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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 »

The Legal Meaning of Marriage: 12 Benefits Same-Sex Married Couples Now Receive

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By Lindsay N. Greene, Esq. and Ruben Laboy, Jr., Esq. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marriage. As reported in The New York Times, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy defined marriage as a “keystone… Read More »

A Few Things You Probably Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day

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By Richard A. Tanner, Esq. ‘Tis the time to be Irish whether you are a Lopez, Viscontini, Ilkavich, or Flannigan! March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day of Honor and celebrated universally as a “national” party to gather with friends and family, without any overly religious overtones. Perhaps being over 50% Irish was my genesis for… Read More »

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 »

Requests For Production Instructions And Definitions: How To Make Them Work For You

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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 In the ever-changing world of technology, the legal profession can be slow to adapt.  Within the past decade, the introduction and widespread adoption of social media use by individuals and corporations, as well… Read More »

Code Enforcement Matters: A Reconsideration

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By D. John Morgeson Jr., Esq. Can a code enforcement board or Special Magistrate rehear or reconsider a case, matter or issue previously presented?  That is the question.  Not exactly Shakespeare, but one potentially relevant to a residential or commercial property owner, or local governing body. Section 162.11, Florida Statutes (2014), governs appeals from final… Read More »

Investigating PIP Fraud Through the Appropriate and Effective Use of (6)(b) Requests

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By Bart R. Valdes, Esq. According to the language in the No-Fault Statute, an insurer is required to pay a bill within 30 days of receiving the bill in order to avoid incurring a penalty, interest, or attorneys’ fees.  This presents a very tight window within which an insurer can investigate a claim where… Read More »

Investigating PIP Fraud Through the Use of EUOs and Preserving the EUO Defense in PIP Cases

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By Bart R. Valdes, Esq. As medical provider PIP fraud continues to increase in the State of Florida, insurers must effectively use the available tools to investigate suspected fraud.  Florida’s No-Fault Statute provides options to insurance companies to investigate suspected fraud by claimants (both providers and individual accident participants), with the ultimate goal of protecting… Read More »

Firm News

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 »

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 »

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