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    Sat, Dec 16, 2017
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  • Florida Healthcare Law Firm Attorney Dave Davidson Closes Second Proton International TransactionMarkets Insider"Healthcare business transactions like these are highly complex and involve millions of dollars of assets and financing," said Jeff Cohen, who is also Board Certified as a Specialist in Health Law and founded the Florida Healthc […]
    Fri, Dec 15, 2017
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  • Florida Healthcare Law Firm Attorney Dave Davidson Closes Second Proton International TransactionMarkets InsiderDELRAY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Healthcare Law Firm Attorney Dave Davidson, who is Florida Board Certified as a Specialist in Health Law, has taken the lead for Proton International on two proton center transacti […]
    Fri, Dec 15, 2017
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  • ACLU (blog)In Florida, the Racist War on Drugs Rages onACLU (blog)Eighty-three percent of deaths from opioid overdose in Florida are of whites — which mirrors nationwide data — yet drug law enforcement falls heaviest on Blacks, demonstrating just how deeply the racist roots of the drug war run. The cause of such ... […]
    Fri, Dec 15, 2017
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  • Florida Disaster Fraud Team Investigation Leads to False Claim ArrestInsurance JournalThe Department's anti-fraud strike team consists of three teams that are working in areas heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma including South Florida, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties; Southwest Florida, including Lee and Collier counties; and Central ... […]
    Fri, Dec 15, 2017
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  • Florida Politics (blog)State could face hefty legal fees in card game disputeFlorida Politics (blog)Administrative Law Judge E. Gary Early, who set a hearing on the issue for Jan. 16, sided with gambling operators in West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Miami and other parts of the state last year. Early ruled that Florida gambling overseers . […]
    Fri, Dec 15, 2017
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  • Law.comDestigmatizing Mental Health in the Legal Profession: Bar to Offer Resources StatewideLaw.comIt was only last month that the legal community lost one of our most vocal champions for mental health. As executive director of Florida Lawyers Assistance Inc., Michael Cohen spent the past 20 years advocating for attorneys struggling with substance […]
    Fri, Dec 15, 2017
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  • Can you fight traffic tickets from an app? The Florida Supreme Court will decidePhys.OrgThis week, the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar accepted a recommendation from a Florida Bar committee that believes Coral Gables start-up TIKD is violating Florida law by practicing law without a license or providing false or misleading ... […]
    Fri, Dec 15, 2017
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  • Naples Daily NewsFlorida's disposable workers: Companies profit from undocumented laborers, dump them after injuriesNaples Daily NewsWorkers' compensation fraud laws are meant to punish those who try to abuse the system, such as employees who fake injuries or employers who leave workers unprotected. But a 2003 change in the Florida law is […]
    Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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  • Naples Daily NewsCommentary: Securing Sunshine: How to better protect online public recordsNaples Daily NewsOur legislators can strengthen Florida's Information Protection Act, Section 501.171, Florida Statutes, to create uniformity and address information privacy and information security concerns. Currently, governmental entities must take un […]
    Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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  • Washington PostWhat you need to know about net neutralityPolitiFact14, the FCC voted to abolish net neutrality protections and undo an Obama-era move that placed the regulation of broadband on a stronger legal footing. Here's the quick-and-dirty backstory: In 2015, following a legal setback, the FCC changed the way it ...How the loss of net ne […]
    Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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  • Florida Politics (blog)Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 12.12.17Florida Politics (blog)The proposal will be considered at the committee's meeting later today, scheduled for 1-5 p.m. in 301 Senate Office Building. Assignment editors — Marsy's Law for Florida, a crime victims' group working to amend t […]
    Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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  • Florida Citrus Growers Seek Congress's Help in New Farm BillBloomberg BNAThe Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) is an executive agency of the Florida government charged with the marketing, research and regulation of the Florida citrus industry and governed by the Florida Citrus Commission, a nine-member board appointed by ... […]
    Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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  • Sun SentinelMore Business Groups Join Forces to Stop Proposed Environmental AmendmentThe CapitolistA coalition of 28 business organizations is the latest to come out against a proposed constitutional amendment that supporters of the amendment say would ensure that “every person has a right to a clean and healthful environment.” The business groups […]
    Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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  • MinnPostOn banning books, a new Florida law, and hooking students on the joys of ShakespeareMinnPostA Florida parent wants his child's school to remove a memoir written for young adult readers that includes the word “penis.” Another wants Ray Bradbury's “Fahrenheit 451,” his dystopian novel about book banning, banned. Another wants “oppos […]
    Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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  • Casino.Org NewsSeminole Tribe Warns Florida Legislators That DFS Bill May Violate CompactCasino.Org News“Fantasy sports competitions, such as those sponsored by DraftKings, should not be classified as internet gambling [as] they do not constitute an online bet or gamble,” Bell wrote. Fantasy sports have lived in an unusual space in Florida law sinc […]
    Sat, Dec 09, 2017
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  • Florida Politics (blog)Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – 12.8.17Florida Politics (blog)Overall, Florida has more than 2.8 million students in its 67 districts. Orange County had the most enrollments with 2,396 students from Puerto Rico and 321 from the Virgin Islands. “House projects might get chilly reception” via […]
    Fri, Dec 08, 2017
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  • Law.comFlorida Law Firms Lag Behind Am Law 100 Firms in Adoption of Alternative Fee ArrangementsLaw.comLarge Florida firms are adopting alternative fee agreements less than half as often as Am Law 100 firms nationwide, according to a Wells Fargo survey. At Florida-headquartered Am Law and midsize firms, just 6.6 percent of billable hours logged wer […]
    Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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  • Tampabay.comRepublicans are leaving the Florida House. Is Richard Corcoran the reason why?Tampabay.comJay Fant, R-Jacksonville, acknowledged conflicts with Corcoran's House leadership team. "The strict hierarchy of the House is often rigid and pressures lawmakers to go against what the folks back home believe you should be working on, […]
    Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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  • Florida Politics (blog)Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – 12.7.17Florida Politics (blog)The bill, a priority of Senate President Joe Negron, can now be heard on the Senate floor during the 2018 session. “House Speakers backs stricter texting-while-driving proposal” via Ana Ceballos of Florida Politics – The push to […]
    Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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  • The News-PressVacation rentals crackdown could spark conflict in Fort Myers Beach; Cape Coral passes for nowThe News-PressWhen contacted in early November, a staffer in Steube's Tallahassee office wouldn't rule out the possibility another vacation rental bill could surface next year. Florida's Senate will convene on Jan. 9. Numerous […]
    Wed, Dec 06, 2017
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  • Florida Politics (blog)Takeaways from Tallahassee — Stuck in TLH with you?Florida Politics (blog)Democrats' day in court? — Florida Democrats had requested a court order to move up the dates for a pair of South Florida special elections. Now, they'll be heard on that ask in court Dec. 7. The motion, filed in Leon County circuit court, aim […]
    Sat, Dec 02, 2017
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  • Orlando Weekly (blog)Rick Scott escalates regulatory feud with Florida's nursing homesOrlando Weekly (blog)“Families and residents deserve transparency,” she said in an email to The News Service of Florida. The new backup-power requirements not only have existing providers concerned, they are affecting potential new providers such as 58-year-o […]
    Mon, Nov 20, 2017
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  • Law.comFlorida Law Firm Leaders Bullish on 2018Law.comManaging partners and executives at Florida's largest firms are sounding a chorus of bullish expectations for 2018, especially for a handful of practices including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and tax. Despite some reservations about ... […]
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Recent Firm News & Events

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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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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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Molly and Edward Ugo joined Susan Horovitz Maurer to ring the bell for the Salvation Army at one of Fort Lauderdale’s longest running holiday traditions event, the 53rd annual “Christmas on Las Olas” on December 1st.

Contributions made to the Salvation Army Red Kettle enable the organization to provide food, toys and clothing to over 6 million people during the Christmas season.  The donations help more than 34 million Americans recovering from all kinds of personal disasters nationwide, and continues the Salvation Army’s year-round effort to help those who would otherwise be forgotten.

The Red Kettle campaign first started in San Francisco in 1891, and has traditionally been the Salvation Army’s most prominent fund-raiser.

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The Florida Bar Health Law Section recently released its September-October 2015 Health Law Update which contained an article published by Panza Maurer Associate, Jamie B. Gelfman.  Jamie’s article, located in the Health Information Technology section, was entitled “DHHS Office for Civil Rights Confirms Second Phase of HIPAA Compliance Audits to Commence Early 2016.”

In particular, the article highlights the OIG’s recent criticism of the OCR with respect to its enforcement and oversight of covered entities’ compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  The article details the findings of the OIG’s September 2015 report, which concluded that the OCR had failed to adequately implement the required audit program mandated under Section 13411 of the HITECH Act, and that the OCR’s oversight activities were primarily reactive in investigating possible HIPAA noncompliance.  As a result, and as further explained in the article, the Director of the OCR announced that the second phase of OCR audits will commence in early 2016, which will focus, among other areas, on high-risk areas to the security of protected health information and on pervasive non-compliance based upon findings of the OCR’s first phase of audits.

 

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Susan Horovitz Maurer offered introductory comments to kick off State Attorney Michael J. Satz‘s re-election campaign.  Pictured are Benjamin Bean, Mike Satz, Susan Maurer and Krista Marti.

Mike Satz was first elected as State Attorney for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Broward County in 1976.  He has been re-elected ten times since. Mike Satz continues to personally prosecute homicide and other violent crime cases, while overseeing a staff of more than 500 employees, including 215 attorneys.

In fiscal year 2013-14, the Broward State Attorney’s Office filed more than 14,000 felony cases, and more than 49,000 misdemeanor cases.

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Krista Marti and Dana Macdonald (along with Dana’s daughter Olivia), participated in the American Cancer Society ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ Broward Walk on Saturday, October 31st, 2015.  The ACS walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. Every Making Strides event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, and to raise awareness about the disease.

Money raised from the walk help fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, provide free comprehensive information and support, and help people take steps to reduce their risk of the disease, or find it early when it’s most treatable.

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Gilda’s Club Annual Casino Night Event

Gilda’s Club Annual Casino Night Event

Gilda’s Club Annual Casino Night Event.  Dana Macdonald, who serves as Board Chair of Gilda’s Club South Florida, will be attending its annual Casino Night, which is being hosted by Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7 pm.  This event helps raise funds for the people in our lives affected by cancer – men,…

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