September 24, 2014

Steven Peretz Presents CLE on "Contributing Infringement: When your good client gets sued for the infringement of others"

Steven Peretz was a featured speaker a CLE at the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Annual Labor Day Weekend Retreat, speaking on "Contributing Infringement: When your good client gets sued for the infringement of others."

September 02, 2014

Michael Chesal named Vice-Chair of the Legislation Committee

Michael Chesal was named Vice-Chair of the Legislation Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar for the 2014-2015 calendar year.

September 02, 2014

Michael Chesal Runs 5K to Benefit the Florida Bar Foundation

MBC_running_5K.pngMichael Chesal participated in the Florida Bar's Business Law Section’s Annual 5K run.  

 

November 08, 2013

The Florida Bar honors Michael Chesal with a Certificate of Meritorious Public Service

Michael Chesal was recently recognized by The Florida Bar for “Meritorious Public Service,” in appreciation and recognition of his service as Chair of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11B.  The certificate reads: “Through selfless contributions of time and talent, the citizens of Florida may continue to be assured of a high degree of accountability, legal competence and ethical conduct in those who would serve then in the practice of law.”  Congratulations to Michael on receiving this wonderful recognition and honor.

September 10, 2013

Steven Peretz was a featured speaker at the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s 18th Annual Retreat

Steven Peretz was a featured speaker at the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s 18th Annual Retreat held over Labor Day Weekend, August 30 - September 2, 2013.  Steve’s presentation was entitled “The Greatest Movie Moments in IP Law… or What David Bowie, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Lisa Kudrow and Other Stars Can Teach Us About Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights.”  In addition to receiving CLE credits, attendees were also appropriately treated to hot, buttered popcorn!  Encore performances of the presentation are expected to be forthcoming.  Dates and locations will be announced.

September 10, 2013

Michael Chesal receives Certificate of Appreciation from the Florida Bar's Business Law Section

Michael Chesal was recognized by the Florida Bar's Business Law Section for his exceptional service as the 2013 Business Law Retreat and Sponsorship Chair. This was awarded to Mr. Chesal on September 2, 2013.

July 26, 2012

Steph Nagin named Chair-Elect of The Florida Bar Business Law Section

Stephen Nagin unanimously has been elected to the Executive Council of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar and serves as Chair-Elect of the Business Law Section. Previously, Steph chaired the Business Law Section’s Intellectual Property Committee, the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee, the Florida Bar Journal Editorial Board, and he was Editor in Chief of the Business Law Journal. Steph is Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law and has served on The Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Certification Committee with Michael Chesal. 

July 24, 2012

Michael Chesal Reappointed to Executive Council of The Florida Bar Business Law Section

Michael Chesal has been reappointed to the Executive Council of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar. Michael will also chair the Section's CLE Committee. Previously, Michael has chaired the Business Law Section's Intellectual Property Committee and The Florida Bar's Intellectual Property Certification Committee.

July 17, 2012

Leora Herrmann Appointed Chair of Florida Bar Intellectual Property Committee

Leora Herrmann has been appointed Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar for the 2012-2013 year. Leora will also serve on the Executive Council of The Florida Bar Business Law Section.

September 06, 2011

Peretz, Chesal and Herrmann present

Steve Peretz, Michael Chesal and Leora Herrmann gave a CLE seminar titled "Hidden Intellectual Property Issues for the Business Lawyer" at the Annual Retreat of The Florida Bar Business Law Section on September 4, 2011. Click here for a copy of the presentation handout. Steve Peretz gave a short overview of patent, trademark and copyright law which was followed by a more in-depth presentation by Michael Chesal on the selection of protectable trademarks, the advantages of trademark registration and basic information regarding how a trademark is registered in the U.S. and abroad. Leora Herrmann then described some of the most common potential intellectual property pitfalls and explained what business lawyers can do to help their clients avoid intellectual property litigation, ensure they own the copyrights, trademarks and inventions that are important to their businesses and avoid the inadvertent loss of valuable intellectual property rights. The seminar concluded with a presentation by Steve Peretz on obtaining coverage under a Commercial General Liability policy for certain intellectual property claims.

April 18, 2011

Leora Herrmann Speaks at Second Annual Intellectual Property Symposium

Leora Herrmann gave a CLE presentation on "Recent Developments in Trademark Law" at the Second Annual Intellectual Property Symposium of The Florida Bar on April 14, 2011.