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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 »

Is Privacy Obsolete in Modern Litigation?

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By Bart R. Valdes, Esq. (Mr. Valdes is a Partner in the Firm’s Tampa Office and is the Chairman of the Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar) Within the past decade, the introduction and widespread adoption of social media use by individuals and corporations, as… Read More »

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Bart Valdes Continues His Leadership Involvement With The Florida Bar Business Law Section

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DSK Law and Bart Valdes continue to support the efforts of the Florida Bar Business Law Section.  Recently, the firm sponsored the 30th Anniversary Annual Retreat in Bonita Springs, Florida. Partner, Bart Valdes, is the Chair of the Task Force Relating to Proposed Amendments to Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and sits on the… Read More »

DSK Law Raises Money for Freedom Ride

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DSK Law’s employees raise money every month for a different charity or organization in need. This month DSK Law raised money to benefit Freedom Ride in Orlando, which provides therapeutic horse riding to adults and children four years and older with Spina Bifida, Autism, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, developmental disabilities, brain injury,… Read More »

Attorney Andrew Ballentine Elected to the Federal Bar Association’s Board of Directors

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DSK Law’s Associate Attorney Andrew Ballentine has been elected for a second term as the Special Projects Director for the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Board of Directors.  The Orlando Chapter is an organization committed to the interests, education, and professional development of all federal court practitioners through a variety of events… Read More »

DSK Law Honors the Victims of 9/11 in the Annual Tunnel to Towers 5k Run

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DSK Law and its friends and families participated in the 2018 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk.  The beneficiary, The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.  DSK Law proudly supports all of our military… Read More »

DSK Law Sponsors Give Kids The World Gala

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DSK Law was a sponsor for the 30th Annual Give Kids The World Village Black and White Gala on September 15, 2018. Give Kids the World Village is an 84 acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that provides week long, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families.  Several members of the… Read More »

DSK Law volunteers at the 34th Annual Women’s Resource Center Summit Awards in Orlando on September 26, 2018

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Employees and Partner Deborah Mitchell were volunteers at the Women’s Resource Center Summit Awards along with Judy Ellis, Human Resource Director of DSK Law and Board Member of the Women’s Resource Center. The Summit Awards, in its 34th year, recognizes and honors women who have given outstanding community service and leadership in Central Florida. … Read More »

Panel on Professionalism for Orange County Bar Association’s Morning at the State Courthouse

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Deborah Mitchell, Partner at DSK Law, served as the Moderate for the Panel on Professionalism for Orange County Bar Association’s Morning at the State Courthouse and was also a panel member for the civil breakout session.

DSK Law Expands Presence in Brevard County!

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DSK Law’s Partners Lindsay Oyewale and Jason Breslin recently attended the 2018 Doing Business in Brevard County discussion luncheon held at the Hilton in Melbourne, Florida. This event was put on by the Orlando Business Journal for business leaders from both the private and public sectors to collaborate in this panel discussion luncheon event…. Read More »

Hugo de Beaubien Elected to the Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation Board of Directors

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DSK Law’s Founding Partner Hugo de Beaubien has been elected to The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation.  The Kiwanis Club of Orlando was founded in 1921 and is the oldest Kiwanis Club in Central Florida.  The foundation controls real estate and financial properties  which are shared  with worthy charitable… Read More »

DSK Law Helps Young Women in Need

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Judy Ellis, the Human Resource Director at DSK Law, and Board Member of the Women’s Resource Center, chaired an Event called “I Am Possible” for the young women at Great Oaks Village. Several members of the DSK Law team were involved in the event, provided items for goodie bags and donated money for gift… Read More »

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