The office systems manager at the Miami litigation firm is a scratch-off lottery winner.
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.
The Florida Supreme Court decision should end the summary dismissal of dependency petitions from young immigrants seeking U.S. residency.
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.
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.
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.
The lawsuit came under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which has seen dramatic increases in litigation in recent years.
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 convened Thursday in Miami as part of a yearlong tour of public hearings.
The group includes three prosecutors, one judge, one general magistrate and one litigator.
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.
Florida International University receives the donation from South Florida construction executive and alum Chad Moss.
Justice C. Alan Lawson was formally sworn in in the Florida Supreme Court chambers.
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.
Who's the most reversed circuit judge before the Fourth District Court of Appeal? It's not who you might think.
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.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Brad Edwards shares how two high-profile scandals made him a better advocate for crime victims.
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.
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.
Paul Hancock finally made it home to Ohio, but only after extended career detours in Washington and Florida.
The issue of foreclosing on equitable liens on homesteads to prevent unjust enrichment takes center stage in a case of siblings battling over their dead parents' real estate.
An app that promises quick and hassle-free traffic ticket defense is getting South Florida ticket lawyers talking.
An ultra-luxury condominium tower in Surfside lands a $90 million construction loan with help from Hunton & Williams.
Exxon Mobil asked for a judge to order Venezuela to pay the more than $188.3 million the company says it is still owed related to the 2007 expropriation of the company's oil assets, after a tribunal recently annulled most of $1.4 billion award.
The Third District Court of Appeal rejects a constitutional challenge to Palmetto Bay's charter in a growth dispute with the private Alexeander School.
Three industry veterans from different fields of law are in the running for the Daily Business Review's Attorney of the Year award to be presented May 24.
A heavily lobbied measure intended to knock down a decades-old prohibition on selling liquor in grocery and large retail stores narrowly continued to advance in the House.
An $8.3 million judgment against Margate-based mortgage company Outreach Housing LLC for allegedly defrauding clients facing foreclosure after the housing market collapse has been overturned.
Companies are changing their class action defense strategies as the cases they face become riskier.
How did Florida law schools fare in U.S. News' annual rankings?
South Florida attorneys won a $46.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice case.
The Daily Business Review is recognizing 20 young lawyers at its annual Professional Excellence awards event.
Longtime State Attorney's Office Child Support Enforcement Division Chief Denise Kelly Johnson died Friday, two weeks after suffering a stroke as she and co-workers prepared to leave the office to attend their scheduled investiture.
Gov. Rick Scott and other top Florida Republicans frequently complain about government spending, but they have quietly spent more than $237 million on private lawyers to advance and defend their agendas, an Associated Press investigation has found.
The Florida Supreme Court would be forced to explain to the governor, attorney general and legislative leaders why it's taking so long to rule on certain cases under a bill approved by the Florida House.
The Daily Business Review is honoring distinguished leaders in law at its annual Professional Excellence awards event May 24 at the Rusty Pelican in Miami.
A Florida judge on Friday denied a "stand your ground" defense for a retired Florida police officer who fatally shot a man in a movie theater over texting, which means the 74-year-old could stand trial on second-degree murder charges.
A Brazilian former race car driver is ignoring a lawsuit filed against him in Miami — forcing the judge and opposing counsel to take unusual steps.
Yosbel Ibarra, co-chairman of the Latin American and Iberian practice at Greenberg Traurig, has been named co-managing shareholder of Greenburg Traurig's Miami office.
Michael Hyman, a pioneer in condo association representation, spent two decades battling developers over the fine print in 99-year recreational leases.
The IRS strikes back: The tax agency reports that the number of identity theft victims plummeted last year after agents struggled for years to combat what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.
Greenberg is last of four law firms to settle a legal malpractice suit filed in 2009 by Dyadic International.
Don't go down the liar-liar road. But criminal defense attorney Stephen Gutierrez's pants burst into flames in front of jurors during an arson trial.
While other states have been passing open-carry laws, the Florida Supreme Court has upheld a 30-year-old ban on gun displays.
When Justice Antonin Scalia backed out of a book project with writing partner Bryan Garner, the justice recommended who might take his place. Neil Gorsuch was first on this list.
A specialty finance company is hailing a federal judge's denial of class certification in a lawsuit against it as a victory for condo and homeowners' associations looking to have new buyers cover delinquent assessments.
Honda won a small victory in the heated dispute over documents in the Takata air bag litigation.
Jury selection in the trial between MF Global, the brokerage house run by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, and the lauded accounting firm PwC began Monday.
Two GrayRobinson bankruptcy partners have jumped to Broad and Cassel to expand a national practice in health care business insolvency.
A Fort Lauderdale bankruptcy attorney who appeared in political ads opposing Donald Trump wants the right to opt out of the settlement deal.
Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Eric Hendon found it "incredulous" that the buyer and seller of a $39 million property "forgot" the real estate brokerage that introduced the deal.
Judge Dana Santino defended campaign materials that tarred her 2016 opponent for his work as a criminal defense lawyer.
Gunster litigator Fabienne Fahnestock was appointed to the Broward Circuit bench.
Twin NFL players Maurkice and Mike Pouncey settled a lawsuit alleging they beat up a gay man in a Miami Beach nightclub.
The firm plans to concentrate on efficiency and profitability in 2017.
Recently retired Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Frank A. Shepherd has joined GrayRobinson's Miami office as a shareholder.
The death of a congregant who agreed to donate valuable Boca Raton land for a synagogue produces a lawsuit saying his son is pushing the city to lease the land for a parking lot.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Bob Kelley has succeeded against General Motors, Phillip Morris and, for his late father, the Broward General Medical Center in litigation "to make a difference in the world."
Plaintiffs attorneys describe the strategy behind a nearly $44 million verdict for former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and other prominent investors against Wachovia Mortgage Corp.
Akerman, one of Florida's largest law firms, added 33 lawyers to its national total last year and lifted revenues to an all-time high of $349 million.
The verdict reached Monday is the largest jury award ever for the city of Ocala and plaintiffs lawyers are confident they'll collect.
A Fort Lauderdale jury has returned a nearly $44 million verdict for former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and a group of prominent investors who accused Wachovia Mortgage Corp. of costing them millions on a failed real estate project.
The arbitration provision in a broker-salesperson agreement is a threshold issue in a fight over a six-figure commission from a $27 million sale.
A Miami federal judge wants to move civil claims against Takata toward a swift resolution now that the manufacturer has pleaded guilty to concealing a defect in its air bags.
Wifredo Ferrer is switching sides in the war on crime, leaving the U.S. attorney's office to join the law firm's white-collar defense practice.
A state appellate court reinstated a franchisee's defamation claim against Arizona-based Cold Stone Creamery Inc. in a spat over a CNBC exposé.
Six large firms plan to raise billing rates in 2017 like they did last year, but rates for bankruptcy attorneys in 2016 appear to have remained about the same.
Petros & Elegant name partner and civil litigator Justin Elegant has jumped to Berger Singerman to become a partner in the firm's dispute resolution team in Miami.
A nearly $44 million investor suit by billionaire Wayne Huizenga, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and others accuses Wachovia Mortgage Corp of fumbling a luxe condo development.
The disciplinary action includes two disbarments.
At her new firm, which will be called Pardo Jackson Gainsburg, Worton Jackson will lead the corporate, financial services and bankruptcy departments.
Carlton Fields' net income dropped by nearly 20 percent, and profit per equity partner fell 16 percent.
Real estate and abortion have intersected in Florida's highest court, as a neighbor in a medical complex has attempted to use a restriction in the property's deed to block Planned Parenthood from performing outpatient surgeries.
A Planned Parenthood affiliate has won a battle over whether doctors can perform abortions and sonograms at a Florida health center.
A first-in-the-nation decision from a Florida appellate court may have a wide-reaching impact on plaintiffs whose spouses died years after exposure to harmful products.
Lewis Brisbois' new office in Coral Gables has added five lawyers, four of them from the managing partner's old office, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial.
The state Supreme Court on Friday turned down an appeal by Florida Power & Light in a case about whether the utility could be required to install underground transmission lines as part of a nuclear-power project in Miami-Dade County.
Ofonedu-Ime Goodwyn strives to balance fatherhood with serving as a commercial transactions associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson.
A bill working its way through the Florida legislature could reduce the cost of doing business for condominium associations, but critics raise safety concerns.
In a sharply worded ruling, a state appeals court Friday ordered a new trial in the death of a smoker whose estate initially won a more than $23 billion verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
Nelles leaves Broad and Cassel, where he specialized in commercial litigation and intellectual property.
Gov. Rick Scott insists he can do that on his final day in office in 2019, but doubters point to a 2006 advisory opinion tilting the other way.
George Harper co-founded his firm in 2002.
Circuit Judge Bertila Soto ran unopposed for a third term.
A complex web of litigation involving national mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and CitiMortgage Inc. squeezed a real estate investor out of what initially seemed like a lucrative deal.
The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on companies who allegedly aid illegal telemarketing.
Foley & Lardner has hired former State of Florida chief information Jason Allison was responsible for the management and direction of technology programs, services and policies during his time as chief information officer.
A Treasury Department program aimed at tracking dirty money in South Florida's luxury housing market is set to expire Thursday.
JLL faces a former executive's age-discrimination lawsuit.
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.
Criminal charges could soon be in store for misbehaving condominium board members and managers.
Veteran public servant Alex Acosta is the replacement nominee for U.S. labor secretary.
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 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.
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.
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.