Blalock Walters Honored as 2017 Small Business of the Year by Manatee Chamber of Commerce

The 2017 Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon was held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill. This program annually recognizes small businesses for “quality and excellence” as exemplified by growth, productivity, customer service, job creation and overall contribution to the community. The Manatee business community is supported […]

Four Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Clifford L. Walters, III has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Real Estate Law; Charles F. Johnson was selected in the practice […]

Mark Barnebey Selected to 2017 Florida Super Lawyers

Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida (July 5, 2017) – The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Mark P. Barnebey has been selected to the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to […]

What is Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate?

  WHAT IS “DUE DILIGENCE”? The purpose of a due diligence investigation is to enable the buyer to discover as much as possible about the property before he or she is obligated to buy it.  This includes discovering information that the seller may not want the buyer to know or perhaps information of which the […]

Small Practices Not Immune from HIPAA Enforcement

Small medical practices who think they don’t need to worry about HIPAA privacy and security compliance had better think again.  A 6-physician practice in the Chicago area recently paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services $31,000 to settle alleged violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rules. The Center for Children’s Digestive Health, a pediatric […]

How Can You Increase Workplace Civility?

True or not, a common perception is that our society is one that is becoming less respectful and less courteous. This perception is especially true in the workplace where study after study cites examples of rude behavior in the workplace and the accompanying worker dissatisfaction. In fact, legislation has even been proposed to combat perceived […]

US Department of Justice Publishes ‘The Guidance’ to Help Set Standards for Corporate Compliance Programs

Earlier this year, the Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) published its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (the “Guidance”).  The Guidance set out important standards for corporate compliance plans.  The Guidance also provides a checklist for corporations’ compliance programs.  The DOJ recognizes that compliance plans are not a “one size fits all” […]

Litigation and the Baby Boomer Wealth Transfer

Over the next several decades, up to $30 trillion in assets will transfer from the baby boomer generation to their Gen X and Millennial children, and the baby boomers’ favored charities. Change of this magnitude, and of such immense wealth, will most assuredly precipitate many changes in the lives of those affected. These huge wealth […]

Ann Breitinger Elected Chair of Realize Bradenton Board of Directors

Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit organization that brings people together, recently elected three board members to officer positions on Board of Directors. Elected to the three-year positions are Ann Breitinger (Chair), Sue Revell (Vice Chair), and Melodie Rich (Treasurer). The Board of Directors take action on critical issues and opportunities from a mission-based perspective to build […]

Boy Scouts Honor Bob Blalock With 2017 “Good Scout” Award

Robert G. Blalock, one of the area’s most respected community leaders, has been named the 2017 Distinguished Citizen “Good Scout “of the Year by the Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council. The award was presented at its annual community gala event on Thursday evening, May 4, 2017 at The Manatee Performing Arts Center. The […]