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 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.
A landlord-tenant standoff at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is headed into mediation.
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.
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.
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.
An ultra-luxury condominium tower in Surfside lands a $90 million construction loan with help from Hunton & Williams.
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?
The Daily Business Review is recognizing 20 young lawyers at its annual Professional Excellence awards event.
South Florida attorneys won a $46.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice case.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 verdict reached Monday is the largest jury award ever for the city of Ocala and plaintiffs lawyers are confident they'll collect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A bill working its way through the Florida legislature could reduce the cost of doing business for condominium associations, but critics raise safety concerns.
Ofonedu-Ime Goodwyn strives to balance fatherhood with serving as a commercial transactions associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson.
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.
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 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.
A Jupiter general contractor allegedly sent his father's caregiver to attend mediation on his behalf in a construction defect case.
Attorney Steven M. Siegfried has a reputation for mentoring lawyers and advancing the practice of construction law.
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.
Prosecutors indicted 16 South Floridians among 17 people accused of operating a vertically integrated mortgage fraud.
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.
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.
Legal giant David Boies is going after Backpage.com for its alleged involvement in child sex trafficking.
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.
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.
Third District Court of Appeal Judge Linda Ann Wells will retire March 31.
Criminal law experts foresee shifts in the Department of Justice's enforcement priorities during the Trump administration.
Big law is interested in Florida's medical marijuana industry as a new source of business.
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."
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.
The Florida Supreme Court hears arguments about whether a Miami civilian police review board should be stripped of subpoena powers.
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.
A state appellate court reversed itself on the application of Florida's lis pendens statute after a rehearing supported by several amicus briefs.
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.
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.
Former U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers and other courtwatchers gave their perspective on the nomination and confirmation process.
The rap star is suing his former law firm over a $7 million loss to a Miami legal team representing a Pembroke Pines woman.
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.
Foreclosure defense attorney Bruce Jacobs is taking on a new role in a Miami-Dade courtroom: political maneuverer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Boies Schiller Flexner partner receives the award at the American Bar Association's midyear meeting next month.
Within the last month and a half, Cleary Gottlieb has represented parties in $3 billion in M&As and $5 billion in securities offerings.
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.
An attorney held at gunpoint now helps nonprofits.
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.
Recently retired Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Genden is taking on a new role as a mediator.
An industry nuance tipped the scales for a real estate agent looking to collect an $80,000 sales commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attorneys reflect on the court battles that played a role in ending the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
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.
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.