September 27, 2022

Politics & Law

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

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'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

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 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

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

Blockbuster law cases with lasting significance

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

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

Wet Suits: Scuba diving lawyers

David Black was 7 the first time he saw someone pull on a wet suit and jump into the Atlantic Ocean. Read more »
Published on 12/20/2013

Data driven: Brecht Heuchan makes data-crunching software for lobbyists

Brecht Heuchan, a lobbyist and political consultant, has developed a data-mining tool that takes much of the guesswork out of the political money chase. Heuchan's web-based software system, Contribution Link, combines 400,000 publicly available state-level donor records with layers of other demographic, geographic and marketing data to help candidates and their fundraising professionals create strategically targeted fundraising lists. Read more »
Published on 12/17/2013

Biggest engineering firms in Florida

Ranked by number of Florida employees Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

Developing Story

A 20-year legal battle over a water management district's condition for development is over — sort of. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2013

State Capital: Florida's millionaire lawmakers

The net worth of Florida's wealthiest senators and representatives. Read more »
Published on 9/9/2013

Crime & punishment: Changes at Florida Dept. of Corrections

The Smart Justice movement has spurred criminal justice overhauls in some states, including Georgia. In Florida, reform is happening in fits and starts. Read more »
Published on 8/12/2013

Priorities for Eugene Pettis, new president of the Florida Bar

Eugene Pettis hopes to impart a sense of service through his presidency of the Bar. Read more »
Published on 8/7/2013

High hopes for Democratic Chairwoman Allison Tant

Florida Democrats are counting on new party Chairwoman Allison Tant to close the fundraising gap. Read more »
Published on 6/13/2013

Senator Mel Martinez speculates on Jeb vs. Rubio

Senator Mel Martinez, Chairman of the Southeast and Latin America, JPMorgan Chase & Co., discusses whether Jeb Bush will go head-to-head with Marco Rubio in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Read more »
Published on 6/5/2013

Evolution at Holland & Knight

Holland & Knight Managing Partner Steven Sonberg starts his second five-year term on better footing than the first. Read more »
Published on 6/5/2013

Senator Mel Martinez chats with Florida Trend

Senator Mel Martinez, Chairman of the Southeast and Latin America, JPMorgan Chase & Co., talks about JPMorgan Chase's Florida expansion, growth in the sunshine state and Florida's evolving workforce. Read more »
Published on 6/4/2013

Spot check: Brief legal consultations help small businesses

'Issue spotting' gives business owners affordable access to attorneys. Read more »
Published on 5/14/2013

Bono Fide - Florida's Pro Bono Stars

The Bar is pushing attorneys to donate more hours, but the going is slow. Read more »
Published on 4/18/2013

Other 2013 Pro Bono Awards

Bruce Blackwell, Jennings Brinson, Mary Brook... Read more »
Published on 4/18/2013

Florida's Top Lobbying Firms

Lobbyists are required to report revenue in a range, rather than exact figures. Only Florida locations listed. Read more »
Published on 3/15/2013

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Food halls bring variety of flavors to Miami diners
Food halls bring variety of flavors to Miami diners

Visit three Miami food halls -- 1-800-Lucky, Shoma Bazaar and Time Out Market -- and hear from chefs and owners about how camaraderie between vendors changes customers' dining experiences.

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