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For Children’s Safety, Be Consciencious About Toys

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Toys are a very big business and, in the U.S. alone, are a multi-billion dollar market.  Such a large market attracts profiteers and those willing to sidestep the governmental regulatory protections created for child protection, sometimes leaving evaluation of safety hazards only to scrutinizing parents. That is where you come into the child safety… Read More »

Hurricane Preparedness 2018

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Due to storms and hurricanes that have historically impacted Florida, DSK Law has had the opportunity to assist many individuals and small businesses with legal issues related to the after effects of storm damage.  In past consultations with our clients, we have identified certain frequently asked questions or concerns as indicated below which may… Read More »

Attorney Spotlight: Meet Norman W. Nash

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Norm Nash has been practicing law for over twenty-nine years. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, contracts, corporate and business transactions, and probate. Norm has advised CEOs, directors, management and line personnel on a broad spectrum of issues including real estate transactions, property leasing and development, corporate matters, business transactions, regulatory matters and… Read More »

5 Questions and Answers About Probate

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By: Yvette Rodriguez Brown, Esq., Partner My spouse/parent/sibling just passed away, what do I need to do?  In the State of Florida, the court-supervised process to determine the deceased person’s assets, take care of their debts and make any distribution to beneficiaries is called “Probate.”  Generally, if retirement accounts (such as IRAs or 401(k)s and… Read More »

Avoiding Problems When Renting A Vacation Home – Tips For The Owner And The Renter

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By Daniel F. Mantzaris, Esq. As the summer vacation season approaches, now is the time to plan.  Private short-term vacation home rentals and home-sharing arrangements are the rage and provide an opportunity for vacationers to reduce their traditional vacation costs by obtaining cost-effective non-traditional vacation accommodations.   Additionally, property owners can use their homes to… Read More »

Sexual Harassment In The Era Of #MeToo What Is An Employer To Do?

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Allegations of sexual harassment have over taken all forms of news and social media in the last several months, sparking what has been referred to as the “#MeToo” movement. In light of the avalanche of sexual harassment claims and lawsuits, many employers are, rightfully, overwhelmed. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal… Read More »

Q&A with Hugo de Beaubien

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How was DSK Law founded in 1976? “DSK Law was founded in 1976 when former Partner Tom Drage and I started a Firm in downtown Orlando – that was formerly the Firm of a sole practitioner who became a Judge.” What are you most proud of? “I am proud of our growth into one… Read More »

David Simmons: A Letter To My Former Self

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            In a few weeks, I will have the honor of giving the commencement address to one of the graduating classes of the University of Central Florida.  As a Florida State Senator who has had the opportunity to be a big part of the success of Florida and the growth of UCF in the… Read More »

Don’t Let The Mailbox Rule Box You Out

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Amber Ashton, Special Counsel in the Firm’s Tampa Office, has published another article for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (“RPPTL”) of the Florida Bar’s quarterly magazine, ActionLine. As part of her fellowship with the RPPTL, Amber’s article “Don’t Let The Mailbox Rule Box You Out” outlines practice pointers for other attorneys… Read More »

Are You Prepared for this Year’s Hurricane Season?

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By Kent A. Showalter III, Esq. Due to storms and hurricanes that have historically impacted Florida, DSK Law has had the opportunity to assist many individuals and small businesses with legal issues related to the after effects of storm damage.  In past consultations with our clients, we have identified certain frequently asked questions or… Read More »

Firm News

Bart Valdes Continues Leadership in Statewide Task Force and in Florida Bar Section

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Bart Valdes represented the Firm at the recent Winter Meeting of the Florida Bar.  Bart sits on the Executive Council of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar and is also the Chairman of the Proposed Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Task Force.  As Chairman of the Task Force, Bart is… Read More »

Hugo de Beaubien Out in the Community

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Hugo de Beaubien worked as a volunteer with fellow Kiwanians at the 53rd annual Kiwanis Kumquat Bowl, securing the admissions gate and selling delicious grilled items from the snack bar. Twenty-four top Pop Warner youth teams competed over 2 days at Bishop Moore High School in 12 games for the title of league champion… Read More »

Andrew Ballentine Deepens His Presence in the Federal Bar Association

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Andrew Ballentine has been appointed to a task force by the Federal Bar Association President Maria Z. Vathis. The task force seeks to increase opportunities for inexperienced lawyers to appear before their local federal courts for oral argument on motions that may not normally have oral argument granted. The task force endeavors to accomplish… Read More »

David Simmons Presents to the Business Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association

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David Simmons presented to the Business Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association recently in a panel discussion regarding the Business Court’s closure and the judicial funding problem. David concluded the roundtable session with a Chinese proverb; “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”… Read More »

DSK Law Participates in Record Gala for the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association

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Bart Valdes and Chris Hill represented the Firm at the record breaking Tampa Hispanic Bar Association Scholarship Gala. This year the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association raised over $50,000 from sponsorships, including a donation from DSK Law! Bart Valdes proudly serves as the Treasurer of the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association and worked hard with many… Read More »

Brandon Sapp Becomes President of the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association

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Brandon Sapp has been elected as President of the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association for 2018-2019. Brandon also serves on the Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors and the Legal Aid Society Board of Trustees for 2018-2020.  

Thank You!

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This season we are full of splendor and gratitude. Thank you for your business and for a fruitful 2018. Happy Thanksgiving!

DSK Law Opens New Office in Melbourne Florida

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We are pleased to announce the grand opening of our office in Melbourne, Florida! Thank you Melbourne Regional Chamber for welcoming DSK Law to Melbourne and for putting on such a great event. Brett Miller, a native of Brevard County, has relocated from the Orlando office to work out of the new Melbourne office. We are… Read More »

Celebrating 42 Years!

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DSK Law turns 42 this month. We’ve come a long way since 1976; growing into one of the largest law firms in Central Florida with four offices in Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee and Melbourne.

DSK Law Continues its Service in Community in Support of Rotary and Starting Right, Now

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The firm recently sponsored the Brew Ha, Ha Tampa Bay charity benefit put on by the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club.  Partner, Bart Valdes, and new associate attorney, Chris Hill, attended the event on behalf of the firm.  Bart Valdes founded the Brew Ha, Ha during his term as President of the Tampa Interbay Rotary… Read More »

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