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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Miami-Dade County Proposes Mandatory Pre-Wiring for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

As Miami-Dade County’s overall goal of promoting a cleaner, more sustainable environment continues to evolve, plans for adoption of more electric vehicle charging stations throughout the county are progressing. On January 23, 2019, Miami-Dade County Commissioners will consider an ordinance providing minimum requirements for electric vehicle parking spaces and charging stations. Citing the benefits of […]

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Environmental Insurance Coverage: Now you have it – now you don’t

  In the transactional world, it has long been standard operating procedure to conduct due diligence and, should environmental conditions be found, contract around them through the use of indemnifications.  With a booming economy, though, sellers in a seller’s market have grown less willing to offer indemnification, pushing buyers into the realm of environmental insurance.  […]

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The Rise of Transit Oriented Development

Millennials have now overtaken baby boomers as America’s largest generation, and developers must cater to this segment’s desire for convenience, connectivity and access to the urban core. As density of downtowns grow, mixed use development will emerge in suburban neighborhoods that may be farther out from the city center, but still enjoy the proximity to […]

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Judge Strikes Down Proposed “Public Notice of Pollution” Rule

On December 30, 2016, an Administrative Law Judge with Florida’s Division of Administrative Hearing, Judge Bram D. E. Canter, issued a Final Order striking down a proposed rule of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection entitled “Public Notice of Pollution”   As explained in my July 29, 2016, blog, the proposed rule was intended to replace […]

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