May 2023 Newsletter

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BLS Committees will meet at The Florida Bar Annual Convention

Join us at The Boca Raton June 21-24, 2023 for The Florida Bar Annual Convention. Most BLS committees will meet and as always we will have our Judicial Liaison dinner as well as the Section luncheon and EDDE CLE.

The Judicial Liaison Dinner will be held at Ruth's Chris. Please register early as this event always sells out. Click here to register.

Business Law Section Blog

New Federal Laws are Reshaping the Landscape for Women’s Rights in the Workforce

by Deedee Bitran, Shutts & Bowen LLP

Two new pieces of federal legislation are reshaping and improving the landscape for women in the workforce by mandating reasonable pregnancy accommodations and expanding protections to employees who pump breastmilk at work. In light of these new federal laws, employers should promptly (i) consult with their employment law counsel, (ii) review and revise their accommodations and break policies, (iii) train management on how to respond to such requests, and (iv) designate appropriate space for employees to pump breast milk.

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The 11th Circuit Limits Damages from FUFTA’s “Catch-All” Provision

by Michael Kolcun, Adams and Reese LLP

In a case of first impression, SE Property Holdings, LLC v. Welch, __ F.4th __, 2023 WL 2878735 (11th Cir. April 11, 2023), the Eleventh Circuit held that the “catch-all” remedies provision in the Florida Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (“FUFTA”), Fla. Stat. § 726.101 et seq., neither allows the recovery of money damages against a transferor nor an award of punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.

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News, Events, & Kudos

Sponsor Spotlight

Meet Robert Barron, partner in the Business, Finance and Tax Section of Berger Singerman.

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Former Chair Mark Wolfson Receives Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Service Award

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Mark Wolfson was honored by the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit and the Hillsborough County Bar Association for his career commitment to pro bono service with the Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Service Award.

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Upcoming Events

Intellectual Property Committee Roundtable

June 7, 2023

Noon on Zoom. Register here.

IP Practitioners, join your peers for an informal discussion on the first Wednesday of the month.

The New UCC Article 12: Why, When and What Does It Do?

June 22, 2023'

During the Bankruptcy/UCC Committee Meeting at the Florida Bar Annual Convention

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Practical Preservation, Collection and Use of ESI and Digital Evidence During Litigation and Trial Seminar

June 23, 2023

During The Florida Bar Annual Convention

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