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For Children’s Safety, Be Conscientious 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 picture. 

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 be

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 licensing.

5 Questions and Answers About Probate

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  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 life insurance policies list a beneficiary,

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

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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 generate income.  Therefore, if the arrangement

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 agency

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

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 past 17

Are You Prepared for this Year’s Hurricane Season?

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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 be

Is Privacy Obsolete in Modern Litigation?

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(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 well as the use of tablets,

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Fun Fact Friday: David Simmons’ Favorite United States President

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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

DSK Law’s Attorney Peter Garcia Presents at NBI Seminar in Jacksonville, Florida

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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).  

Toys For Tots at DSK Law!

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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.

DSK Law Sponsors Annual Give Kids The World Gala

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DSK Law was a proud sponsor for the 31st Annual Give Kids The World Village Black and White Gala. 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 firm attended the event

Congratulations To Our 2019 Legal Elite Winners!

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Partners: David H. Simmons, Kenneth P. Hazouri, Bart R. Valdes and Brett J. Miller. Attorneys: Brandon M. Sapp.

Meet DSK Law’s Newest Partner: Brett J. Miller

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“We are happy to announce Brett J. Miller has become a Partner with DSK Law. Brett first started working for DSK Law as a summer law clerk in 2011, and he officially joined the team right out of law school on May 14, 2012.  Brett is now primarily located in our new Melbourne office, which

Thank You For Allowing Us To Serve You!

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We appreciate the confidence and trust you have shown in allowing our Firm to assist with your legal issues. Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving! #HappyThanksgiving

DSK Law Sponsors 2019 Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Golf Tournament

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DSK Law’s Brett Miller, Ryan Wisneski, Aaron Baroff and Cameron Frye recently participated in the 2019 Golf Tournament for the Young Lawyers Division of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. This is DSK Law’s second year in a row sponsoring this event; the Attorneys love this event and we even went home with an award for

Andrew Ballentine’s Special Judicial Appointment

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Congratulations to our Associate Attorney in our Orlando office, Andrew Ballentine, for being appointed by Governor DeSantis for a 4-year term on the 18th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions (JNC). “I am honored to have been appointed by Governor DeSantis as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit.  The judiciary

Partner Jason Breslin Speaks to Elementary Students on Veterans Day

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On Monday, Partner Jason Breslin spoke to the First Grade Class at Timber Lakes Elementary School about the military for Veterans Day. Prior to becoming an Attorney, Jason served in the United States Air Force for 6 years.

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