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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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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
Hugo H. de Beaubien, founding Partner of DSK Law, was presented with Stetson Law School’s Outstanding Alumni Representative Award. Hugo’s commitment and participation efforts on behalf of Stetson Law have been instrumental in growing Stetson’s Alumni Association.
David H. Simmons, Senator for Florida’s Ninth District and President Pro Tempore of Florida Senate, was honored and recognized by his fellow Senators for his many years of committed service in the Florida Senate. David has served in the Florida Senate since 2010. Prior to that, David served in the Florida’s House of Representatives from
Congratulations to Bart Valdes for being selected to appear in Latino Leaders Magazine 2019 – Top Latino Lawyers! Bart was nominated by the Advancement Committee of the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association based on his success in his area of expertise, as well as his professional activities outside the courtroom and community involvement in the Tampa
DSK Law was a proud sponsor of this year’s Breakfast of Champions by the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. Several attorneys were in attendance including Brandon Sapp (pictured here), Ryan Wisneski, Connor Kelly and Brandon Bornstein.
As we reflect on the past year, we wish all of you a Happy Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year!
Can you guess which United States President is framed in David Simmons’ office? Abraham Lincoln! When asked “Why is Abraham Lincoln your favorite President?” David replied, “Abraham Lincoln stood for the finest ideals upon which our Nation is based: that all men and women are endowed with the inalienable right to equal opportunity to achieve
Peter Garcia, an attorney in DSK Law’s Orlando office, recently presented at the National Business Institute (NBI, Inc.) seminar, “The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit,” in Jacksonville, Florida. Peter covered topics on ESI/Social Media and evidence blocking (pre & post trial).
DSK Law recently participated in the Orlando 2019 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign. The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. DSK Law employees donated money and toys for the cause through their charity jeans day event.