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Join the Contractors University on September 19!

Join Board certified construction attorney, Ed Kinberg, for the upcoming Contractor’s University. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. September 19, 2018 Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne, Florida 32901 Contractors University promises to deliver practical advice on construction business practices. Rather than standard legal presentations, the University is a collaborative […]

The importance of having a Power of Attorney

Partner Jim Ippoliti explains the importance of having a Power of Attorney and a will.  Jim helps individuals and their families develop plans to ensure their health care wishes are honored.

Beginning the Patent Process

  Attorney Kelly Swartz explains the first steps in protecting your patent.  Patents are an invaluable piece of intellectual property.  Frequently sought after by Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike, a patent can protect your invention from reverse engineering and give you an advantage in the marketplace, as well as making your invention more attractive to […]

What Is Eminent Domain?

  Scott has vast experience in property rights law, especially in eminent domain litigation initiated by the Florida Department of Transportation, Pinellas, Pasco and Brevard Counties, all of which involved government authorized takings of private property for roadway, parks and utility purposes. His eminent domain experience was developed in both the public sector—where he handled […]

Title III American with Disabilities Act “Tester” Lawsuits

There is a problem happening throughout Florida which is affecting the rights of small business owners and taking advantage of the Title III American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This ongoing issue was prevalent in our recent case of Patricia Kennedy v. Rhoda Solano, et.al.   Our client owns and operates a small restaurant located in Cocoa […]

Mediation – An Overview

Mediation is the process of bringing two parties (or more) together to resolve a dispute or conflict. In law, mediation is used as a tool to help settle cases by bringing the parties together. Mediation is conducted by a neutral third party professional called a mediator.  Often, mediators are retired judges or lawyers who have […]

Timeliness To Report Breach of Data

In the protest of First Financial Associates, Inc. File: B-415713; B-415713.2, the GAO was looking at provision regarding the timeliness requirements for reporting a data breach. The protester’s proposal stated it would provide notice within 12 hours. The protester was rated as marginal based on its “lengthy” reporting period which was also inconsistent with the […]

A Primer for Employers: Recognizing and Stopping Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Most employers know that both federal and state law prohibit discrimination against persons on the basis of or on account of their gender.  This is called sex discrimination, and is expressly prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and various state anti-discrimination laws such as the Florida Civil Rights […]

Federal Court Strikes Down DOL “White Collar” Overtime Final Rule

On August 31, 2017, Federal District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant struck down the Department of Labor (“DOL”) Final Rule that would have categorically increased overtime eligibility by more than doubling the salary threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)’s “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees from $455 per week ($23,660 […]

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