June 4

Does COVID-19 Fall Under Insurers’ Pollution Exclusions? What Realtors® & Other Business Owners Need to Know

In our March 31, 2020 article, we discussed the possibility of your business having coverage from losses resulting from closures due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Since the issuance of statewide and municipal stay-at-home orders, the insurance industry has seen an influx in first-party (insured) claims as a direct result of COVID-19; however, there is the possibility that third-party claims may drastically increase. This article explores how COVID-19 may be treated under liability provisions and exclusions specifically intended to cover or exclude environmental and pollution claims.

November 7

The Florida Bar Board Certification

Jeffrey S. Goethe and Andre R. Perron are board certified by the Florida Bar. Mr. Goethe is board certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates and Mr. Perron is board certified in Business Litigation. Here’s what the Florida Bar said about its Board Certification Program in a January 8th press release: THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD CERTIFICATION.

October 26

Discussion at the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Jeffrey S. Goethe led a discussion on Trust Protectors at the Fall meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in Charleston, South Carolina. The presentation was made to the College’s Asset Protection Committee. The committee engaged in a lively debate about the nature of a trust protector, the duties of a trust.