Enforcing covenants not to compete against former employees or sellers of businesses has always been somewhat problematic. In particular, non-compete agreements are governed by state laws that differ considerably state by state ...
- 4.30.20Speaking Engagement
On April 27, the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce held an informational conference call for the local business community. Speakers provided information about what business owners should be thinking about now to plan ...
- 4.30.20Speaking Engagement
Shutts & Bowen LLP Tampa partner Meredith Freeman was recently interviewed by Merchant Insurance Solutions regarding new challenges, rules and restrictions being presented in construction, an industry deemed “essential” ...
- 4.29.20Media Mention
Immigration partner Diamela del Castillo-Payet was recently interviewed by NTN24, Colombia’s largest television news channel, to discuss President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration suspension due to the coronavirus ...
Mary Ruth Houston, a partner out of the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, was recently quoted in an article addressing updated guidance from the Equal Employment ...
Eighteen attorneys at Shutts & Bowen LLP have been named top lawyers in their fields by Chambers & Partners in the 2020 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers.
- 4.23.20Media Mention
According to the Daily Business Review, commercial real estate lending has halted as lenders and borrowers re-focus on existing debt with defaults and forbearance on the horizon.
- 4.23.20Firm News
Yes, in today’s world, it is very scary to be in the hospitality industry. While COVID-19 has taken a significant bite out of the hospitality industry, there appears to be some light peeking through the darkness.
- 4.21.20Media Mention
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has had an unprecedented effect on the economy in general and the way people live their daily lives. While it appears that every industry has been affected, some sectors have been hit harder than others ...
- 4.21.20Client Alert
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or “Act”) provides emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by COVID-19. The CARES Act also ...
- 4.21.20Media Mention
Lee Mackson, Chair of Shutts & Bowen’s Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy practice group, believes borrowers can still gain forbearance on loans.
- 4.20.20Media Mention
In an article published on April 19, 2020, Forbes reported that the opportunity for small businesses to apply for initial CARES Act funding has come and gone.
With the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, millions of Americans, many of whom are judgment debtors, will be receiving “economic impact payments” from the Department of the Treasury ...
- 4.17.20Firm News
Shutts & Bowen LLP partners recently represented the buyer of Bradenton’s waterfront tower, Plaza Del Rio, in a successful transaction totaling $8.6 million.
- 4.16.20Client Alert
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or “Act”) was enacted on March 27, 2020 to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by ...
- 4.16.20Client Alert
On April 9, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released Notice 2020-23, which amplifies previous guidance provided in Notice 2020-18 and Notice 2020-20 by expanding the relief that is available to taxpayers as a result ...
On Thursday, April 30, Miami partner Tiffany Comprés will present during a webinar titled “Can Force Majeure Save Your International Transactions?” The online event is being hosted by the Organization for Women in ...
- 4.15.20Media Mention
Shutts & Bowen LLP partner Michael C. Kelley was recently featured in a “Flying High” Q&A article by the Orlando Business Journal, discussing the use of drones in the construction industry.
- 4.15.20Media Mention
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, real estate agents are considering adding a “COVID rider” to existing contracts and including it in new sales. Typical force majeure clauses do not specifically list pandemics and usually ...
- 4.13.20Media Mention
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses are closing their doors due to non-essential business shut downs, leaving tenants without being able to pay landlords.
- 4.10.20Media Mention
According to the South Florida Business Journal, local bankruptcy attorneys agree that an avalanche of bankruptcy filings will occur as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Because of the recently passed CARES Act, which ...
- 4.9.20Firm News
Miami partner Frank Zacherl was recently a featured speaker on an AM Best podcast titled “Coronavirus Impact on Claims and Litigation.” Frank discussed the potential impact on claims, the economy and legal practices.
The South Florida Legal Guide has published their annual list of Top Lawyers and Top Up and Comers in the region. Attorneys included as Top Lawyers are nominated by their peers, have extensive experience and a distinguished record of ...
Shutts & Bowen LLP Orlando partner, Paul J. Scheck, recently participated in a webinar hosted by Turnaround Management Association, titled “What Businesses and Lenders Need to Know in the Covid-19 Era.”
- 4.8.20Media Mention
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 ...
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).
- 4.6.20Media Mention
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 ...
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.
- 4.2.20Media Mention
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 ...
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.
- 3.30.20Media MentionJohn Dannecker Comments on what “Stay-At-Home” Orders mean for Central Florida’s Construction Industry
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 ...
- 3.30.20Firm News
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.
- 3.27.20Client Alert
The pandemic currently threatening the nation has precipitated a financial crisis in addition to the health crisis currently underway. The closure of non-essential businesses and events, stay-at-home orders and social ...
- 3.27.20Firm News
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.
- 3.27.20Media Mention
- 3.26.20Client Alert
As trial attorneys with more than 40 years of combined high-stakes litigation trial experience, we provide 5 simple tips on how to effectively manage crises through a trial lawyer’s eyes.
- 3.25.20Firm News
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.
- 3.20.20Media Mention
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.
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 ...
In 2017, I 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 ...
- 3.18.20Media Mention
- 3.16.20Media Mention
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 ...
- 3.15.20Firm News
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 ...