Q&A with Kelly L. Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

Two of the greatest economic development wins which will go down in history books for Palm Beach County will be the successful recruitment of the Scripps Research Institute and Max Planck. While it will take years before we see the full maturation and spin off activity which will result from these two highly acclaimed institutes, there has already been a tremendous amount of positive activity in the first five years.

Florida Insights by Bill Perry

As Florida’s Law Firm for Business, Gunster advises many Florida businesses on their employment issues. However, once in a while, we are asked to represent a person whose legal rights have been abused. In some cases, our social conscience and morality dictate that we must take certain cases.

Court Ruling Could Impact Property Values: SB 360 Invalidated

Senate Bill 360, which was designed to help property owners and developers preserve property values during the economic downturn, was dealt a serious blow. A trial court invalidated the entire statute based on a finding that one section was invalid. If left standing, this could seriously impact property owners and developers struggling to keep projects alive.

My company is expanding to do business in Europe and Latin America. I have heard that I need to be aware of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). What is it and how can I protect myself?

The FCPA, enacted in 1977, generally prohibits U.S. citizens, companies and certain foreign issuers of securities, from making or giving (or offering to make or give) a corrupt payment, or anything of value to a foreign official in order to retain business or gain any improper business advantage. If you are a public company, the […]

Cloud Computing: Advantages and Disadvantages

Cloud computing has become a standard method of software operation for many businesses. It offers many significant advantages, including potential cost savings. There are, however, some significant risks associated with cloud computing. What are some of the factors that companies and entrepreneurs should be aware of in the cloud computing context?


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