Current Florida Legal News

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    Sat, Sep 22, 2018
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    Sat, Sep 22, 2018
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    Sat, Sep 22, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Tuscaloosa NewsPhilanthropist Hugh Culverhouse Jr. donates millions to University of Alabama law schoolTuscaloosa NewsThe University of Alabama is renaming its law school after Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., the Florida businessman and attorney who has donated nearly $40 million to UA during the last decade. “I could not be more pleased or more humbled t […]
    Sat, Sep 22, 2018
    Source: Florida Law via Google News
  • New Florida law will allow first responders to claim benefits for PTSDWZVN-TVFire officials hope a new law will help break the stigma of mental health in public service. When you're in work mode, you're in autopilot," Assistant Chief of Operations for North Collier Fire and Rescue John McMahon said. "The problem occurs when the  […]
    Sat, Sep 22, 2018
    Source: Florida Law via Google News
  • Sun SentinelCops in Parkland shooting under investigation for crimesSun SentinelFlorida's top law enforcement agency says it is investigating whether police committed crimes while responding to February's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Immediately after the shooting, Gov. Rick Scott ordered the Florida ...and more  […]
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018
    Source: Florida Law via Google News
  • CurbedWhy mayors and urban leaders will have a bigger impact in 2018 electionsCurbed“Young people are running to solve particular problems in their community,” Ross Morales Rocketto, co-founder of Run for Something, a group fielding progressive candidates under 40 years of age in down-ballot state and local elections, told Curbed ... […]
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • MyPalmBeachPostFlorida high court rules in favor of widows, tells Geico to pay upMyPalmBeachPost“It's a good day for Florida,” said attorney Sean Domnick, who represented Tracey Potts in the long and convoluted legal battle over the death of her husband, James. “It affirms that insurance companies have a fiduciary relationship with their insur […]
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018
    Source: Florida Law via Google News
  • Law.comHow $2 Million in Unpaid Legal Fees in South Florida and Brazil Nearly Landed a Dubai Businessman in JailLaw.comAl Ghurair, a Dubai entrepreneur and heir to a multibillion-dollar fortune, had hired Coral Gables-based litigator Hillary K. Rodriguez, Miami law firm Weil Quaranta — now Weil Snyder Schweikert & Ravindran — and Sao Paulo-base […]
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018
    Source: Florida Law via Google News
  • Sun SentinelMarijuana industry pours money into campaigns, but where can candidates put it?Sun SentinelShe now banks with Florida Community Bank. The federal government still considers marijuana illegal, and, with their deposits guaranteed by the feds, banks cannot accept profits from the sale of illegal drugs. But it's previously been unheard […]
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • Sun SentinelMarijuana industry pours money into campaigns, but where can candidates put it?Sun Sentinel“As a U.S. bank that is federally regulated, we have to comply with federal law,” said Wells Fargo spokeswoman Michelle Palomino. “In instances where state laws may differ, it is Wells Fargo's policy not to ... Under Florida law, legislative […]
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Miami HeraldTop NRA lobbyist emails Florida government officials often. When she does, they jump.Miami HeraldHammer's singular power over lawmakers, especially Republicans, is the stuff of Tallahassee legend. Just this March, a New Yorker profile detailed how the 79-year-old gun rights champion pushed gun laws through Florida's Legislatur […]
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • Orlando SentinelFlorida Amendment 1: Why legislators support it and local governments oppose itOrlando SentinelBut Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who last year shepherded the proposed constitutional amendment through Tallahassee and onto the ballot, said he believes local governments will be able to trim fat from budgets to make up the dif […]
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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  • Florida TodayNaked in your backyard? Florida law allows it | OpinionFlorida TodayApparently, quirks in Florida law don't recognize your private property as being in the public domain, even if it can be viewed by anyone going by. Unless this guy is being lewd, authorities can't act. So, dad, if your kids were out and seeing this ...This Fl […]
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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  • 230+ Groups Oppose Trump Administration Plan to Cripple Endangered Species ActNatural Resources Defense Council“President Trump and Secretary Zinke have proposed a disastrous set of regulatory changes to the Endangered Species Act that benefit powerful corporations in the oil & gas, mining, and other extractive industries, amounting to an […]
    Thu, Sep 20, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Natural Products INSIDERCV Sciences ventures into food space following CBD safety assessmentNatural Products INSIDERRegulatory Barriers. Some sources lauded CV Sciences' investment in science. But several lawyers said it does not resolve myriad regulatory barriers facing marketers of CBD in conventional foods and supplements. “We believe there […]
    Thu, Sep 20, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • WPECOn tap in The Capital: Thursday, September 20, 2018WPECThe lawmakers will discuss the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria hitting Puerto Rico and tout Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum for supporting Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida. (10 a.m. Reporters ... Darren Soto, D-Fla., and ... […]
    Thu, Sep 20, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • Florida Politics (blog)Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 9.19.18Florida Politics (blog)Plans include the release of the 'Florida 2030' report, which “seeks to outline a blueprint for Florida's future and how our state addresses challenges and opportunities,” and the 2018 Women's Hall of Fame ind […]
    Wed, Sep 19, 2018
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  • Fox 35 OrlandoCentral Florida law enforcement backs Amendment 10Fox 35 OrlandoORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Central Florida law enforcement is throwing their support behind 'Amendment 10' on the November ballot. A main focus of the Amendment prohibits counties from doing away with elections for officers like the Sheriff, ... […]
    Tue, Sep 18, 2018
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  • Orlando SentinelClearwater doctor loses license after violating Florida's controlled substance lawOrlando SentinelA Clearwater doctor has pleaded guilty to one count of health-care fraud and has agreed to surrender her DEA registration number, her Florida medical license and to a permanent exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid programs, accordi […]
    Tue, Sep 18, 2018
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  • WJXT News4JAXFlorida Medicaid patients face changes in health plansWJXT News4JAXTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - About 600,000 low-income patients will be assigned to new Medicaid managed-care plans in the coming months after the state ended contracts with their existing plans. Agency for Health Care Administration spokeswoman Mallory ...and more » […]
    Tue, Sep 18, 2018
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  • Florida Politics (blog)Regulators renew emergency rule on race-dog drug testingFlorida Politics (blog)Gambling regulators on Tuesday again said they were “renewing” an emergency rule that allows them to continue testing racing greyhounds for drugs, including cocaine. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which regulates gambling . […]
    Tue, Sep 18, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Jacksonville Business JournalFlorida candidates show bipartisan support for federal changes to pot bankingJacksonville Business JournalUnless that happens, there is unlikely anything the state or Cabinet can do to ameliorate these banking issues as even specially chartered banks would still be subject to federal banking regulation and money-launder […]
    Tue, Sep 18, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Tampa Bay Business JournalFlorida Bar's July exam results, school pass rates releasedTampa Bay Business JournalThis was followed by Florida State University College of Law with an 84.8 percent passing rate. Stetson University College of Law, which has campuses in Tampa and Gulfport, saw a pass rate of 67.2 percent, ranking it sixth of the 11 F […]
    Mon, Sep 17, 2018
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  • Orlando Weekly (blog)Florida candidates want federal changes on medical marijuana bankingOrlando Weekly (blog)Unless that happens, there is unlikely anything the state or Cabinet can do to ameliorate these banking issues as even specially chartered banks would still be subject to federal banking regulation and money-laundering laws and reporting re […]
    Mon, Sep 17, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Orlando SentinelCandidates want federal changes in pot bankingWPECTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (News Service of Florida) — Democratic agriculture-commissioner candidate Nikki Fried and other state Cabinet candidates from both parties want to see federal banking changes that could lead to Florida financial institutions being ...Nikki Fried wants state-chartere […]
    Mon, Sep 17, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • Tallahassee.comBriefcase: Sept. 16Tallahassee.comThe Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) has elected Tallahassee native and architect, Patrick E. Hoy, AIA, as the 2019 Vice President/ 2020 President for the state chapter. ... for Appellate Practice; Steven Grigas ... […]
    Mon, Sep 17, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Senior Housing NewsNew Entrants, RIDEA Among Hot Topics in Senior Housing Legal LandscapeSenior Housing NewsAre there any specific regulatory or compliance issues that are leading to legal headaches these days? The Florida generator rule is a great example. It's regulated state by state. That makes it more challenging if you operate in multipl […]
    Sun, Sep 16, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Tallahassee.comBriefcase: Sept. 2Tallahassee.comBriefcase is a roundup of new hires, openings, achievements, appointments, awards and promotions in the business community. Accounting. Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in ... […]
    Sat, Sep 15, 2018
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Recent Firm News & Events

Panza Maurer attorneys participate in the “Sleep Out to Support Homeless Youth” event benefitting Covenant House of Florida

On March 23, 2018, Panza Maurer attorneys, Libby Pedersen and Angelina Gonzalez, participated in the “Sleep Out to Support Homeless Youth” event benefitting Covenant House of Florida. This event is a fundraiser for Covenant House which helps the organization raise critical funds to provide homeless young people with safe shelter and wraparound services, including education,…

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The Daily Business Review recognized Thomas F. Panza, Senior Partner, Panza Maurer, PA, as one of the 2018 Distinguished Leaders

The DBR’s annual Distinguished Leaders awards recognized the great performances and valuable leadership of noteworthy South Florida attorneys. On May 30, 2018, the Daily Business Review recognized Thomas F. Panza, Senior Partner, Panza Maurer, PA, as one of the 2018 Distinguished Leaders at the DBR’s Annual Distinguished leaders Awards Reception. He was honored along with…

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Panza Maurer Attorneys Virginia Dailey & Samantha Evans Published in Florida Bar Journal Fall 2017 Edition

Invoking “the Rule” in Administrative Proceedings: Florida Industrial Power Users Group v. Art Graham The Florida Bar recently published its September/October 2017 edition of the Florida Bar Journal, which contains an article written by Panza Maurer attorneys, Virginia Dailey and Samantha Evans. The article focuses on the applicability of the rule of witness sequestration in…

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Justin Senior Named Secretary of Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

Justin Senior, was named Secretary of Agency for Healthcare Administration, (AHCA).  Governor Rick Scott’s office confirmed the appointment after Justin Senior served as interim secretary for nearly four months.  Senior had been the agency’s deputy secretary for Medicaid since 2011.  The agency focuses heavily on running the state’s Medicaid program.  Former Panza Maurer healthcare Associate,Senior…

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Equality Florida honors Broward County Mayor, Martin Kiar

On August 22, 2016, managing partner Susan Maurer of Fort Lauderdale’s Panza, Mauer & Maynard was accompanied by firm attorneys Angelina Gonzalez (healthcare) and Krista Marti (education) to a ceremony honoring Broward County Mayor Martin Kiar for his commitment to the South Florida LGBT community.

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On September 21st, 2016, Panza Maurer Attorneys attended the Broward County Chapter of the Red Cross for the Dine & Dock VIP Celebrity Auction and 2016 Humanitarian Awards at the Hyatt Pier 66.  All proceeds raised from the event benefit the American Red Cross aiding in our response to local disasters, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and comfort to assist families and entire communities in their time of need.

The  Advisory Board for the Upsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega at the University of Miami selects Attorney Elizabeth Pedersen to serve on it’s Advisory  Board.  In June of 2016, Ms. Pedersen attended the group’s bi-annual National Convention in Orlando, Florida to elect national officers and conduct organization business.  The four day convention also included leadership training in team project engeament and delegation, mentoring, and social media pitfalls on collegiate campuses, amongst other topics.  Ms. Pedersen chooses to serve on the advisory board as an opportunity to mentor and contribute to the educational and personal growth of collegiate women.  Ms. Pedersen was initiated into Chi Omega at the Tulane University in 1997.

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Angelina Gonzalez and Susan Maurer attended the Broward County Medical Association (BCMA) Women Physicians Networking Event on May 11, 2016. Mrs. Maurer was the featured speaker.  As Chair of the ALA Women’s Cabinet Turquoise Takeover, she spoke to the women physicians about the American Lung Association’s national women’s Lung Health week and the Turquoise Takeover awareness campaign.

Pictured are Dana Wallace, MD, with Susan Maurer and Angelina Gonzalez.

Photo by Kevin Lane.

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Attorneys Greg McDermott and Suzie Maurer attended the annual NSU Alvin Sherman Library Gala with library president and firm attorney, Larry Maurer.  Greg McDermott chairs the Young Professionals Division for the library.

The Circle of Friends hosted the evening with cocktails and dinner, great food, music, prizes and great company to benefit the NSU Alvin Sherman Library. All proceeds benefited the NSU Alvin Sherman Library.

 

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The Turquoise Takeover campaign of the American Lung Association had its annual luncheon to kickoff national Women’s Lung Health Week on Tuesday, May 10th.  One of the featured speakers, Jacqueline Redmond, a local lung cancer patient of VITAS Healthcare, shared her compelling story of resolve, determination and hope.

Pictured are Kevin Boyd, Jacqueline Redmond, Susan Maurer, Chair, Turquoise Takeover, and Dr. David Perloff, President of the Broward County Medical Association Foundation.

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Susan & Laurence Maurer attended Equality Florida 2016 Tallahassee Gala at the Mission San Luis on April 23rd.  State House Representative Alan B. Williams was honored at the annual Tallahassee Gala, that included a state of the State address.

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LUNG FORCE Kick-Off

Susan and Laurence Maurer attended the LUNG FORCE Kick-Off event on April 12th at 15th Street Fisheries, in advance of National Women’s Lung Health Week scheduled from May 9th to 13th.   The American Lung Association LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover is a lung cancer awareness campaign designed to make lung cancer a national priority and…

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Laurence and Susan Maurer volunteered on March 6th at NSU Alvin Sherman Library for the fourth annual SeussFest 2016.  The festival introduces more than 2000 young children to the magic of books and reading.

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Krista Marti was elected President elect of the Broward Young Democrats at their meeting held on March 14, 2016.

2015 ChildNet Holiday Giving Event

2015 ChildNet Holiday Giving Event

Panza Maurer is a proud sponsor and continues its more than 20 year participation in ChildNet’s annual holiday giving event. Each year ChildNet reaches out to the community during the holidays to provide gifts to children who would otherwise not have a gift to open. Panza Maurer wishes the children of ChildNet, and children everywhere, a safe…

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