Bilzin Sumberg attorneys Steven Lear and R. Stephen Sandiford represented Lennar Corp. in closing commitments totaling $2.2 billion for its long-term multifamily development fund.
Bilzin Sumberg attorneys Steven Lear and R. Stephen Sandiford represented Lennar Corp. in closing commitments totaling $2.2 billion for its long-term multifamily development fund.
Greenberg Traurig shareholders David Coulson and Adam Foslid won a federal court order rejecting class certification on defective product claims against Rheem.
Attorneys Bonnie Navin, Robert Kelley and Kimberly Wald made a risky move in choosing arbitration over trial in a case that likely would have tugged at jurors' heartstrings.
Miami attorney Howard Srebnick, associate Joshua Shore and brother Scott Srebnick combined for a U.S. Supreme Court win on money used to hire defense attorneys.
Bilzin Sumberg's Albert Dotson Jr. and Eric Singer represented the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium in negotiations with Miami-Dade County for a $350 million revamp.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Charles Tatelbaum is the Most Effective Lawyers winner in the bankruptcy category.
High-profile murder cases distinguish Assistant State Attorney Gail Levine's decades-long career.
Todd Michaels and Alan Goldfarb reached a settlement in the shooting death of a man in a fight outside a nightclub.
When B/E Aerospace was accused of infringing on three aircraft toilet patents, general counsel Ryan Patch and his team fought the claim and delivered a royal flush.
Greenberg Traurig Miami shareholders Iris Escarra and Carlos Lago helped developer Moishe Mana gain unanimous approval from the Miami City Commission for the transformative Mana Wynwood Special Area Plan.
Holland & Knight Partner Norberto Quintana advised Colombia's infrastructure development bank on more than $2.3 billion of financing in five transactions that helped create or improve toll roads, bridges and tunnels in Colombia.
A team of Carlton Fields attorneys represented Sprint in the pursuit of cell phone thieves, producing 72 lawsuits against 263 alleged handset traffickers.
Attorneys from the nonprofit Florida Justice Institute teamed with Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton lawyers for a high-profile class-action against the Florida Department of Corrections and its former medical contractor, Corizon LLC.
Carlton Fields helped Union Carbide get dismissals or settlements in hundreds of Miami-Dade asbestos cases in under two years.
The 12th annual Most Effective Lawyers special report recognizes the impressive work performed by South Florida lawyers in the past year.
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Fort Lauderdale law firm Tripp Scott's government affairs practice has joined forces with state lobbying firm Ericks Consultants Inc. to create a new governmental consulting group, Tripp Scott Ericks (TSE) Consulting.
A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended with a special master imploring both sides to negotiate a settlement.
A strongly worded order from a federal appellate court allows a whistleblower suit by a former police officer who accused two law enforcement agencies of racial profiling to proceed.
Miami attorney Albert Dotson Jr. combines real estate and advocacy experience with a love for his community.
The Florida Supreme Court disciplined 10 South Florida attorneys, including one who was disbarred
The Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of property insurance policyholders in a Thursday decision addressing damage with two or more causes.
There's a big-dollar difference between compensatory awards for minors and those for adult children in product-liability tobacco cases.
Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. has agreed to pay a $40 million criminal penalty for deliberately polluting the ocean and covering it up, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
A federal judge has ruled that lawsuits filed against Chiquita by families of victims of Colombian paramilitaries paid by Chiquita to protect its former workers and banana farms from other paramilitary groups will be heard in the U.S., not in Colombia, as Chiquita had proposed. But nearly 2,000 additional plaintiffs first named in an amended complaint in missed the statute of limitations.
A retrial is ready to start in a murder-for-hire plot featured on the television show "Cops."
Dog owners are always liable for any injuries their pets' bites cause, a Florida appellate court ruled Wednesday.
With one judge pointing to a lack of "sufficient maturity to make this critical decision," a state appeals court rejected a minor's attempt to get an abortion without her parents being notified.
A lawyer who once worked to keep David Duke off the presidential ballot in Florida and two appellate judges who pledged to use judicial restraint are on a short list of replacements for retiring Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry.
The guide is designed to be useful to in-house counsel, legal professionals and business executives who are searching for legal advice in a specific area.
Florida businesses have a Miami attorney to thank for staving off a 14.5 percent rate hike in workers' comp insurance premiums.
Two Shutts & Bowen attorneys help the YMCA of South Florida ink a 50-year lease deal with Fort Lauderdale for a new downtown facility.
A Florida Supreme Court-appointed referee found prominent attorney Jeremy Alters should not be disciplined by the court.
For lawyers assessing how Fidel Castro's death might affect economic and other relations with Cuba, the answer is a seeming paradox: It means both very little and a lot.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Gerald Bagley finds residents have standing to challenge Prive at Island Estates, a luxury project on a neighboring island in Aventura.
Little more than a week before businesses were slated to get hit with increased workers' compensation insurance rates, a Leon County circuit judge blocked the hike because of violations of Florida's Sunshine Law.
The 11 candidates hoping to join the Florida Supreme Court present a stark contrast to Justice James E.C. Perry, who is stepping down after seven years on the court due to a constitutionally mandated retirement.
A New York legal team represents the owner of the biggest power plant in Trinidad and Tobago on a $600 million international bond offering.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Brad Edwards won a $7.1 million verdict against rapper The Game.
An appellate court reversed a circuit judge who closed a case without notice to clear his docket of languishing lawsuits.
White & Case attorneys won a federal appellate court victory, with the court making the unusual move to reverse the district court without holding oral arguments.
Prominent international arbitrator Jose Astigarraga credits his family's history as Cuban refugees for teaching him the importance of foresight, which has driven his life and career.
The court split on two appeals challenging death sentences.
The Third District Court of Appeal rules Verizon improperly reduced its payments to a quarter of the contract provisions.
A South Florida family that is refusing to sell a vacation townhouse to one of the world's largest timeshare companies is suing Orange County in an effort to stop the company from continuing construction on a timeshare tower just 12 feet from the townhouse.
In a highly unusual move, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga has ordered an investigation of a death penalty lawyer who has repeatedly missed critical deadlines, was involved in a capital case in which roach-infested boxes of documents were destroyed by rain and who is currently representing two inmates who are trying to fire her.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Chuck Tatelbaum shows his silly side once a year as a clown in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Bad news for older condo associations: A ruling from the Third District Court of Appeal found that Florida's law governing terminations, or sale of entire condominium projects, does not automatically apply to properties built before 2007.
Edward O'Sheehan of Shutts & Bowen has been selected as the top military attorney for the Florida Army National Guard.
In the wake of McDermott Will & Emery's broader leadership changes, Miami-based private equity partner Harris Siskind has been named to fill the open position of global head of the firm's corporate and transactional practice.
The extraordinary work of South Florida lawyers will be recognized in a special report Dec. 5.
U.S. Magistrate Judge John O'Sullivan granted a $1.1 million bond to Colombian politician Andres Felipe Arias, who is fighting extradition from the U.S. on corruption charges.
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.
North Miami attorney Yolly Roberson navigates two cultures to serve her community.
In the Daily Business Review’s Arbitration and Mediation Special Report, articles focus on drafting agreements, what to expect out of mediation and other topics.
Flagstone Property Group is free to move forward with its mixed-use project on Watson Island, but a change in Miami law may have opened a door for future legal challenges.
South Florida law firms are representing passengers on board a plane that caught fire last month on the runway in Chicago.
An attorney who thought he had time for a quick bathroom run returned to the courtroom to find the judge granting summary judgment to opposing counsel in a premises liability case.
Explore prospects for mediation early and often because it's not all about getting to the next stage, writes attorneey Stephanie Reed Traband.
Court-ordered mediation forces the parties to focus on the desired result, whether or not it's attainble, writes attorney Christopher Marlowe.
A trial lawyer's argumentative style can hurt in mediation, so curbing that impulse is necessary to succeed, writes attorney Oscar A. Sanchez.
Terms favorable to consumers may make arbitration a better option than class actions, writes attorney Laura M. Reich.
Robert C. Gilbert, plaintiffs coordinating counsel in multidistrict litigation against some of the nation's biggest banks, insists forced consumer arbitration should be banned.
The short answer is yes, writes attorney John M. Barkett. Many domestic arbitration clauses provide for sanctions and have been upheld on appeal.
Leaving a court to fill in the unspecified blanks in an arbitration clause may put a company in a bad position, write attorneys Angelika Hunnefeld and Ricardo A. Gonzalez.
Information sharing and full preparation are imperative to improve the chances of mediation success, writes attorney William J. Cea.
Federal and state appellate courts make provisions for mediation, just when you thought the chance of amicable resolution was over, writes attorney Mary April.
Representing Pacific Exploration & Production, a small army of Proskauer Rose lawyers negotiated the largest restructuring of debt in Colombian history: $5.5 billion.
Public defenders this week asked the Florida Supreme Court to at least temporarily block judges in Lee County from holding videoconference hearings in cases about whether mentally ill people should be involuntarily committed to treatment facilities.
A judge vacated the sanctions he imposed against a Miami tobacco defense attorney for wasting a witness' time.
Two massive construction defect suits are brewing over luxury high-rise towers in downtown Miami.
M. Minnette Massey, one of the first 14 female law professors in the United States and a leading advocate for diversity, died on Nov. 13 at the age of 89.
Cozen O'Connor has inked a lease expansion at the Southeast Financial Center following its acquisition of Feldman Gale in Miami.
West Palm Beach lawyers won a $2.55 million verdict earlier this month in a copyright infringement case.
Fellow students from Reince Priebus' University of Miami days said they hope he'll be the even-keeled yin to Donald Trump's unpredictable yang.
Interviews are scheduled Nov. 28 for the opening left by the retirement of Justice James Perry.
The next step in a three-year dispute facing Prive at Island Estates: The defendants will argue the issue of standing against residents trying to halt the project.
Attorneys from Kelley/Uustal in Fort Lauderdale won a $27.5 million award for the widower of a smoker.
Former Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge J. Perez has moved to Bryan Cave from Squire Patton Boggs.
Arnstein & Lehr's Keith Poliakoff switched from a budding career in journalism to a legal career focused on government.
The Republican attorney general who jumped on the Trump bandwagon early is joining the team.
Several assistant U.S. attorneys were recognized for their work against drug trafficking and for prosecuting the Scott Rothstein case.
Some South Florida law firms have been preparing for the legalization of medical marijuana for years.
Former Becker & Poliakoff attorney Alan Koslow was sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in prison for money laundering.
Judge Frank Shepherd, who is leaving the bench after 13 years, is best known for his expertise in property rights and real estate.
A former Jupiter council woman has been sentenced to eight months jail and nearly $1 million in restitution for filing false income tax returns.
Circuit Judge John Contini must submit to a public reprimand and write an apology for his missteps.
Some South Florida judicial elections ended in sweeping victories, while other bench contests came down to just a few thousand votes.
The Daily Business Review once again is recognizing the achievements of powerhouse in-house attorneys and law firm litigation departments.
Trump's "law and order" philosophy will define his picks for the federal bench and the U.S. attorney's office in South Florida, observers say.
Responding to dismissed lawsuits, voters approve a charter amendment to give residents the power to confront the city in court.
Tobacco litigation is tough, but Shook Hardy attorneys have a history of winning some cases outright and facing lower-than-average punitive damage awards in cases they lose.
The Miami-based law firm played key roles in litigation over the collapse of a garage under construction at Miami Dade College, assets allegedly hidden by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley and issues in Libya and Japan.
Firm attorneys count AT&T, the rapper Logic and Estee Lauder among its IP clients.
Attorneys at Hall, Lamb and Hall take on David-and-Goliath battles and often end up winning big for the underdog.
In three cases for insurance companies, the law firm kept its clients free of liability in cases seeking $111 million.
A case of encroachment on 3,715 square feet of vacant land ended only after a contempt of court order was obtained by the legal team.
The fast-growing general contractor is up to $1.2 billion in annual revenue with contracts handled by 1.5 in-house lawyers. That's right — one-and-a-half.
With more than 50,000 wireless transmission locations to manage, the Boca Raton-based company's legal department uses its own technology to host in-house digital documents.
The general counsel's office at the Memorial Healthcare System is recognized for cost controls and early intervention on legal issues.
Megha Parekh took over as chief legal officer of the Jacksonville team at 27 and is still having fun on the job four years later.
The legal department at the world's largest publicly traded timeshare company created a mentoring program for minorities at an Orlando high school.
The general counsel at the Jacksonville insurance company volunteers for a domestic violence shelter, Boy Scouts of America and the American Lung Association.
The South Miami-based timeshare manager nearly doubled in size with the $1.5 billion acquisition of a Starwood subsidiary.
Greenberg Traurig successfully argued liability issues that reduced Stiefel Laboratories' exposure in employee stock bonus litigation from a potential $200 million to under $200,000.
A Boca Raton stockbroker pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks from a company executive to buy the company's stock with his clients' money.
A new salary standard for overtime payments kicks in Dec. 1, writes attorney Cheryl Wilke.
U.S. anti-discrimination laws potentially apply in foreign settings, write attorneys Juan E. Enjamio and Robert Scavone Jr.
A new trend is spreading across the nation. Legislators and employee rights advocates call it "predictive" scheduling. Employers often refer to it as "restrictive" scheduling. For employers (especially in the food service, hospitality, and retail sectors), whatever you call these new scheduling laws, the question is whether the legal trend of mandating how employers schedule employees will spread across the country.
Two attorneys who served as prosecutors during Janet Reno's tenure as Miami-Dade state attorney recall her "pure, apolitical" motives.
Law firm founder John Kozyak shares Janet Reno's bedside vigil and her efforts to expand awareness of Parkinson's disease.
Janet Reno was many things. A South Florida icon. The first woman U.S. attorney general. And the first woman state attorney for Miami-Dade County. Reno died Monday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 78.
George Yoss, a white-collar defense attorney, echoes a sentiment expressed by others who worked under Janet Reno — "She was the epitome of ethics."
Janet Reno is remembered by former aide Wifredo Ferrer, who now serves as U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Florida.
Plaintiffs reach a settlement worth about $1 million with the ex-wife of digital currency exchange CEO Paul Vernon, who allegedly absconded to China with clients' money.
With just six-lawyers, Salazar Jackson sees artificial intelligence reasearch tool ROSS as added fire power and a way to boost efficiency and profits.
The Florida Supreme Court denied a petition to take a controversial solar power amendment off the ballot.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of mortgage lenders in a case some worry will unfairly impact homebuyers.
Liz Dudek, who stepped down last month as secretary of the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, has joined Greenberg Traurig's Tallahassee office.
A Palm Beach circuit judge issues an injunction the same week construction was due to start on a $1.7 million seawall under a plan calling for a $30,000 special assessment.
A Miami-Dade judge tossed county mayor candidate Raquel Regalado's lawsuit over the election.
Florida may have prematurely demanded a $77.6 million refund from one of the taxpayer-backed biotech operations that a decade ago was supposed to help spark a research revolution in the state, an attorney for the struggling institute argued in a recently released letter.
In a legal debate that focuses heavily on privacy rights, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments about whether it should block a 2015 law that calls for women to wait 24 hours before having abortions.
A class action suit against a hospital's telemarketer in Miami has survived its first obstacle: a motion to dismiss.
A state appellate court found it had "no choice but to reverse" a criminal contempt finding against foreclosure defense attorney Stuart Golant, who was handcuffed and jailed after tussling with bailiffs.
Miami real estate attorney Larry Harshman was shot in the stomach at his West Kendall law office, allegedly by an ex-client.
A Miami tobacco defense lawyer was sanctioned for taking an unreasonably long deposition.
A landmark study shows firms still need to train human reviewers, despite using technology-assisted reviews for e-discovery.
Jones Day represented Mexico City-based money transfer company Intra Mexicana aka Dinero Express in an increase of its loan program to $421 million, including a bond offering. Intra Mexicana is a subsidiary of retail and cash advance multinational Grupo Elektra.
The big flashy solar projects were a clue that Latin America's renewable energy sector is booming. Growth in Mexico is a example of what is happening in the region.
Florida Supreme Court justices grilled a tobacco defense attorney on how he hoped to limit the scope of smoking litigation a decade after the landmark Engle case.
The Florida Supreme Court disciplined six attorneys, four of whom were disbarred.
Amid rising rents and a national trend of declining square footage per lawyer, law firms in Miami are adopting new approaches to office space.
A state appellate court revived a malpractice suit against attorney and former Aventura Mayor Jeffrey Perlow, accused of representing both sides in a derailed real estate deal.
Rejecting arguments that the records must be kept secret, a federal magistrate has ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to give a decade's worth of documents about drugs used in the state's lethal-injection procedure to lawyers representing seven Arizona death row inmates.
Bilzin Sumberg managing partner John Sumberg dropped plans to teach and wound up with a real estate-focused law practice.
The Miami-Dade Circuit Court complex business litigation division is expanding from one judge to three.
A disbarred Broward County attorney was sentenced to seven years in prison for grand theft.
Attorneys say Palm Beach County court administrators took extraordinary steps to accommodate a massive construction defect case.
After first rejecting the 66-year prison term as improper, the Fourth DCA panel changed course and affirmed 2-1.
The race for Miami-Dade County mayor just became the third county race to head to litigation during this election cycle.
Eleventh Circuit awards a Venezuelan hospital a $21 million judgment against a group the court found conspired to deceive it.
Fort Lauderdale attorneys Michael Petrucelli and Steven Osher said focusing on the facts helped defeat a $24 million medical malpractice suit against Children's Medical Center.
A Miami lawyer helped obtain a $145 million whistleblower settlement against a chain of skilled nursing facilities.
A Miami lawyer on Wednesday lost an appeal against the city, but a November ballot question he proposed could change the law to favor Miamians like his clients in the future.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jason Bloch on Wednesday lost an appeal questioning his successor's right to be on the ballot.
The Third DCA referred a Miami lawyer to the local professionalism panel for failing to obey court orders, file initial briefs and pay filing fees.
Baker & McKenzie has elected its Latin America tax practice regional chairwoman Simone Musa to head the firm's global tax practice. She's the first woman to be appointed to their global tax practice chairmanship.
An online portal that provides legal documents and other resources for low-income Floridians just launched as a pilot project.
A law firm working out of its clients' medical practice for a Medicaid fraud case claimed the government raided its litigation war room and put the defense in jeopardy.
Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked the Florida Supreme Court to clarify a ruling that struck down a portion of the state's death penalty law, arguing that failing to do so "will only generate confusion."
Members of the Miami legal community have pushed the issue of diversity in court-appointed roles to the national stage.
The aircraft maker settles allegations it bribed officials in the Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia and Mozambique to win government contracts.
The Florida Bar Foundation hired a South Florida pro bono program officer, who will work from Miami office space donated by Akerman.
Judges see a career opportunity for neutrals skilled in e-discovery disputes.
Jose Martin Davila, director of compliance for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in the Americas and French Polynesia, has joined Squire Patton Boggs as of counsel in the firm's government investigations and white collar practice in Miami.
A comedy show from Carlos Mencia is part of a serious push to provide networking opportunities for female attorneys.
Baker & McKenzie Executive Committee Chairman Eduardo Leite will step down at the end of October after six years in that post to focus on the firm's growth in Latin America and New York.
Partner Michael Goldberg arranged the settlement with Citibank for money that went from EB-5 investors to the Miami owner of Vermont's Jay Peak ski resort.
Billing rates reach $950 an hour for litigators in Nissan class action.
Precedent matters in constitutional law. And there was certainly precedent for Amy Brigham Boulris' career as one of Florida's top constitutional property rights litigators.
Sergio Alvarez-Mena, the former head legal counsel for the 11 U.S.-based private bank offices of Credit Suisse Securities, has joined the financial institutions litigation and regulation practice at Jones Day's Miami offices.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled settlement offers do not have to mention attorney fees if plaintiffs lawyers never sought them.
For the second year in a row, Florida lawmakers will attempt to fix the state's death penalty sentencing scheme in response to court rulings finding that the process is unconstitutional.
As one of the ugliest political contests in U.S. history nears its end, a Florida orthodontist-turned-devoted political activist finds himself in a strange position: He doesn't plan to vote.
The public defender for Lee County is challenging a policy allowing a judge and magistrate to order involuntary commitments based on videoconferences.
A state appellate court refused to sanction an expert witness who reportedly showed "reckless indifference" to the truth in a criminal case.
The Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation agreed to better accommodate deaf inmates as part of a settlement.
A report says a former central Florida sheriff tried to profit off a crime-fighting kiosk business, violated several department policies and that the kiosks posed a safety hazard to the public.
A Miami federal judge on Monday ruled against Wells Fargo in its quest to compel arbitration in a class action several years into litigation.
Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry has resigned from the bench, months shy of the end of his term.
Intellectual property boutique The Rapacke Law Group has expanded into South Florida with the opening of a Fort Lauderdale office.
U-Haul International Inc. reached a $41.4 million settlement with PODS Enterprises LLC in a trademark dispute.
Miami personal injury attorney Ira Leesfield gained success as a personal injury attorney but now pushes to give back.
The Florida Supreme Court for the first time orders unanimous jury verdicts in death penalty cases.
Former Chief Financial Officer David Schwarz of a defunct development company that fleeced 1,400 investors out of more than $300 million in a real estate investment scheme was arrested Thursday in Orlando.
Military contractor Point Blank Enterprises Inc. defeated a $10 million breach-of-contract suit over a failed bid to provide tactical vests with body armor to the U.S. government.
Major League Baseball star Albert Pujols escaped a $7.5 million libel lawsuit filed in federal court in Florida. But the cousin suing him for libel said he plans to refile in Missouri.
Former NFL offensive lineman Darryl Ashmore filed a federal suit in West Palm Beach against the NFL Player Disability & Neurocognitive Benefit Plan.
Miami's former independent auditor general will have another chance to prove the city discharged him as retaliation for whistleblowing.
The Miami attorney will create the firm's ethics, professional responsibility and white-collar defense practice.
Ford Motor Co. agrees to settle the nationwide class action with owners of Explorers made from 2011 to 2015.
A Miami-Dade County Commission subcommittee will review a mandatory plan to require workforce housing in all new developments.
A federal judge extends the state deadline for six days under a lawsuit filed by the Democratic Party.
A judge has determined the copyrights to the telenovela that gave birth to the current U.S. television series "Jane the Virgin" belongs to RCTV networks and not to a screenwriter who wrote it over a decade ago in Caracas, Venezuela.
Miami-Dade Circuit Court receives a $350,000 federal grant to launch a specialized court for veterans.
Duane Morris partner Driscoll Ugarte represents New Jersey-based Soligenix in a $3 million biopharmaceutical licensing deal.
South Florida boutique Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez has opened a third office in the region with the launch of a Boca Raton location.
Already facing state ethics harges, Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry is reversed on appeal for failing to conduct "sufficient inquiry" after a request to change attorneys in a murder case.
Greenberg Traurig invites the legal and journalism communities to honor late Daily Business Review reporter Julie Kay with a Celebration of Life on Tuesday
The city is testing the right of municpalities to sue banks for the tax losses from redlining under the Fair Housing Act.
The future holds litigation for two Louis Vuitton companies that featured television psychic 'Miss Cleo' in a commercial.
Argentina has agreed to pay a settlement of more than $40.5 million to Banca Arner S.A. of Switzerland, one of the last remaining large holdout bondholders from national debt restructurings that occurred under the country's previous administration.
Former federal prosecutor Robert T. Watson joins Kobre & Kim's Miami office, and Alexander Heylin bolsters the firm's British Virgin Islands office.
Court on Florida's peninsula were closed with the 120-mph hurricane spinning near the Atlantic coastline.
It's a man's world when it comes to construction mediation, leaving female neutrals facing unique challenges.
Hinshaw & Culbertson's Ross Manella learned English and French growing up in Montreal and uses both languages in his bilingual real estate practice.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred three attorneys involved in a secret settlement that also led to the removal of a Broward judge.
A Miami Beach developer turned out to be a nightmare tenant, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.
A Miami accountant who audits law firms shares his tips for keeping client trust account management in line with Florida Bar rules.
A juror's Twitter rants weren't enough to secure a new trial for a plaintiff in a personal injury case.
A federal trial that could shape the future of gambling in Florida has begun as attorneys for the state and the Seminole Tribe accused the other side of reneging on its promises.
A multimillion-dollar class action in Miami federal court accuses American Airlines of misleading passengers about profits from travel insurance sold on its website.
Podhurst Orseck aviation litigation expert Steven Marks plays a role in everything from a jet crash in the Alps to the NFL concussion settlement.
Most South Florida courts will close early Wednesday as a safety precaution for the approaching hurricane.
A Miami federal judge sentences Worldwide Entertainment's Jack Utsick in fraud touching nearly 3,000 investors.
A Miami-Dade jury awarded $4.5 million to the family of a woman who allegedly spent the last years of her life in pain from a car crash.
Slightly more than a decade after the Florida Supreme Court rejected a controversial school-vouchers program, voucher opponents hope for a repeat.
The decision rejects an appeal by the state attorney general's office after a federal court ruled the death row inmate had ineffective counsel.
A federal appeals court refused to reconsider a judgment putting Sudan on the hook for USS Cole bombing damages days before Congress opened the door to 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia.
Attorney Daniel Stermer of Development Specialists Inc. discusses how he tracks digital information in financial fraud cases.
The lawsuit started with an unusual set of circumstances: A patient escaped from Shands Vista psychiatric hospital in Alachua County and went onto Interstate 75, where she was killed by a truck. Eventually, the case made it to the Florida Supreme Court. But before justices could rule, the estate of patient Ashley Lawson and Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics Inc., reached a settlement. But the court rejected the settlement. .
The Florida Supreme Court disbarred one attorney, suspended seven others and revoked the licenses of two South Florida lawyers.
Allegations against Broward sheriff's deputies feature prominently in a real estate dispute involving principals and the former CFO of the Festival Flea Market.
The Florida Supreme Court said a property insurer must pay the attorney fees of a homeowner who successfully challenged the company's contention that her home was not damaged by a sinkhole.
Attorney Jed Frankel discusses federal guidance for associations and landlords using criminal background checks before making decisions on new residents.
Matthew Feeley discusses in a Q&A some differences attorneys from the U.S. should be aware of when conducting corporate internal investigations that reach into Latin America.
A Palm Beach Gardens condo association reached a $22.5 million settlement with Kolter Signature Homes in a construction-defect case that grew so large it required court administration to build a new venue.
City Attorney Victoria Mendez keeps her job after push by City Commissioner Ken Russell to remove her flops.
County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps, under new laws that go into effect Saturday.
The Eleventh Circuit has thrown out $5.8 million in civil penalties against BBX Capital Corp. and its CEO stemming from fraud charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Embattled Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry is now facing formal ethics charges from the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
The Cuban American Bar Association held its first conference addressing doing business in Cuba.
Florida-focused Gunster has expanded its leadership ranks in recognition of its growing footprint across the state and desire to more formally expand its offices outside of South Florida.
Pointing to a major Florida Supreme Court ruling on attorney fees, state regulators issued an order that said workers' compensation insurance rates should increase 14.5 percent starting later this year.
With Gov. Rick Scott getting his first chance to name a Florida Supreme Court justice, an analysis shows Florida's district courts are now dominated by Republican appointees.
Following a sixth lawsuit, attorneys with expertise in cybersecurity review the potential legal blowback from the Yahoo cybersecurity breach.
The Third DCA deferrred to the high court on an insurance payment question.
A juror's failure to reveal her litigation history led to a new trial for a plaintiff in a $12 million real estate dispute.
Everything pointed to a great deal--until Remy Jacobson's purchase received a historic designation for its Miami Modern style.
The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in a patient's medical malpratice case against a Boynton Beach hospital nurse who left a 4-inch section of tubing in a patient after colon surgery.
The Miami law firm signs an $18 million lease for the 34th floor of the downtown tower.
Former Colombian presidential candidate and former Minister of Agriculture Andres Felipe Arias is fighting extradition in Miami.