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Florida Medicare/Medicaid Certified Providers at a Crossroads; Conflict Between Federal and Florida Law on the CMS Vaccination Mandate

Published: November 26th, 2021

By: Nichole M. Mooney

On November 18, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation, effective immediately, designed to limit COVID-19 vaccination mandates by or required for private employers. Florida Statute § 381.00317, was enacted to “stop the coercion” of the recent federal rules requiring employers to mandate employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new Florida law does prohibit vaccination mandates. […]

What’s Hidden in the New NCAA Athlete Endorsement Rules? Intellectual Property Considerations

Published: August 5th, 2021

By: David P. Hathaway

A new world in college athletics opened up on July 1 when a Florida law went into effect that allows student-athletes to accept payment for the use of their name, image or likeness. On the same day, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body for college athletics, announced it was suspending its rules […]

Florida’s Foreclosure Moratorium Has Ended. What Now?

Published: November 23rd, 2020

By: Leslie S. White

Florida’s moratorium on residential foreclosures expired at midnight on Sept. 30, 2020, when Gov. Ron DeSantis did not extend his previous orders that stopped both foreclosures and evictions that were related to COVID-19. This ends a long period of uncertainty for lenders and landlords that began with the governor’s first order in April. Since personal […]

Small Business Shareholder Litigation: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Published: July 21st, 2020

By: A. Felipe Guerrero

As a business litigation attorney, Dean Mead Shareholder A. Felipe Guerrero sees a lot of business divorces. Guerrero says a typical situation he sees is a business with two shareholders, one with a majority interest that allows that person to make decisions for the business. They may have come together with the enthusiasm generated by […]

Security Company Not Liable for Pulse Shooting

Published: April 7th, 2020

By: Michael J. Furbush

On April 1, 2020, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld the dismissal of a negligence suit brought by victims of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub against the security company that employed the shooter, Omar Mateen.  The court ruled that the employer, G4S, did not owe a legal duty to protect the plaintiffs from […]

New Bankruptcy Laws Offer Immediate Relief for Farmers and Veterans

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Published: March 12th, 2020

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

Three new bankruptcy laws that are designed to assist family farmers, military veterans, reservists and National Guard members received broad bipartisan support and have been enacted recently. These amendments to the Bankruptcy Code are designed to provide greater access to the bankruptcy courts, streamline the bankruptcy process, and honor farmers and members of the military […]

New Bankruptcy Law Provides Restructuring Option Specifically for Small Businesses

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Published: February 6th, 2020

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

On February 19, 2020, a new law will go into effect that marks the most significant change to the Bankruptcy Code since the passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005. The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) received broad bipartisan support from Congress and offers meaningful relief to small business owners by accommodating […]

Dan Russell Discusses Law and Policy of Marijuana in Florida

Published: January 24th, 2020

By: Daniel R. Russell

We are excited to highlight of counsel Daniel R. Russell as a panelist in the Federalist Society’s 2020 Florida Chapters Conference. The sixth annual conference will be held Friday, January 31 through Saturday, February 1 in Orlando at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Russell focuses his practice on civil and administrative litigation, government relations […]