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May 10th, 2018

Can anyone copyright or trademark Lebron James’ nickname, “Lebronto”?

For the third straight year LeBron James (a very good basketball player) and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Playoffs.  LeBron James’ […]
May 2nd, 2018

5G’s impact on local land use regulations

Apr 6th, 2018

Governor Signs Bill Voiding Walton County’s Customary Use Ordinance

Mar 22nd, 2018

Get off my lawn! (or pay me for it): an overview of eminent domain law for real estate professionals

Feb 25th, 2018

Walt Disney’s Iconic, Animated Film Steamboat Willie Sets Sail for the Public Domain

Feb 15th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What it Means for Real Estate Investors

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) recently passed by the United States Congress is already in effect, and delivering major tax savings to landlords, […]
Dec 21st, 2017

Offend Away! Offensive, Scandalous, and Immoral Trademarks Now Registrable

Earlier this year, on June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the registration of “offensive” trademarks in Matal v. […]
Dec 15th, 2017

Franchising Basics

You have a unique business concept, and you have one, two, or perhaps ten successful operating locations. You may be considering taking on additional debt or […]
Dec 6th, 2017

Construction Liens: Breaking it Down, Part 2

The construction industry involves many roles, from contractors and architects, to subcontractors and material suppliers.  The applicable laws add another legal layer to the intricate workings […]
Nov 25th, 2017

Lee Strayhan Obtains Judgment in Toxic Tort Case

On behalf of an international chemical company, Lee Strayhan recently secured a judgment dismissing a 2 million dollar claim in federal court following over a year […]
Nov 9th, 2017

Branning & Powell successfully defend resort from “Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act” claims

Clark Partington’s resort-owner client recently breathed a sigh of relief after the firm secured a big win in a potential class action lawsuit asserting a seven-figure […]
Oct 24th, 2017

Using Power of Attorney in Real Estate Transactions

As a real estate closer, one of the issues we frequently encounter is a party to a transaction intending to use a power of attorney (POA).  […]