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May 26, 2018

Politics & Law Archive

Impact cases: Florida's biggest law cases

Decisions in several big lawsuits reverberated throughout the state this year. read more >

A shift at Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal

The 1st District Court of Appeal is considered the most important because it covers the state capital. read more >

High-tech law & intellectual property

Lawyers who specialize in patent, trademark, copyright and other intellectual property disputes are in high demand as the innovation economy grows in Florida. read more >

A new line of business: Legal funding

Attorneys Elizabeth and Michael Pekins decided to start Momentum Funding shortly after both sensed an opportunity. read more >

Lawsuits on credit: Funding litigation in Florida

Companies and law firms are turning to third-party funders to pay for expensive lawsuits or to give them advances on settlements that haven't been paid yet. read more >

Schifino Becomes The Florida Bar's 68th President

Tampa attorney William J. Schifino, Jr. was sworn in as the 68th president of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention on June 15 to 18 in Orlando. read more >

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 Eliteā„¢. 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 >

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