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Taking the Deposition of an Entity Representative or Custodian of Records and Seeking Electronically Stored Information

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By Bart R. Valdes, Esq. on behalf of the Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar The use of multiple electronic devices, as well as automated systems, and integrated technology, is commonplace in today’s world.  Almost everything that we do in our day-to-day routines generates some kind of data,… Read More »

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Firm Recognized by the Corporate America Legal Elite for 2015

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The firm was selected to join the Corporate America Legal Elite of 2015 as “Best for Eminent Domain – Florida.”  The attorneys in the firm who handle Eminent Domain cases are David Simmons, Thomas Neal, Daniel Mantzaris, Bart Valdes and Amber Ashton.  The firm’s attorneys have represented both local governments and individual landowners in… Read More »

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Kevin Knight Presented at the OCBA Professionalism Committee’s Discovery CLE

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Partner and insurance defense attorney, Kevin Knight, addressed the Advanced Discovery topic during the Orange County Bar Association meeting on June 4, 2015. Kevin presented to several community judges and lawyers on how to create an ethical roadmap from the start of discovery through trial.

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Title Claims: How to File a Title Claim

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By Amber Ashton, Esq. The first step in determining whether you have a viable title claim is to review your title policy in detail.  You must be sure that the defect you are concerned about does not appear as an exception to coverage in Schedule B of the title policy or elsewhere.  Once you… Read More »

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Bart Valdes presents at E-Discovery CLE at Florida Bar Annual Convention

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Bart Valdes spoke at the “Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Pre-Discovery Through Trial” Continuing Education Seminar presented at the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton, Florida.   Mr. Valdes was included in two panels who spoke on the issues of “Emerging Technologies and Ethics” and “ESI from the Internet of Everything.”

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Title Claims: How Title Insurance Protects You

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By Amber Ashton, Esq. Unlike other traditional forms of insurance that protect you from unforeseen future accidents, sickness and natural disasters, title insurance protects an owner from potentially undiscovered issues when you buy land or a home. Title insurance potentially provides insurance coverage to protect you from financial loss related to a defect in… Read More »

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Seven firm attorneys recognized in Florida Trend Magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite and Up and Comers

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Florida Trend Magazine’s 2015 Florida Legal Elite has recognized seven attorneys from de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal among the most highly esteemed attorneys in the State. Florida Legal Elite attorneys are chosen by peers, separated by two categories: Legal Elite and Up & Comers. We are proud to announce our winners: Legal… Read More »

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Three Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers

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de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal, a full-service law firm in downtown Orlando, FL, is proud to announce that three of its attorneys have been selected as 2015 Florida Super Lawyers. The partners named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers along with their location and primary practice areas are: Dan Mantzaris – Downtown Orlando –… Read More »

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Bart Valdes is selected to the 2015 list of members of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

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Bart Valdes, of de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the… Read More »

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Tampa Attorneys and Staff Support “Cycling Out Autism” Event in Tampa

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Bart Valdes and Julie Fannin participated on behalf of the Firm in the annual “Cycling Out Autism” event put on by the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club.  This event benefited the Applied Behavior Analysis program at USF as well as the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.   In addition to being a sponsor for this… Read More »

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