By Stephanie Reed Traband, Partner The District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District recently reversed an order that allowed a private litigant to weaponize the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, which are designed to be ethical guidelines for attorneys.     In this case, our opposing counsel tried to use the guidelines against our client, […]

Lawrence A. Kellogg was nominated by his peers and has been recognized as the Best Lawyers® Litigation – Trusts & Estates 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami. Lawyer of the Year is awarded to only a single lawyer in each practice area and location each year. This is his second Lawyer of the Year […]

LKLSG Partner Stephanie Reed Traband was named honorary member of AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers. The prestigious award is given to members at the end of their tenure in AIJA, in recognition of their contributions to the association over the course of their membership. Stephanie’s leadership while in AIJA included serving as vice president of the litigation […]

LKLSG partner Tom Lehman was successful in confirming a joint plan of reorganization for a Chapter 11 debtor, Fisherman’s Pier, Inc. (FPI), a company with substantial real estate holdings in Lauderdale By The Sea in Broward County, FL. Tom and Robin represented Spiro Marchelos, the 50% stockholder of FPI, whose Joint Plan of Reorganization, joined […]

As discussed in a previous post, The Florida Bar has sought to enjoin a traffic ticket app, TIKD, from the unauthorized practice of law.  After The Bar began investigating the App, TIKD filed an antitrust suit against The Florida Bar and the Ticket Clinic in November, alleging the two are conspiring to drive it out of […]

The Supreme Court of Florida dismissed the member-backed petition to amend Rule 4-3.1 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.  As discussed in a previous post, the proposed amendment provided that an appellate court’s determination that an attorney pursued a frivolous claim or defense would “constitute[] a conclusive determination” that the attorney violated Bar Rule 4-3.1.  The Florida […]

The recent amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar go into effect on February 1, 2018. Key Changes Gifts to Lawyers: Bar Rule 4-1.8 (Conflict of Interest; Prohibited and Other Transactions) has been amended to prohibit a lawyer from soliciting any gift from a client, or from preparing an instrument that gives the lawyer or a member of the […]

The Supreme Court of Florida approved amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that increase regulation of lawyers participation in referral services, effective April 30, 2018.  The amendments to Rule 4-7.22 establish a “single regulatory scheme” under which participation in “matching” services, lawyer referral services, lawyer directories, and other similar services are all subject to the […]

By Jason Kellogg The DOJ’s willingness to take closer looks at private class action settlements may throw yet another roadblock in the path of the prosecution and use of class actions.  In recent years, the judiciary has issued rulings limiting class action standing, have broadened the use of class action waivers and have complicated the […]

As discussed in a previous post, The Florida Bar has sought to enjoin a traffic ticket app, TIKD, from the unauthorized practice of law.  Last year, The Bar had begun investigating the App in response to a report from the Ticket Clinic.  In response to that investigation, TIKD filed an $11.4 million antitrust suit against The Florida […]