction defect law is weak but can be a useful took for settling claims, writes attorney Douglas K. Gartenlaub.
The proliferation of legal forms and the intracacies of immigration law mean tackling it alone is almost silly, writes attorney Ernesto J. Buitrago.
A double killing at a gated community in Stuart leads to a wrongful death suit alleging negligent security, writes attorney Michael L. Hyman.
Playing the devil's advocate, attorney Matthew Sarelson offers 13 suggestions for changing the practice of law in Florida.
Initatives by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto are intended the broaden the use and acceptance of mediation in the country.
A city ordinance requiring payment of fees when new construction isn't Leed certified may prompt litigation over its application, writes attorney Monique S. Cardenas.
With athlete salaries climbing ever higher, business-savvy athletes illustrate the importance of controlling their personal brand, writes attorney Robert Suarez.
Attorney Brendan Aloysius Barry calls for support of a water resources bill pending in Congress that would authorize the deepening and widening of Port Everglades to accommodate larger cargo ships.
While nontraditional financing presents some unique, and not always obvious, risks for the contractor, the risks can be mitigated with careful pre-project planning, due diligence and contract negotiation, writes attorney Adam P. Handfinger.
Further guidance is needed after a state appeals court nixed the concept of automatic tolling on motions for an extension of time, write attorneys Amanda Ingersoll and Christopher Walsh.
When it comes to consumer class actions, recent Florida precedent swings in favor of plaintiffs seeking class certification, writes attorney Erin E. Bohannon.
Attorneys Robert B. Lamm and David C. Scileppi offer pointers on considerations before a public offering.
Employee wellness programs comes with new conditions to guarantee participation is voluntary, writes attorney Erika R. Royal.
A carefully drafted and well-negotiated lease can go a long way to ensuring a restaurant's success, writes attorney Adriana Blanco Maurisset.
Consumer class actions are targeting fees tacked on by some companies that add to profits rather than being tied to actual expenses, write attorneys Lance Harke and Barbara Lewis.
Changes approved for Citizens Property Insurance homeowner policies promise to generate litigation over repair work done after policyholders sign assignments of benefit, writes attorney Allan Rotlewicz.
The U.S. Supreme Court is requiring specific and particularized facts to satisfy materiality in False Claims Act lawsuits, write attorneys Alison Tanchyk and Eric Sitarchuk.
Attorney Anthony Casareale suggests a range of actions to keep everyone focused on getting a lease signed.
FBI Director James Comey's statement on Hillary Clinton's private email server should remind government contractors and their attorneys to use special care when entrusted with government information, writes attorney Ernesto Rafael Zaldivar.
Donald Trump's bombast has produced supercharged political discourse, posing liability questions for employers when political chatter hits the workplace, writes attorney Jason Kellogg.
The United States stands as a holdout on international financing reporting rules, which gives it a reputation as the safest and most efficient tax haven in the world, writes accountant Stanley Foodman.
International developments may be making it more favorable for wealthy foreigners to move their trust assets to the United States, writes attorney Michael Kosnitzky.
A U.S. Supreme Court bankruptcy decision creates a new standard when fraudulent actions are in play, write attorneys Lewis M. Killian Jr. and Ashley Dillman Bruce.
The apparent hack targeting the social media accounts of Ole Miss player Laremy Tunsil before and during the NFL draft illustrate options victims can pursue under Florida's anti-hacking laws, write attorneys Jonathan F. Claussen and Andrew M. Hinkes.
The decision on extraterritoriality in racketeering cases influences a case in Fort Myers federal court, writes attorney Etan Mark.
Changes in federal overtime rules will have a profound impact in the hospitality and retail industries, write attorneys April Boyer and Yamilet Hurtado.
The money service industry needs to speak with a single voice on anti-money laundering initiatives to accelerate international commerce, writes attorney Andrew S. Ittleman.
Miami attorney Charles Baumberger, president of the American Board of Trial Advocates, defends the ideal of an independent judiciary and calls out presidential candidate Donald Trump for attacking a federal judge in one of his cases.
Attorney Adam Kemper offers some guidance to restaurants in light of U.S. Labor Department enforcement of the minimum-wage law for tipped employees.
The combination of proposed rules from the Federal Communications Commission and a U.S. Supreme Court decision would limit the reach of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, writes attorney Jeffrey A. Backman.
A federal waiver of HIPAA's privacy rule is a short-tern, narrowly drawn departure from the health information law, writes attorney Dale Webber.
Lienholders should watch for attempts by owners to shorten the foreclosure window to avoid jeopardizing their pursuit of payment, writes attorney B. Michael Clark Jr.
Employers should review employee classifications before a rule change setting a new overtime salary threshold in December, writes attorney Catalina M. Avalos.
Employers should have a commitment to a safe work environment and a mechanism for reporting complaints about co-workers to help avoid workplace violence, writes attorney Lisa A. McGlynn.
A new state law is intended to add uniformity and clarity to proceedings supllementary, write attorneys Donald R. Kirk, Ilan A. Nieuchowicz and Merrick L. Gross.
A federal appeals court decision focuses on an employer's waiver of its right to arbitrate federal claims, writes attorney Ernesto Rafael Zaldivar.
Corporate counsel are concerned the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule will increase consumer class actions, write attorneys Elizabeth Bohn and Julianna Thomas McCabe.
Employers should plan ahead in response to changes in pay rates triggering overtime under federal law, writes attorney David Buchsbaum.
Florida law offers protections for owners who suspect wrongdoing by condo associations, writes attorney Jonathan S. Goldstein.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a rule that would make homeowner associations liable for discriminatory actions by their unit owners and tenants, writes attorney Michael E. Chapnick.
The judgments obtained by default are now valued at over $3 billion with accrued interest and would be good vehicles for mediation, writes attorney Ricardo Cata.
The new overtime salary threshold issued by the Obama administration will require employers to analyze salaries and overtime hours before deciding how to respond, writes attorney Brian L. Lerner.
A Florida Supreme Court decision on workers' compensation attorney fees is expected to generate higher awards and more claims, writes attorney Beth J. Leahy.
The Defend Trade Secrets Act has been hailed as a significant addition to federal intellectual property law, but some aspects are unlikely to succeed, writes attorney Robert C. White.
The newly enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act creates a uniform approach to trade secrets and provides federal remedies to aggrieved parties, write attorneys Philip R. Stein and James J. Ward.
Looking beyond the brand name and location, someone in the market for a franchise should examine business plans, industry prospects and fees before investing, writes accountant Katie Gilden.
The death of Prince without a will opens a door to half-siblings looking to inherit and heavy federal income taxes, writes attorney Liz C. Messianu.
With Miami-Dade County leading the state on allegations of condo association fraud, accountant Erbin J. Ramirez writes it's the responsibility of residents to make sure their associations are operating properly.
A federal appeals court ruling on what's acceptable in trademarks and tradenames is potentially far-reaching, writes attorney Jose Sariego.
Law firms and other private employers are recognizing the need for paid leave and capitalizing on the provision of such benefits to employees, write attorneys Eric J. Holshouser and Katie Rudderman.
Unlike the pre-existing civil remedies under the criminal statues, the Florida Legislature expressly provided that the Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act should be liberally construed, writes attorney William R. Trueba Jr.
It should come as no surprise that H-1B visas have been used up — yet again. If nothing changes, this is likely to be repeated next year, writes attorney Nicolas Watkins.
The Florida Supreme Court rejected an attorney fee schedule in the workers' compensation law but rejected an umbrella challenge to the law itself.
The changes in the anti-corruption laws were brought about initially as a result of loopholes in the statute that did not address private entities that were performing public functions, writes attorney Ralf Rodriguez.
The Florida Supreme Court needs to weigh in after the Third District Court of Appeal issued a pro-lender opinion that can only prolong the foreclosure crisis, writes foreclosure defense attorney Bruce Jacobs.
Companies are finding a high degree of success when challenging software patent trolls in covered business method proceedings, writes attorney James A. Gale.
Planning for the possibility of a falling out among business partners can reduce litigation and costs later, write attorneys Matthew R. Chait and Jonathan P. Hart.
A new state law allows for control over digital accounts to pass more seamlessly when family members die, writes attorney Raquel A. Rodriguez.
A one-year pilot program encourages companies to report their violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, writes attorney Alison Tanchyk.
Attorneys Dennis J. Olle and Jason P. Jones review the risks and rewards of doing business in Cuba's Port of Mariel.
With Panama Papers disclosures taking on a life of their own, accountant Stanley Foodman recommends tax compliance, even belated, for U.S. taxpayers.
Attorney Matthew Graham explains the complexities of domesticating foreign judgments and searching the world for the money to pay them.
Some state boards of accountancy are changing their guidelines on the risks of advising marijuana-related businesses, writes attorney H. Steven Vogel.
Forensic work on smartphones is providing increasing volumes of evidence for legal cases ranging from fraud to divorce, writes certified fraud examiner Martin Prinsloo.
A new state anti-racketeering law increases civil penalties and broadens investigative powers to better protect fraud victims, write attorneys William K. Hill and Joshua Levine.
Attorney Gary M. Mars reviews a state appeals court decision reversing a developer's attempt to waive reserves before turning over control of a homeowner association.
The federal appeals court for Florida, Georgia and Alabama rejects class certification in two consumer cases and articulates principles that make certification more difficult generally.
The owners of copyrighted content must consider fair use before sending take-down notices seeking the removal of online material, writes attorney Jose Sariego.
The Florida Legislature has been working on alimony changes for three years and produced a bill that strips judges of discretion, writes attorney Elizabeth S. Baker.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision modifies a rule of evidence to permit the statistical evidence by plaintiffs at the class-certification stage, write April Boyer and Yamilet Hurtado.
A Justice Department policy update on individual liability for corporate misconduct comes with direct language telling prosecutors to "focus on individual wrongdoing from the very beginning of any investigation of corporate misconduct," writes attorney Andrew Ittleman.
Attorneys Richard I. Segal and James J. Diamond suggest using an exception to the general rule when trying to collect attorney fees in wrongful-act cases.
Supporters say the measure will reduce the volume of contentious divorce litigation and the associated trauma, writes attorney Robert J. Merlin.
The bankruptcy case examines the power to assume or reject executory contracts, writes attorney Peter E. Shapiro.
A bill was sent to the governor to expand possibilities for public-private partnerships, write attorneys William Riley, Barbara Ferrer and Pedro Villa.
Attorney Shanon Lazarus says businesses need to begin re-evaluating their views of millennials in the workplace, and should start embracing them instead of rejecting them.
Attorney Ruben Gotlieb reports the U.S. is under no obligation to reveal any information about people investing in the U.S., whether they are foreign or domestic, as long as they report and pay their U.S. taxes.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after arguments in a case focused on harm in class actions complicates consumer protection litigation.
Attorney Charles M. Tatelbaum describes the implications of rising default rates on subprime auto loans.
Attorney Lisa A. McGlynn notes state laws and religious objections are just two considerations for employers when deciding what to do about the annual college hoops championships.
Elisa D'Amico, a cyber civil rights expert, advises victims of online harassment to get immediate help despite the embarrassment.
Attorney G. Calvin Hayes considers computer system data breaches inevitable. Preparing for threats and attacks could help determine how well the company survives the event.
Veteran negligent security plaintiffs attorney Michael Haggard comments on the $55 million award to sportscaster Erin Andrews.
Tax adviser Alan A. Lips talks about handling pre-immigration tax planning and avoiding excess taxes.
Attorney Michael Kosnitzky says some real estate professionals and attorneys are talking about trying to circumvent a federal order targeting cash sales of luxury Miami real estate. He strongly suggests they consider compliance instead.
Attorneys Rebeca Sanchez-Roig and Bruce Solow advise how to present the best possible case in court for immigration clients.
Florida courts have weighed attorney-client privilege when dealing with communications between corporate counsel and an outside consultant, write attorneys Laurie Uustal Mathews and Shannon Kelley Shaw.
Appellate courts are reviewing trademark cases posing questions of political correctness, writes attorney Josh E. Saltz.
Two recent court cases highlight the intricacies of interpretatind the tax code and an 80 percent test to qualify as a home construction project, writes tax accountant Laurie Jennings Arcia.