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California Consumer Privacy Act is Now in Effect and It Impacts How We Do Business in Florida

As of January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act became effective creating data privacy requirements for businesses who interact with California consumers or sell data collected about California consumers.  The law applies to any Florida companies that “do business” in California and meet these criteria: has a gross annual revenue of $25 million, or […]

New Interim Rule Adopted Under Export Administration Regulations May Impact Ocean Sciences and Marine Technology Industry

On January 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make a type of geospatial imagery software specially designed for training Deep Convolutional Neural Networks to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery and point clouds subject to the EAR. The interim final rule will […]

Major Investors and Institutions Changing Priorities to Recognize Climate Risk in Financial Decisions

Two very large financial institutions have made recent news with regard to how they plan to invest going forward: they are giving sustainability and climate change resiliency a key role in their investment decision-making process.  BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager. It manages over $7 trillion in investments for its clients around the world.  […]

Anne Pollack Wins MVP Award

CREW Tampa Bay (Commercial Real Estate Women Tampa Bay), a premier community organization supporting women in the primarily male dominated commercial real estate industry awarded Anne Pollack their prestigious MVP Award at their annual Excellence Awards gala. The MVP Award is bestowed upon an individual who made vital contributions towards a project or deal which […]

Anne Pollack Appointed to Board of the Feather Sound Community Services District

Fletcher & Fischer PL is pleased to announce that Anne Pollack has been appointed to the Board of the Feather Sound Community Services District by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. The Feather Sound Community Services District is a special taxing district within unincorporated Pinellas County. It was established for the purpose of providing […]

We’ve Moved!

Fletcher & Fischer is excited to announce that, beginning today, September 18, 2017, we will be operating out of our new office in St. Petersburg, Florida. Please update your records with the new location: 433 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 T (813) 898-2828 | F (813) 898-2838

Chambers Global 2016 Guide recognizes Leigh Fletcher for Foreign Expertise

Leigh Fletcher has been recognized by Chambers Global 2016 Guide for her work as a Foreign Expert based in the United States under General Business Law (Expertise Based Abroad) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Global Guide covers over 190 countries across the world, including Region-wide and Global-wide sections. Leigh is the only lawyer based out of the […]

Florida Trend Names Anne Pollack One of Florida’s “Legal Elite” for 2016

We are happy to announce that Florida Trend has named Anne Pollack as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” for 2016. Fellow lawyers were asked to vote for attorneys whom they have worked with, hold in the highest regard and would recommend to those seeking legal assistance. Less than 2% of active Florida Bar members who […]

You Gotta Eat! Food and Development

  I recently attended the ULI Food Forum in New Orleans.  Participants included developers, food manufacturers and distribution companies, restaurateurs, and development consultants. The purpose of the Forum was to explore how food is impacting development trends across the country in all sectors of development.  Here are some of the opportunities and challenges attendees identified […]

February Florida Case Law Review

  City code’s requirement of evidence of consistency at rezoning hearing was not met with evidence of compatibility Like most local jurisdictions, the City of North Miami Beach has certain standards for approval of rezonings. At issue in this case was the requirement that “the proposed change would be consistent with and in scale with […]