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Sep 23rd, 2019

Florida’s New Law Voids Certain Physician Non-Competition Agreements

by Deedee Bitran, Shutts & Bowen On June 25, 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a new addition to Florida’s non-competition law which significantly alters the enforceability of certain physician non-competition agreements.     Section 542.336, Florida Statutes, provides that as of July 1, 2019, non-competition agreements entered into between specialist physicians and an entity which employs or contracts with all physicians of that specialty in a specific county are void and unenforceable Read More
Sep 4th, 2019

Advice and Warning regarding Online Sunshine from the Chapter 607 Drafting Subcommittee

We suspect that many of you, from time to time, turn to Online Sunshine to access Florida statutory provisions.As you may be aware, during the 2019 legislative session extensive changes were made to Chapter 607 (the Florida Business Corporation Act) and to certain corresponding provisions in several of Florida's other entity statutes. These changes are contained in Chapter 2019-90, Florida Statutes. However, none of these changes adopted in 2019 will become law until January 1, 2020. Read More
Sep 4th, 2019

New CMI Exclusion- Haven Act Becomes Law

By Shirley Palumbo, Greenspoon Marder LLP

This has been a busy session in Washington with respect to bankruptcy issues. Foremost amongst those changes is H.R. 2938, the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019 (“HAVEN Act”), which was signed into law by the President on August 23, 2019. The law amends Title 11 U.S.C. § 101(10B)(ii) to exclude certain benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense when calculating a consumer Chapter 7 or

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Aug 29th, 2019

TS Dorian, Retreat Update

Based on follow up Executive Committee meeting, we have elected to cancel the Labor Day Retreat in view of safety concerns for you and your families. A discussion about possibly rescheduling will occur after the passage of the hurricane. Retreat registration refunds will be processed beginning next week.
People wishing to stay at The Ritz are still welcome to stay at the reduced rate as the hotel will continue to honor the BLS group rate and even give a group rate for an extra day or two if you timely call to extend. People canceling their rooms need to contact the hotel at their earliest convenience and state that they reserved a room through the BLS Labor Day Retreat and due to the hurricane and the cancellation of the retreat event, there should not be a cancellation fee for the room. Please call the hotel at 239.598.3300, or Lindsay Storrie at 239.598.5661 or by email at
As long as you timely make that call to The Ritz there will be no penalty for cancellation of your room. We are very sorry for the cancellation and appreciate your understanding and most importantly please be safe! 
If you have questions or concerns please contact me at (904) 472-7328, Russell Landy at (786)493-1868 or Stefanie Svisco (937) 620-6008
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