Law News

Reasonable Noncompete Agreements Get Enforced

By Yasir Billoo |

You can write anything you want in a noncompete agreement, but unreasonable terms are less likely to be enforced.

Sweeping House Gambling Bill Includes Casinos, More Slots

By News Service of Florida |

Two Las Vegas-style casinos, greyhound tracks without dog racing and slot machines at two pari-mutuels outside South Florida are all on the table in a sweeping House proposal.

Georg H. Ketelhohn

Legislative Bills Would Make Life Easier for Contractors, Designers

By Samantha Joseph |

Construction defect and claim notices would change under bills being considered in the legislative session starting Tuesday.

Kendall Coffey

Florida Supreme Court to Visit Lender-Friendly Foreclosure Rulings

By Noreen Marcus |

In the rush to clear massive foreclosure backlogs, Florida courts favor lenders over borrowers, according to one nonprofit. That trend has continued with a stretching of the five-year statute of limitations.

Attorneys in Opening Act for Rock Fundraiser

By Julie Kay |

It's a dream come true for Miami lawyers Mark Meland and Fred Fein. Their band, the Urge, opens Thursday for Eddie Money and Quiet Riot at a benefit concert.

Judge Cynthia Imperato (center). Her attorneys, Heidi Perlet and Marc Shiner are next to her.

Judge Cynthia Imperato Agrees to Suspension for DUI Conviction

By Julie Kay |

Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato negotiated a 20-day suspension without pay, reprimand, $5,000 fine and alcohol treatment as punishment for a 2013 arrest in Boca Raton.

Miami Attorney Edward Moss Dies at 78.

By Julie Kay |

Shook, Hardy & Bacon commercial litigator Edward Moss died of complications from prostate cancer.

Going Up! New Partners 2014-2015

By Review staff |

Numbers are up for new partners in South Florida in 2014, both for promotions and laterals. Credit for the rosy trend goes to a hot legal market, particular in real estate and corporate work.

Broward County Judge Sharon Zeller

Judge Zeller Has Unique Way to Get Defendants' Attention

By Carlos Harrison |

Broward County Court Judge Sharon Zeller once ordered a speeder to clip newspaper articles about traffic accidents for a month and underline the names of victims.

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Two South Florida Lawyers Disbarred, 12 Disciplined

By Julie Kay |

The Florida Supreme Court has disciplined 12 South Florida lawyers, including two who were disbarred.

Judge Mary Barzee Flores

Barzee Flores Nominated to South Florida Federal Bench

By Review staff |

Stearns Weaver shareholder and former Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Mary Barzee Flores has been nominated to the South Florida federal bench.

Bar at Il Mulino New York inside the Acqualina

Power Lunch: Il Mulino, a Great Place to Make Multimillion-Dollar Deals

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Il Mulino New York in Sunny Isles Beach serves up a luxurious power lunch scene for real estate brokers trying to close multimillion-dollar deals.

Sunset falls over the Florida Supreme Court building

Florida Supreme Court Says Knowledge Key in Hit-and-Run Cases

By News Service of Florida |

Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady said "a willful violation can be established only if the driver had actual knowledge that a crash occurred."