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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
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Protected Conduct or Hate Speech? Managing Diverse Viewpoints in the Workplace

Recent events have underscored the difficulties employers face in managing diverse workforces in which employees hold a wide-range of political perspectives. The mere discussion of the news of the day can create divisive…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Ambitious Tax Reform Takes Center Stage

The Trump Administration and certain members of Congress recently released an ambitious, conceptual plan for tax reform that would drastically alter current U.S. tax law, affecting a wide array of taxpayers. The plan (called the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

Get your Single IRB lined up for Multi-Site Research

Changes to the federal regulations governing the protection of human subjects participating in research (known as the Common Rule) were amended earlier this year. The changes to the Common Rule impact research conducted,…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Gender Identity Discrimination – Prohibited or Not?

Still confused as to where the Trump administration stands on whether Title VII prohibits discrimination based on gender identity? Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent announcement should clarify that for you. So what’s an…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Emergency Declarations Allow Extension of Development Approvals; Notification Deadline for Tropical Storm Emily Extensions Moved Up

Section 252.363, Florida Statutes, allows certain permits and authorizations to be tolled and extended due to a state of emergency, if the permit holder files a particular notice with the agency or government which issued the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Episode 23: Using “People Analytics” to Make Smart Business and Corporate Culture Decisions [Audio]

Matt Steinberg welcomes Humanyze CEO, Ben Waber, to discuss the growing science around people analytics—the “big data” underlying day-to-day workplace interactions. Matt and Ben discuss how technology (e.g., ‘next-gen’…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Employee Wellness Developments: Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse

As we alluded in our “Preparing for the Unknown: Open Enrollment 2018” blog post, employers that are finalizing their employee benefit plan designs in advance of the 2018 plan year would be well-advised to monitor the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Hospitals Take Heed: Gradual Evolution of the IRS’ Position on Tax Exemption

There has been much fanfare, but little discussion, among healthcare experts in the United States regarding the Internal Revenue Service recently published PLR 201731014. The Letter Ruling provides a good opportunity to review…more
 /  Health, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

SEC Issues Guidance On Pay Ratio Disclosure

On September 21, 2017, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (the Commission) issued guidance assisting registrants in their efforts to comply with the pay ratio disclosure mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Risky Business: Sales Tax Case Sets The Stage For SCOTUS Showdown

It has long been the law of the land that a taxpayer must have a discernable physical presence in a state before it can be required to collect and remit sales and use taxes. The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed this bright-line…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Island On The Rise

When President Barack Obama established diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States in December 2014, many thought the early business opportunities would be in sugar, cigar, and new tourist hotels. But one of the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Green Rush: The Commerce of Cannabis Enters the Warehouse and New Retail Space

As the risk of disintermediation by e-commerce continues to grow, cultural tastes and their corresponding sumptuary laws change to enable the emergence of an entirely new sector for a product that 60 percent of Americans,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Reinventing The Suburbs

Since the 1960s, baby boomers have driven a migration to the suburbs, where a simple calculus has been at work for a very long time: the farther one moves away from an urban center, the better value one gets for one’s money—more…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Episode 22: Social Impact Programs: Why Purpose Makes a Difference [Audio]

Matt welcomes Leigh Ollman, Director of AkermanX. Leigh drives the firm’s innovation initiatives with a special focus on R&D and social impact. In this episode, Leigh and Matt discuss how to build successful corporate…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Mandatory Flu Vaccination Policies: Time for a Check-Up

After a measles outbreak at Disneyland spread to 134 Californians and residents in six other states and two other countries, California adopted a law removing “personal belief” exemptions from vaccinating children in public or…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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