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Interview by Shirley Polumbo On August 17, 1985, Chief Judge Emeritus A. Jay Cristol was appointed judge to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida (District). His wise disposition, prudent remarks, hilarious insights, and witty comments have made Judge Cristol a favorite of the Bankruptcy Bar in the Southern District. Certainly,...
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During the 2022 legislative session, SB1062, which was developed in large part by the Business Law Section, passed the legislature and was signed by the Governor. This legislation makes significant changes to the procedures and methods for service of process for actions pending in Florida state courts, particularly, but not exclusively, regarding service of process on...
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It’s never too early to plan for the Business Law Section’s Labor Day Retreat, September 1-4, 2023. This Retreat will provide our members with a number of leadership opportunities over various activities and events. For more details and how to sign up for a leadership role at the upcoming Retreat, contact either Bob Charbonneau or...
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The Business Law Section received the Legal Services of Greater Miami’s Equal Justice Impact Award at its Annual Pro Bono Celebration. The award was accepted by Carlos Sardi, chair of the Pro Bono Committee. Read more from The Florida Bar News.
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We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of longtime leader, former Chair, and stalwart supporter of the Section, the Hon. Michael Williamson, Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida (Tampa). No words will adequately express how much Judge Williamson meant to the Bench, the Bar, and the Business Law Section. Our condolences go out...
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To further the goal of casting a wide net to attract the broadest possible pool of qualified applicants to serve as federal judges, the Judicial Conference Committees on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System and Magistrate Judges System present their national diversity event coming to Miami , Tampa, and now Orlando on April 3, 2023....
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The 39th Annual Federal Securities Institute will be held in Miami on March 2-3, 2023.  Stay tuned for registration and hotel block! 2023 FSI Flyer Calendar
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Stay safe out there, folks! Hurricane Ian continues to impact a large portion of our members. The list of closings gets more extensive by the moment, including Middle and Southern District Bankruptcy Courts. Check your local court websites. From Middle District Bankruptcy Court The Orlando division of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle...
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Former chairs of the Section congratulate The Hon. Jacob Brown on his formal investiture and welcome as a Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. Many congratulations Judge Brown!
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BLS is pleased to announce it’s 2022-2023 class of BLS Scholars. Please say hi when you see them at the retreat. The Scholars Program is designed to help law students become involved in the Business Law Section and meet practicing business lawyers to network and learn more about a career in business law. Scholars receive...
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