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    Mon, Nov 19, 2018
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    Mon, Nov 19, 2018
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  • Jacksonville Daily RecordBurr & Forman acquires McNair law firmJacksonville Daily RecordThat will expand Burr & Forman to 19 offices in eight states in the Southeast and more than 350 legal professionals who specialize in transactions, litigation and regulatory issues across a range of businesses and industries. Practice areas include ... […]
    Mon, Nov 19, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Tampa Bay TimesFlorida recount 2018: Still confused? Read this.Tampa Bay TimesWhy did this election take so long? The election should have been done Nov. 6. Why were votes still being counted? Actually, the election took no more time than any other election, we just normally don't notice the extended timeline. Florida's election ...Even t […]
    Mon, Nov 19, 2018
    Source: Florida Law via Google News
  • Report Finds Key Design Flaws in Florida Bridge That CollapsedClaims JournalU.S. Judge William Stafford ruled that the National Transportation Safety Board exercised its valid federal regulatory authority in keeping the documents about the Florida International University bridge disaster confidential from the media. Stafford's ... […]
    Mon, Nov 19, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Sarasota Herald-TribuneBUSINESS PEOPLESarasota Herald-TribuneStaggs has a law degree from Penn State Law and a bachelor's in economics from the University of Florida. In his corporate law practice, he counsels clients regarding entity formation, business governance issues, business transactions and regulatory ... […]
    Mon, Nov 19, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Washington PostBroward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes resigns following chaotic Florida recountWashington Post“#Broward election supervisors ongoing violation of #Florida law requiring timely reporting isn't just annoying incompetence. It has opened the door for lawyers to come here & try to steal a seat in the U.S. Senate & […]
    Mon, Nov 19, 2018
    Source: Florida Law via Google News
  • The Independent Florida AlligatorFlorida influencers say fixing education is going to take more moneyThe Independent Florida AlligatorFlorida public schools are feeling the squeeze and asking taxpayers to fork out more cash to improve education. The most important resource to improve education is more money, said Florida influencer Cindy Arenberg S […]
    Mon, Nov 19, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • NBCNews.comRepublicans had a secret weapon in the Florida recount fightNBCNews.comThe main stakes for the two lawyers — and their parties — were always the same: A U.S. Senate seat and the framework that will govern how Florida election laws are applied and interpreted in the 2020 presidential election. But for Johnson — a ...and more » […]
    Sun, Nov 18, 2018
    Source: Florida Law via Google News
  • CNNFlorida recount ends with Rick Scott still leading over Bill NelsonCNNIn one, Walker ruled that the guidelines Florida law provides to election canvassing boards on how to determine voter intent in a manual recount are constitutional; in the other, Walker denied a request to stop the state of Florida from enforcing the ...Bill Nelson concedes Fl […]
    Sun, Nov 18, 2018
    Source: Florida Law via Google News
  • Orlando SentinelDeaths in Central Florida: 11/18Orlando SentinelHe chaired the Committees on Health and Rehabilitative Services, Governmental Operations, Corrections, Probation and Parole, Regulated Industries Professional Regulations, Regulatory Reform, Natural Resources and the sub-committee on Aging, in the ...and more » […]
    Sun, Nov 18, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Politico'Nelson has no path': Democrats admit Scott beats Florida iconPolitico“Once again, the courts have denied Bill Nelson's desperate attempt to change Florida law after the election. It's long past time for Bill ... “The restriction is reasonable, and the state's regulatory interest is sufficient to justify the deadlin […]
    Sat, Nov 17, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • The HillDems seek to overhaul voting rules in Florida legal fightThe HillIf you look across the board, it looks very unlikely that there are even enough ballots at play,” said Michael Morley, an assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Law. “Even if Sen. Nelson were to run the table and win all the ...Hand Recounts Progress In […]
    Sat, Nov 17, 2018
    Source: Florida Law via Google News
  • Hanford SentinelThe Latest: Election workers hand counting 93000 ballotsHanford Sentinel... Miami-Dade County had 10,000 such ballots. ———. 11:05 a.m.. Incoming Florida Senate President Bill Galvano says lawmakers will look at problems during the 2016 election and the 2018 recount and discuss changes to the Florida's election laws.Florida star […]
    Fri, Nov 16, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • Madison.comThe Latest: Florida lawmakers to address election issuesMadison.comWhile Broward County completed the hand recount in the Senate race, the canvassing board continued the tedious task of sorting under and over votes, including a voter who wrote in gubernatorial candidate Gillum for the Senate race and another who voted ...Andrew Gillum - […]
    Fri, Nov 16, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • South Florida Business JournalSouth Florida law schools recovering from recession slumpSouth Florida Business JournalEducation Industry; Jon M. Garon Person; Legal Services Topic; More. By Ashley Portero – Reporter, South Florida Business Journal. 11 hours ago. South Florida law schools say they're experiencing a bump in applications after yea […]
    Fri, Nov 16, 2018
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  • The AdvocateLiskow & Lewis opens Baton Rouge law office at 451 Florida St.The Advocate... clients in Baton Rouge for decades, the law firm said. He will be joined by Paul Adkins, a litigator with experience with commercial disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination, mineral landowner and lessee disputes, mineral ... […]
    Thu, Nov 15, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • ABC NewsJudge sides with Nelson, rules Florida law on matching ballot signatures being applied unconstitutionallyABC NewsIn the latest legal twist in the Florida vote-counting controversy, a federal judge has ruled that the state's law requiring signatures on ballots to match those on file is being applied unconstitutionally.Florida orders fir […]
    Thu, Nov 15, 2018
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  • What Florida law says about headlights on motorcyclesWKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoORLANDO, Fla. - News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road every week, helping Orlando-area residents become better drivers by being better educated. Joyce, of Orlando, asks, “Is it lawful ... […]
    Thu, Nov 15, 2018
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  • New York TimesIn Florida Recount Fight, Democratic Lawyer Draws Plaudits and FireNew York TimesMarc Elias, a veteran of high-stakes political battles, is a powerful behind-the-scenes operator who has faced criticism from both left and right.and more » […]
    Wed, Nov 14, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Tampa Bay Times (blog)Florida education news: K-12 funding, college access, school naming and moreTampa Bay Times (blog)FUNDING: As the 2019 Florida legislative session approaches, the state superintendents association advances several funding-related priorities for lawmakers to consider. Chief among them: Providing enough money to meet the securit […]
    Wed, Nov 14, 2018
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  • Law.comFlorida Law Firm Leaders Expect Bull Market Heading Into 2019Law.comInterviews with managing partners and executives at statewide and national firms with a large presence in South Florida revealed the leaders are bullish amid speculation the U.S. economy is due for a recession. They said they expect Florida's economy ... […]
    Wed, Nov 14, 2018
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  • Miami HeraldRepublican pressure mounts for state police involvement in South Florida recountsMiami HeraldFlorida's highest-ranking government officials are increasing the pressure on state police to get involved in the counting of ballots in heavily Democratic South Florida as Gov. ... Attorneys for Scott's campaign filed emergency motion […]
    Mon, Nov 12, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • An openly lesbian mayor in Florida was just elected. And Key West kind of shrugsMiami HeraldTuesday was a night of several big firsts for lesbian candidates in Florida. Jennifer Webb from St. Petersburg was elected the first lesbian member of the Florida Legislature and Sarah Fortney from Polk County became the state's first LGBT school board  […]
    Thu, Nov 08, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • Florida Politics (blog)Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 11.8.18Florida Politics (blog)“Broward still counting votes, but elections supervisor doesn't know how many are left” via Stephen Hobbs and Larry Barszewski of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — With a razor-thin margin separating Senate candidates Scott a […]
    Thu, Nov 08, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • Florida education news: Elections, school closures, gender issues and moreTampa Bay Times (blog)Republicans also held majorities in the state House and Senate. SCHOOL BOARDS: The results ... SCHOOL TAXES: Voters across Florida continued their string of support for local tax initiatives designed to help pay for maintenance and construction ...and mo […]
    Wed, Nov 07, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • Daily CommercialFlorida House seeks to defend medical marijuana lawDaily CommercialTALLAHASSEE — The Florida House is seeking to intervene in a potentially far-reaching legal battle about the constitutionality of a 2017 law that set regulations for the state's medical marijuana industry. House lawyers last week requested approval to ...and mor […]
    Tue, Oct 30, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Orlando Weekly (blog)Judge clears way for challenges to Florida's preemptive gun lawOrlando Weekly (blog)The Legislature passed the tough penalties in 2011 as a way of enforcing a decades-old law that gives control of gun regulation to the state rather than local governments —- a concept known as state “preemption.” The 2011 law, in part, thre […]
    Wed, Oct 24, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News

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.