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Changes in Student-Athlete Compensation Rules

Recently, a federal bill was introduced known as the Collegiate Athlete Compensation Rights Act. If passed, athletes under amateurism rules can increase their economic rights and be paid for appearances and endorsements, including the use of their name, likeness, and image. A few states, including Florida, have already passed legislation to allow compensation for student-athletes.

By |2021-02-15T18:02:38+00:00February 15th, 2021|Blog, News, Ronnie Bitman|0 Comments

Time-Sharing and Family Law

When going through a paternity action or a divorce involving children it is required by family courts to establish a legal parenting plan. This plan will set all the rules applying to the children’s daily lives including custody, overnight responsibilities, healthcare, education, parent visitation schedules and the calculation of child support.

By |2021-03-02T16:38:17+00:00January 5th, 2021|Blog, FEATURED FP 1, News, Ronnie Bitman|0 Comments

Meghan Keane Promoted to Partner

Meghan Keane has been promoted to partner. She is the first organic, internal partner at the firm. Before joining Bitman O’Brien & Morat, Keane worked as a coverage attorney where she attended over 2,500 foreclosure hearings throughout Central Florida.

By |2021-01-28T16:49:37+00:00December 7th, 2020|Blog, News|0 Comments

Florida Non-Compete Agreements

A company’s confidential information, brand identity and relationships are the intangible assets setting one business apart from another. Whether big or small, it is critical every company protect their valuable confidential information. One of the best ways to safeguard businesses assets is maintaining well-crafted non-complete agreements. These are written documents signed by every level of staff, vendor, contractor, or consultant as a condition of employment or execution of contract.

By |2021-01-28T16:58:00+00:00November 19th, 2020|News, Ronnie Bitman|0 Comments

Understanding and Protection from Sexual Cyberharassment (Revenge Porn)

It is becoming a common practice for persons to publish a sexually explicit image of another to Internet websites or to disseminate such an image through electronic means without the depicted person’s consent, contrary to the depicted person’s reasonable expectation of privacy, for no legitimate purpose, with the intent of causing substantial emotional distress to the depicted person.

By |2020-11-05T19:26:31+00:00October 16th, 2020|Blog, Consumer Law, News|0 Comments

Navigating Construction Liens

Construction, and businesses supporting construction, were not generally affected by closure orders due to COVID-19. The construction industry is considered essential to the welfare of the state’s citizens, and continues to move forward. However, economic pressures brought on by the pandemic may cause first- and second-tier contractors to be less willing to wait for payment.

By |2021-01-05T19:21:44+00:00September 8th, 2020|Attorneys, Construction Law, Featured, News, Ronnie Bitman|0 Comments