Six real estate lawyers have jumped to Duane Morris' rapidly growing Miami office following a down year at Carlton Fields, where real estate was one of the financial bright spots.
Six real estate lawyers have jumped to Duane Morris' rapidly growing Miami office following a down year at Carlton Fields, where real estate was one of the financial bright spots.
The Bilzin practice group leader is recognized at the Daily Business Review's Professional Excellence Awards event.
No cause of death has been determined for Beranton Whisenant Jr., a major crimes prosecutor with the U.S. attorney's office in Miami. The body of Whisenant, who left Foley & Mansfield for public service in January, was found this week on a beach in Hollywood, Florida.
The book, "Blindsided," is out June 13.
Elizabeth Goings, the attorney representing former real estate lawyer Frank Amsalem's ex-wife, has been pulled in as a defendant in the former couple's 14-year custody battle.
The defendants allegedly collected millions of dollars.
A Florida attorney will defend himself against the accusation that he participated in fraud by deposing billionaire Ike Perlmutter as a way to collect his DNA.
The governor signs a bill to pay nearly $4 million to a boy and his late twin sister who suffered extreme abuse in their Miami-Dade foster home.
Two of the four Florida-based Am Law 200 firms moved up in the 2017 rankings, with gross revenue gains.
The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.
People who sell or manage property in South Carolina will have to pass a background check to renew their license under a new law prompted by November's arrest of a real estate agent accused of killing seven people.
Target agrees to pay more than $18 milliion nationally for the loss of customer information in a large-scale 2013 data breach.
The Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling that said imposing a death sentence in Florida requires a unanimous jury.
An appellate panel sided with a court-appointed guardian who refused to turn over a Miami-Dade parcel designated for student housing.
Hunton & Williams has hired Standard Chartered Bank's former senior legal regulatory counsel Juan Azel to expand its global banking and regulatory compliance practice.
Shutts has put into place a comprehensive cybersecurity to allay client fears about the confidentiality of their records.
Michael Higer knew from the moment he gave up his Batman cape and toy firetrucks that he would be a lawyer.
We are introducing lifetime achievement honors, distinguished leaders in law, legal departments of the year and litigation departments of the year.
The Florida Supreme Court rejects slot machines in Gadsden County in a decision hinging on charter-county status.
Porsche and Dezer Development have been drawn into a Brazilian investigation targeting an alleged money laundering scheme led by a contractor building the first Porsche brand condo project in South America.
Freeborn & Peters has opened its first Florida office in Tampa with four attorneys from Phelps Dunbar.
Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW agree to the settlement affecting more than 15 million consumers.
The future of legalized gambling in Florida hinges on a case before the Florida Supreme Court brought by a small-town company near the Georgia border.
Attorney-developer Dennis Eisinger wants to ban tobacco smoking in Florida condominiums.
A Tampa judge issued the order after the state attorney general reported two unwanted visits at her house.
Some Floridians have been seeing red after receiving traffic tickets based on footage reviewed by private companies.
Broad and Cassel has opened an office in the Town of Palm Beach and hired former Akerman partner and veteran estate planning attorney John Raymond as a partner.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that debt collectors can use bankruptcy proceedings to try to collect liabilities that are so old the statute of limitations has expired.
The son of one of the richest people in the world was held in civil contempt for making no moves to pay his Miami lawyers.
The Miami civil rights attorney will be recognized for his pro bono work at the Florida Justice Institute and other organizations he founded.
It has absorbed the Jacksonville firm Gillis Way & Campbell.
Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney partner Jesse Diner has a long memory for broken promises, just ask his college swim coach.
The Daily Business Review recognizes 28 up-and-coming legal industry leaders with On the Rise awards.
The Greenberg Traurig shareholder served as issuer's counsel on $3 billion in securities offerings in a banner year.
The Bilzin Sumberg land development and government relations group leader is known for his work on public-private partnerships.
The Conrad & Scherer co-founder steered parties to a $14 million settlement for the state and other clients after special effects company Digital Domain Florida collapsed in bankruptcy.
The first CIA captive subjected to what the U.S. government called "enhanced interrogation techniques" after the Sept. 11 attacks is choosing to testify about conditions inside the Guantanamo Bay detention center even if it could create legal problems for him later.
Former U.S. Rep. Corinne Brown is convicted of pocketing donations to a charity promoted for giving scholarships to poor students.
University of Florida Levin College of Law alumnus Hugh Culverhouse, Jr., has pledged to donate $1.5 million for incoming student scholarships if the school's law community raises an additional $1.5 million by the first day of classes Aug. 14.
Here's a cautionary tale about serving court documents: There's probably no one named "Lazareth Fracis."
A former client has sued Greenberg Traurig alleging the firm switched sides and used its knowledge of privileged intellectual property information from previous patent work to attempt to invalidate a patent for a new client's benefit.
Bankruptcy trustees in Tampa won an order to obtain Regions Bank documents after the collapse of a 25-state temporary staffing company.
Prominent real estate developer R. Donahue Peebles escaped a $423,100 judgment against him for a real estate broker who claimed he defrauded her of a six-figure commission.
A Fort Lauderdale federal judge has to decide whether the Democratic National Committee can be sued by donors who don't feel it met its promise to be "evenhanded and impartial."
A South Florida golf club operator wants sanctions against a Canadian developer who it claims used a high-profile law firm to lie in court about a derailed roughly $6 million land deal for 152 lots in Tamarac.
The verdict ends the second trial between the SEC and BBX.
Florida lawmakers approved a bill that would criminalize unethical behavior by condominium board members.
Work at drone law practices is shifting as drone-related startups have come of age.
A putative class action has been filed against the ill-fated Fyre Festival, an event in the Bahamas that was supposed to be an epic mixture of music, entertainment, food and adventure.
The SEC argued BBX CEO Alan Levan lied, and the defense called the SEC "morally reprehensible."
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, JPMorgan Chase Bank and plaintiff Pinwick Realty Partners settle their dispute over a derailed $9.7 million real estate trade involving a Burlington Coat Factory site.
Heath Eskalyo goes by many titles: Lawyer, husband, father and Ironman.
Miami developer Dadeland Station Associates Ltd. successfully argued it was still a renter, and therefore not liable for property taxes, on a site where it holds a 90-year lease.
Two longtime Sedgwick lawyers started work at GrayRobinson's Fort Lauderdale office this week after tiring of the Miami commute they inherited when Sedgwick closed its Broward office last summer.
Investigation still underway.
The U.S. Supreme Court allows Miami to pursue damages against Bank of America and Wells Fargo for alleged redlining before the housing crash, but proving it won't be easy.
Robinette Signature Homes attorney William Sklar says an article distorted the facts, law and an analogy in a dispute over control of a Plantation homeowner association.
Two South Florida law firms face allegations of professional negligence in their representation of a property association.
A unanimous Supreme Court gave the government of Venezuela another chance to fend off a lawsuit alleging the country illegally seized 11 oil drilling rigs from an Oklahoma-based company in 2010.
The Miami firm Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto has hired international arbitor and complex litigation expert Read McCaffrey to head its international litigation group and plans to open a New York office in June.
Miami Beach estate planning attorney Grant Griffith Sarbinoff was arrested Tuesday on a variety of charges relating to stalking, cyberstalking and harassing his ex-girlfriend.
During Aaron Hernandez's double murder trial, the former NFL star's lawyer wanted to drive home his point that the prosecution's star witness was a "three-legged pony" whose testimony could not be believed. So he galloped like a horse in front of the jury.
A new startup and a 30-year-old law firm are duking it out over business practices.
It was up to a state appellate court to determine who'd won attorneys' fees in a contentious Miami condo association fight that cycled through three judges and multiple receivers.
The three Florida Am Law 100 firms — Greenberg Traurig, Holland & Knight and Akerman — together last year brought in $126.7 million more,added 138 lawyers and one of them moved up a spot in the rankings.
The Mariel boatlift and the heavy influx of Haitians to South Florida marked Linda Jackson's early years.
Watson was disbarred for a secret settlement she helped negotiate as an insurance litigator.
Three former U.S. solicitors general, current and former district attorneys and two former American Bar Association presidents have their names on a brief challenging the removal by Gov. Rick Scott.
Two courts have now weighed in on multiple tort claims arising from a parking dispute involving former minor league pitcher Neiman Nix and a Miami Beach condominium association in a case spotlighting potential legal pitfalls for associations and the tenants who lease from their unit owners.
A Mississippi judge must pay $5,400 for improperly intervening in a landlord-tenant dispute by encouraging the property owner to seek the maximum penalty and evict a woman whose rent check bounced.
Aram Bloom joins as a partner and Gavin White as of counsel.
Miami defense attorneys were thrilled when a copyright infringement case was tossed mid-trial by a furious federal judge.
Even after apologies, Wells Fargo leaders face protests at its first major shareholder meeting since a scandal broke over the creation of unauthorized accounts.
More money would be set aside for land conservation under a House bill rolled out Monday, with some environmentalists contending the proposal could hinder Senate President Joe Negron's push to speed construction of a water-cleaning reservoir in the Everglades.
Andrew C. Hall helped change the law to make it possible to sue a state sponsor of terrorism in U.S. federal court.
When Miami ordered Babylon International Inc. to repair a run-down building or face its demolition, the property owner took it up on the offer.
The office systems manager at the Miami litigation firm is a scratch-off lottery winner.
Real estate attorney David Podein describes his law school-era bout with cancer.
Bilzin Sumberg isn't on the list of the 200 top grossing U.S. law firms, or that of the firms with the most lawyers. But it regularly ranks among them in terms of profits per partner and revenue per lawyer.
Justice C. Alan Lawson, who joined the Florida Supreme Court at the beginning of this year, came to Miami to share stories about his career and insights into the state's judicial branch.
Cities and counties would not be able to require contractors to provide certain benefits and wages to workers on state-funded public works projects under a bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
A Davie attorney claims he got unpredictability instead of reliability when he paid extra for a Tesla sedan with an autopilot option.
Immigrant rights groups pleaded for federal officials to halt the deportation of a Nicaraguan man appealing for asylum and demanded an investigation into an alleged increase in detentions when immigrants show up for routine appointments in South Florida.
New troubles are brewing for embattled mortgage loan servicer Ocwen Financial Corp., hit Thursday with two high-profile lawsuits by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Christopher Keays, a native of Scotland, was 27 years old and fresh out of the maritime academy in the summer of 2013 when he got "the chance of a lifetime" to work on a ship, as a junior engineer with the Caribbean Princess. Today he is a millionaire. A federal judge in Miami awarded Keays $1 million Wednesday for blowing the whistle on the Princess Cruise Lines' illegal dumping of oily waste into the ocean.
After years of litigation, a patient Miami developer acquired a prime parcel in Wynwood for about $400,000 below the purchase price in his lease.
The Florida Supreme Court decision should end the summary dismissal of dependency petitions from young immigrants seeking U.S. residency.
Results are in: Confidence is high in the commercial real estate sector, according to Akerman's eighth annual U.S. Real Estate Sector Report.
Prosecutors moved to throw out more than 21,000 drug convictions, five years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests.
Gov. Rick Scott and State Attorney Aramis Ayala will face off in the Florida Supreme Court over her authority to reject the death penalty in murder cases.
Fort Lauderdale-based law firm Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf has promoted litigator Marcus Susen to name partner and joined the growing number of firms who have ditched their brand ampersand.
A judge ruled a federally employed OB-GYN lied about offering a cesarean section to a teen whose baby was then born with severe brain damage.
Defeating a motion to dismiss, HSBC Bank USA N.A. can move ahead with its appeal of part of a circuit court ruling that left it facing sanctions for "unclean hands" in a foreclosure case.
DLA Piper represented Putney Capital Management in its acquisition of a 50-percent interest in a Colombian steel mill owned by a major steel manufacturer based in Brazil.
After a confidential settlement with Wells Fargo, plaintiffs attorneys secured a $17.4 million judgment against a company founder who admitted to fraud.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Florida man's latest appeal in a landmark case involving the seizure and destruction of his floating home.
The lawsuit came under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which has seen dramatic increases in litigation in recent years.
Deutsche Bank National Trust went too far when it "sequestered" rental income from a condominium in foreclosure, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal found.
Zillow, Inc., was not entitled to insurance coverage for an $8.3 million judgment against it because it had not timely notified its insurer of the claim, a federal district court in Washington has ruled.
Space shuttle disaster and Wall Street crash played key roles for commercial litigator.
Firm hopes to capture some of the legal market in Minnesota, which is home to several Fortune 500 companies.
Borrowers seeking attorneys' fees on appeal can't have it both ways when it comes to lenders' legal standing to foreclose.
The settlement fund will help complete construction projects to secure investors' immigration status.
Pointing to "intentional" wrongdoing in the past by the tobacco industry, a state appeals court ordered two cigarette makers to pay a full $35 million jury award in a case involving a man who had to undergo two double-lung transplants.
A Trump company fighting a roughly $32,500 bill could end up paying more than 10 times as much in litigation costs.
National litigation firm Manion Gaynor & Manning has opened a Miami office led by Rebecca Kibbe, the former head of K&L Gates' Florida asbestos litigation practice.
The county court judge was a government lawyer for many years.
Colin Veitch claims Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' response to his first defamation lawsuit was also defamatory.
Tallahassee partner Daniel Nordby has already held two posts serving Gov. Rick Scott.
A Coral Gables firm obtained settlements for two women who were blinded by a procedure they believed was a clinical trial for stem-cell therapy.
Adams and Reese has landed a 10-lawyer financial services team from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz to open offices in Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta.
The February exam results broke Florida International University College of Law's streak of boasting the top passage rate in the state.
A ruling from the Fourth District Court of Appeal clarifies that a witness authenticating business records doesn't have to have prepared those documents in order to survive defense efforts to characterize the evidence as inadmissible hearsay.
A special prosecutor is ending an investigation into a complaint questioning funds given to Attorney General Pam Bondi after her office failed to act on consumer complaints about Trump University.
The group includes three prosecutors, one judge, one general magistrate and one litigator.
The group convened Thursday in Miami as part of a yearlong tour of public hearings.
A dictionary's definition of "proceeding" featured prominently in arguments before the Florida Supreme Court in a construction contractor's suit against its insurer.
The Florida Supreme Court rejects a tobacco company's argument that federal law preempts state law claims in smoker lawsuits.
An appeals court ruling and the first-ever class certification decision under the Medicare Secondary Payer law paves the way for potentially huge recoveries.
Greenberg Traurig senior chairman Matt Gorson played a significant role in the development of Miami's skyline as a real estate shareholder.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal has a case involving high-profile legal warriors — David Boies and Alan Dershowitz.
Even before this week's summit, Trump and his aides had begun referring to Mar-a-Lago as the "Winter White House," a marketing coup for a man who has made millions selling his personal brand.
Justice C. Alan Lawson was formally sworn in in the Florida Supreme Court chambers.
Florida International University receives the donation from South Florida construction executive and alum Chad Moss.
Broward Circuit Judge Carlos A. Rodriguez's ruling was "incorrect on all counts" in a spat over a deficiency judgment, according to a state appellate court.
In one of the deals, the firm advised two Chilean companies. In the other, it advised the Mexican government.
Harvard's School of Goverment recognizes the Clerk & Comptroller's office program recruiting high school students for sessions on financial literacy and public service.
Premier Parks LLC won its legal battle over a proposed Fort Lauderdale water park. Now comes the wait.
A loophole on the Sunbiz website is allowing scammers to steal corporate identities for real estate fraud.
The firm is taking on three attorneys, including the name partner, from Handal & Associates.
Angel Cortiñas, son of a political prisoner who died in a Cuban jail, became an Ivy Leaguer and appellate judge before returning to private practice.
A suspended Plantation attorney had more than 50 open Florida Bar investigations against him.
A solo attorney and his former firm are fighting in court over a $1.2 million referral fee in a whistleblower case.
The Delray Beach law firm Weiner & Thompson has dissolved and its two name partners are going their separate ways.
Kesner Joaseus did brisk real estate rental business across South Florida, except federal prosecutors say the properties weren't his to rent.
Former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez has bought a Kendall gym franchise and rights to develop additional gyms for the UFC GYM chain in Miami-Dade County.
The Miami-Dade state attorney's office rules out criminal charges after presidential adviser Steve Bannon registered to vote in Miami but never voted in the city.
Businesses in Miami enterprise zones will pursue more than $30 million in property tax exemptions from the city.
Two Russian brothers have filed a legal malpractice suit against Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur and its Naples managing partner alleging they should have disclosed the existence of millions of dollars in real estate judgments against another client before the brothers invested $5 million with him.
Florida International University law school dean Alexander Acosta has moved a step closer to becoming President Donald Trump's secretary of labor.
The Florida House narrowly approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit Supreme Court justices and appeals-court judges to two consecutive terms in office, sending a major priority of Speaker Richard Corcoran to an uncertain fate in the Senate.
You won't believe what lawyers suing BuzzFeed in Miami court attached to a recent filing.
Foreclosure standing, the sticking point that derailed hundreds of lender lawsuits, tripped up a trial judge who dismissed a foreclosure action against two homeowners, the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled.
Lawyer billing rates in the South Florida market grew more slowly than in most large markets through 2015 and a larger percentage of the work went to smaller law firms than it did in larger cities
The nationwide lawsuit claims a pricey car marketed for racing instead dangerously overheats at high speeds.
The Jacksonville-based railroad with its roots in pioneer days makes a deal with Grupo Mexico.
A judge handling the murder case of an accused cop killer refuses to reinstate a state attorney after the governor replaced her for ruling out the death penalty.
Florida's five mid-level appellate courts are bringing their websites into the new millennium, starting with a pilot program in the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
Barbs were thrown between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Miami attorney Eugene Stearns as civil trial began over a Florida bank's 2007 disclosures.
Gov. Rick Scott has upped his personal battle with House Speaker Richard Corcoran about the future of the state's business-recruitment agency.
An effort to ditch Florida's no-fault auto insurance system is again on the move in the Legislature as reforms championed in 2012 by Gov. Rick Scott and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater haven't held.
The U.S. Supreme Court seemed to struggle over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers.
The Daily Business Review will give Professional Excellence awards May 24 to nine firms that performed noteworthy work in 2016.
The underlying case involves a foreclosed property that also has $328,000 in outstanding code enforcement liens.
Akerman associate Dale Noll assumed the helm as president of the National LGBT Bar Association this month.
Who's the most reversed circuit judge before the Fourth District Court of Appeal? Despite what lawyers have whispered for years about controversial judges, no one really knew. A Daily Business Review investigation reveals the answer.
The in-house departments will receive awards May 24 for work that made their companies stand out.
Disagreements about evidence suppression, legislative intents, judicial immunity and interpretation of statutes divided the Fourth District Court of Appeal, opening the door for challenges before the Florida Supreme Court.
Who's the most reversed circuit judge before the Fourth District Court of Appeal? It's not who you might think.
The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Brad Edwards shares how two high-profile scandals made him a better advocate for crime victims.
The Daily Business Review recognizes Jesse Diner, Robert Josefsberg and Patricia Lebow for decades of legal service.
Cozen O'Connor's expanding Miami office has hired three additional litigators: two long-time White & Case lawyers and a third who is a law school classmate of one of the hires, and the son of the other.
A landlord-tenant standoff at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is headed into mediation.
Former BankAtlantic CEO Alan Levan says he's ready to confront a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit that's headed to a retrial after appeal.
The West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney is elected to lead the Florida Bar in 2018-19.
Miami-Dade County is appealing an order by Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch to release a Haitian immigrant after the county revoked its sanctuary status.
After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period, an unprecedented timetable the state says is necessary because one of the three ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.
Developers aren't convinced to join a program aimed at building more for people on the lowest rung of private housing.
Meital Stavinsky joins Holland & Knight as co-chair of its Israel practice.
Here are a few of the real estate community's legislative priorities for the 2017 session.
Prosecutors are cracking down on fraud among developers using government credits to fund low-income housing ventures.
An appeals court sided with State Farm Florida in a dispute about whether policy information submitted to state regulators is a "trade secret" and should be shielded from public disclosure.
New case law clarifies the statute of limitations for foreclosure of municipal liens on real estate.
The law firm Heller Waldman has split along practice and geographic lines so each name partner's office can focus on its own core practices – litigation and estate planning.