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Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Miami, FL 33131, United States
Contact: Marlisa B. Serrano, Senior Media Relations Manager
Phone: 305.374.5600
Fax: 305.374.5095
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Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
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  • Taxation
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  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • California
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Senate Healthcare Bill Released for Public Review

Just over four weeks after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score of the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), the bill passed by a narrow margin in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate released ‘The…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Episode 16: Innovations in Recruitment: How Tech is Changing How Companies Hire [Audio]

Matt welcomes Claire McTaggart, founder of job-matching technology platform SquarePeg, to discuss the increased role of tech and predictive modeling in the area of human resources and talent acquisition; the importance of…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court: Disparaging Speech Protected By First Amendment Lanham Section 2(a) Unconstitutional: A Win for the Slants and the Skins

In a unanimous (albeit fractured) decision written by Justice Alito, the United States Supreme struck down a provision of the Lanham (Trademark) Act barring registration of “disparaging” trademarks, handing a victory to…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

New Ruling Limits "Forum Shopping" In Mass Action Cases And Has Potentially Significant Implications For Class Actions

On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued the latest in a line of decisions that began in 2011 which has restricted the exercise of personal jurisdiction over corporate defendants by state and federal courts. In…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Your Workplace

Are racial issues, religious differences, and gender norms creating tension in your workplace? Are the caustic exchanges so evident in news coverage today starting to crop up in the office? Are employees complaining of…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Will Not Include Changes to Tax Exempt Hospitals’ 501(r) Charitable Care Obligations

While the Senate Budget Committee works to draft legislation to reconcile the American Health Care Act, the repeal and replace bill passed by the House, there is no expectation of a repeal of the charitable care obligations…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Nonprofit Law

Update On Development Approval Extensions Available Under Emergency Declarations

Over the past several months, Governor Scott has continued to issue emergency declarations, resulting in the opportunity for developers to claim extensions of certain development approvals. Two new states of emergency were…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Florida Doubles Brownfield Cleanup And Redevelopment Tax Credits & Adds Innovative Tools For Site Cleanups

Innovative Florida environmental site cleanup and Brownfield programs received a boost as the 2017 regular session of the Florida Legislature concluded. Yesterday, Governor Scott signed into law a measure designed to add…more
 /  Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential

Saved – Or Sunk – By the Job Description?

A job description identifying essential job functions can be an employer’s best friend—if drafted correctly. Two recent cases illustrate the importance of accurate job descriptions.Eddy Reyes was a sales representative for a…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

After Special Session Cliffhanger: Florida Legislature Passes Medical Marijuana Implementation Bill

Florida lawmakers have finally passed legislation to implement Amendment 2, Florida’s medical marijuana constitutional amendment. The breakthrough came during the last afternoon of a three-day special session called after…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Finally in Play: A Refresher on the Fiduciary Rule for Plan Sponsors

On the heels of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s announcement that the Department of Labor’s oft-delayed “Fiduciary Rule” would finally take effect on June 9th, Congressmen introduced new legislation on June 8th to overturn…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

ERISA Exemption Upheld for Religious-Affiliated Hospitals

Hospitals that are “church-affiliated” may be breathing easier this week, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Monday that defined benefit qualified retirement plans (a/k/a pension plans) are not subject to the…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Episode 15: Conversation with EEOC Chair Victoria Lipnic [Audio]

Matt welcomes Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), for a wide-ranging discussion regarding Chair Lipnic’s personal and professional background, the expansion of employers’…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

EB-5 Visa Program: All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Concerns over the EB-5 “Gold” visa have been revived since Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner’s sister pitched the prospect of EB-5 immigration visas to Chinese investors. While the program may appear an easy path to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Steps for Solving the Wage Deduction Dilemma

Figuring out what deductions from an employee’s wages are permitted and prohibited under the law is a quandary. May an employer deduct an employee’s wages for personal charges on the company’s credit card? What about the cost to…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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