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Cone of Uncertainty Envelops 2021 Tax Legislative Process

As we have described in our four previous Client Alerts this year about potential tax legislation, Congress and the President have been debating the components of that legislation, which is part of the proposed $3.5 trillion tax and spending package.  Just this week, Speaker Pelosi announced that the top line cost will need to be […]


Florida Mini-TCPA Prompting Wave of Class Actions

For businesses looking to solicit customers in Florida, the State just sent you a clear message: Beware. Effective July 1, 2021, a new law dubbed the Florida Telephone Solicitation Act (“FTSA”)– a/k/a, Florida’s “Mini-TCPA” – creates a private right of action for consumers who receive unwanted calls and text messages. Florida’s Mini-TCPA applies to businesses […]


SEC Proposes Rules to Enhance Transparency in Funds’ Proxy Voting

On September 29, 2021, the SEC announced proposed rule amendments that would require various investment funds to disclose the votes they cast as shareholders of the companies in which they invest. Of particular interest is a proposed requirement that would require institutional investment managers to disclose how they vote on “say on pay” resolutions. In […]


The SEC Drills Down on Climate Change Disclosure

Although the SEC is expected to propose by year-end, if not sooner, new disclosure requirements on climate change and other ESG topics, it is not waiting for new rules to push for such disclosures; in speeches, public statements, and otherwise, Commissioners and staff members have indicated that companies need to do a better job with such […]


How the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Proposal Impacts Businesses

The Democratic majority of the House Ways and Means Committee has released a summary of the tax proposals which may be included in the proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation legislation. It is unlikely that all of these proposed tax changes will be incorporated in the final reconciliation bill. It is also possible that the bill […]


How the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Proposal Impacts Private Wealth Services Clients

The Democratic majority of the House Ways and Means Committee has released a summary of the tax proposals which may be included in the proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation legislation.  It is unlikely that all of these proposed tax changes will be incorporated in the final reconciliation bill.  It is also possible that the bill […]


Updated Legislative Committee Assignments

In preparation for the fall committee meetings starting next week, the House and Senate released updated committee membership lists and details regarding the new reapportionment committees in each Chamber.  Please see the links below for detailed information. After each decennial Census the Legislature redraws the districts from which Florida voters elect their state representatives, state […]


White House Orders Vaccination Mandates for Large Employers

On September 9, 2021, the Biden Administration announced a comprehensive national strategy to combat COVID-19. As part of this strategy, President Biden signed Executive Orders implementing new rules for federal employees and employees of federal contractors.  Additionally, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will develop a new rule requiring all employers […]


Florida Court Rejects COVID-19 Pandemic As a Reason to Ignore Non-Compete Agreement

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a myriad of legal issues, especially regarding employment laws.  While many businesses have developed or updated employment policies on issues such as remote work and medical leave, few have likely considered how COVID-19 might impact non-compete agreements. Recently, a trial court in Miami refused to enforce a non-competition agreement against […]


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