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.
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.
Kristen Crescenti has been promoted to partner. Crescenti has worked with Ronnie Bitman since graduating from law school, working as an associate attorney and managing the firm’s real estate department and facilitates residential and commercial transactions.
Making the difficult and life-altering decision to get divorced can be emotional and overwhelming. Being prepared and having an experienced lawyer by your side can help navigate the complex decisions and procedures involved in a divorce, or dissolution of marriage, case.
The Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports) has announced its 2021 officers as well as 15 incoming members to its Executive and Advisory Board of Directors. New incoming members will serve as the team that will help us continue to collaborate and bring innovative ideas and leadership to Greater Orlando.
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.
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.
Starting a business is exciting. As an owner, all the hard work, vision and anticipation are finally becoming a reality. There are so many details to manage and decisions to be made preparing foundational legal documents is often overlooked.
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.
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.