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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 […]

Immigration Alert: U.S. Covid-19 Travel Bans Lifted

On October 25, 2021, President Biden signed a new proclamation to advance the safe resumption of global travel to the United States in response to the 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 […]

Why OSU Could Not Get a Trademark for THE

As college football fans welcomed back the return of another season, there has been much to celebrate. The time-honored traditions of Saturdays spent tailgating or cheering in front of the television give us all something to get excited for. But one group of Buckeye fans got some bad news near the start of the season. […]

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Florida: Which Option Is Best for You?

Contested divorces in Florida seldom make sense, and here is why. Divorces are unlike a typical civil lawsuit. Unlike a breach of contract lawsuit, for example, there is no declared winner or loser in a contested divorce. In most cases, the judge will simply apply the same default rules at the conclusion of the trial […]

NFL and College Football Trademarks – Part 2

Many years ago, I wrote an article about using NFL trademarks, which can be found here. As a result of that article, and despite the advice in it, I continue to get many questions asking if an NFL logo can be used to sell something. Everything Except the Logo? Some people try to get crafty […]

How to Avoid “Notice of Contract” Legal Land Mines in Real Estate Deals

A common investor buyer practice, especially among wholesalers, is to file a document in the public records to preserve their contract rights and “cloud” the property’s title in case the seller fails to honor the contract. Investors are taught to file a “notice of contract” or similar document, which will turn up during a title […]

Five Widerman Malek Attorneys Selected as 2021 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Widerman Malek is excited to announce that five of our firm’s attorneys are honorees for the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers in the state are selected to appear on the list of Florida Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are selected […]

What Should Property Owners Know About Eminent Domain Case Requirements?

Eminent Domain Case Filing Before an Eminent Domain case can be filed and served against a property owner, the governmental or quasi-governmental entity taking the land, also known as the condemnor, must follow several requirements. The condemnor must have the authority to take land via eminent domain, have a public purpose for the taking and […]

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