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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
Practice Groups
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Is The EEOC’s Background Check Guidance In Jeopardy?

Employers that have been frustrated with the EEOC’s position on how they can use arrest and conviction records, take note: earlier this month, a federal court in Texas enjoined the EEOC and the Attorney General of the United…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Reporting Requirements For Foreign-Owned Disregarded Entities Have Taken Effect

The final regulations enacted in late 2016 that impose new reporting requirements on foreign-owned disregarded entities have now taken effect, bringing changes that will add significant complexity for many taxpayers this tax…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Taxing Decision

For years, state officials have wrung their hands in frustration because they haven't been able to tax most online retail sales. By some estimates, states could collect an extra $211 billion over the next five years in sales…more
 /  Taxation

Technical Violations of Statutes May No Longer Be Enough

“Have you been injured?” No longer just a query for auto accident victims, plaintiffs must increasingly be able to answer “yes” to that question before bringing suits for violations of statutory rights…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Discovery Sanctions Affirmed Despite Dwarfing Potential Value of Entire Case

In Klipsch v. ePRO, the Second Circuit affirmed discovery sanctions commensurate with the costs incurred by the moving party in addressing the sanctionable conduct ($2.68 million), as well as security for the sanctions,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Tax Reform: The Impact On Real Estate

The new tax law commonly referred to as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”) – signed into law on December 22, 2017 – makes far reaching income tax law changes that will impact both commercial and residential real estate…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Has the DOJ Signaled a More Critical Approach to FCA Cases?

Defendants have faced an ever increasing number of qui tam actions, yet the government has historically declined to seek dismissal of those actions where it declined to intervene…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

DEA Implements CARA, Enlisting Mid-Level Practitioners in the War on Opioid Addiction

Prior to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) only “physicians” could dispense and prescribe narcotic drugs for maintenance and detoxification treatment. CARA expanded who may prescribe for maintenance and…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Illinois Secretary Of State Significantly Decreases LLC Filing Fees

Businesses were pleasantly surprised to learn that the Illinois Secretary of State reduced Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) filing fees following the passage of Senate Bill 867. This bill was passed in both houses on November…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

Illinois Imposes Electronic Filing Requirements For Sales & Use And Withholding Taxes Effective January 1, 2018

The Illinois legislature recently mandated electronic filings for certain sales and use and withholding income tax filings as of January 1, 2018. H. B. 0821 was passed in both houses by May 2017 and signed into law on August 24,…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

New NLRB Decisions Favor Employers

With the change to a Republican President and the appointment of new NLRB members, the expectation that more pro-employer decisions will be issued has begun. Several NLRB decisions have re-established prior labor law precedents…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

It’s Like Déjà Vu, All Over Again: Wayfair And The Evolution Of Commerce

The United States Supreme Court has recently agreed to hear oral argument in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. – a case exploring the boundaries of sales and use tax nexus. The crux of the dispute in Wayfair relates to the defining…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Taxation

Florida Federal Court: Escobar Requires Reversal of $348 Million False Claims Act Jury Verdict

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida vacated a large jury verdict in a False Claims Act case against the owners and operators of nursing homes because the evidence did not satisfy the materiality…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

2018 Legislative Session –A Sampling of Health Related Bills Filed

The 2018 Florida Legislative Session began its 60 day trek to completion on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Both House and Senate will be debating various health related bills which may be of interest to healthcare providers in the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Website Accessibility Cases Proceed Despite Absence of Regulations

Recent trends indicate that ’tis always the season for web accessibility litigation, so with the new year, you should take a new look at your website. Businesses around the country, and especially in Florida, are discovering…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law
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