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Central Florida – CPAs in Private Practice Lunch – September
Posted: September 27, 2016

Strategies To Protect Business And Personal Assets Presented By Joseph M. Percopo, Attorney At Mateer Harbert CPE: 1 Hr Technical Business Protecting your business and personal assets is allowed and encouraged, using honest, legal concepts. Learn how to prevent risks by insulating your business and personal assets. Strategies used in asset protection planning include separate […]

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And The Defense Wins
Posted: September 22, 2016

Francis “Frank” E. Pierce III of Mateer & Harbert in Orlando recently received appellate affirmance of a trial court order in a case of first impression involving the issue of whether one parent may consent to elective health care for minor children when the other parent objects. In Angeli v. Kluka, 190 So.3d 700 (Fla. […]

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Jim Lussier Saves Church Client from Huge Code Enforcement Fine
Posted: July 26, 2016

July 21, 2016 — It is surprisingly easy for well-meaning but unsuspecting citizens to get catawampus with local government. That is what happened to a small Church congregation that failed to get a City-required Certificate of Use when they rented an office-warehouse to use for their church services. By the time Mateer Harbert attorneys got […]

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Jim Lussier elected Chair of the City of Orlando’s Public Arts Advisory Board
Posted: July 26, 2016

July 12, 2016 – Shareholder Jim Lussier has been elected to serve a one year term as the Chair of the City of Orlando’s Public Arts Advisory Board. He now leads this Board of citizen-volunteers who are charged with the responsibility to review pubic art acquisitions for the City and make recommendations to the City […]

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$5 Million Dollar Jury Verdict for Mateer Harbert Shareholder Richard L. Allen
Posted: July 14, 2016

Medical Malpractice attorney Richard L. Allen, assisted by Partner Sharon Henry, recently received a $5 million dollar jury verdict in a chiropractic malpractice case involving a client who was 16 years old at the time of the incident. The jury agreed that the chiropractor’s failure to spot a softball size tumor on the child’s chest […]

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Mateer Harbert Attorneys Win a “Case of First Impression” – Clarifying the Law Regarding Parental Consent for Pediatrician’s Care of their Child
Posted: July 14, 2016

Mateer Harbert attorneys Frank Pierce and Sharon Henry recently won a case in which their arguments in a “case of first impression” were adopted by the First District Court of Appeal in Florida. The decision was the first of its kind in Florida as well as the entire nation. In Angeli v Kluka, 190 So.3d […]

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James P. Panico Joins Mateer Harbert as Of –Counsel
Posted: July 14, 2016

Maitland-based attorney Jim Panico has joined Mateer Harbert in an Of-Counsel capacity. Jim Panico has served our community for 49 years. He brings the Firm his wise counsel and long experience in business transactions, real estate and land development, corporate and business law, and estates and trusts. His many terms of service on the Maitland […]

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Mateer Harbert Chosen as General Counsel to the Florida Chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute
Posted: July 14, 2016

Mateer Harbert, through shareholders, Brian Wagner and Chad Alvaro, has been chosen to serve as General Counsel to the Board of Directors of the Florida Chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (“MSCI”). The MSCI is a not-for-profit trade association serving the needs of the industrial metals industry, including metals producers, distributors, processors, and end-users. […]

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Joseph M. Percopo Named as the New Chair for the Estates, Guardianship, & Trust Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association
Posted: July 14, 2016

Matter Harbert attorney Joe Percopo was recently named and started his term as the new chair for the Estates, Guardianship and Trust Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA). His practice areas include estate planning, estate (probate) administration, trust administration, modification, and termination as well as asset preservation planning.

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Brian L. Wagner Named 2015 – 2016 Florida Citrus Sports Volunteer of the Year
Posted: July 14, 2016

Shareholder Brian Wagner was recently the recipient of a Volunteer of the Year award for his work as the Chairman of the Hospitality Committee of Florida Citrus Sports. The Florida Citrus Sports is the organization responsible for hosting the Russell Athletic Bowl and Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando. During bowl week he was […]

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