February 27, 2015

Politics & Law

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 »
Published on 1/28/2015

Giant slayer: Florida attorney takes on Goliaths

Attorney Andrew C. Hall has gained a reputation for taking on complex commercial cases against, at times, whole countries. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

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 »
Published on 12/26/2014

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 »
Published on 12/26/2014

John Morgan - Impact Player

The attorney left his stamp on Florida in 2014 by supporting Charlie Crist and marijuana. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

Law Firms: The makings of a merger

A September 2013 phone call between two old friends set into motion the merger that has created one of the 100 largest firms in the nation. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Florida attorneys find rewards in pro bono work

Karen Meyer Buesing's work with the poor earns her the Bar's highest pro bono award. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Florida's Legal Leaders (alphabetical list)

All 1,165 attorneys named "Florida's Legal Elite," in 2014, listed alphabetically. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2014

Legal Elite Profile: Barry A. Stein

Read a profile of this Legal Elite attorney. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2014

Legal Elite Profile: S. Cary Gaylord

Read a profile of this Legal Elite attorney. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2014

Legal Elite Profile: Jeffrey "Jack" Gordon

Read a profile of this Legal Elite attorney. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2014

The nuances of Florida's ‘stand your ground' law

The debate over Florida's 'stand your ground' law has moved to the ivory tower. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Spending big on lobbyists in Florida

A list of last year's biggest spenders... Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Florida attorney moves to a different drum beat

Attorney Paul Quin's previous career is music to many of his clients' ears. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Gambling in Florida: Don't bet on it

Florida's gaming laws are a mess, but in an election year, with powerful interests on all sides, lawmakers may not try to make comprehensive changes. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Florida's Budget

Florida lawmakers expect to have at least $1.5 billion more to spend than they did last year. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Contempt of court: Florida's unruly lawyers

The state's judiciary system steps up its efforts to discourage unprofessional behavior. By the late 1980s, complaints about rude and unprofessional behavior among Florida lawyers had become so frequent that the Florida Bar created a task force to study the problem. After seven years of research, the committee issued a report that described the state of professionalism among lawyers as being in “steep decline.” Read more »
Published on 1/31/2014

Governor Scott announces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Lieutenant Governor

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he is appointing Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Lieutenant Governor. Read more »
Published on 1/14/2014

Craft beer brewers go head to head with beer distributors

As craft breweries have gained a foothold in Florida, they're pushing for legal changes that irk big, established beer distributors. Read more »
Published on 1/2/2014

Blockbuster law cases with lasting significance

Some of the most significant law cases in Florida in 2013. Read more »
Published on 1/2/2014

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