BMO Harris Bank is sponsoring a “must-be-there” event highlighting the developments on health care initiatives that will affect employers of all sizes. Attendees will attain a better understanding of changes in health insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, new taxes associated with health care reform, and much more. Please join guest speaker and Blalock Walters’ Jonathan Fleece, Health Law [...]
Blalock Walters Health Law attorney Jonathan Fleece appeared on the Health IQ June 17th, 2013 episode with Heidi Godman who covered two topics. First, Heidi talked to author Jonathan Fleece about the Affordable Care Act. Later, with Nicole Owens, Cross Brenham and Dr. Darlene Calhoun about premature infants and how they are taken care of at Sarasota Memorial [...]
The Bradenton Herald reported on June 7, 2013 that a Circle K is coming to Whitfield Estates. The site, a bank-owned asset, had been occupied by a vacant furniture store for a number of years, and had unique zoning issues that had hindered its redevelopment and marketability. In 2009, Racetrac had sought approval for a gas station [...]
Blaock Walters is pleased to sponsor the fifth annual Ringling International Arts Festival as an Associate supporter again this year. The festival is taking place October 9-12, 2013 and launches the 2014 arts season on Florida’s “Cultural Coast.” The four-day festival showcases a variety of dance, music, and theater presented in intimate performance venues at Sarasota’s The John [...]
Did you know that if you are the agent taking care of your Mom’s assets under a durable power of attorney that you must attempt to preserve her estate plan, to the extent actually known by you so long as that preservation is consistent with her best interests? In so doing you must look at [...]
Board Certified Health Law attorney Jonathan D. Fleece was featured on a special edition of METV Up Close on May 24, 2013 with host Sondra Guffey on Manatee Education Television. Jonathan was interviewed on the specifics of the Manatee County Half Cent Tax Referendum. The half-cent sales tax increase is being considered to provide for the [...]
Cliff Walters was a panelist at the May 2 Tiger Bay Club discussion about Manatee County’s health care sales tax referendum. See more information in the Bradenton Herald article Record Tiger Bay Club crowd debates sales tax boost.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated Form I-9 which is used for verifying employment eligibility authorization of new hires. Currently, employers should be using the updated form as the grace period is over, and employers can face fines between $110 and $1,100 per infraction for any employees hired after May 7, 2013. The updated [...]
Mark Barnebey presents “Planning in a Nutshell” at Florida Planning and Zoning Association State Conference
Mark P. Barnebey, Land Use and Local Government attorney, co-presented “Planning in a Nutshell” at the 2013 Florida Planning and Zoning Association State Conference in Daytona Beach, Florida on June 5.
Bradenton-Sarasota, FL – Blalock Walters congratulates Marisa J. Powers in our litigation and labor and employment groups for receiving the “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating now achieved by over half of the firm’s attorneys. The Martindale-Hubbell ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive [...]