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Consumer Data Privacy Florida House Bill 969

On February 15, 2021, Governor Ron Desantis and House Speaker Chris Sprowls announced that Florida would become one of a growing list of states seeking to pass legislation aimed at establishing consumer data protections for personal information.  The legislation, House Bill 969, filed by Representative Fiona McFarland of Sarasota, would establish comprehensive consumer data privacy […]

Summary Of Recent Immigration Developments

Gunster’s Immigration Practice Group continues to monitor the immigration developments arising during COVID-19. Below is a summary of some of the latest developments. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) Issues Order Requiring Negative COVID-19 Test or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for Persons Entering by Air On January 21, 2021, the CDC issued […]

Summary Of Recent Immigration Developments

Gunster’s Immigration Practice Group continues to monitor the immigration developments. Below is a summary of some of the latest developments. Regulatory Freeze Announced by Biden Administration On January 20, 2021, White House Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, issued a Memorandum, Regulatory Freeze Pending Review, (“Memorandum”) directing the review of pending regulatory actions which directs, in […]

“Florida Leads”, Governor Ron DeSantis’ State Budget Recommendation for the 2021-2022 Fiscal year

Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis released his budget recommendations totaling $96.6 billion for fiscal year 2021-2022.  This is a $4.3 billion increase from last year, with $2.6 billion of the increase being allocated for various COVID-19 pandemic response expenditures and economic impacts.  The budget proposes cutting taxes by $65 million and includes the popular back-to-school sales tax holiday […]

Why Congress shouldn’t abrogate Section 230 immunity, Shareholders Aron U. Raskas and Nicole K. Atkinson Tell Law360

In a recent “Expert Analysis” article published by Law360, shareholders Aron U. Raskas and Nicole K. Atkinson penned an editorial piece on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, explaining what is at stake with its potential repeal and why Congress should not act precipitously or extremely. The article, Congress Shouldn’t Abrogate Section 230 Immunity, […]

Summary of Recent Immigration Developments

Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States If you plan to travel internationally, get tested before you travel by air into the United States (US), or be prepared to show proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your […]

Newly Enacted Corporate Transparency Act – Disclosure Required

On January 1, 2021, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (the “NDAA”) was enacted into law. A pivotal part of the NDAA is the Corporate Transparency Act (the “Act”), which requires certain limited liability companies and corporations to disclose particular ownership information in what is largely an effort to combat money laundering. […]

SEC Proposes Rule 144 Amendments

Jay Clayton has now left the SEC, but he continued to leave his imprint on the Commission on his way out the door.  Specifically, on December 22, 2020, the SEC announced proposed amendments of Rule 144 and Form 144.  Rule 144, which has been in place for nearly 50 years, has undergone significant revisions over […]

SEC (Quietly) (Re-) Approves NYSE Rule Permitting Direct Listings

In August 2020, following a lengthy on-again/off-again process, the SEC approved a proposed New York Stock Exchange rule that would allow companies to go public through a primary “direct” listing – a sale directly to the public, without underwriters, underwriting commissions, or roadshows, among other things.  However, just a few days later, the SEC stayed […]

HIPAA 2020 – A Year in Review

It would be the understatement of all understatements to say that 2020 was an eventful year. From COVID-19, to social justice issues to a historic election, 2020 will be a year that won’t soon be forgotten. However, despite a year of headline grabbing issues and events, 2020, particularly the last several months of 2020, was […]


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