The Benefits of Meditation in the Workplace

Companies are facing new and different challenges that were never considered in the past. Employee retention, increased government regulation, increased cost of legal compliance, global competition, political uncertainty and many other factors have created issues that owners have been forced … [Read More...]

BATTLING LLC MEMBERS – Why the Company’s Operating Agreement May Prevent You From Suing Another Member of Your LLC

The Third District Court of Appeal, in the matter Tulga Demir v. Georg Schollmeier, recently reversed a trial court’s final order granting summary judgment in favor of Appellee Georg Schollmeier. The appellate court held that the agreement governing the … [Read More...]

Weird Laws

Every state has them.  Odd laws and ordinances that, at some point in time made sense to someone, but are now entirely out of step with reality.  Not surprisingly, Florida is no exception and, in a season where the whole … [Read More...]

ADA Reform: Applying the Brakes on Drive-by Serial Plaintiffs Posing as Legitimate ADA Advocates

Over the last decade, there has been an influx of lawsuits for purported violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) being filed across the country, particularly in California and in Florida.1  Unfortunately, one … [Read More...]

SHOW ME THE BILLS! – Why Your Billing Records May Now Be Discoverable in an Attorneys’ Fees Dispute

The Florida Supreme Court, in the matter of Paton v. Geico Gen. Ins. Co. recently reviewed a decision of the Fourth District Court of Appeal quashing the trial court’s orders relating to attorney’s fees discovery propounded by Petitioner, Kelly … [Read More...]

US Treasury Department/FinCEN cracks down on luxury real estate in Miami and Manhattan

On January 13, 2016, the Treasury Department issued a release on new Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) for Miami and Manhattan- the focus- luxury real estate.  FinCEN is looking to obtain information on entities buying luxury real estate for cash- the … [Read More...]

Legal Issues to Consider in Performing Criminal Background Checks on Potential Employees

All businesses who conduct criminal background checks on potential employees should be mindful when determining how to use the background checks in making hiring decisions. While federal law places some limits on how employers can use criminal background checks in … [Read More...]

The American Rule

The American legal system has been, since its inception, adversarial.  This was the intention of its framers and is one of checks on both the judicial system and private citizens that prevents either one of them from using the courts … [Read More...]