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On September 7, 2021, El Salvador became the first sovereign nation to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. The “Bitcoin Law” was widely and vocally promoted by President Nayib Bukele, who first announced the concept at a cryptocurrency conference in Miami in June. To generate interest, President Bukele also declared that El Salvador would create its own commission-free “wallet” to receive, store, and transmit bitcoin – the “Chivo” – and that the government would “airdrop” (i.e., load) the wallet with the equivalent of $30 of bitcoin for each Salvadorian citizen who downloads the wallet and registers as a user.
- 9.13.21Speaking Engagement
James P. Terpening, a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, will serve as a faculty member for the Institute for Paralegal Education (IPE) for the upcoming seminar, “Discovery in Construction Litigation for Paralegals.”
- 9.9.21Speaking Engagement
On September 8th, Miami partner Frank Zacherl co-presented an AM Best Webinar titled “Insurance Defense 101: What Insurers Need from Today’s Counsel.”
- 9.8.21RecognitionSarasota’s SRQ Magazine Recognizes Charla Burchett and Erik Hanson Among Elite Top Attorney Honorees
- 9.8.21Firm NewsShutts Commercial Real Estate Team Facilitates $4.8 Million Site Purchase for Orlando’s Renaissance Theatre Company
Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando Commercial Real Estate Team, including partners Michelle L. Humes, James F. Johnston and Karen W. Wankelman, are facilitating a local philanthropist’s $4.8 million purchase of a 15,468 square foot warehouse, for what will be transformed into Renaissance Theater Company’s new headquarters.
- 9.7.21Media Mention
The Biscayne Times recently reported on Miami’s goal of making itself the “global center of crypto trading and mining.”
Ella A. Shenhav, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Tampa office, has completed the required training and is now a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator.
Erik Matheney, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Tampa office, was recently appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit’s Lawyers Advisory Committee.
- 8.31.21Firm NewsShutts & Bowen LLP Partner, James Timko, Facilitates the Recovery of Millions for the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Receivership
Shutts & Bowen LLP partner James Timko facilitated a successful settlement on behalf of client Mark Healy, the Receiver for the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, resulting in millions of dollars to be utilized for the benefit of certified domestic violence shelters in the State of Florida. This settlement resolved multiple lawsuits resulting from a yearslong scheme by the organization’s ex-CEO to defraud the agency primarily funded by taxpayer dollars.
- 8.31.21ArticleShutts Partners Douglas Kramer and Peter Levitt Secure Victory for Giorgio Armani as Judge Sends Multimillion-Dollar Furniture Deal Dispute to Arbitration in Italy, Law360 Reports
A federal court Judge in the Southern District of Florida recently ruled that a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed against Giorgio Armani by its former exclusive home furnishing dealer must be arbitrated, siding with the Italian fashion designer in rejecting arguments that the dealer’s claim for enforcement of an oral agreement and other claims are not arbitrable.
- 8.30.21Media Mention
CBS 4 News reports that Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive has been completely closed to vehicles since last year, originally as a way for many of the businesses to spread out and mitigate the effects of COVID-19.
- 8.27.21Firm NewsShutts & Bowen Recognized by Law360 as a Leader in Diversity Among Law Firms, Partnership Representation
Law360 recently ranked Shutts & Bowen LLP among the most diverse law firms in the country among its tiered group, according to the publication’s 2021 Diversity Snapshot. Shutts was also recognized among the top five firms with the highest minority representation among equity partners.