CEO pay ratios; severance agreements (Securities Edge Aug-Nov 2016 recap)

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Family Wealth Compass – October 2016

This publication offers a timely roundup of estate and trust planning tips, information and news, courtesy of Gunster’s private wealth services attorneys; please contact any team member for more information.


EPA revises rule on greenhouse gases

Gunster’s environmental & land use and government affairs practice groups partner to bring the following alert. On October 3, EPA released a revised set of rules regarding the permitting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in response to earlier court decisions invalidating portions of the rule, most notably in Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) v. EPA, decided in June 2014 by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Permit extensions after Hurricane Matthew in Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Oct. 3 for the entire state of Florida – which state of emergency lasts until Dec. 2, 2016. Certain permit or other authorization expiration dates may be extended for the period of the emergency declaration, plus an additional six months.





Emergency DEP rule requires immediate media notification of pollution

In response to two recent spills in Florida that simmered for days without notification to the public through the media, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection yesterday announced an immediately effective emergency rule requiring media notification of any incident resulting in pollution.



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