Special Reports (Legal)

Special Report: Intellectual Property

The Review takes a look at several IP issues, including design patents, a little-known specie of intellectual property protection that can provide a broad reach of protection if approached with adept legal advice.

Most Effective Lawyers 2015

By Review staff |

Welcome to the 11th running of the Daily Business Review's Most Effect Lawyers special report.

DBR Recognizes Top In-House Attorneys, Law Firm Litigators

The Daily Business Review is honoring five general counsel's offices and eight law firm litigation departments in an annual contest.

Managing Partners Overwhelmingly Optimistic About Future

By Julie Kay |

Florida managing partners see nothing but sunny skies these days, but they're prepared for challenges in the future, based on the Daily Business Review's annual managing partners survey.

Fantasy Sports: Rounding Up the Top Stories from the ALM Network

According to estimates, more than 57 million Americans play and wager on fantasy sports making it a $27B annual business. With the rise in popularity comes a slew of legal and workplace issues.

DBR Recognizes 20 'Women in Law' Legal Powerhouses

By Review staff |

Twenty honorees are honored at the Daily Business Review's second annual Women in Law recognition luncheon at the JW Marriott Miami.

Robert C. Furr

Lawyer Compensation: Billing Rates Remain Firm With Limited Increases

By Story by Mary Welch Research by Richard Hallman Special to the Review |

An overview of law firm compensation may show that a lawyer in South Florida probably has less of a chance at a substantial raise than a fast-food worker.

2015 Rising Stars: Leveraging Their Upbringing

By Noreen Marcus |

The 22 women and 18 men selected as Daily Business Review Rising Stars are mostly civil practitioners and law firm partners who've worked at more than one address since law school. They generally hold leadership or mentoring positions within their firms; if they're government lawyers, they shoulder supervisory duties.

Florida Law Almanac

Everything you need to know about the South Florida legal community with DBR's most popular special reports and compilations.

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

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.


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.

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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.