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The End of Many Favorable Federal Income Tax Laws?

Green Book Proposal Would Increase Income Taxes Significantly Our April 8, 2021 Gunster’s Client Alert described a congressional Democrat proposal that would drastically reduce the current $11.7 million lifetime exemption from estate and gift taxes to $1 million for lifetime gifts and $3.5 million for estates and make other changes that generally would be effective […]


SEC Enforcement Action on Cybersecurity Takes Odd Turn

On June 15, 2021, the SEC announced the settlement of charges against a real estate settlement services company relating to “cybersecurity vulnerability that exposed sensitive customer information.”  However, the enforcement proceeding was not directed at the failure to protect the information.  Rather, it was based upon the company’s deficient disclosure controls and procedures.  The basis […]


New SEC Chair Gensler is on the move

Gary Gensler was seated as SEC Chair on April 17, but he is already making a mark on the agency, as demonstrated by the following recent developments, among others: On June 1, Gensler issued a statement directing the SEC staff to consider revisiting 2019 interpretations and 2020 rule amendments that imposed new burdens on proxy […]


Special Florida Legislative Session on Gaming

The Florida Legislature convened a Special Legislative Session on Monday, May 17th, in Tallahassee to consider the new Seminole Compact and other related gaming legislation.  The Legislature concluded their work Wednesday, May 19th,  after three days of meetings at 1:02 pm.  The Legislature ratified the Compact negotiated by Governor Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe […]


Statewide Suspension of COVID-19 Restrictions

On May 3, Governor DeSantis signed into law a bill intended to limit state and local government emergency powers. Among other things, the bill requires that any  emergency orders issued by local governments be narrowly tailored to serve a compelling public health or safety purpose and extended only in seven-day increments for a total of […]


Recent Developments in Business Immigration

President Biden Issues Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019– On April 30, 2021, President Biden signed a Proclamation suspending the entry of certain nonimmigrant travelers who have been physically present in India during the 14-day period preceding their entry […]


Session 2021 Update – Week Nine

The Florida Legislature concluded the 2021 Session sine die Friday at 2:40.  The House and Senate agreed to a $101.5 billion budget.  The 2021 budget is the highest budget ever passed in Florida, bolstered by federal funds for COVID-19 recovery.  This year, 275 bills passed both the House and Senate, one of the lowest numbers […]


Session 2021 Update – Week Eight

With the conclusion of Week Eight, we are one week away from the scheduled end of the regular legislative Session.  Committees wrapped up their work this week for the Session also.   Per the Senate rules, after the 50th day, the Senate may provide notices four hours in advance of a meeting.   Next week, the House […]


Session 2021 Update – Week Seven

As of today, the legislature has filed a total of 3,082 bills this Session and only 38 bills have passed both chambers thus far. With Sine Die scheduled for April 30th, there are now only two weeks left of the regular Session. Most committees in the House and Senate have stopped meeting and the fate […]


Session 2021 Update – Week Six

We are now more than halfway through the 60-day Regular Legislative Session.  Many of the House Subcommittees and some Senate Committees have completed their work for the Session and will not meet again.  Bills that have not been heard in at least one committee of reference are likely dead for the Session.  Much of the […]


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