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July 29, 2016

Politics & Law Archive

Legal Elite Government and Non-Profit Attorneys

These lawyers are the top vote recipients among attorneys employed by municipal, county, state or regional government agencies and non-profit organizations. read more >

Peer recognition program honors Florida's top attorneys

Now in its 13th year, Florida Legal Elite presents a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers. read more >

David Hirschberg

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Crystal Spencer

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The bed tax never sleeps in Florida

How tourist development taxes should be used has become a running battle in Tallahassee. read more >

Avoid a fracas with collaborative divorce

Collaborative divorce is catching on as a less expensive option. read more >

Taxing corporations: Is a 2011 tax incentive working?

A number of states have started changing the way they tax corporations. read more >

Running the numbers: Using analytics to gain a legal edge

Members of the legal profession are increasingly adopting the use of data analytics. read more >

Revising Florida's constitution

Work is beginning on forming the state's next Constitutional Revision Committee. read more >

Big lobbying firms in Florida wear multiple hats

Lobbying firms with many clients can sometimes find themselves on both sides of an issue. read more >

The 2016 Florida Legislature: Once more with feeling

For Florida lawmakers, the year brings with it the chance to take a mulligan. read more >

Setting the pace: Lawyer Erin Deady is an environmental steward

Erin Deady's love of the environment led her into law. read more >

Fighting words: The First Amendment and anonymous online speech

Does the First Amendment protect anonymous online speech if it's not true? Tampa attorney Deborah L. Thomson aims to find out. She herself has been the target of what she claims is an untrue anonymous posting. read more >

Court-Ordered Protection

The direct-support organization that runs the University of Central Florida's athletics department is entitled to the same sovereign immunity protections as the university itself... read more >

Jon H. Gutmacher on lawyers, guns and poetry

Attorney Jon H. Gutmacher is among the state's top legal experts on gun and self-defense laws. read more >

An exit interview with Gray Swoope

Gray Swoope reflects on his four-year tenure as the state's main economic recruiter. read more >

Loophole: Holding companies use law to avoid paying taxes

The Legislature's 1971 effort to tax fairly has become a law of unintended consequences. read more >

Giant slayer

Attorney Andrew C. Hall has gained a reputation for taking on complex commercial cases against, at times, whole countries. read more >

Florida's Supreme Court in transition

Gov. Rick Scott could appoint four new justices to the Florida Supreme Court during his second term. read more >

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