Holland & Knight continued to show strong growth in 2016, with an 8 percent gross revenue increase that resulted in a higher-than-projected net income of $238.5 million.
Holland & Knight continued to show strong growth in 2016, with an 8 percent gross revenue increase that resulted in a higher-than-projected net income of $238.5 million.
Mishandling $500 in a landlord-tenant dispute led to a one-year suspension for attorney Michael E. Wynn.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday imposed a temporary injunction on a law that mandates a 24-hour delay for women seeking abortions.
A controversial proposal that would allow liquor to be sold in grocery stores was nearly capped in its first House committee as lawmakers expressed concerns about who could handle the bottles.
President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated the Florida International University College of Law dean to become labor secretary.
Veteran public servant Alex Acosta is the replacement nominee for U.S. labor secretary.
Criminal charges could soon be in store for misbehaving condominium board members and managers.
President Donald Trump chose Florida International University law dean R. Alexander Acosta on Thursday as his replacement nominee for secretary of labor.
Becker & Poliakoff has acquired the Fort Lauderdale litigation firm Polenberg Cooper to accommodate its litigation workload.
A Boca Raton litigator was selected for a Palm Beach Circuit Court judgeship, and other judicial vacancies will be filled soon.
U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer has overseen 11,000 cases since 2010.
A key House panel used a judge accused of once throwing his law firm's clients "under the bus," and whose case has awaited action from the Florida Supreme Court for more than a year, to highlight the chamber's dissatisfaction with how judicial wrongdoing is handled.
Outside counsel for Florida and Georgia have racked up millions of dollars in legal bills, and some of the attorneys have become judges since the longrunning water fight began.
Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami calls Trump administration sanctions against him "miserable and defamatory aggression."
A Coral Gables firm is suing the Florida Department of Transportation for failing to properly maintain the orange express lane poles on I-95.
Shutts & Bowen's gross revenue rose by $4 million to $151 million in 2016, and had a whopping 97 percent realization rate.
The family of Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca won more than $10 million in damages after nearly a decade of litigation over a failed real estate project.
Three months after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment on medical marijuana, state health officials and prospective pot-seeking patients are at odds over proposed rules that would spell out who could get marijuana.
A Jupiter general contractor allegedly sent his father's caregiver to attend mediation on his behalf in a construction defect case.
A trial victory led to a meeting with the chairman of Miami-based Spanish broadcasting system and Richard Lara's appointment as the company's general counsel.
Prosecutors indicted 16 South Floridians among 17 people accused of operating a vertically integrated mortgage fraud.
Panama's Attorney General's Office ordered a search of offices belonging to a law firm it accuses of setting up offshore accounts that allowed a Brazilian construction company to funnel bribes to various countries.
Attorney Steven M. Siegfried has a reputation for mentoring lawyers and advancing the practice of construction law.
Nova Southeastern University will open a legal clinic for nonprofits, students and entrepreneurs, thanks to a donation by Berger Singerman founder Mitchell W. Berger and his wife.
Gov. Rick Scott elevated Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Robert Luck, 37, to the Third District Court of Appeal.
The annual effort to ban red-light cameras in Florida crashed when the Senate Transportation Committee rejected the idea in a tie vote.
A skeptical Florida Supreme Court has moved to at least temporarily block Lee County judges from holding videoconference hearings in cases about whether mentally ill people should be involuntarily committed to treatment facilities.
Greenspoon Marder's net income shot up 42.3 percent in 2016 and gross revenues increased 17.2 percent as the firm expands in both corporate work and in the national legalized marijuana sphere.
Legal giant David Boies is going after Backpage.com for its alleged involvement in child sex trafficking.
Maxine K. Streeter, a former senior litigator for the Office of the Florida Attorney General, has joined Genovese Joblove & Battista as it prepares for three trials.
An appeals court sounded skeptical of a Leon County judge's ruling that the state and the Hernando County School Board erred in their approach to students who "opted out" of a state standardized test.
Some Pulse nightclub patrons are upset that they aren't receiving money from a $29.5 million victims' compensation fund since they were outside the club when the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history began, newly released emails show.
State Sen. Greg Steube filed a similar bill last year when he was a member of the state House, but versions of the bill died in both houses.
Third District Court of Appeal Judge Linda Ann Wells will retire March 31.
Residents of a high-end Miami Beach community filed a 1 a.m. motion to intervene in litigation on the city's behalf, reframing a business owner's constitutional challenge into a zoning matter.
Big law is interested in Florida's medical marijuana industry as a new source of business.
Criminal law experts foresee shifts in the Department of Justice's enforcement priorities during the Trump administration.
Jacksonville litigator Christian George has been elected to take over the young lawyers division in June 2018.
Broward Circuit Judge John Contini was publicly reprimanded Tuesday for actions he admitted "personified incivility."
The Florida Supreme Court hears arguments about whether a Miami civilian police review board should be stripped of subpoena powers.
Javier Fernandez, a former policy aide and later chief of staff to former City of Miami Mayor Manuel A. Diaz, has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's South Florida government advocacy and development group.
American Bar Association President Linda Klein had strong words Monday for President Donald Trump.
Coral Gables attorney Bob Martinez was among three lawyers selected Monday for the Constitution Revision Commission.
Lori Hartglass, an equity partner with Arnstein & Lehr, dove deep into the community to establish her client roster, including the company planning to build the largest mall in America.
A state appellate court reversed itself on the application of Florida's lis pendens statute after a rehearing supported by several amicus briefs.
State courts are overloaded with small contract cases filed by debt collectors and landlords — but change is possible, according to a recent study.
Berger Singerman partner Christopher Jarvinen and Meland Russin & Budwick partner Joshua Dobin helped a Florida shoe chain reorganize in bankruptcy as several retailers folded.
The rap star is suing his former law firm over a $7 million loss to a Miami legal team representing a Pembroke Pines woman.
Former U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers and other courtwatchers gave their perspective on the nomination and confirmation process.
Foreclosure defense attorney Bruce Jacobs is taking on a new role in a Miami-Dade courtroom: political maneuverer.
A Jones Day partner and former national co-chairman of Akerman's Latin America and Caribbean practice has joined Shutts & Bowen as a partner in its real estate practice group.
Florida law firm GrayRobinson added seven partners and saw total revenue increase by 3.4 percent in 2016.
A Florida Bar Foundation study shows civil legal services provide $7 in economic impact for every dollar in funding.
Dozens of former prosecutors in South Florida write an open letter opposing President Donald Trump's immigration executive order.
A new trial order stands after the Florida Supreme Court refuses to hear a state appeal against an attorney whose case helped bring down a state lieutenant governor.
Legal experts worry about the precedent being set by the politically contentious process to fill the empty seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Broward judges Wednesday elected Jack Tuter as the next chief judge, effective July 1, according to the court administrator's office.
The Third District Court of Appeal rejects the employment question on a request for unemployment benefits.
In a ruling that could have implications for medical malpractice cases across the state, the Florida Supreme Court said a Jacksonville hospital system was required to provide records to a patient's family because of a 2004 constitutional amendment.
A Florida golf club linked to President Donald Trump must pay $5.7 million to patrons who wanted their membership dues refunded.
Theresa Batson wanted it done correctly so she did it herself, appearing pro se on appeal and blaming ineffective counsel for her sentence in a murder-for-hire case.
The U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch triggered a range of responses across the legal and political spectrum Tuesday as lawyers and advocacy groups touted—and criticized—his positions on regulatory matters and civil rights.
The law firm and two shareholders are being sued by a former client after a $25 million land deal collapsed.
The Florida Supreme Court rules attorney fees may not be limited by a claims bill if the limitation impairs the contract between the law firm and client.
The Florida Supreme Court disciplines four Broward County attorneys.
Attorneys respond to calls from travelers who were held up trying to return to the United States after President Donald Trump orders a crackdown on immigrants.
The Rev. Rene Robert devoted his life to helping society's most troubled, working with drug addicts and criminals and even signing a "Declaration of Life" that called for his killer to be spared execution in the event of his murder.
In a defeat for medical providers, a divided Florida Supreme Court sided with Allstate Insurance Co. in a dispute about fees paid to care for auto-accident victims.
A measure that would allow Floridians to mix vodka and veggies in their shopping carts, something prohibited for more than eight decades, sailed through a Senate committee.
The senior associate who was at the head of Greenberg Traurig's Mexico City office's environmental practice has moved to Holland & Knight to begin the environmental practice there.
Within the last month and a half, Cleary Gottlieb has represented parties in $3 billion in M&As and $5 billion in securities offerings.
The Boies Schiller Flexner partner receives the award at the American Bar Association's midyear meeting next month.
A new report issued Thursday by the Florida Access to Justice Project spotlights a flood of special interest money and lack of diversity in the state court system.
An attorney held at gunpoint now helps nonprofits.
Federal court claims of uncontrollable bleeding caused by the blood thinner Eliquis are headed toward consolidation — but a panel must choose whether the case will be heard in New York.
Can the legislature prevent judicial enforcement of the Constitution? That's the question at the center of Florida's long-running citrus canker dispute.
Lawmakers are inching toward getting Florida's death penalty back on the books after a series of court rulings left the state without a way to condemn to death defendants convicted of capital crimes.
A lawsuit filed by unit owners of a condo hotel over fees for renovations was dismissed by a judge who came into the case just before trial.
Edie Laquer's $1 million donation to Legal Services of Greater Miami will ensure representation for more of the community's women and children.
A legal malpractice suit against foreclosure defense attorney Robert Lithman and two associated firms has new life after the Fourth District Court of Appeal allowed one of the plaintiffs to move forward with the litigation.
A Florida appellate judge who just reached retirement age took an opportunity Wednesday to rail against courts' deference to administrative agency decisions.
LeClairRyan has opened an office in Boca Raton and plans to expand the office within the next year to include several more attorneys.
An industry nuance tipped the scales for a real estate agent looking to collect an $80,000 sales commission.
Recently retired Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Genden is taking on a new role as a mediator.
West Palm Beach law firm Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath has signed a long-term renewal of its existing space at Northbridge Centre, a lease valued at more than $5 million.
Miami attorneys obtained the presuit settlement for a scientist and financial adviser who was hit by a car while cycling.
Dania Beach attorney Yechezkel "Chezky" Rodal is following a paper trail to Nazi Germany in a $3 billion suit against Deutsche Bank.
DLA Piper has hired George Karavetsos, the former director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations, as a partner in its Miami office.
One Akerman partner has a lot on his plate: He co-owns two Miami oyster bars while running a complex commercial litigation practice.
The two name partners of Alvarez Gonzalez, a year-old international litigation and white collar defense law firm, have joined Rimon Law to establish the national firm's Miami practice.
Its cases draw broad media coverage, but Boca Raton-based Saxena White prefers to stay out of the spotlight.
Brinkley Morgan marital and family law attorney Roberta G. Stanley has secured a title that has remained elusive for women at many established law firms: managing partner.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an enforcement action against two tobacco companies that have allegedly failed to pay millions of dollars required by a 1997 settlement.
A ruling for from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit provides new guidance for handling circumstantial evidence in securities fraud cases.
The employment-based-immigration practice — and one of the founding partners — of Miami immigration firm Bernstein Osberg-Braun has moved to Arnstein & Lehr to expand that firm's EB-5 practice.
Attorneys reflect on the court battles that played a role in ending the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
JPMorgan Chase will pay $55 million to settle federal charges that independent brokers working for the bank discriminated against minorities seeking home mortgages during the housing crisis.
Saxena White is helping lead securities cases filed after the disclosure that bank employees created 2 million unauthorized accounts to meet goals.
The Florida Supreme Court rejects a constitutional challenge to a law paying for thousands of low-income students to attend private schools.
Florida law firm Shutts & Bowen reported $69.25 million in total profits in fiscal year 2016, a record 11 percent increase, and is considering opening an eighth office in Jacksonville.
The Kardashian sisters lost an appeal Wednesday that a punny federal circuit judge powdered with makeup puns.
Miami law firm Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel won a $100,000 grant to build a mock courtroom and develop a law curriculum at Brownsville Middle School.
An appellate court ruled in favor of an exclusive country club on a private island in a tax fight with the island village's government.
The commercial litigator and arbitration attorney has been recognized for pro bono work on behalf of children.
The Dade County Defense Bar Association opposes a revived proposal to cap appellate service at 12 years in Florida courts.
Florida Bar presidential candidates Lanse Scriven and Michelle Suskauer outline the differences in their priorities and experiences.
Litigation is brewing between a Miami Beach cafe and the city over a noise ordinance injunction.
A class action litigated by South Florida attorney Marc Wites alleges national mortgage lender Quicken Loans Inc. violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Takata's $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government over defective air bags will not affect the nationwide class action against the company and automakers, according to plaintiffs counsel in the civil case.
A House subcommittee cautiously began a discussion of term limits for state appellate judges, hearing a presentation on the subject but no real details on what a proposal might look like.
A House committee began debate on slowing down the "revolving door" that lets lawmakers become lobbyists two years after they leave office.
A senator instrumental in the passage of the Legislature's last major gambling bill released a massive proposal that would allow slot machines in eight counties where voters have approved them, let South Florida pari-mutuels run blackjack games, and give tracks permission to do away with greyhound racing while keeping lucrative cardrooms and slots.
Corral & Rosales, a prominent intellectual property law firm in Ecuador, has merged with the Quito intellectual property boutique firm Estudio Juridico Gallegos. The merger creates one of the strongest intellectual property practice groups in Latin America.
In its final days, the Obama administration announces it's scrapping a longtime policy protecting Cuban immigrants arriving in the United States without visas.
Manuel A. Fernandez and Albert J. Delgado make the crosstown move in Miami.
The Florida Bar Wednesday filed ethics charges against attorney Ramon Manuel Rodriguez, accused of knowingly filing and prosecuting a frivolous perjury case against opposing counsel at Lewis Tein.
The post-settlement litigation continues in the defamation case involving retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz.
Bradley Houser and Shane Segarra join an expanding H&K corporate team in Miami.
The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rules liability insurance does not cover legal fees when a policyholder waits — and waits — to notify the insurer of the litigation.
In an issue of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit examines whether circuit courts have jurisdiction to hear direct appeals from bankruptcy court.
Attorneys drafting international commercial arbitration clauses or preparing to advise clients on international disputes now have a potential reference point for projecting the likely outcome, cost and duration of international mediation and arbitration cases.
Florida municipal government practice firm Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman has opened a third South Florida office, this one in Boca Raton, where the firm plans to hire a handful of new attorneys. The firm may make replacement hires in the Fort Lauderdale as well.
Coca-Cola Co. was sued by activists who compare the beverage giant's advertising tactics to the tobacco industry's past efforts in minimizing the health effects of its products and targeting children to replenish the ranks of its customers.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi won't "discuss anything confidential" in response to a report she is getting a Trump administration post.
The Holland & Knight partner has written software for tracking transactions and is pushing into the legal tech front.
Gardere's Mexico City office has hired five international trade attorneys from local firms. Mexican trade attorneys expect Trump administration will mean more work for lawyers.
A Miami attorney destroyed evidence then spent two years derailing a former client's efforts to recover those documents, according to a ruling by Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Bronwyn Miller.
The Florida Bar will recognize three South Florida attorneys for their pro bono work.
A court official ordered attorneys for Florida and Georgia to try again to settle a yearslong dispute over water use in the region.
The Trump Organization has canceled talks over possible projects in Brazil, Argentina and India as the president-elect pulls back from dealmaking less than three weeks before taking office.
A former newspaper publisher is among four South Florida businessmen charged in a $10 million mortgage fraud.
A person familiar with the decision says Bondi has landed an undisclosed job with the Trump administration.
About 30 South Florida law professors were among those who signed a letter opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to be U.S. Attorney General in the Trump administration.
A criminal history is not enough to stop a name change for a Florida man looking to pay homage to a Robin Hood-type figure from a 1960s television series.
In the years before Mark Nordlicht was arrested for what's alleged to be one of the biggest investment frauds since Bernie Madoff's, U.S. authorities had plenty of reasons to suspect something might have been fishy about his hedge fund, Platinum Partners.
A case pending before the Florida Supreme Court could change the way courts handle Baker Act hearings.
Miami attorneys tell the story of how they recovered millions of dollars for victims of a Ponzi scheme whose mastermind squandered all but $28,000.
A verdict for a restaurant in a labor and employment case is being hailed as a victory for opponents of an Obama administration proposal to increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay.
The Florida Supreme Court disbarred three South Florida attorneys and ordered lighter discipline for three others.
A deadline missed by one business day put a Miami real estate investor on the losing end of a yearlong foreclosure battle.
Halliburton Co. agreed to a $100 million securities fraud settlement in a case brought by Boies Schiller & Flexner.
When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets last summer in protest, President Nicolas Maduro turned to the military to manage the country's diminished food supply, putting generals in charge of everything from butter to rice.
A divided South Florida appeals court rejected a legal-dependency request from four undocumented-immigrant children who entered the United States after their parents died in El Salvador.
A statewide prohibition on people under 18 buying certain over-the-counter cough suppressants is one of three new laws that will hit the books with the arrival of the new year.
The story of Ruden McClosky’s bankruptcy and unique restructuring has finally come to an end, as the dissolved law firm’s unsecured creditors have received their final distribution payments.
A slew of bizarre events unfolded in South Florida courtrooms in 2016.
A healthy juice shop in Sunny Isles Beach prevailed in a legal dispute that could've resulted in the shop's eviction.
Geico acted in bad faith by failing to settle a claim against a policyholder quickly enough to avoid litigation, a Miami federal jury found.
The adoption of Trump's tax plan would require wills and estates in larger estates to be rewritten, writes attorney Eugene Pollingue.
Several months ago, Felipe Berer's longtime plastics manufacturing client came to him with a rough draft of a marketing plan for what turned out to be the most fascinating—and geographically far-flung—deal Berer has worked on in his 15-year career.
A former Florida Bar president is representing the ousted CEO of Broward Health in a lawsuit against the hospital system.
Palm Beach County cannot force municipalities to help fund a countywide corruption-busting program, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.
An appellate court revived a lease dispute over Trump National Doral Miami because the trial judge did not explain his decision.
An appellate court ruled a Palm Beach Circuit judge should not be disqualified from a case for making a comment about "Italian folks" that developer Anthony Pugliese said he found offensive.
Several judges drew negative attention for their conduct in 2016, often leading to resignation or forced removal from the bench.
The former property, land use and water law professor played a key role in the early years of Everglades restoration.
Lawyers convicted of tax evasion, money laundering, fraud and other crimes likely to put them on Santa's naughty list in 2016.
The state asked a federal judge to reconsider his decision that Florida violated a $1 billion gambling agreement with the Seminole Tribe.
The newest Florida Supreme Court justice will be Fifth District Court of Appeal Chief Judge C. Alan Lawson.
Viacom Americas general counsel Larissa Zagustin, a lawyer in the U.S. and Venezuela, as well as a UK solicitor, discovered work-life balance is a choice.
Jameis Winston and a former Florida State classmate have reached a confidential settlement on her rape claim against him.
DLA Piper has established a cooperation agreement with the Chilean law firm Bahamondez, Alvarez and Zegers, which will now operate under the name BAZ/DLA Piper.
In an annual report, the Florida Supreme Court asks the Legislature to fund six new judicial slots — but hasn't gotten any new ones for 10 years.
An appellate court reversed findings in favor of Miami Beach on playground and landscaping defects in South Pointe Park.
More than 40 liberal law professors sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, voicing “great concern” with his commitment to the nation’s constitutional system and opposing the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, to be the next attorney general.
An award named in memory of U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno will recognize lawyers' work on behalf of children.
A Miami state court lawsuit filed Monday alleges Wells Fargo and its employees helped swindle film production financiers out of millions of dollars.
Hundreds of unit owners at the Fort Lauderdale beach condo-hotel are suing the property owner for allegedly overcharging them millions of dollars.
Saying taxpayers have a right to know how much Pitbull has been paid to promote Florida tourism with the help of his song "Sexy Beaches," a top state lawmaker filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the famed rapper's production company.
Six nominees for an open spot on Florida's Third District Court of Appeal were announced Tuesday.
Seven defendants are sentenced for their roles in a scheme to misuse federal tax credits for construction of 10 developments in Miami-Dade County.