Special Reports (Legal)

Improved Economy Lifts Compensation for Florida's Best-Paid General Counsel

By Mike Seemuth |

Pay raises for corporate general counsel are hardly automatic. Incentive pay, bonus income and stock awards tend to ebb and flow from year to year.

Special Report: Cuba

By Julie Kay |

For more than a year, no bank was willing to become Cuba's official bank in the United States--until a small community bank based in Pompano Beach stepped up.

Personal Injury Special Report

Our experts take on what implications does discovery from Facebook and social media have on personal injury cases, can landlords help protect tenants from targeted attacks and how travelers can use a simple tip to protect themselves when accidents strike abroad.

Robert Philipson, CEO, Legal-eze (far right) and members of his support team.

Litigation Support: Litigators Get Tech-Savvy to Stay Ahead

By Noreen Marcus |

Depending on the size and importance of a case, litigators and their firms are staking significant resources on sophisticated gadgetry and the personnel and vendors who supply it.

Cuban flag hangs in the doorway to the Museo de Arte Colonial.

Focus Latin America: Is Cuba Open for Business?

American companies are eager to work in Cuba, but legal experts warn that many risks remain. Businesses and law firms across the country are trying to figure out a way to grab a piece of the Cuban pie. However, some with experience on Cuba are wary.

Top Dealmakers of the Year 2015

The Daily Business Review recognizes the people who made the biggest and most complex deals of 2014.

Review-100-article.616x372

Review 100

By Review staff |

What's the recipe for growth for law firms? Try specializing in insurance and business defense work, just ask Quintairos, Prieto. The nursing home defense firm is the biggest firm no one's heard of.

Cuba

What If? Trademarks and a Possible End to the Cuban Embargo

By David Friedland |

With monumental changes on the horizon as diplomatic discussions focus on the potential end of the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba, one of the issues to watch is trademarks.

New Partners 2013: Big Law refugees go out on their own

By Julie Kay and research by Vala Lopez |

Partners and veteran associates of large law firms are increasingly launching their own shops. The lure: More career control, the promise of better pay, and a chance to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit.

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.

Family Law: Same-Sex Marriage Brings Legal Twists

We take a look at the new frontier same-sex marriage opens in tort law, the pitfalls of divorce now at play for same-sex couples, long overdue alimony reforms and if business entities should be added to divorce proceedings.

Hacker waiting for something with binary code in background

Healthcare Law: From Cyber Crime to Data Security, Companies Need to Figure Out a Healthy Balance

Health care records, cyber crime, data security and Florida's need for telemedicine rules are among the many topics covered in our special report.

Diversity Scorecard 2015

By Review staff |

Our annual look at diversity among South Florida law firms. This year, we focus on law firms catering to working moms and a law firm that is as diverse as South Florida.

Obamacare website

More Than a Year in, Obamacare a Confusing Numbers Game

By John Pacenti |

Attorneys representing businesses facing new mandates under the Affordable Care Act are serving these days as part legal counsel and part psychologist.

People of the Year for 2014

By Review staff |

Welcome to South Florida, 2014. As in most years, celebrities left their marks. Here are 25 of the most interesting celebrity cases of the year.

The 10th Annual Most Effective Lawyers 2014

Most Effective Lawyers recognizes the good work performed by those in the DBR’s largest reader group, South Florida lawyers. So much is written all year long—positive, not so positive and neutral. This is the time to focus on the positive.

Looking Ahead to 2015

By Review staff |

Your glimpse into the future as we take a look at what 2015 has in store for the Florida Supreme Court, legislature, the courts and Latin America.

Legal Department of the Year for 2014

By Review staff |

There was a common element among all of this year's winners. Each department benefits from the presence of strong leaders assisted by lawyers who are highly committed to their jobs, the goals of their companies and the clients or customers their companies serve.

Managing Partners Survey 2014: Optimistic Law Firms Have Expansion Mindset

By Julie Kay |

South Florida managing partners are expressing unprecedented optimism about the future of the legal industry, a clear sign the economic recovery is in full swing.

Women in Law: Women Honored for South Florida Legal Accomplishments

The Daily Business Review presents the Women in Law recognition program, honoring women who have made a mark on the South Florida legal community.

Lawyer Compensation Holds the Line

By Mary Hladky |

Despite a stronger economy, law firms are reluctant to raise rates on cost-conscious clients.

The 2014 Rising Stars

The Daily Business Review is proud to announce our second class of Rising Stars—a selection of young South Florida lawyers who are making a difference in the community and will continue to do so in the future.

Special Report: Arbitration and Mediation

Common sense, an inquisitive mind and interpersonal skills are essential for success as a neutral.