Bowman Brown Discusses Tax Advantages of Relocating Financial Firms to Florida

April 08, 2020

In recent years, South Florida has seen a steady increase in the number of wealth management, private equity, real estate investment and other financial firms relocating from the Northeast and Midwest. According to the South Florida Legal Guide, “the reasons include better weather, lower taxes and a higher quality of life.”

Tiffany Comprés to Discuss Force Majeure in International Law

April 08, 2020

On Thursday, April 9, Miami partner Tiffany Comprés will be a featured panelist for the Florida Bar International Law Section CLE Webinar titled “Surviving the Epidemic of Force Majeure Claims in International Contracts.”

Partners Alexander Tachmes and Mary Ruth Houston Host Webinar for Hospitality Professionals

April 07, 2020

On Tuesday, April 7, Miami partner Alexander Tachmes and Orlando partner Mary Ruth Houston hosted a webinar titled “State of the Hospitality Industry Amid COVID-19.” The presentation provided an update on government relief programs targeted to the hospitality industry as well as new rules and regulations addressing labor and employment issues.

Eric Reed Appointed to Second Vice-Chair of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida

April 07, 2020

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Orlando Partner Eric C. Reed has been appointed as Second Vice-Chair to the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida (RMHCCF).

Paul Scheck Answers Questions on Florida’s Unemployment Benefits

April 06, 2020

Paul J. Scheck, a Labor & Employment partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office, was recently featured in “Florida’s unemployment benefits: We answer your questions,” a question-and -answer article by the Tampa Bay Times.

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Trusts & Estates Attorneys See Bump in Business

April 03, 2020

Sarasota partner Charla Burchett and her team recently rolled out a cart full of legal documents for a client to sign through the car window. This is just one of the many examples of how attorneys have had to shift their service models during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tampa Partners Discuss CARES Act Federal Funding, Preparation

April 03, 2020

Adam S. Woodruff and Timothy D. Woodward, partners in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Tampa office, discussed key takeaways of federal funding under the CARES Act, as well as best practices for applying and preparing for such relief, in an article published by the Business Observer.

Steve Greenberg Offers Insights on Protecting Lawyers from Hackers

April 03, 2020

In an article published by the Daily Business Review, intellectual property and data privacy attorneys described the lengths they take to ensure their client information is protected from hackers.

West Palm Beach Partners Present to RPPTL

April 02, 2020

On March 27, the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section’s Landlord-Tenant Committee hosted a telephonic panel discussion on commercial lease issues related to COVID-19.

Bowman Brown Comments on Mid-Market Economic Slowdown during COVID-19

April 02, 2020

In an article published by The American Lawyer, leaders of firms who serve mid-market businesses said that while larger transactions have slowed amid coronavirus concerns, smaller deals are still moving forward, with clients being “eager to close.”

John Dannecker Comments on what “Stay-At-Home” Orders mean for Central Florida’s Construction Industry

March 30, 2020

John H. Dannecker, a partner out of Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office, recently commented on the impact of Stay-at-Home Orders in Orange and Osceola counties to Central Florida’s construction industry, in an article by the Orlando Business Journal.

Shutts Team Helps Grow Southern Marinas Portfolio in $50 Million Transaction

March 30, 2020

Shutts & Bowen LLP attorneys recently represented Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC (“Southern Marinas”) in its acquisition of three premier Florida properties, in a transaction totaling more than $50 million.

How Will Borrowers and Lenders Respond to the New Coronavirus Economy?

March 27, 2020

The pandemic currently threatening the nation has precipitated an economic meltdown that is having a substantial adverse impact upon borrowers and lenders. How will these parties respond to the new economy that COVID-19 has created?

John Meagher Discusses Remote Work During the Pandemic

March 27, 2020

As law firms and attorneys shift to remote work to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, courts are emphasizing the use of electronic technology to conduct legal proceedings whenever possible. John Meagher, Managing Partner of the firm’s Miami office and Chair of the Insurance Practice Group, spoke to the Florida Record about how law firms are facing the situation.

Shutts Partners Weigh In on Hotel Industry’s Battles Amid the Coronavirus

March 27, 2020

In an article published by Law360, Miami partners John Meagher and Alexander Tachmes commented on how hotels are mitigating the massive losses they are facing in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

5 Tips for Crisis Management from a Trial Attorney’s Perspective

March 26, 2020

As trial attorneys with more than 40 years of combined high-stake litigation trial experience, we provide 5 simple tips on how to effectively manage crises through a trial lawyers’ eyes.

Rental Housing Industry Responds to the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 25, 2020

As America has increasingly become a nation of renters, and not homeowners, the rental housing industry has acknowledged and responded to the unsettling spread of COVID-19. Rental properties and units are currently occupied by 43 million households in the U.S., many of which are expected to suffer a loss of income as a result of the pandemic and could face an inability to pay rent. This burden would also create cash-flow challenges for multifamily businesses and service providers.

Bowman Brown Quoted in MiamiToday

March 20, 2020

Bowman Brown, Chairman of Shutts & Bowen’s Executive Committee and Practice Group Leader of its Financial Services Practice Group, was quoted in two articles MiamiToday which discuss the current financial market.

The Global Supply Chain in the Time of COVID-19

March 19, 2020

In 2017, we published an article entitled “What happens after the unthinkable happens?”—it was about a record-breaking, crop-destroying freeze. Little did we know that COVID-19 would truly bring an unthinkable worldwide crisis to our door.

Andrew Schwartz Comments on Trend in Public Hospital Staffing Contracts

March 19, 2020

In an article titled “Teaching Doctors to be Government Contractors: The New Reality at Public Hospitals,” Fort Lauderdale partner Andrew Schwartz shares his opinion on the challenges doctors doing business with public hospitals may face in the near future.

Bowman Brown Discusses the Federal Reserve Bank’s Interest Rate Cut amid Coronavirus Pandemic

March 18, 2020

owman Brown, Chairman of Shutts & Bowen’s Executive Committee and Practice Group Leader of its Financial Services Practice Group, was quoted in MiamiToday in an article titled “Fed’s Surprise Interest Rate Slash Gives Bankers New Hurdles.”

Sarasota Managing Partner E. Zachary Rans Quoted by American Healthcare Leader

March 16, 2020

E. Zachary Rans, Managing Partner of the Shutts & Bowen LLP Sarasota office, was recently quoted by American Healthcare Leader Magazine, in support of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s community involvement and the efforts made by their in-house counsel.

Update from Shutts & Bowen on COVID-19

March 15, 2020

At Shutts & Bowen, the health and well-being of our attorneys, staff, clients, community partners and their families is our paramount concern. We, along with much of the world, are closely monitoring the international impact of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. We understand the concern and uncertainty our clients may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus and are committed to being responsive to their needs as the situation evolves.

Olga Pina Comments on Coronavirus Trade Impact

March 12, 2020

Shutts & Bowen LLP Tampa partner Olga M. Pina was recently interviewed by both WTVT Tampa Bay Fox 13 and the Tampa Bay Times regarding the impact of coronavirus on production and trade.

Joseph Bain and Amy Wessel Mentioned in Law360

March 11, 2020

On March 4, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a Florida federal judge’s construction of a key term in an automated eye examination patent—resulting in a consent judgment of non-infringement for Vision Precision Holdings, which operates the Stanton Optical chain of optical stores.

The Business Observer Spotlights Shutts Tampa’s Staff Diversity and Financial Strength

March 10, 2020

The article includes comments from Tampa Managing Partner, R. Alan Higbee, on the firm’s continued success and growth in the Tampa Bay market and its success in diversity and generational communication, as well as comments from Partners Amanda B. Buffinton and Kristin K. Morris.

Tiffany N. Comprés Discusses PACA vs. CISG

March 10, 2020

Miami partner Tiffany N. Comprés was recently featured in Fresh Plaza in an article titled “PACA vs CISG: Which Prevails, Domestic or International Law?” Tiffany comments that “the CISG and PACA diverge in ways that critically affect the outcome of disputes between U.S. buyers and international exporters of fresh produce, and no court has taken a position on which law would prevail in such a direct conflict.”

Lauren Millcarek Featured in The Federal Lawyer Magazine

March 06, 2020

The article, titled “The Year of the Woman…President,” features question and answer spotlights from the recent women presidents of the Federal Bar Association’s Orlando Chapter (FBA Orlando).

Harvey Oyer Participates in Read Across America Day

March 06, 2020

On Monday, March 2, West Palm Beach partner Harvey Oyer participated in the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day.  Harvey, a celebrated author and historian, presented “The Adventures of Charlie Pierce,” a book series he wrote that follows the epic adventures of Charlie and his Seminole friend, Tiger Bowlegs.

Sean Smith Featured Speaker at the PBCBA’s “Unusual Topics in Florida Real Estate” CLE

March 05, 2020

West Palm Beach attorney Sean Smith recently presented to members of the Palm Beach County Bar Association on the topic of “Commercial Landlord-Tenant Litigation in Florida” at the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s “Unusual Topics in Florida Real Estate CLE” seminar.