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December 17, 2017

Politics & Law Archive

Florida's Top Lawyers Named by Peer Voting

The state's top lawyers are recognized in the 2016 edition of Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™. The list of 1,144 honorees includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys. read more >

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 >

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 >

Revising Florida's constitution

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

2014's biggest-impact law cases

We review Florida's 10 biggest law cases, from medical malpractice insurance caps to same sex marriage, judicial campaign rules and stand your ground rulings. read more >

John Morgan - Impact Player

The attorney left his stamp on Florida in 2014 by supporting Charlie Crist and marijuana. read more >

Law Firms: The makings of a merger

Fowler White Boggs and Pittsburgh's Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney discovered they had complementary objectives. read more >

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