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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Passage of Controversial Law Could Tarnish Florida’s Reputation as International Dispute Resolution Center

Senate Bill 58 and House Bill 351 Seek to Prohibit Florida Courts from Applying Foreign Laws in Family Law Disputes You may not have heard of the think tank called the American Public Policy Alliance (APPA), or its “American Laws for American Courts” initiative, which “was crafted to protect American citizens’ constitutional rights against the… Continue Reading

South Florida Law Firms Team Up In Support of United Way of Miami-Dade

The Bilzin Sumberg Dodge Squad is getting set to square off against three other South Florida law firms in an upcoming dodgeball tournament to raise funds for the United Way of Miami-Dade.   On March 13, we will vie for the title of Dodgeball Champion 2013 alongside Akerman Senterfitt, Carlton Fields and Greenberg Traurig at 5:30… Continue Reading

Alternative Water Supply Needed in South Florida

As groundwater all but disappears in South Florida and the region continues to grow, creating alternative water systems is an urgent issue. A recent Department of Economic Opportunity report calls for a strategy to ensure future adequate water supplies without stunting continued development and construction, but many of the large scale solutions require alternative and… Continue Reading

Public-Private Partnerships in Good Times

In prior posts, we have explained that the proliferation of public – private partnerships in recent years has been due, in part, to the financial stresses placed on local governments during that same period of time.  The logic is straightforward enough.  Local governments rely on public facilities, such as ports and convention centers, to generate revenue. … Continue Reading