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Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

We would like to take a moment to introduce you to the recently renamed, but same passionate attorney, Jessica Honeycutt! Our “formerly-known-as” Jessica Page focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation and civil matters. She works with individuals and companies to protect their brands and businesses against trademark, copyright and patent infringement, so they can […]

Common Estate Misunderstandings

People often wonder what they are entitled to see after a family member passes away or sometimes before, whether it is a power of attorney, living will, will, financial documents, etc.  So what are you entitled to and when?  The answer, like many legal answers is, it depends.  On what?  Well, is the person alive?  […]

Why are Patents Important? Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Many people ask, “Are patents worth getting and what substantial benefits do they offer?”  The answer is unequivocally, yes.  The advantages of obtaining a patent almost always outweigh the potential complications that may arise if one is not secured. Especially if you plan to manufacture and sell your product on your own, a patent helps […]

Contracts, Doctors, and Common Mistakes: What You Should Know

As a medical practitioner, the last thing you should want or need to worry about is what may be in your employment agreements. Your years of schooling, testing, training, and keeping society healthy should be your dominant focus without the added stress of whether your practice and business contracts are set-up properly to protect you. […]

Happy World IP Day!

What Is a Partition Action?

A partition action is one brought under chapter 64 of Florida Statutes. It is brought when there are multiple co-owners of a piece of property who cannot decide what to do with the property. In a partition action, the court can divide the property up among the various co-owners or the court can order the […]

Johansson v. The Walt Disney Company, A Contracts Cautionary Tale

The litigation between Scarlett Johansson and Disney settled with undisclosed terms but the fons et origo* of the dispute is a contracts cautionary tale. Generally, each party to a contract should have a clear understanding of the terms of the agreement. It should be easy for a party to a contract to articulate what they […]

The Danger of Guardianships

Musician Britney Spears, Artist Peter Max, and the Netflix movie “I Care a Lot” are a few of the headliners related to guardianships and conservatorships lately.  The picture they paint is a bit of a scary one and one that is often avoidable.  The picture is also one that is unusual, at least in my […]

COVID-19 and Contracting with the Feds – 8 Things Florida Businesses Need to Know

On hold for now. The requirements of federal contractors and subcontractors under Executive Order 14042 – Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (“EO – 14042”) issued September 9, 2021 and updated December 13, 2021 and the Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (“Guidance”) issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force […]

Global Travel Resumes – A Guide on Travel Requirements for Immigrants

The Biden administration has signed a new proclamation stating it is safe to resume global travel to the United States following worldwide easement of COVID-19 restrictions.  In the proclamation, President Biden revoked the previous COVID-19 country-specific suspensions and limitations on entry into the U.S. enacted under the previous four presidential proclamations, dating back to January […]

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