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Family and Medical Leave in Light of the Coronavirus

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As the world continues to address the daily updates and changes to daily life due to the coronavirus, the workplace has been deeply affected and many employers are left wondering how employment laws affect an employer’s ability to traverse this difficult terrain. Family and Medical Leave Act: In response to the Coronavirus ( i.e., SARS-CoV-2

Lawsuit Mechanics: “How Should I Prepare For My Deposition?”

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So, you are going to be giving deposition testimony soon.  For many, especially if this is the first time you have been deposed, this can be a daunting and trying time while anticipating the unknown formal proceeding yet to take place.  There are, however, a few things you can and should do to prepare for

Lawsuit Mechanics: “I’ve Been Sued. What Happens Next?”

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You are home on a Saturday afternoon, when a knock comes at the door.  You greet the unknown visitor, who responds with a stack of documents, and three dreaded words.  “You’ve been served.”  The first page begins, “SUMMONS.”  You read on, realizing that you’ve been sued.  From this moment, you have twenty (20) days to

Warnings to Property Owners

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Florida landowners owe two distinct duties to individuals that enter their property: a duty to ensure that the premises are reasonably kept safe or maintained, as well as a duty to warn others of any unsafe conditions that are not open and obvious.  In short, if a hazard that is not immediately recognizable exists on

What Can I Expect at Mediation?

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Mediation is a confidential process typically utilized after a lawsuit is filed, and in limited circumstances, before a lawsuit is filed.  Parties may be ordered to go to mediation by the judge in their case, or they may decide to go voluntarily.  The mediator is usually selected by the parties but, if they are unable

MINOR SETTLEMENTS: When Kids are Involved in Litigation

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In the State of Florida, many attorneys handle civil matters that involve minor children and their parent/guardian. Often attorneys who settle claims pre-suit do not want to get court approval of settlements involving a minor either for reasons of cost or expediency. In exploring the mechanics of a settlement involving a minor, the following questions

Attorney Spotlight: Meet Partner D. John Morgeson, Jr.

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D. John “Jack” Morgeson, Jr. was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been a resident of Orlando since 1993. Since he began practicing law, he has represented clients in a variety of cases such as personal injury and casualty defense, contract, landlord/tenant, corporate and business entity, construction, real estate, family and consumer related matters. Additionally,

DUI: The Breathalyzer Question

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Should I take the breathalyzer test if stopped as a suspect in a DUI case? In Florida, they teach us at advanced criminal law seminars never to give a “stock” answer.  The reason is because a lawyer must know the answer to a lot of questions that are particular to that person’s arrest.  For example,

Attorney Spotlight: Meet Partner Lindsay N. Greene

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Lindsay Greene is a Partner of DSK Law, with twenty years of experience. She was born and raised in New York, New York.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She received her Juris Doctor from Florida State College of Law. Lindsay represents

When Businesses Are Targets For Cybercrime

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Running a business can be both incredibly fulfilling, but also very nerve-wracking. As most business owners know, if you do not take the right steps – with the assistance of the right attorney – to properly protect your business, you could be facing difficult commercial and business litigation. One such area that is increasingly plaguing

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Behind The Scenes: A Day at DSK Law

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Orlando –Kicking off the celebration of DSK Law’s 45th anniversary year, the firm welcomed Attorney At Law Floridamagazine for aphoto shoot foritscover story feature in the magazine. The firm’s attorneys from around the state and administrative team members gathered at the firm’s Orlando officefor individual and group photo sessions. “We are so excited to celebrate

One of Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers

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Partner David Simmons Inducted to Legal Elite Hall of Fame 2022

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DSK is honored to announce that 9 of its attorneys were chosen to Florida Super Lawyers or Florida Rising Stars lists for 2021

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DSK is honored to announce that 9 of its attorneys were chosen to Florida Super Lawyers or Florida Rising Stars lists for 2021. These exclusive lists are selected by the Super Lawyers research team who choose no more than 5% of lawyers in the state. Rising Stars consist of attorneys 40 years or younger with

Partner Daniel Mantzaris was recently featured in the June 16, 2021 issue of the St. Cloud Sunrise.

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Partner Daniel Mantzaris was recently featured in the June 16, 2021 issue of the St. Cloud Sunrise. Mr. Mantzaris proudly serves as City Attorney for St. Cloud. The publication’s section entitled, How Does My Government Work? aims to educate readers to engage with their government. The section encourages readers to gain understanding as to how

Orlando Sentinel Top Workplaces 2020

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DSK Law has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Orlando Sentinel. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization including:

DSK Law Opens New Mediation Division!

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Jason A. Breslin is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Civil Mediator. Mr. Breslin has been a practicing litigator for 12 years. As a litigator, Mr. Breslin has handled cases that include personal injury, insurance coverage matters, insurer bad faith claims, commercial and real estate disputes, among others. Mr. Breslin’s experience and

CONGRATULATIONS to our Partner Deborah Mitchell, chosen for her exemplary military accomplishments as well as her impact on Central Florida’s legal community.

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Bart R. Valdes Appointed Co-Chair of the Business Law Section COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Task Force

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Our Partner, Bart Valdes has been named as the Co-Chair of the Business Law Section COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Task Force.  The Task Force is comprised of lawyers and judges across the State of Florida.  The mission of the Task Force is to provide education and resources to lawyers and businesses to assist in dealing with

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