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Ground Control to Major Tom – Client to Lawyer Communication Protocol

Ground Control to Major Tom – Client to Lawyer Communication Protocol

In his classic rock masterpiece, Space Oddity, singer David Bowie tells the story of astronaut Major Tom. As Major Tom’s capsule orbits the Earth, he is having trouble communicating with Ground Control. Major Tom needs clarity, assurance, and understanding. Meanwhile, Ground Control simply orders Major Tom to “take your protein pills and put your helmet … Read more

Receivers Have a New Playbook with Passage of the UCRERA

Receivers Have a New Playbook with Passage of the UCRERA

In football, a receiver needs a good playbook. Otherwise, passes fall incomplete and teams lose games. However, until recently, receivers appointed to oversee distressed real estate assets had no statutory playbook. This often led to inconsistent results, unnecessary litigation, and title insurance problems. Fortunately, on July 1, 2020, Florida’s Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act … Read more

From the Courthouse to Your House – Dispute Resolution Options during a Global Pandemic

From the Courthouse to Your House – Dispute Resolution Options during a Global Pandemic

By: Jeffrey Deery and Brandon S. DeGel The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to have, a massive impact on our global, national, state, and local economies.  Undoubtedly, along with its devastating health and social effects, this dangerous virus will also bring a wave of disputes and conflicts.  So, in an age of social distancing, how are … Read more

Is California Dreaming or Will More Healthcare Workers Become Employees?

Is California Dreaming or Will More Healthcare Workers Become Employees?

There is no bigger industry in the state of Florida than healthcare. Hospitals, physician groups, and surgical centers provide valuable care to the citizens of the Sunshine State. For many of these businesses, the workers are independent contractors, rather than employees. However, a recent decision by the California Supreme Court is causing those in the … Read more