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  • Sarasota Herald-TribuneBUSINESS PEOPLESarasota Herald-TribuneTampa-based health care management company Greystone Health Network recently honored its 2017 associates of the year from 30 of its skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies throughout Florida. .... Her experience includes cases involving ... […]
    Mon, May 21, 2018
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  • Florida districts keep up fight against charter school lawPalm Beach PostA Leon County circuit judge in April threw out the lawsuit filed last year against the Florida Legislature. The districts challenged several parts of the law pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran, including a mandate that local school districts ... […]
    Sun, May 20, 2018
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  • WTXL ABC 27FDLE inducts new members into Florida Law Enforcement Officers Hall of FameWTXL ABC 27TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It was all about honoring law enforcement Saturday at the Florida Capitol. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement inducted five officers into the Florida Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. FDLE recognized current and .. […]
    Sun, May 20, 2018
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  • Washington PostFlorida's expensive race for governor highlights lax lawsWashington PostTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's wide-open race for governor won't be decided for another six months, but it's already triggered a wave of expensive television ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state's campaign financ […]
    Sun, May 20, 2018
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  • WCTVFive inducted into Florida Law Enforcement Hall of FameWCTVHe loved doing good things," said Barbara Cook, the daughter of Blackburn, fighting back tears. This year's inductees join a group of ten others in the Florida State Hall of Fame, including former Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell who was inducted in ...and more » […]
    Sun, May 20, 2018
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  • Florida Politics (blog)Takeaways from Tallahassee — Capitol vs. capitalFlorida Politics (blog)This week, an extra 10 cities, including Tallahassee, were officially tacked onto a lawsuit challenging a state law that gives the Legislature the sole authority to regulate firearms and ammunition. The original lawsuit was filed in April by several ... […]
    Sat, May 19, 2018
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  • Law.comJudge Asked to Settle Regulatory Dispute Over 'Dry Needling'Law.comA regulatory fight between acupuncturists and physical therapists over “dry needling” will be hammered out by a state judge. In a challenge filed this week, the Florida State Oriental Medical Association is asking a state administrative judge to block ... […]
    Fri, May 18, 2018
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  • Florida Politics (blog)Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – 5.17.18Florida Politics (blog)“John Morgan on Richard Corcoran: Don't go to your own 'ass kicking' ” via Jim Rosica of Florida Politics – Orlando attorney Morgan told reporters Wednesday that he supported the decision of his friend, outgoing Ho […]
    Thu, May 17, 2018
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  • Daily CommercialFEMA chief: Local officials must be ready for hurricanesDaily CommercialTALLAHASSEE — Local officials across Florida shouldn't rely on the federal government to be on the ground everywhere a day or days after the next natural disaster, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday during the ...FEMA chief p […]
    Wed, May 16, 2018
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  • Florida editorial roundupBradenton HeraldBut if science is to be trusted when it comes to hurricanes, why is it so hard for state officials in Florida and federal officials in the Trump administration to respect science when it comes to climate change and sea-level rise? How is it that ...and more » […]
    Wed, May 16, 2018
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  • Judge Rules Anonymous Teens Can't Take Part in NRA Suit Over Florida LawInsurance JournalA Florida judge denied the National Rifle Association's request to have two 19-year-old gun enthusiasts anonymously join the group's lawsuit challenging new age requirements for gun purchases. The NRA sued after the state's Republican-led le […]
    Wed, May 16, 2018
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  • WPECOn Tap in the Capital: Wednesday, May 16WPECCOASTAL MANAGEMENT CONSIDERED: The annual Florida Coastal Management Program will begin in Pinellas County, with speakers expected to include Noah Valenstein, secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. (8:30 a.m., Edge Hotel ... […]
    Wed, May 16, 2018
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  • Florida Politics (blog)Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 5.16.18Florida Politics (blog)Pasco County — where the lawsuit was filed — joined neighboring Pinellas County in 2016 in having the state's highest number of oxycodone deaths, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Along with Purdue .... […]
    Wed, May 16, 2018
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  • Tampabay.comEditorial: Voters should decide whether legal sports betting comes to FloridaTampabay.comAs Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion, the overturned federal law "regulates state governments' regulation of their citizens. The Constitution gives Congress no such power.'' That's a victory for states' […]
    Tue, May 15, 2018
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  • Nicklaus Children's Hospital sues Florida to stop opening of competing trauma centerBecker's Hospital ReviewMiami-based Nicklaus Children's Hospital, which operates the only pediatric trauma center in Miami-Dade County, is suing the Florida Health Department over a state law that would enable a competing level 1 trauma center operate […]
    Tue, May 15, 2018
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  • Florida Politics (blog)Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 5.15.18Florida Politics (blog)A mother and father of two unrelated students slain in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting will announce runs for two separate seats on the School Board of Broward County at a news conference on Tuesday. Lori Alhade […]
    Tue, May 15, 2018
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  • Gainesville SunEditorial: Projects around Polk show solar's increasing viability, which is a good thingGainesville SunThe point is that solar energy is ramping up rapidly in Florida. In March the Solar Energy Industries Association reported that Florida had finally cracked the top 10 in solar energy production. The group also projects that the […]
    Tue, May 15, 2018
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  • Naples Daily NewsHigh court's move to lift sports gaming ban could change Florida's gambling debateNaples Daily NewsTALLAHASSEE — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that lifted a federal ban on sports betting gave a boost to gambling advocates in Florida who would like to bring gambling here. ... Five states — Connecticut, Mississippi, Ne […]
    Mon, May 14, 2018
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  • BloombergAnonymous Teens Can't Take Part in NRA Suit Over Florida Law, Judge SaysBloombergThe NRA sued after the state's Republican-led legislature raised the age for buying guns to 21 from 18 in response to the February massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida. The NRA has sought to let the teenagers participate as “John Doe” and . […]
    Mon, May 14, 2018
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  • Fox 35 OrlandoFallen Florida law enforcement honored in Washington DCFox 35 OrlandoFallen Florida law enforcement honored in Washington D.C.. Posted: May 13 2018 10:56PM EDT. Video Posted: May 13 2018 10:38PM EDT. WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of Police Week 2018, several fallen Florida first responders were honored in ... […]
    Mon, May 14, 2018
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  • Miami HeraldTop Florida law firm fights accusations of stiffing rich client and bribing witnessesMiami HeraldNever shy of the spotlight, William Scherer has stood out for decades among South Florida's elite lawyers. Born and raised in Indiana, the stalwart Republican helped save George W. Bush's razor-thin victory over Al Gore in the 2000 […]
    Sat, May 12, 2018
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  • Jacksonville Business JournalViewpoint: Alcohol delivery apps show the futility of Florida's regulationsJacksonville Business JournalBut as businesses continue taking innovative steps to keep up with the modern demands of consumers, it raises the question: Why aren't Florida's lawmakers doing the same for the state's outdated al […]
    Tue, May 08, 2018
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  • Sarasota Herald-TribuneEconomic outlook rosy for Florida and nationSarasota Herald-TribunePresident Donald Trump's election and his administration's policies have yielded two major boons for the nation's economy: the Tax Cut and Jobs Act and regulatory reform. With that “double-barreled stimulus” and other less significant factors, t […]
    Wed, May 02, 2018
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  • Law.comFlorida Appeals Court Blocks 'Homegrown' Marijuana RulingLaw.comWhile the state has faced a series of legal challenges, it has designed a regulatory system that involves licensing limited numbers of businesses to grow, process and sell medical marijuana. Redner's doctor ordered a juicing treatment that uses live ...and more » […]
    Wed, May 02, 2018
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  • The News HeraldState outlines rules for medical marijuana licensesSun SentinelMore than six months after an Oct. 3 deadline to issue new medical-marijuana licenses, the Florida Department of Health has released a proposed rule outlining an application process for potential operators in what could be one of the nation's largest ...Florida offer […]
    Tue, May 01, 2018
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  • Law.comSEC Charges Florida Attorney with Investment FraudLaw.comHarrison is a business lawyer licensed to practice in Florida and Nevada. She specializes in business planning, securities regulation, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, public offerings and private placements, according to her website. Her firm, Harrison ... […]
    Tue, May 01, 2018
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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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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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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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