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Do You Speak Legalese?

April 1 2017 Each profession has its own jargon but most professions rely on modern English as their base. Real estate and other transactional lawyers, those who…

Tax planning important for foreign purchasers of U.S. real estate

August 21 2013 It is no secret that the South Florida real estate market has been a buying opportunity for wealthy foreigners, in light of the decline in U.S. home…

Florida Legislature passes new revised Limited Liability Company Act

May 10 2013 On May 3, 2013, as the last piece of legislation to be enacted this session, the Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed the new Florida…

Editorial: qualifying for treaty benefits under the “derivative benefits” article

September 5 2014 Foreign persons are subject to U.S. federal income tax on a limited basis. Unlike U.S. persons who are subject to U.S. federal income tax on their…

JPMorgan Chase agrees to settle forced-placed insurance class-action lawsuit for $300 million

November 6 2013 JPMorgan Chase and Assurant Inc. recentlyagreed to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated in June 2012 for $300 million brought by a class of 1.3…

2022 Legislature Responds to Champlain Towers South Tragedy

June 3 2022 On May 26, 2022 — nearly a year after the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South—Florida enacted new legislation to address safety concerns for…

Crypto Companies, Investors Await Looming Regulations and Litigation Resolutions

May 25 2022 A staggering decline in value is not the only recent source of significant concern for cryptocurrency companies. In remarks made at the…

Cyber Insurance Policies May Not Cover Phishing Attack Funds Diversion

May 24 2022 The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals is considering an appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida…

SEC Proposes Rules Governing SPACs and De-SPAC Transactions

May 3 2022 The Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”) market is facing both a new set of rules and amendments to rules already in place…

The Crackdown on Digital Redlining

April 13 2022 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a non-profit focused on fostering healthy communities, defines digital redlining as “major network…