Shutts & Bowen LLP Orlando partner Stefan A. Rubin was recently featured as a key member of a speaking panel for an educational program by the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, titled “The Inc. is Finally Dry: The Update and Modernization of the Florida Business Corporation Act.” The speaking engagement, which took place on two separate days in Tampa and Miami and was also live broadcast via internet, provided attendees with 6.5 hours of continuing legal education credits.
This program provided a comprehensive overview of recent changes made to the Florida Business Corporation Act, Chapter 607 of the Florida Statutes (FBCA) – the most comprehensive revisions to Florida’s corporate laws since 1989. It was taught by Stefan and other key members of the drafting committee, who provided insight on why various changes were made and how those changes will affect Florida’s corporate law practice going forward. Stefan is a past Chair of the Corporations, Securities and Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section, and was part of the 5-year task force that reviewed and recommended changes to the FBCA, which became law this summer. The revised act will go into effect on January 1, 2020, and affects every existing and new corporation formed in or doing business in Florida.
Organized in 1970, the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar serves lawyers, as well as the faculty and students of law schools, in the state of Florida. According to the organization, Section members “share a common interest in the laws affecting Florida’s businesses, including corporate, contract, bankruptcy, franchise, antitrust, securities, and intellectual property law.”
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About Stefan A. Rubin
Stefan A. Rubin is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. A Florida Certified Public Accountant and Martindale-Hubbell AV® attorney, Stefan concentrates his practice in general corporate representation, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financing. Stefan assists clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting their business transactions. He regularly helps clients negotiate shareholders agreements, LLC operating agreements, partnership agreements and joint venture agreements. He assists clients with business issues, from strategic business relationships and distribution arrangements to employment, confidentiality, noncompetition and intellectual property licensing. He also assists buyers and sellers in the disposition of businesses, and facilitates small and mid-cap companies with obtaining debt and private placements of equity in the U.S. and internationally. Stefan has been an active member of The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section (BLS), and serves on the Section’s Executive Council. Within the BLS, he is most involved in the Corporations, Securities & Financial Services (CSFS) Committee, which has been involved in every major change to Florida’s business entity statutes for over 30 years.