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By Claire B. Carter, Esq., Associate The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a ruling from the 7th Circuit Appeals Court, Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc.. In Severson, an employee requested an additional two to three months of medical leave from his employer after taking 12 weeks medical leave under the Family Medical Leave […]

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously adopted a narrow interpretation of the “safe harbor” provision of the Bankruptcy Code relating to securities transactions, when a financial institution handles the funds. The safe harbor provision states that the Bankruptcy Trustee (or the Chapter 11 Debtor-in-Possession) cannot avoid a transfer of a “settlement payment” which is “made […]

Susan Scheiner, Firm Administrator at Saxon|Gilmore, had a photograph published in the Tampa Bay Times newspaper. Ms. Scheiner enjoys nature photography and was able to capture the beauty of the morning mist in Wesley Chapel. Her photograph was selected for inclusion in BayLink, Reader Photo Gallery.

Paul Quin was a panelist at the Sessions event held at the Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College, and discussed entertainment law. Other panelists included Ray Luzier (World Touring Drummer); Chick Corea (22-Time Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend, Pianist, and Composer); Bobby Rossi (Executive Vice President of Entertainment Ruth Eckerd Hall, Capitol Theatre and Ruth Eckerd on […]

2018-Bernice Saxon, shareholder/managing partner, attended the grand opening celebration for The Villages at Tarpon Springs. The project was made possible through a partnership between Tarpon Springs Housing Authority and Pinnacle Housing Group. Special guests and speakers at the event included David Deutch, Partner, Pinnacle Housing Group; Mayor Chris Alahouzos, City of Tarpon Springs; and Mark […]

By Ricardo L. Gilmore, Esq., Shareholder Published in FAHROgram January/February 2018 edition I know, I know. You’re tired of reading about text messages being public records and having me say that the best way to deal with this issue is simply to disable text messaging altogether on your agency issued cell phones and to have […]

Some bands take the initial necessary steps to protect their band’s name by filing for trademark protection. Many, however, fail to think through the implications of a band break-up on ownership of the trademark. As a result, ownership rights to trademarks can get complicated. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida […]

2017-Saxon|Gilmore adopted a family from Tampa Housing Authority. As the pictures reflect, this will be a good holiday season for them.  Thanks to our employees for pitching in and truly getting into the holiday spirit.                   We are proud and privileged to be able to provide a […]

By Tracy M. Evans, Esq. Under Florida law, housing authorities can claim limited sovereign immunity as instrumentalities of the state. Housing authorities are expressly authorized by statute to create for profit or not for profit corporate entities to develop, acquire, lease, construct, rehabilitate, manage or operate multifamily or single-family residential projects. The question of whether […]

August 2017 – Paul Quin, entertainment and litigation lawyer, spoke with David Ward of Musicians on the Record about what advice he would give when meeting with a musician. Some of the questions Mr. Quin may address are: What level are you in your career? Are you just starting out or serious about your craft? […]