Message from the Chair

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend. We are continuing our work on the Labor Day Retreat with some great events. We are excited to announce a new fantastic program on Friday afternoon the Corporate Counsel Roundtable moderated by our own Greg Yadley. Announced speakers so far are Zach Posner, co-founder of the Legal Tech Fund, Robert Harvey, President and Executive Director of the Florida Opportunity Fund, and Ben Odom, General Counsel at NASCAR. This will be a fantastic program not to be missed.

Committee leadership, please start working on your committee agenda for Labor Day, cutoff date is August 16, 2024.

Please take a look at our Pro Bono announcement below from Judge Isicoff.

Don’t forget Leadership Training on August 1, and we look forward to seeing everyone at Labor Day!

Manny Farach, Chair

Business Law Section 2024 Pro Bono Award

Kathy McLeroy, a partner at Carlton Fields, was recognized last week by the Business Law Section with this year’s BLS Pro Bono Award, due to her longstanding commitment to, and contributions to, pro bono and access to justice. Kathy has served for many years as the Chair of the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono, and is a former chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the BLS. 

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Reimbursement Deadline

Any reimbursable expenses from Annual Convention must be submitted by July 9, 2024. Please note that per the BLS Reimbursement Policy, hotel reimbursement will be at the block rate which is $225 for Hilton and $305 for Waldorf.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • The Chapter 607 Subcommittee will meet on July 30, 2024. Check the committee webpage for details.
  • The Business Litigation Committee will meet on July 16. Details to follow.

Upcoming Events

Bankruptcy Case Law Update

July 29, 2024 | 12:00 PM

Presentation and discussion of recent bankruptcy case law developments from November 2023 through April 2024

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BLS Leadership Training

August 1, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Meet BLS leadership and learn more about how BLS is run. Mandatory for Executive Council members. All members are welcome.

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Annual Labor Day Retreat

August 30-September 2, 2024

Ritz Carlton Naples

Room block deadline is July 26, 2024

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CLE: A Cautionary Tale for Lawyers: Recognizing and Climbing out of Addiction

September 26, 2024

Registration Pending

Legislative Update

Date Pending

View from the Bench

November 7, 2024 in Tampa

November 8, 2024 in Miami

Registration Pending

Federal Securities Institute

February 20-21, 2025

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Intellectual Property Symposium

Date pending

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News and Updates

Business Litigation Case Update

Weekly Real Property and Business Litigation Case Update by Manny Farach

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CLE On Demand

Need more CLE before your deadline? Miss a program you wanted to see? Many BLS programs are available on demand.

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