What Should Florida’s Regulated Industries Expect This Legislative Session

Florida businesses, particularly those in regulated industries such as healthcare, transportation, utilities, and financial services, play a vital role in our state’s economy. Each year, during Florida’s legislative session, the interests of regulated industry stakeholders are front and center, as legislators look to balance the long-term needs of our state with policies that have immediate […]

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Attorney General Nominee, William Barr, and Fixing Florida’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Once again, the country is poised to welcome another Attorney General – William Barr. While many questions abound and speculations swirl around his views and stance on many issues, none may be more impactful in Florida than his views on medical marijuana. There had always been an air of apprehension with former Attorney General Jeff […]

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Florida’s Rejection of Chevron Deference

        Amendment 6 to the State Constitution has delivered a severe blow to that pillar of state administrative law elucidated in numerous legal opinions and treatises – an agency is afforded great deference in the interpretation of the statutes and rules over which it exercises jurisdiction. In 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the […]

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The Fate of Florida Administrative Law in Light of the Passage of Amendment 6

    Part I – Administrative Law Judges On November 6, 2018, the citizens of the State of Florida approved several Constitutional Amendments in unprecedented fashion. This blog concerns only a portion of one of them. Amendment 6 was popularized as a “victims’ rights” amendment, and like many other amendments was bundled with unrelated other “provisions,”. […]

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The Art of Communicating with Regulators

As a lawyer, I am often accused of speaking “legalese.” As such, I can empathize with those in the business community who often confide in me that they have difficulty communicating with government regulators. From misunderstandings to unrealistic expectations, it is all too common for conversations with regulators to go off the rails. Given the importance of regulatory […]

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