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Rendering of Pegasus at Gulfstream Park

dbrTV: You Don't See This Everyday on a Construction Site

With more than 150,000 construction site injuries a year, companies like Skanska are trying to do something about it.

Rendering of Brickell View Terrace

Affordable Housing on Brickell? Say Hi to Brickell View Terrace

With all the luxury condos being built, land prices are soaring making it difficult for the average person to afford a condo. Affordable housing developers must find creative ways to get their projects done.

dbrTV Video: South Florida's Changing Boutique Hotel Market

By John P. Hernandez |

As investors pour billions into Miami's real estate market, boutique hotel popularity is soaring and the appetite for them is changing that segment of the hospitality market. Under the new owners, many boutique hotels are developing a unique identity.

Broward County Court Judge John Hurley

Watch: Judge John Hurley's Reaction Is Priceless After 'Bedridden' Man Walks

Carl Funk was arrested on a five-year-old warrant for trespassing and having an open container of alcohol. He claimed he couldn't afford Judge Hurley's initial $100 bail offer because he was "bedridden." Hurley ordered Funk to not drink Budweiser. What happened next was priceless.

A Conversation With Broward College President David Armstrong

A candid conversation with Edward Pozzuoli, President of Fort Lauderdale-based law firm Tripp Scott and David Armstrong, President of Broward College.

Shari Ben Moussa

dbrTV: What Does It Take To Make Partner? These Three Know

Three South Florida new law firm partners sit down with dbrTV to discuss the ups and downs of the partner track.

Bob Swindell

A Conversation With Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance's Bob Swindell

Bob Swindell, president & CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance sits down with Edward Pozzuoli, President of Fort Lauderdale based law firm Tripp Scott, to discuss economic development in Broward County.

Chip LaMarca

A Conversation With Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca

Edward J. Pozzuoli, President of Fort Lauderdale based law firm Tripp Scott, sits down with Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca to talk about the local economy and how the commercial and residential real estate market is coming back in Broward County.

Delta Airlines

Why Are Your Frequent Flyer Miles Now Worth Less?

Delta members looking to book a business-class trip using their skymiles could be in for an unwelcome surprise.

Marquis at 1100 Biscayne Blvd.

Slideshow: The Marquis

This penthouse unit on the 61st Floor of 1100 Biscayne Boulevard, also known as the Marquis Residences, shattered record square foot sales prices for the area when it recently traded hands at $2.675 million, some $717 per square foot. The sale, to the scion of billionaire Russian family, highlights increasing interest in the strip of Biscayne Boulevard across from the newly baptized Museum Park.

dbrTV: A Conversation With Terry Stiles

This is a first in an occasional series of conversations with South Florida business and civic news makers on public and private sector issues. The video was produced by the Fort Lauderdale-based law firm of Tripp Scott.

Is Edgewater Miami's Next Design District?

Once a downtrodden and undervalued neighborhood, this pocket just north of downtown Miami is undergoing a quiet transformation. A similar makeover that a decade ago began to convert the nearby Design District into a luxurious shopping destination, is now taking shape in Edgewater.

U.S. Latin America Legal Summit 2013

dbrTV reporter Julie Kay reports from the first annual U.S. Latin America Legal Summit at the Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove.

dbrTV: South Florida's Residential Real Estate Sector 2013

The phrase "seller's market" would be an understatement when describing South Florida's residential real estate sector in 2013.

The Bond Part II: James Bond on Brickell Ave

dbrTV spoke to Ramon Alonso, senior partner with Loguer Design, about the inspiration behind The Bond. In this part, Alonso details four areas of what will be Brickell's newest condo tower.

The Bond Part I: James Bond on Brickell Ave

The Bond will be the latest addition to the towering Brickell skyline. dbrTV spoke to Ramon Alonso, senior partner with Loguer Design, about the inspiration behind the condo tower.

"The Times They Are a-Changin'" for Law School Grads

dbrTV visited FIU Law School and spoke to four students about the prospects and challenges they face trying to land jobs after graduating from law school.

FPL Makes Way For Clean Energy Center At Port Everglades

Watch the video of FPL demolishing its 1960s-era Port Everglades Power Plant. FPL will build a new, more fuel efficient plant that runs on clean, low-cost natural gas.

dbrTV: The Foreclosure Impact

dbrTV spoke with Ron Shuffield, Esslinger Wooten Maxwell president about how the residential real estate sector has recovered in South Florida but the impact of foreclosures is still weighing on the area.

dbrTV: Review 100

dbrTV's Julie Kay speaks with Pedro Jimenez, partner-in-charge of Jones Day's new office in Miami. The global firm, one of the largest in he country, hopes to expand it's share in the lucrative South American market.

dbrTV: Another Condo Boom?

As more cranes sprout up, clogging the Miami skyline, dbrTV's Eric Kalis speaks with Condo Vultures founder Peter Zalewski about the latest preconstruction, condo development cycle. Could we be seeing another boom?

dbrTV: What Exactly Are Public-Private Partnerships

dbrTV reporter Paola Iuspa-Abbott talks about why PPR's have become popular to fund massive infrastructure projects and how some PPR's don't always turn out as promised.

dbrTV: Sports and Entertainment Law

Launching our new regular series, dbrTV spoke to sports and entertainment lawyer Rich Rappaport about the upcoming ABA Symposium on sports and entertainment law and how Miami has become a hotbed for this activity.

Focus Latin America: Law Firms Spreading South

dbrTV spoke to three attorneys about how law firms are looking south to Latin America and forming practices throughout the region.

John Pacenti's Federal Courts Report For May 23

John covers two recent conferences, one about money laundering and corruption, the other on health care fraud. John also talks about a brouhaha in the area of legal blogs. If you are a reader of one, you'll want to see this.

John Pacenti's Federal Courts Report for May 16

In this episode, John offers readers a buffet of tasty litigation stories in federal court ranging from robotic garages, the U.S. Supreme Court and Donald Trump.

John Pacenti's Federal Courts Report for May 9

Religion has been used for some pretty nefarious things over the course of history. But two South Florida landlords may have actually found a new low.

John Pacenti's Federal Courts Report for May 2

In this week's episode, CEO's are finding more and more that their golden parachutes won't open in bankruptcy.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for April 25

It was a stressful week for America. Now that the nightmare is over, the politics and finger pointing begin. In this episode John calls for level-headed people and the authorities to do their jobs. Everyone else needs to chill.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for April 18

Blackberry users, you might want to skip this week's episode as John takes some of his frustrations out as the technology in cell phones these days are fraught with litigation.

Retail Guide 2013: Filling class B and C space

dbrTV spoke with Jacob Shprecher, vice president of Current Capital Group about how landlords are luring tenants into class B and C space and what Current Capital Group is doing specifically.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for April 11

John Pacenti is back and you won't want to miss this episode full of drama and Spanish soap opera heroines. John discusses the case of Telemundo's telenovela El Rostro de Analia.

Business Advisory Board April 2013

The DBR's quarterly business advisory board roundtable held at the Bankers Club in Downtown Miami.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for March 21

In this episode, John takes on the persona of Vito Corleone in the Godfather to discuss the "lack of respect" he has been shown thanks to falling viewership.

dbrTV sponsored by The Arias Law Group

Brickell Bay Office Tower's Christian Driussi

In a tough and competitive office market, dbrTV spoke with Brickell Bay Office Tower leasing director Christian Driussi on strategies he’s used to get his building nearly 100% leased.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for March 14

In this episode, John's got some drugs for you. Well, actually, he doesn't, but Walgreen's does and the DEA doesn't like it one bit. John does wonder though, is it ok to discipline someone with a Taco Bell burrito?

In starting their own firm, Ari Tenzer and Juan Delgado take inspiration from the Miami Heat

Ari Tenzer and Juan Delgado take great pride in being "huge Miami Heat fans" saying it embodies what their firm is all about. "If you put the right people together, in the right circumstances on the same team, there are no limits."

John Pacenti's federal courts report for March 7

In this week's episode, John goes back in time, like a scene from The Twilight Zone, where racism is alive and kicking, only John didn't go back in time, reporting on the recent EEOC complaint about racism here in Miami.

Norman Braman's tipping point

dbrTV spoke to auto magnate, Miami activist and very opinionated Norman Braman on why, public funding for sport stadiums, is his tipping point issue.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for Feb. 28

In this episode, John asks, "What could be worse than the fox guarding the hen house?" That's what attorneys are asking in the bankruptcy liquidation plan to reimburse Scott Rothstein's Ponzi victims.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for Feb. 21

More craziness on the federal beat. John, in this episode, talks about the dramatic testimony in the Mutual Benefits case, the terror trial of Hafiz Khan and rabble-rousing photo journalist Carlos Miller.

Sweetwater Part III: What annexing Dolphin Mall means to the city

Sweetwater mayor Manuel Maroño's quest to transform Sweetwater into a "university city" and change the city's image, got a huge boost by annexing Dolphin Mall and the industrial areas surrounding it.

A conversation with Stephen Wood

Stephen Wood is the chief marketing strategist for North America for Russell Investments. He sat down with Editor-in-Chief David Lyons for a candid conversation.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for Feb. 14

After a tough week on the beat, in this episode John Pacenti channels Scarlet O'hara and Ronald Reagan while talking about the deposition of Marc Levinson and a fuming federal magistrate.

Sweetwater Part I: Partnership with FIU

Sweetwater mayor Manuel Maroño is in his third term but in the first phase of his plan to turn Sweetwater into a "university city." Through a partnership with Florida International University, a new student housing facility is being built in Sweetwater.

Sweetwater Part II: Enhancing and maximizing connections

Florida International University and Sweetwater mayor Manuel Maroño have a vision to transform FIU and Sweetwater into a vibrant, urban, mixed-use place that enhances and maximizes connections between Sweetwater and FIU to boost regional economic development and growth to both.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for Feb. 7

Channeling Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross, in this week's episode, John talks about the Church of Scientology, Kim Rothstein, Nevin Shapiro and Miccosukkee litigation.

Sea level rise impact

See this slideshow, narrated by DBR reoporter Paola Iuspa-Abbott on the impact of sea level rise and what coastal cities are doing about it.

Pacenti's federal courts report for Jan. 31

In this week's episode, John brings the Nevin Shapiro and UM case to the forefront and talks about Marika Tolz, who says her sentenced should be reduced because Scooter Libby was pardoned. She's serious too.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for Jan. 24

In this episode, John covers a busy week, most notably the dismissal of charges against a muslim cleric charged with supporting the Taliban. On the lighter side, John talks about strip clubs suing San Antonio. You'll want to see that.

Muslim cleric Izhar Khan discusses his case

A judge dismissed charges against Izhar Khan, who was charged in a terrorism case with financially supporting the Pakistan Taliban. He discusses the case, with his attorney Joseph Rosenbaum.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for Jan. 17

In this week's episode, we go south of the border to Ecuador. John tells the story of two Ecuadorian banking brothers accused in a civil lawsuit with absconding as much as $600 million. The brothers say blame the corrupt government.

John Pacenti's federal courts report for Jan. 10

In this first episode of the year, John thanks Alabama for rolling Notre Dame and putting some extra money in his pocket before getting into Kim Rothstein pleading guilty, a federal judge going off on the government and continued Miccosukee litigation.

Elwoods Pub: An authentic English pub in downtown Miami

Why would anyone open an authentic English pub on a not so glamorous downtown Miami side street? Surrounded by lawyers, developers and other professionals, this is the story of Lewis and Lorry Woods, in their words, why they did.

Elwoods Pub: The menu

Lewis and Lorry, but mostly Cliff, talk about the menu. Cliff gets sentimental explaining how all the food is his mom, Lorry's recipes.

Elwoods Pub: How they got the name

Lewis, Lorry and Cliff talk about how they came to name their pub Elwoods. Cliff tells one story and Lewis tells a different one.

Elwoods Pub: The beer selection

Lewis, Lorry and Cliff talk about how they decide the beer selection at Elwoods, how you always have to have the "safe" beers but can also have beers no one has heard of, which is one way to keep customers coming back.

Business Advisory Board: The year ahead

South Florida's declining unemployment rate could fall further in 2013 unless the federal government's fiscal policy becomes so austere that it throws the economy into reverse, was one of many issues discussed at our latest meeting of the Business Advisory Board.