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Widerman Malek Client, Carol Craig, Featured on Good Morning America

On Monday, November 14, 2022, Carol Craig, Founder and CEO of Sidus Space, was featured on Good Morning America during their Trailblazing Women series. This series focuses on women that are breaking barriers in various industries and serving as examples/role models to younger women. This feature was very special to the Widerman Malek team as […]

Nine WM Attorneys Named 2022 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce nine of the firm’s attorneys have been selected to the list of 2022 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than 5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected to appear on the list of Florida Super Lawyers, and no more 2.5 percent are selected to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Florida Supreme Court Adopts Federal Summary Judgment Standard

On April 29, 2021, the Florida Supreme Court decided that Florida will now follow the federal summary judgment standard and adopt the text of the federal summary judgment rule as opposed to crafting a new Florida-specific rule. However, the court did make one minor change, which includes that a court “shall,” as opposed to the […]

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