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Chief Bankruptcy Judges Caryl Delano (M.D. Fla.), Erik Kimball (S.D. Fla.), and Karen Specie (N.D. Fla.) at the Florida bankruptcy judges’ dinner at the recent Eleventh Circuit Conference in Point Clear, AL.
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By Hunter Grasso I. Introduction Many Crypto exchanges operate on a national or global scale, but in recent years, Florida has emerged as a crypto-industry hub. Naturally, we have seen an influx of crypto, fintech, Web3, and blockchain-related companies, and of course, consumers. With that comes an increase in deals, disputes, and unfortunately, bankruptcies. This...
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By: Kayla Heckman May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Established in 1949, the goal of Mental Health Awareness Month is to emphasize the importance of mental health and undo the stigma commonly associated with mental illness that is deeply ingrained in our society.[1] Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month, Well-Being Week in Law is observed...
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Here are the case summaries of our bankruptcy cases that are in need of pro bono counsel with BALS. Contact Linda Barack for more information. 23-XXX9739 (Bankruptcy) Pinellas County Senior seeks assistance with chapter 7 Bankruptcy.  Senior had to retire early due to her health.  Her only source of income is Social Security. She estimates...
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The application period for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Cornelius Blackshear Fellowship program is open now through May 31. The program provides a stipend of up to 50 percent of travel, lodging, and meal expenses incurred to attend the NCBJ’s annual conference, with the stipend capped at $2,000. In addition, the registration fee (worth about $1,000)...
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Most BLS committees will meet on June 19-20, 2024 during The Florida Bar Annual Convention. The schedule is now available. Download the schedule, book your hotel, and register for the convention here.    
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Lexology is the number one global legal intelligence platform for mitigating risk, staying abreast of change, and finding expert counsel, built on insights, forward-looking analysis, and expert guidance from the world’s leading law firms. The Florida Bar Business Law Section Newsstand is a free member benefit powered by Lexology. Members can receive daily updates from...
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Dear BLS Members: I hope that many of you will be joining us in Orlando, June 19-20 at the Bonnet Creek resort for the Business Law Section meetings. These meetings are during the Florida Bar Annual Convention. The schedule for the BLS meetings is here for your convenience. If you are the chair or vice-chair of any...
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From the Put Something Back Project The following cases would appreciate your assistance. Please advise Lotoya Brown are available to help one of these clients in need. If you would like to view cases in any other area of law please let her know! Bankruptcy 24-0232654  Client is seeking legal assistance due to excessive debt and collections actions....
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The Inclusion, Mentoring and Fellowship Committee is pleased to introduce our latest class of Business Law Section Fellows. The Fellowship Program provides a two-year subsidy to eight qualified applicants who express an interest in becoming active in the substantive work and leadership of the Section. The Fellowship Program is designed to assist a diverse and...
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